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Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn

) #4 of 9 Restaurants in Grindavik $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
+354 426 8650
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (15 reviews)
“lamb fillet” (5 reviews)
“wolf fish” (4 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We dropped by here after visiting the Blue Lagoon too hungry to drive back to Reykjavik. We were lured in by the BBQ Now signs on the road. Went in not knowing what to expect given the strange location (next to a geothermal power plant)...More

Thank timpys
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your fabulous detailed review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

A simple airy room with a menu focused on barbq. Salads and soups, too. The food was delicious and the service pleasant.

Thank Spadina2
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Spadina2 for your great BBQ Review!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the Northern Light Inn for 5 nights and utilized their excellent concierge service to arrange our trip to the Golden Circle, Southern Iceland tour, a trip to the town of Grindavik and of course the Blue Lagoon. Helene made all of the...More

Thank SMD52
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mike and Susan, Thank you very much for your thoughtful and detailed 5 star review!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lamb at dinner was excellent. The morning breakfast buffet was also excellent with a lot of variety! They even had a little orange juice squeezing station. The view was pretty as well.

Thank Kialin
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kialin for your tasty 5 star review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the dinner buffet Sunday evening. The food was delicious! Everything was freshly prepared and had so much flavour. Well worth the price.

Thank vycalvelo
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your delicious 5 star review!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We ate at Max's two nights while staying at the Northern Light Inn. Everything we ate was delicious, including fish and lamb, as well as a vegetarian eggplant dinner. We found it very relaxing to enjoy our meal while gazing out the large windows to...More

Thank TravellingLindy
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lindy for your lovely 5 star review!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Not as good as Lava restaurant but pretty good, not as expensive, but in Iceland food is expensive in smallest town

Thank Steve P
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Steve for a 5 star review!

Reviewed 24 April 2017

(Note this is the same review I shared on Google to be consistent.) My wife and I stayed at the Northern Light Inn so this is where we ended up eating several times as we didn't bother to rent a car. We had breakfast, lunch,...More

Thank William G
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for your review and noting that the "lamb was cooked perfectly" .... "great Food". Thanks! The "beauty" of our views are in the eye of the beholder: some hate it, and many others love it, as you can read in many, many review....More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Really yummy food! The best smoked salmon! Breakfast is a must!! Make reservations. It feels like Iceland, when you are sitting in the restaurant you know you have arrived!

Thank b2bcome
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you very much for your Awesome Views & yummy review!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to end our trip to Iceland with a nice dinner. Unfortunately that didn't happen tonight. The restaurant was nice, but he view of the power plant made it less appealing. My husband had the Fish soup and tge lamb chops...More

Thank 602debf
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you Deb for your review. We are very sorry that your meal did not live up to our reputation, and hope that someday we can make it up to you. In the meantime, I will bring your notes to our staff's attention, and than...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Leighmcraig
Hi, we are visiting next week and wondered whether there is a dress code? Thanks.
13 February 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, no there is no dress code at Max's Restaurant.
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stnkyoe
What time do you open? Do you serve breakfast?
27 January 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, The hotel opens at 07:00 am when we start our breakfast, which is for our hotel guests and also for walk-in traffic. Kind regards, The NLI Team
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puppa3
I've found their menu online but it doesn't list the price for the Sunday evening buffet. How much per person and what is included? My husband and I thought we'd eat there before visiting the Blue Lagoon in June. Thanks, Terri
2 January 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, so sorry for our late reply. The price for Sunday Roast is ISK 5,600 per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 426 8650
  • E-mail
Description
Max's Restaurant & Lounge at the Northern Light Inn, is just 1 minute before the Blue Lagoon. We are open every day, serving contemporary Nordic cuisine sourced from the best of the the fjords and fields of Iceland.

Max's and Northern Light Inn are 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport KEF, 45 from Reykjavik, 3 hours from London, and less than 6 from New York. We hope to see you soon!
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