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Icelandic Bar (Islenski Barinn) - CLOSED

Posthusstraeti 9, Reykjavik 109, Iceland
+354 517 6767
Review Highlights
Casual atmosphere, excellent food, and a piano player!

The Apotek hotel recommended this restaurant to our group. We were looking for a casual, nearby... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2016
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Great food for vegetarians!

Loved Islenski Barinn! Despite it being a Friday night, we waited just 20 minutes for a table and... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Sakshi B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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“whale meat” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Posthusstraeti 9, Reykjavik 109, Iceland
+354 517 6767
Reviews (62)
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Apotek hotel recommended this restaurant to our group. We were looking for a casual, nearby, Icelandic (less touristy) place to have dinner on our first evening in town. Could not have ended up at better place for that. Burgers, sandwiches and a few other...More

1  Thank aquaman2662
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Loved Islenski Barinn! Despite it being a Friday night, we waited just 20 minutes for a table and were able to grab a drink at the bar while we waited. The staff were so lovely and the food was DELICIOUS. Definitely recommend as it is...More

1  Thank Sakshi B
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as we wanted to try some Icelandic food. The staff were friendly and helpful, atmosphere lively and food fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend, best meal we had on our holiday.

1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Maybe I am just judging this bar on a good day or the fact that we arrived shortly before a couple of bands kicked off playing I don't know. But what I do know is this is the sort of place to pop in if...More

1  Thank Sheed888
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Classic pub atmosphere, really nice staff. Food is not particulary advanced but really good and quite good value for your money.

1  Thank Carl M
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We wanted a local fish disk and they did not disappoint. I had the fish and chips with waffle fries it was great. The waiter was very helpful on selecting our beer. They have so many...! we had 2 different beers each they were great....More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 9 May 2015

A very friendly bar with a good selection of beer and spirits. The food was great. They served a selection of traditional food if you wanted to try something unusual. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and beer that they served.

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 4 February 2015

this is a well frquented place, and they serve quite tasy food in jars. We had smoked puffin and hering etc. Really good. The place is welcoming and lively and comfortable. And if you go during Happy Hour the Wine or beer is even affordable.

Thank karinswhite
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The bar provided a very nice atmosphereatmosphere and the staff were very friendly (an experience I have had throughout Iceland) as for the food well eating minke whale is for the foolhardy until you try it it might be the most delicious thing that I...More

1  Thank nicfe
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This is great local bar and restaurant. The staff is super nice, and nice, casual atmosphere for a night out, a date or catching up with folks out of the cold. Recommend the food. The meat soup is authentic and delicious and VERY filling. The...More

1  Thank Rollergirl930
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