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Posthusstraeti 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1690
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our Last night we tried the Skolabru and we certainly were not disappointed. Great set meals on offer alongside the Al la Carte menu. The goose Carpaccio and lobster Soup were beautiful and the rack of lamb was divine. Dessert yummy 😋 The portions are on the small side but that suits me (we didn't experience any huge portions... More 

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Thank Claire B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 12 friends and family and decided to eat here based on top class recommendations. We had a great experience. Excellence service and delicious food. The fish, lobster, rack of lamb, steak, in fact everything was top class and fresh. This is an extremely expensive restaurant in world terms but well worth the expense. Highly recommended.

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Thank JamesLast2017
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on the recommendation of an Icelander - and we were delighted with the quality and ambiance of the restaurant. The food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented and very delicious.

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Thank Evelyn T
Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in after a few drinks celebrating St Patrick's Day. Was a bit surprised that we did not need a booking. Food was great. For starters my wife had lobster soup. Nice but a little tasteless. I had the duo of puffin and Goose carpaccio and it was fantastic. Mains my wife had the salmon, it was large and tastie.... More 

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Thank Graeme S
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my wife after a stroll around town. We opted for the lamb and lobster set menu. My wife thourghly enjoyed hers and my rack of lamb was the best lamb I have ever tasted. Service was attentive without being over bearing. A fantastic experience

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Thank Neil R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was a very restaurant and nice food - but rather small plates The house red wine was superb and was reasonably priced

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Thank Dean M
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a very good night in here. Service was good for a large group. Food especially good and obviously the beer flowing. Would definitely recommend this place as a must visit in Reykjavik.

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Thank Derek C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

8pm: 26/02/16 Skolabru is old fashioned because it kept the architectural history of the famous surgeon who built and owned it. That's what makes it special. If you want contemporary pared down surroundings, this isn't for you. Go elsewhere. Our second visit in two years. Would never think for one minute about avoiding this place on our itinerary (and after... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The restaurant has a pretty stuffy vibe and it feels like they are trying too hard to be fine dining. Several items on the menu were unavailable, possibly due to a fishing strike. Our waiter must have been new as every question we asked caused him to go and find help (even very simple ones!). The food was pretty good,... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

On a short break to Reykjavik and picked out this restaurant as one of two to visit for dinner. Checked the website which said it was open and booked a table using open table. Got a confirmed reservation and travelled to the Restaurant (30th Jan) only to find it closed. Checked the restaurant website which said it was open... Nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posthusstraeti 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 511 1690
Description
Enjoy distinctly Icelandic food based on our Icelandic cultural heritage and local culinary traditions.
We offer also a wide variety of dishes from the international scene of fine dining. - Our Icelandic lamb together with our seafood dishes are among the things people like the most.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?