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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (213 reviews)
“arctic char” (83 reviews)
“langoustine” (71 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The meat was cooked to perfection and juicy. The waiter was pleasant and friendly. My guest, who is a self-proclaimed Vegan, is a risotto connoisseur and tried a plate at every restuarant in Rekjavik during our week's stay. She ranked Laekjarbrekka's seafood risotto number one...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good food and reasonable choice on the menu. We had a lovely window table. Service was good and prompt. Wines very expensive as they are all over Iceland. Would recommend trying this restaurant

Thank ClifftopLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just had lunch at this marvellous restaurant. We had the very reasonably priced set (with choices) 3 course lunch. We both had different soups but both were superb and the accompanying bread was divine. The mains of lamb loin and...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant one snowy evening, and we are glad we did. There was a good selection on the menu. We choose the catch of the day(ling) and the lamb shank. Both we served with warm vegetables and were delicious! We decide to...More

Thank zoelynam9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For our final night in Reykjavik, we wanted to eat "traditional" Icelandic fare. We tried round the old harbour area, but nothing leapt out as not being "touristy". Crossing the road and heading back up the hill we came across this place - menu looked...More

Thank Colin P
Helgi Thor G, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colin P. We thank you for choosing Lækjarbrekka and taking the time to review us. Customer satisfaction is of highest importance to us so we value any feedback our clients provide. The dish you are referring to is a traditional Icelandic dish and is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant in a good location. The food and drinks are delicious. The staff is great too. Highly recommended to us by locals and other travelers, I agree... try it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were booked on our tour to have NYE dinner here and we had a lovely private room with our own chef and waiter! The food was fabulous! We were a group who had only met the day before but the atmosphere, food and wine...More

Thank Suzi46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration, food quality amazing, service excellent, ambiance good, price reflects the quality of the food.

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Thank pearcesid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for a meal here with my partner on New Years Eve and the restaurant was very busy. Luckily, we had booked the table beforehand. The food was amazing. I had the tenderloin steak and it was easily the best steak I have ever...More

Thank Juliette D
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This part of Reykjavik has become way to touristy. This place is a nice respite. Average prices by Iceland standards. Make a reservation, especially at dinner. We had a great beer and wonderful soup and lamb. Be sure to visit.

Thank Karen U
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taijiming
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
  • E-mail
Description
The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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