Reykjavík restaurants

Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Dill

Exquisite ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is the major drawcard at Reykjavík's elegant Michelin-starred bistro. Skilled chefs use a small number of ingredients to create highly complex dishes in a parade of courses. The owners…
Top Choice Icelandic in Old Harbour

Matur og Drykkur

One of Reykjavík's top high-concept restaurants, Matur Og Drykkur means 'Food and Drink', and you'll surely be plied with the best of both. The brainchild of brilliant chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, who also owns th…
Top Choice Food Hall in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Hlemmur Mathöll

If only all bus terminals had a food court like this. Some 10 vendors rustle up multicultural foods including Danish smørrebrød (rye bread), Mexican tacos and Vietnamese street food. The pick is innovative SKÁL!. Mo…
Top Choice New Nordic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Nostra

Fine-dining Nostra is where fresh, local ingredients – à la New Nordic Cuisine – are turned into French-inspired multicourse tasting menus, including those for vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians. Nostra refers to …
Top Choice Cafe in Reykjavík

Café Flóra

Sun-dappled tables fill a greenhouse in the Botanic Gardens and spill onto a flower-lined terrace at this lovely cafe specialising in wholesome local ingredients – some grown in the gardens themselves. Soups come wi…
Top Choice Organic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Gló

Join the cool cats in this airy upstairs restaurant serving fresh daily specials loaded with Asian-influenced herbs and spices. Though not exclusively vegetarian, it's a wonderland of raw and organic foods, with a b…
Top Choice Fusion in Old Reykjavík

Grillmarkaðurinn

Top-notch dining is the order of the day here, from the moment you enter the glass atrium with its golden-globe lights to your first snazzy cocktail, and on throughout the meal. Service is impeccable, and locals and…
Top Choice Street Food in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

SKÁL!

SKÁL! demands your attention – with its capital lettering and punctuation but most emphatically with its food. Experimental offerings combine unusual flavours (fermented garlic, birch sugar, arctic thyme salt) with …
Top Choice Street Food in Old Harbour

Grandi Mathöll

There's no neater encapsulation of Grandi's rejuvenation than the transformation of this old fish factory into a pioneering street-food hall. Long trestle tables sit beside stalls selling a diverse range of lamb, fi…
Top Choice Market in Reykjavík

Frú Lauga

Reykjavík's trailblazing farmers market sources its ingredients from all over the countryside, featuring treats such as skyr (Icelandic yoghurt) from Erpsstaðir, organic vegetables, rhubarb conserves, honey and meat…