Icelandic food with a twist

The restaurant is located in an old fishing factory.

The restaurant is located in an old fishing factory. Photo/ Matur og drykkur

The harbour area of Reykjavik is fast becoming one of the liveliest places to eat out in the city. One of the latest additions is Matur og Drykkur, run by Gísli Matthías Auðunsson who is also responsible for the acclaimed Slippurinn in the Westman Islands. 

Matur og drykkur simply means food and drink, and is situated in an old fishing factory at Grandi. The interior walls exhibit the history of the building and the décor is done in a simple, bistro style. Just like its sister-restaurant Slippurinn, Matur og drykkur lays emphasis on traditional Icelandic food which means you will find things such as cod cheeks, plokkfiskur fish mash and harðfiskur - dried fish. 

However, the manner of presenting these foods is always modern and fun. Plokkfiskur, which is a traditional mash of fish, potatoes and bechamel sauce is done with a crispy crust of rye bread and turnips. Their mussels are nothing short of perfect, served in a mild broth. 

The wine list is extensive and, for Iceland, at a fair price. 

For more information see their Facebook page HERE

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