Eat and Drink

A meal conducted in silence hosted by Finnish artist Nina Bachman.

Enjoy a silence meal at the Nordic House

15 Nov The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Finnish artist Nina Backman and takes place on November 19-21st.

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Dogs allowed at Grái kötturinn

11 Nov New government regulations now allow for restaurants or cafés to choose for themselves if they want to welcome dogs or not, as long as they comply to all health regulations.

Dunkin' Donuts adorned with icing in the colours of the Icelandic flag.

Dunkin' Donuts close down in Reykjavik city centre

31 Oct Despite Icelanders queuing like crazy when the first Dunkin' Donuts branch opened on Reykjavik's main shopping street two years ago, the famous doughnut chain is closing down due to running at a loss.

Elegant, raw interiors at Flatey Pizza.

Texasburgers joint at Grandi becomes hip pizzeria

23 Oct A new addition to the Grandi harbour area is Flatey Pizza, a hip pizzeria serving sourdough pizzas.

Jón Örn, owner of Kjötkompaníið.

New butcher's shop opens at Grandi harbour district

18 Oct Foodies living in central Reykjavik can rejoice as yet another food related shop opens in Grandi, Reykjavik's fishpacking district.

Jóhanna Maggý Hauksdóttir.

Which restaurants do Reykjavik fashionistas recommend?

13 Oct A recent Vogue article features a host of cool Icelandic women and their tips for the best fashion, shopping, leisure and eating out in Reykjavik.

Rakel and Örlygur outside the new Súpubarinn.

Gorgeous leafy soup bar opens in central Reykjavik

2 Oct Rakel Þórhallsdóttir and Örlygur Ólafsson have transformed an old building in the city centre into a wonderful vegetarian/ vegan soup bar.

Hafsteinn Ólafsson, centre, is Iceland's chef of the year.

Iceland's chef of the year is Hafsteinn Ólafsson

24 Sep Hafsteinn Ólafsson, chef at Sumac Grill & Drinks in Reykjavik, has won chef of the year award 2017 in Iceland after battling it out in an exciting contest at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Hlemmur Mathöll, the new food hall at Hlemmur has become a popular foodie destination for Reykjavik locals.

Outdoor farmers market at Hlemmur Mathöll this weekend

22 Sep The successful Hlemmur Mathöll food hall is now adding outdoor market stalls this weekend offering fresh meat, vegetables, flowers and dairy products.

Tacos with home-made sauces on the side.

Authentic Mexican food at Hlemmur food hall

20 Sep The food is prepared by Juan Carlos Peregrina Guarneros who conjures up the food that his mother and grandmother taught him to make.

Sumac's interiors are designed by Halfdan Pedersen and juxtapose raw concrete walls with warm leather furnishings.

Review: A mouth-watering adventure at Sumac

19 Sep Sumac, a new addition to the restaurant scene draws inspiration from the heady flavours of North Africa and Lebanon.

This dead little fellow was found in a salad by a rather surprised customer.

Man finds dead rodent in salad at Reykjavik restaurant

19 Sep A man who ordered a salad this weekend at a restaurant in Reykjavik was surprised to find a dead rodent in his meal.

Licorice flavoured cheesecake, now available from MS as a ready-prepared dessert.

Licorice mania continues in Iceland: Now for licorice cheesecake!

18 Sep Licorice has always been a popular sweet in Iceland but in recent years, licorice and Turkish pepper has made its way into all kinds of foods. The latest addition is a new licorice flavoured cheesecake from dairy company MS.

Björn Steinar, Gísli Matthías, Gísli Grímsson and interior designer Íris Ósk Laxdal.

One of Iceland's most touted chefs opens a stall at new food hall

10 Sep Joining the plethora of food stalls at the new and very popular Hlemmur Mathöll food hall in Reykjavik is Skál, a tiny restaurant owned by star chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson of the famous Slippurinn in the Westman Islands.

Guðný, Eggert, Manuel and Ragna enjoying a cup of Kombucha at Frú Lauga.

Icelandic Kombucha hits the market

23 Aug The ultimate new age hipster drink Kombucha is now becoming popular in Iceland, and there's even an Icelandic Kombucha called Kombucha Iceland.

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