Restaurants

Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Dill

Top ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is the major drawcard at this elegant yet simple bistro. The focus is very much on the food – locally sourced produce served as a parade of courses. The owners are friends with Copenhagen's …
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 surely will be plied with the best of both. The brainchild of brilliant chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, who also owns …
Top Choice French in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Snaps

Reserve ahead for this French bistro that's a mega-hit with locals. Snaps’ secret is simple: serve scrumptious seafood and classic bistro mains – think steak or moules frites – at surprisingly decent prices. Lunch s…
Top Choice Organic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Gló

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

Frú Lauga

Reykjavík's trailblazing farmers market sources its ingredients from all over the countryside, featuring treats such as skyr (yoghurt-like dessert) from Erpsstaðir, organic vegetables, rhubarb conserves, meats, hone…
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 Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Þrír Frakkar

Owner-chef Úlfar Eysteinsson has built up a consistently excellent reputation at this snug little restaurant – apparently a favourite of Jamie Oliver’s. Specialities range throughout the aquatic world from salt cod …
Top Choice Cafe in Old Harbour

Coocoo's Nest

Pop into this cool eatery tucked behind the Old Harbour for popular weekend brunches (dishes kr1700 to kr2500; 11am to 4pm Friday to Sunday) paired with decadent cocktails (kr1800). It's casual, small and groovy, wi…
Top Choice Seafood in Old Reykjavík

Messinn

Make a beeline to Messinn for the best seafood that Reykjavík has to offer. The speciality here is the amazing pan-fry dishes: your pick of fish is served up in a sizzling cast-iron skillet, accompanied by buttery p…