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) #1 of 369 Restaurants in Reykjavik $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 1800
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arctic char” (56 reviews)
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16:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here on our first night in Iceland, and it served as a spectacular introduction to the European island nation. The service was speedy and particularly helpful and friendly. The lobster soup is a must; I can easily name this as the best soup...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This small plates restaurant and bar is worth visiting when in Reykjavik. Visited with friends for drinks and dinner and it was exceptional! Great vibe for a relaxed dinner and the food was incredible. Had the hot smoked salmon and horse along with some local...More

Thank Dave709NL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a favorite directly in Reykjavik. Great food and service. Tried different starters and fish dishes, everything really tasty and good. The Arctic char, amazing :)!

Thank Markus T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This city isn't cheap. But of all the places we ate, only Forrettabarrin truly delivered on a great local dining experience with quality that aligned with the price. We ordered the duck, the char, the smoked salmon, the cod, and the lamb. Hard to even...More

Thank SBinNorCal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is close to the old harbor. The place is very nice, open space with open kitchen. Prices are aligned with Icelandic's. Every course has its authentic flavor. Really worth to have dinner here!

Thank Francipgl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual and comfortable vibe. Friendly greeting and seated immediately. Polite, professional and friendly service. Smoked salmon-- way tasty Mussels-- garlicky and way tasty Cod-- way tasty Creme brûlée--tasty I've never had horse. Asked the food server if I could try an appetizer portion...both she and...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried out the loubstersoup, the lamb and the horse, and it all was excellent. Very nice staff and good atmosphere. We also testet two of the desserts , and the chocolate case was perfect😆

Thank Event C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to try out Icelandic delicious food specials, service is friendly and attentive, atmosphere is relaxed and cool. Wide selection of appetizers priced at 650 each offer wide selection...langoustine soup, hot smoked salmon, cajun style beef burger The main courses are interesting as well...More

1  Thank jjbali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most succulent lamb and horse here. Hamburger starter was enormous and delicious too. Price incredible for this standard in Reykjavik

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Are there tonight and had a great experience. Liudas was our waiter and stayed with us for the night - friendly, cheerful, polite, attentive and helpful when asked for advice on food and drink. Other staff all seemed friendly too. The food was a revelation...More

Thank Tony L
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Luke John O
7 October 2016|
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Response from 318mary | Reviewed this property |
I think about €7 for starters and puddings and €15 for mains
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 65
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
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We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.
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