Iceland's smallest restaurants opens its doors

The restaurant only seats 11 people.

The restaurant only seats 11 people. mbl.is

 Iceland's smallest restaurant to date only seats eleven people and to obtain a seat you have to book online. 

The man behind ÓX is star chef Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon who also operates Sumac Bar & Grill. 

The new restaurant offers a unique foodie experience, he tells mbl.is. 

Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon, head chef of Sumac and now ÓX.

Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon, head chef of Sumac and now ÓX. mbl.is/Kristinn Magnússon

"The idea behind ÓX came to me around 10 years ago when I was working at Grillið restaurant in Hótel Saga and at the Kjarrá fishing lodge during the summer. My proximity to my guests at Kjarrá was such that it opened a new world to me. At Grillið one was just closed off in the kitchen and never met with the guests. "

ÓX is open Wednesday until Saturday and offers kitchen fittings that was made by his grandfather in 1961. "I had kept it for  a few years and intended to use it at the small restaurant. The idea was to make a sort of home-kitchen and bar feel where guests would sit. I cook the food, serve the food and chat to guests."  

mbl.is/ÓX

At every given time there are only two staff members at ÓX and the cuisine is basically Icelandic traditional cooking with a twist. "The name ÓX means "grew" in Icelndic. I'm hoping that the restaurant will grow and thrive."

Guests at ÓX arrive at 7 pm punctually with dinner beginning at 7.15 and taking around two and a half hours.  All reservations are made online and dinners are pre-paid. 

"The only thing guests have to bring is a good mood. Everything is included in the price. 

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