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Old Iceland Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Iceland was about three minutes walk from my hotel - It is one of those cozy little places which make you feel welcome, the instant you step inside. Warm, comfortable, and travelling solo on this trip it was important to me to dine with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelArt30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little restaurant in downtown Reykjavik. We had gone here based on trip advisor and were not disappointed. We had had a large lunch so we only had apps here which were wonderful. Loved the atmosphere and location.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chevyflygirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a chilly day in the mountains we settled for old Iceland, a few minutes stroll from our hotel. Deceptively simple-in decor, yet stunningly good in terms for food and service ! My scallops to start were meltingly fresh and cooked to perfection, these were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 101wille
Reviewed 15 January 2019

We were lucky enough to stumble across this little gem while looking somewhere for lunch having just flown in to Reykjavik that morning. We had been warned eating out is very expensive in Iceland, and so it proved to be, but Old Iceland had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thepange
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We dined here for my birthday and it was the perfect evening. As other reviews say they don't take reservations after 6 so we had a 45 minute wait but it was so worth it. The restaurant is small and rustic but service was fantastic,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sazzle1976
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful, tasty food and efficient staff at this place mean that it deserves all the excellent reviews. We had scallops and lamb soup to start - the best ever tasted. Lamb and beef cheek mains were tasty and beautifully presented. Saved a bit of room...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shelleycoletoe
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We ate here and it’s a cosy welcoming restaurant. We had the lamb stew to start which was delicious followed by the ling which we thoroughly enjoyed. A beer a wine and 2 courses is around £100 which is average for this type of restaurant....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank blueandwhitehoops
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

This restaurant lives up to all of the reviews on here.We booked on their website before we visited and so glad we did .The food is excellent .I had the ling (like cod)it was very tasty and husband had lamb.You could not fault this place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeandal
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed two different types of fish for our lunch. The fish was prepared to a point it melted in your mouth. Plate presentation was outstanding and balance the meal expertly. Otherwise the meal was excellent. Cost of the meal was a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richardwQ67RA
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

We spontaneously visited for dinner on December 23rd. The restaurant was bursting with people enjoying a meal on one of the busiest days of the year. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who advised us there would be an hour wait however by...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from lennyl85 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can
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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No this is not a BYO restaurant.
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