During my first visit to Reykjavik and Iceland overall, I spent a week eating and drinking my way around town.


In 2019, I came for the first time to Iceland, on a research trip for a VIP client of mine. My base was in Reykjavik, but I wandered beyond, eating and drinking my way through. Most of my dinning experiences were in Reykjavik itself. and here ere is my short curated list of favorite Restaurants, based on my own personal experiences.

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Arnarstapi, West Iceland iconic landmark of Iceland in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Restaurants

APOTEK KITCHEN+BAR
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Apotek Kitchen + bar is an exciting restaurant located in one of the most beautiful corners of Reykjavík. The restaurant is casual-smart, offering delicious food in vibrant atmosphere and stylish surroundings. The menu is a fun mix of Icelandic and European cuisine with a smoking hot Argentinean grill. Dishes are designed to share and enjoy together. Apotek  is located at Austurstræti 16, one of the first large concrete buildings in Iceland. The building is known as “Apotekið” or “the pharmacy” because it housed Reykjavíkurapotek from 1930 to 1999.

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MOSS RESTAURANT
BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND

Approximately 45 minutes away from Reykjavik, at the Blue Lagoon. Moss Restaurant, is one of the few fine dinning options in Iceland, and the first to be considered for a 1 Michelin Star. I was lucky to be among the few honored guests to take part of the 7-Courses Chef Table Experience, during my stay at the very lovely The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Hotel. The experience began with a glass of champagne at the Chef’s Private Lava Cava. The entire experience took approximately 3 hours. You may come just for the dining experience, but I strongly recommend visiting for a night, to fully enjoy the Blue Lagoon Private Experience and Spa.

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KOL RESTAURANT
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Located steps away from the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church and Tower. The design concept is a mixture of warm modern Icelandic feel with international touch wherein furniture of designer Tom Dixon play the main role. The head chef, Sævar Lárusson is a young ambitious chef offering good comfort food with a twist on classic cuisine.

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MAT BAR
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Casual cosy atmosphere. Scandinavian comfort food and fantastic cocktails. The menu is subject to market availability of ingredients and can change without prior notice. I must say that I am having withdrawals of this Mushroom dish. Yummy.!!!!

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FISH MRKT
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

If you are looking for Sushi with fresh Atlantic Ocean Icelandic Fish, along local beers, and a busy happening atmosphere, then FISH MRKT is your spot. The main influence is Icelandic and Asian, but nothing is carved in stone when it comes to the restaurant’s innovative team.

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