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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
+354 517 1800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was honestly surprised by the food level in Forrettabarinn. With its cozy, pub-ish feel, it definitely does not strike you as a place that offers such sophisticated food. The menu is divided in small and grand 'appetizers' (don't let that mislead you, the grand appetizers lack nothing compared to a regular dish apart from a bit of volume), ranging... More 

Thank iamTotoro
Washington DC
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the quality, creativity and variety of the dishes. One of our best meals during the week in Iceland.

Thank Annette11
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely local food at a reasonable price for Reykjavik. Would highly recommend the Langoustine Soup!! Best dinner in Reykjavik.

Thank jmtravels215
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious meal right across the street from the Marina hotel. They offer three prix fixe menus which are a good deal for expensive Iceland. They also have other things on the menu as well. Portions were large, I had the Smokily bay Prix fixe, the salmon, and carpaccio was was out of this world. Lamb was delicious.

Thank Joyce882
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice during a week in Iceland as the food was delicious and well priced for Reykjavik. Highly recommended. I had the mussels one night and the lamb the second. My partner had the horse and then the mussels. All top quality ingredients and loved the open kitchen atmosphere.

Thank Becky B
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a (relatively) inexpensive dinner you should head to this place. They offer small and large courses. The lobster soup was a winner: thick and creamy, perfect for a cold day. The beef carpaccio melted in your mouth and came decorated with a salad. For the larger courses we chose Arctic char and horse fillet. The chat... More 

Thank Ally A
Kihei, Hawaii
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is high class and specializes in starters and appetizers, though they do have a 4 course set menu. We opted for grand appetizers and it was plenty of food. The quality of the ingredients, preparation and presentation were all fantastic. I would definitely go back again. By the time we left, the place was full, so get reservations... More 

Thank Mauibeth
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had meal here after my whale watching tour. Loved their food specially the lobster soup! Nice ambience and friendly staff. Would love to go there in next trip!

Thank AmrutaK
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after looking on trip advisor for recommendations. We were staying near the harbour so made our way (in a blizzard!) to this lovely restaurant. The food portions are plenty so we were stuffed after two courses. The quality of the food was also excellent. Friendly service. The food came quickly but the servers are a little... More 

Thank cathers76
Wheaton, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable small restaurant, serving a limited menu of appetizers, typically in combination. Food and service were excellent. Conveniently located near many major attractions. Pricey but not for Iceland. Sampled duck, horse, lamb, salmon, bbq pork. Portions are appetizer-sized and meat component is correspondingly sized. We had 2 each and were well satisfied. Attractive atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank churchie26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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