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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.

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.

This heart shaped lobster pizza at Essensia in Hverfisgata is a popular Valentines day treat.

Valentines Day increases in popularity in Iceland

14 Feb Just like "foreign" traditions such as Halloween, Valentines Day is now becoming popular in Iceland. Restaurants are particularly busy on this night.

Garðar in front of his Þorri buffet at the House of Lords.

Icelanders celebrate with Viking style food at the House of Lords

12 Feb You have perhaps heard of the old Icelandic month Þorri (the 13thmonth of winter, 20. January – 18. February in 2017) and the frightening food that accompanies it. Last weekend, 130 Icelanders celebrated Þorri at the House of Lords in Westminster, London.

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.

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.

New products by Nói Siríus.

New Icelandic Christmas sweets on the market

12 Nov Fans of Icelandic sweets can rejoice this season as there are lots of new Christmas sweets hitting the market. Peppermint seems to be the flavour of the month.

Cheese „pop-up“shop at Hlemmur food hall

25 Oct October is a special month for cheese this year and has received the nickname of Ostóber. (Ostur in Icelandic means cheese). As part of Ostóber there will be a cheese pop-up at Hlemmur Mathöll involving lots of cheesy dishes and cheese tasting.

Flatey pizza open second branch in Hlemmur Mathöll

16 Oct 2018 Pizzeria Flatey are opening a second branch inside the Hlemmur Mathöll food hall at Hlemmur.

Ragnheiður Axel and Liljar Már who have formed brewery Og natura. Here they are at Skúli Craft bar during the presentation of their products, a blueberry beer and a crowberry wine.

Launch of Icelandic blueberry beer and crowberry wine

8 Oct 2018 Ragnheiður Axel and Liljar Már Þorbjörnsson have founded an Icelandic brewery whose aim is to make use of underutilized Icelandic ingredients such as crowberries and blueberries. Their first two products, a blueberry beer and a crowberry wine were presented last Thursday at Skúli Craft Bar.

Dumplings at Fine, a Chinese restaurant on Rauðarárstígur.

Eating out: Hlemmur, the Asian food quarter of Reykjavik

3 Oct 2018 Hlemmur, the former bus central of Reykjavik and surrounding areas have become a hub for great Asian food in the city. Here's a look at our favourite places in the area.

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