Eat and Drink

Enjoy fine dining in Reykjavik during the holday season.

Restaurant opening hours during the holidays

26 Dec Don't worry, you don't need to resort to eating a hot dog on Boxing Day or New Years Eve.

Raagnar Eiriksson, here at Dill restaurant.

Dill chef to become head chef at Holt

21 Dec Ragnar Eiríksson who currently heads the prestigious Dill restaurant which is Icelands only Michelin star restaurant is set to become head chef at Holtið, a new restaurant at Hótel Holt, one of Reykjavik's most established hotels.

Arnar Bjarnason at Borðið inside Hlemmur Mathöll.

Gorgeous Mediterranean fast food at Hlemmur food hall

10 Dec Borðið is one of the food stalls at Hlemmur Mathöll, the new food hall at Hlemmur. It's a restaurant that's been located in West Reykjavik and has now opened a small branch at the food hall.

A new five course Christmas menu at hip Kex Hostel

2 Dec Get into the Christmas spirit at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik who began their month of Christmas celebrations, KEXmas, yesterday. This year they're presenting a gorgeous five course Christmas lunch menu served between midday and 3 pm daily.

Ragnheiður Birgisdóttir  on the left and Gígja Sara Björnsson on the right, the women behind the new cat café.

First cat café set to open in Reykjavik

27 Nov The first cat café is set to open before Christmas in the Reykjavik city centre. "We adore cats so now that pets are allowed in restaurants we decided to jump at the opportunity and go forward with an idea that we've had brewing for a while," says Gígja Björnsson, who owns the café with Ragnheiður Birgisdóttir.

Weekend lamb: Roast leg of lamb with pesto and roasted veggies

25 Nov Over the next four weekends we'll be offering you mouthwateringly delicious lamb recipes from Iceland. The first: A twist on the classic roast leg of lamb.

Children and adults alike love the art of leaf bread making.

Icelandic Leaf Bread Workshop on Viðey Island!

24 Nov On Sunday 26th November, Margrét Sigfúsdóttir, the Head of Hússtjórnarskólinn – a local school of Icelandic culinary arts and crafts – will be teaching guests at Viðey island the art of making traditional Icelandic leaf bread (laufabrauð).

Savoury porridge at Hverfisgata 12 with wild mushrooms and kale.

A new and exciting brunch menu at Reykjavik's most famous pizzeria

24 Nov "Our brunch has received wonderful reviews but not everyone knows that we offer brunch on weekends even though we're best known for our pizzas," says manager Hinrik Carl Ellertsson.

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.


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.

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