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Gamla Vinhusid

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian
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Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
+354 565 1130
Today
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 18:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was quite good, we each had the horse burger and found it to be very good. The prices were good for Iceland (everything in Iceland is expensive).

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Thank wooddog66
London
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a whim. Glad we did, the food was nice and the service great. We all had beef steaks. But you do have the choice of Horse, Whale, Lamb etc if that takes your fancy. The restaurant has a traditional feel to it with a nice atmosphere. I would happily go again.

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Thank John81uk
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster's soup is way too salty till unable to taste lobster. As of the whale meat was too raw and the vegetable serve with whale meat is too oily. Overall it is indeed a disappointment.

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Thank Sabrina O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited today around 5pm in between tours and the restaurant was nearly empty which we took as a bad sign, but considering the time made sense and more people arrived later on. I had beef steak and fries medium-rare and my partner had the burger - both were cooked perfectly and went down very well! Then we both had... More 

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Thank Colederby
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The food was just absolutely delicious, after dinner we stayed for a few drinks and it was really reasonable price! I have to mention the waitress and rest of staff were so wonderful, cheerful and genuine! Will definitely go there again, no doubt.

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Thank anikachu
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On our last night In Reykjavik we ate here. From outside it looks small but opens out in a very nice sized area that is welcoming and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely. Three ate steak, all perfectly cooked as requested, and one salmon (which was a hearty chunk,) Couldn't fault anything. Staff were... More 

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Thank Roy W
london
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

we took over the upstairs of this place . all 32 of us. and had a lovely meal. the service was quick and friendly. the food was good and it was nice and cosy. I had 2 burgers and some chicken. I am very greedy .

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Thank simonjt
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160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I loved the food and the draft beer was above average. The service could have been better as this is a fine dining restaurant.

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Thank AJICE
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to taste something really typical this is the place to go. We had delicious whale steaks for a reasonable price. Atmosphere is really cosy for romantic dinner.

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Thank Julie M
Torrance, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My family ordered horse steak, whale steak and chef's salad. My goodness were they all so amazing! The price is so much less than what you'd find in the city center (33,000 kr for each steak). I think the whale steak is an acquired taste but the horse steak was softer than beef! I wish there was enough time in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Hafnarfjordur
  • Phone Number: +354 565 1130

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?