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$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 1800
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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16:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you can find a better restaurant in Reykjavik good luck to you. This restaurant represents the best of both worlds - fantastic food and value for money! No main course is more than 2550 kr. We shared a chicken quesadilla with avocado and the...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a quirky part of town (go and check out the little shops and cafes in the harbour before dinner). Food is great, i loved the bread and tapenade in particular. Its surprisingly reasonable for price, considering its Iceland. This should be your...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner and it was wonderful. Two of us had set menus, two different choices from the a la carte menu. Everything was wonderful and consisted of Icelandic fish and meat served in interesting ways. I would return again to try 4 more tapas-style...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at Forrettabarinn. A lovely and welcoming staff, fun ambience and delicious food. We had the gorgeous warm smoked salmon, the langoustine soup, the Arctic char with scallops and the heavenly lamb and lamb confit. No wonder Forrettabarinn is packed and...More

1  Thank JulietNYC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing food, excellent service and a pleasant casual environment. We had smoked duck, wonderful scallops, cod and shrimp. The Atlantic char was also a favorite. For the adventurous, the slice horse loin was spectacular!

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of small plates. I really liked the smoked duck breast and the quesadilla. Good pricing and good service (quick).

Thank sinclairmccoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the whole week driving around the country, we wanted to spend our last dinner having some nice dinner in the capital. We could not have chosen a better option. Forrettabarin is a bar, is a bistro, is a restaurant just 50 meters away...More

Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 3 wandered into this restaurant/bar on a Friday night without a reservation. It was busy but we were offered a table in the restaurant for an hour and they were then able to move us to a table in the adjoining bar...More

Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the Forretta being top ranked on tripadvisor and us not trying to book a table until the day before, we got a pretty late seating. The staff was great however and kept serving us until we were ready to leave, even after the restaurant...More

Thank Niklas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at this restaurant yesterday. The food was very good but I have had better here in Reykjavik. But compared to the prices this restaurant was perfect. The service was very, very good!

Thank christofferjuhlin
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Questions & Answers
7 September 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. It has 2 steps to enter. Very sorry for that. But inside it is all on one level . Our staff is always ready to assist.
21 August 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. We do the courses marked with * on the menu in a vegetarian versions. For example our veggie burger is homemade from skrats and very popular
Luke John O
7 October 2016|
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Response from 318mary | Reviewed this property |
I think about €7 for starters and puddings and €15 for mains
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$66
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
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We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.
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