Top ten Restaurants in Reykjavik, Iceland

Best restaurants in Reykjavik

So visiting Iceland and don’t know where to eat, well we at Iceland Outfitters know that Reykjavík is full of amazing places to eat and caters for all tastes.

These are the top ten restaurants according to Tripadvisor:

Fiskmarkadurinn - The Fish Market

Situated downtown, housed in one of Reykjavik’s oldest buildings. The fish market uses Iceland’s finest ingredients and is very popular so it’s well worth booking in advance to enjoy the delights there.

Fridrik V

A small and cosy restaurant on Reykjavik’s main shopping street. Named after the chef himself Fridrik V, the restaurant is run by him and his wife and serves up quality gourmet cuisine, very nice.


just off the main shopping street, several delightful fish courses, but not just fish for those who fancy something else. Another delightful restaurant run by a chef and his wife.


Seafood grill - Also just off the main shopping street and not far at all from downtown it is a delight, fantastic food and surroundings.

Grillmarkadurinn - Grill Market

An interesting place to eat, right downtown on the site which originally housed a cinema and after a fire in 1998 the restaurant rose from the ashes, the design is Icelandic and well worth a visit and the menu won’t let you down either.


which translates as “starters” isn’t actually just for starters, although they serve starters from all around the world. The also do four course set meals amongst other things. Funky and friendly and very Icelandic is how they describe themselves and you’ll find them near the old harbour.

Matur og Drykkur - Food and Drinks

Traditional Icelandic cuisine made fun with top quality ingredients. Definitely a fun place to check out for something a bit different. Their motto is “Let tradition surprise you” You’ll find this also down near the old harbour.

Fiskfelagid - Fish Company

An adventure under a bridge...the restaurant is housed inside an old store built in the 19th century, the decor is both cosy and glamorous. Well recommended and worth booking ahead. Well known for great set menus of Around Iceland and Around the world using again top quality Icelandic ingredients.

Kol Restaurant

This restaurant is situated on the road leading up to Hallgrímskirkja church which towers over Reykjavík so is quite easy to find. They do lunch, dinner, set courses, finger food etc so maybe something for everyone. Apart from anything else are well known for their cocktails...worth a look

Kjallarinn Kitchen Bar

Can be found on the old main street, Aðalstræti, right near the Tourist information so not hard to find. Many exciting things on their menu.

This is Tripadvisor’s Top Ten, but Reykjavik is full of other fantastic places to eat.


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Jane Alexander

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