Sjávarbarinn (The Sea Bar) is a vivid and homely seafood restaurant close to the old harbour – opposite the Reykjavik Maritime Museum – run by chef Magnús Ingi Magnússon and his wife Analisa Montecillo. The fish is as fresh as it gets with the pier and the fish market few steps away.
Sjávarbarinn’s main feature is an all-you-can-eat buffet but it also offers an à la carte menu at a very competitive price.
During the busy lunch hour, the buffet is filled traditional Icelandic family recipes, which attracts working people in the neighbourhood. Lunch at Sjávarbarinn gives the visitor an opportunity to join the locals on a typical working-day in a friendly and cheerful atmosphere.
The evenings are more relaxed and the chef spruces things up a little bit. It’s a nice walk in the summer night along the dock to the city center after having indulged yourself with delicacies such as seafood pan, langoustine tails or rich fish soup (and a refreshing fermented shark and Black Death if you dare to test your taste buds!)
Telephone: +354 517 3131