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

Iceland's chef of the year is Hafsteinn Ólafsson

yesterday 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.

Hlemmur Mathöll is the new food hall at Hlemmur square, a former bus terminal.

Hlemmur food hall opens and it's a raving success

21 Aug Thousands of people visited the new Hlemmur mathöll food hall this weekend.

. The famous golden hall "Gyllti salurinn" of Hótel Borg with the fresco in the ceiling.

Style: Jamie's Italian pays homage to Hótel Borg's rich past

12 Aug A closer look at how Hótel Borg's restaurant was refurbished to accommodate Jamie's Italian.

This scallop dish from Sjávarpakkhúsið brings exotic flavours to a local ingredient.

Weekend: Famous recipe for scallops from Stykkishólmur

11 Aug Icelandic scallop is considered quite a delicacy and is caught in the Breiðafjörður fjord in West Iceland. Restaurant Sjávarpakkhúsið in Stykkishólmur is renowned for its scallop recipe which is divulged here.

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The world's best hot dog stand moves

27 Jul Bæjarins beztu - Reykjavik's legendary hot dog stand has moved temporarily from the location it's been in for the last 80 years. It's now situated in front of the 1919 hotel.

It's safe to say that the views from The Pearl are the most stunning in the city.

A stunning new restaurant opens at The Pearl in Reykjavik

25 Jul This summer, The Pearl has reopened after undergoing an extensive facelift. The new restaurant on the top floor is run by the owners the popular coffee roastery and cafés, Kaffitár.

Jamie's Italian has opened its doors.

Jamie's Italian opens in Reykjavik

25 Jul Jamie's Italian opened this week in historic Hotel Borg in the Reykjavik city centre.

Here's  Kristinn Guðmundsson, in the middle, just before the live broadcast started. The hot tub can be seen behind them.

Icelander breaks the internet by cooking lamb in a hot tub

14 Jul Kristinn Guðmundsson hosts Icelandic cooking programme Soð, and on Tuesday he started an 18 hour live broadcast of himself cooking a whole lamb in one of those hot-tub jacuzzi things that a lot of Icelanders have in their gardens.

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