Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, chef at Skál and Slippurinn in the Westman Islands.

SKÁL receives a Bib Gourmand Michelin award

two days ago Tiny restaurant Skál, situated at Hlemmur food hall in Reykjavik has just received a Bib Gourmand award from Michelin.

Sigurður Pálmi fékk lykilinn að Hallveigarstíg 1 í byrjun mánaðar.

Danish low-cost supermarket to open in central Reykjavik

17 Feb Entrepreneur Sigurður Pálmi Sigurbjörnsson is opening a new Danish supermarket, Super1 to replace the Bónus store formerly in Hallvegarstígur in downtown Reykjavik.

Restaurants participate in initiative for chldren's charity

15 Feb Tomorrow sees the launch of a project which 32 restaurants take part in, called Dining out with the children. Proceeds from sales go to Barnaheill to protect children from violence.

Icelandic Culinary team compete at Bocuse d’Or

30 Jan The Icelandic Culinary team are competing in the renowned Bocuse D'Or contest which began yesterday in Lyon.

Músó the cat is happy living in Kattakaffihúsið but is looking for a forever home.

Interview with Músó the cat at Reykjavik's only cat café

26 Jan Cat cafés are popular all around the world since the first one opened in Taiwan many years ago. Last year Kattakaffihúsið opened in Bergstaðastræti in central Reykjavik. Músó the cat was interviewed by Iceland Monitor.

Le Kock is famed for its gourmet hamburgers.

Le Kock moves to downtown Reykjavik

14 Jan Restaurant Le Kock located at Ármúli and its sister bakery Deig in Seljabraut have been closed. Instead Le Kock will move all its activities to Tryggvagata where the second Le Kock branch was opened in August last year.

The team at Systir from left to right: Andreas Peterson, Sona Zednikova and Karin Schmitz with chefs Kári Þorsteinsson and Ólafur Ágústsson.

New restaurant, Systir, opens on Hverfisgata instead of nameless pizza place

9 Jan "We simply wanted to make a change and to continue into the direction of Dill," says chef Ólafur Ágútsson one of the owners of the restaurant at Hverfigata 12 formerly known as the nameless pizza place.

The nameless pizza place was renowned for its gourmet pizzas.

Reykjavik's famous nameless pizza place closes its doors

7 Jan The owners of the nameless pizza place at Hverfisgata 12 have announced that the venue has shut down. Another restaurant, yet unknown, will open its doors next weekend.

Restaurant opening hours over the New Year

31 Dec Don't worry, you don't need to resort to eating a hot dog on New Years Eve although we thoroughly recommend the Bæjarins bestu stand in downtown Reykjavik.

Hangikjöt is a traditional smoked lamb.

Hangikjöt remains Iceland's most popular Christmas meal

23 Dec Hangikjöt, the traditional smoked lamb is the most popular dish to eat on Christmas Day according to new figures. Sixty-nine percent of Icelanders are going to eat hangikjöt on December 25th.

Children decorating piparkökur, or ginger biscuits.

Five Christmas foods to try in Iceland

11 Dec Here are some of the traditional foods you might encounter in Iceland during the holiday season.

Oysters caused food poisoning for many at restaurant Skelfisksmarkaðurinn.

Icelandic oysters cause food poisoning at top notch restaurant

28 Nov Infected Icelandic oysters caused food poisoning for 48 individuals at Skelfisksmarkaðurinn, a relatively new restaurant owned by succcessful tv chef and restaurant owner Hrefna Sætran. Icelandic oysters are a novelty in Iceland.

Turkey with all the trimmings at Haust restaurant.

A Magical American Christmas buffet in Reykjavik

27 Nov Haust offers a wonderful American style Christmas buffet for the whole family this December.

The Icelandic chef's team

Icelandic culinary team wins gold medal

26 Nov The Icelandic team of chefs won a gold medal at the Expogast Villeroy and Boch Culinary Cup yesterday, a contest which takes place every four years in Luxembourg.

Turkey and stuffing at Háma, the canteen at the University of Iceland.

Thanksgiving meal in Reykjavik for 800 people

22 Nov Today a gigantic Thanksgiving meal was offered at Háma, the canteen at the University of Iceland where food for 800 people was prepared. One hundred and fifty kilos of turkey were up for grabs with forty kilos of stuffing, fifty litres of sauce and a whole load of sweet potatoes and other accompaniments.


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