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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
+354 517 1800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent dinner. Expensive as expected in Iceland, but not the most expensive we experienced. Service is casual but friendly, again typical of what we've seen in Reykjavik.

Thank hma22
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stumbled on this bar one evening when I was looking for a drink that I could afford and a bit of quiet. Loved the bar and quiet atmosphere. My beer here was delicious and far better priced than other places. Everything is expensive in Reykjavik but the draft beer here was as good as I could find. I did... More 

Thank Wendy T
Hamilton, Canada
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For our last night we wanted a tasting menu that would allow us to experience a cross section of Icelandic flavours. Forrettabarinn filled this perfectly. A rather quirky place that caters to both locals and tourists (always a good sign). We had great wait staff who were very informative and interesting. Each of us ordered one of the 4 course... More 

Thank 1960trishm
Lanaken, Belgium
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyable place to eat, friendly staff, delicious food,.... not cheap but worth every Krona. Refined kitchen !

Thank ErwinCh
Reykjavik, Iceland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, Forrettabarinn is one of the city´s most honest restaurant. Having been there now 6 times for dinner over the last two years or so, the place is still growing on me. I have probably tried most of their dishes, both fish and meat and never been disappointed - quite the opposite. Prices are quite fair based on... More 

Thank gs1012016
Austin, Texas
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400 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had met a local that suggested this place to me, I recommend it to you. First off as an appetizer, I had lobster soup/bisque. slightly spicier than what I had found previously. Net, I had lamb, seared but more of a carpaccio when I sliced it thin. They had a couple sauces that added to the experience. I probably... More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in Iceland we wanted to treat ourselves to a nice Icelandic meal. This restaurant didn't disappoint. They have several 4 course taster menus to choose from. A selection of small but very adequate plates. Each dish was delicious and cooked to perfection. The fish and lamb dishes were exquisite. It is located near the harbour a little... More 

Thank Dawn C
Mountain View, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy, casual atmosphere and great food. Small plates offer the opportunity to try a variety of dishes without stuffing oneself. Lots of different and interesting flavors in every dish. Between the three of us, we were able to try about seven plates, all very good.

Thank DLGersh
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service, friendly waiters and gustative meals. Add a cosy look with some rock music in the background and you have the perfect place to have a meal in Reykjavik​.

Thank Michael B
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last night in Iceland, we looked for a place for inexpensive drinks and snacks, and in Reykjavik, that means Happy Hour! Forettabarinn is unassuming from the outside and on a busy road, but a cozy welcoming place inside- We ordered big Kaldi beers on recommendation from the bartender- a very good beer at a Happy Hour price! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 45
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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