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Old Iceland Restaurant

Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 6131
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (305 reviews)
“lamb” (386 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (60 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy night looking for some heat and food discovered this restaurant.The food was good, the menu was limited however the nearby restaurants had similar menus. We were 2 couple and we did find something to eat that suited our tastes. When it did...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kennyshona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for lunch on our last day in Reykjavik. Very good choice and highly recommended. Good food, very tasty and very good service.Great way to finish our holiday.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MitchT666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a strange one... we are a group of two couples and were recommended this restaurant by our hotel The Alda ( Excellent staff and Highly recommended) and as the reception were busy I offered to pop back and make the booking in person...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank johnny150
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest. Thank you for taking time to write a review about us. We use reviews to help us to improve our service and always appreciate feedback from our costumers, good or bad. In your case we apologize for not opening our door exactly at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this adorable little restaurant on our last night in Iceland and we had certainly feasted well up until that point but the quality of the food here just completely blew us away. The fish shop is to die for and not at all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank taniam502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant on main walking street in the capital, short but excellent menu including wonderful dessert choices

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C8250SKmichaelf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting this little gem. We made our reservation based on the menu (see website) and having read several positive reviews online. We were pleased to find it was possible to make an advance booking via the website for between 5.30pm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Katherwen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little restaurant. Very close to our accommodation we were greeted by friendly staff in this lovely venue. Great ambience, excellent menu and good service. We had amazing food! Very reasonable compared to other prices in Iceland which we found very expensive. Would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lilybelle1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were thoroughly impressed. Everything we ate was delicious, the presentation was exquisite, the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed and the service was lovely. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank voiceoverelisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great service and great atmosphere in a lovely little restaurant in the centre of Reykjavik..

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AliHoward58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the cod with mashed potato - it was just fantastic! I can’t recommend it enough! Totally delicious - like crack for your tastebuds! I overheard someone else exclaiming about it on another table too...husbands lamb was great but, oh my cod!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kimbrini
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Questions & Answers
28 August 2018|
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Response from CatherineJohn75214 | Reviewed this property |
This small family owned restaurant is quite responsive, reach out to them directly.
Kelly M
3 July 2018|
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Response from tarcor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice people, very fairly priced for Iceland. Love this place
10 January 2018|
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Response from Chrissyiniceland | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a BYO restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 6131
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We are a family run restaurant with Icelandic home cooking. Our specialty is on seafood and Icelandic lamb. We also offer a choice of three or a five course set menu OPENING HOURS: Lunch: 11:30 - 16:15, Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00
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