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Gamla Vinhusid

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian
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Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 565 1130
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Colederby
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank anikachu
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Roy W
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 .

Thank simonjt
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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.

Thank Julie M
Torrance, California
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6 reviews
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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A winehouse that is a steakhouse. Old house with a lot of atmosphere. We were there for a simple lunch, but there are loads of possibilities in food and, of course, in wine.

Thank EppoSt
Saugus, Massachusetts
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I stopped into Gamla Vinhusid when visiting for the Hidden People tour, and we were not disappointed. Great service (a very frequent hallmark of Iceland), great food, and quick service. We both did burgers and they were both delicious.

Thank Christopher B
Oxford, Ohio
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143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Had dinner at Gamla Vinhusid on a Sunday evening, and while the restaurant was not full, there were quite a few people and several large parties. We probably were the only foreigners, which I chose to take as a good sign. Two of us had cod, which came with potato, vegetable, and salad, and the other had the beefsteak and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik  >  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?