Gísli Matthías Auðunsson is one of Iceland's star chefs.

Icelandic chef Gísli Matthías makes contract with Phaidon

30 Mar Icelandic chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, famous for his restaurants Slippurinn in the Westman Islands and Skál at Hlemmur Mathöll in Reykjavik, has signed a contract with Phaidon for a new book.

A new food hall, Höfði Mathöll has opened its doors

23 Mar A new food hall, Höfði Mathöll has opened in Reykjavik, in the Höfði district. This is the third food hall to open in the space of three years in the city.

Winning chef enchanted by Icelandic products

4 Mar Italian chef Nicola Fanetti won the best chef award at this year's Food and Fun festival in Reykjavik. Fanetti was guest chef at Italian eatery Essensia on Hverfisgata.

It's beer anniversary night in Iceland!

1 Mar Today, March 1st, Icelanders celebrate the anniversary of beer. Why? Well, because until March 1st 1989 beer was banned in Iceland.

Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon chef at the Lebanesse inspired Sumac and ÓX, a tiny restaurant located at the back of Sumac.

Four Icelandic restaurants added to Michelin guide

22 Feb As we reported earlier this week Skál received a Bib Gourmand from Michelin whilst Dill lost their Michelin star. Four new restaurants have made the Michelin guide this year, Sumac, Óx, Nostra and Moss.

Chefs at Dill, one of Reykjavik's most touted restaurants.

Dill lose their Michelin star

19 Feb The much celebrated Dill restaurant in Reykjavik lost its Michelin star last night, a star they acquired last year, the first ever Icelandic restaurant to do so.

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

SKÁL receives a Bib Gourmand Michelin award

18 Feb 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.


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