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Laekjarbrekka

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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 10 people went to have dinner there and were all very happy with the ambience and quaility of food and service! Well done!

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Thank Amy C
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant Icelandic food with a great combination of flavours and beautiful presentation. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Bit pricey but well worth the money.

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Thank nrids
Manila, Philippines
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried the fish pie (good) and the lamb filets. Both were good but not inspiring. The waitstaff was a bit awkward but well-meaning. A bit on the pricy side.

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Thank elsbethcat
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waiting staff was really nice and service was perfect. Nice 3 courses lunch with wine for a very reasonable price which is quite rare in Iceland you have to admit. Very well located and relaxed atmosphere inside.

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Thank Matamelie
Concorezzo, Italy
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered only fish. We ate fabulous fish, an homemade chowder served with vegetables and butter + bread. The price wasn't cheap but on average for Iceland, so it was really worth.

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Thank Luca P
Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Laekjarbrekka has over the years been one of my favorite restaurants in Reykjavík. This friendly restaurant is located in an old historic house right in the center of old town. We had heard that new owners and a new Chef had taken over the restaurant in the beginning of this year so we were interested to see if it still... More 

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athens greece
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local food in a very classy place in the heart of the city with good service..food is expensive as in all places in Reykjavik..

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Thank ElenieAthensGreece
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Sunday night and the meal was absolutely delicious. The flavours were just amazing and portions were just right. The food is very expensive ( everything is in Iceland ) and as a guide to others there were 2 of us and we had a starter each, main course each, 1 glass of wine, 1 beer and... More 

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Thank Alan D
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic three course lunch here which was priced at 3690 ISK.Great value in a very pricey city. Lunch menu available until 16:30.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 1st place to have dinner in Reykjavik when we arrived. It looked inviting and the menu looked promising. So glad we went. The decor is charming & the food and service was excellent. The traditional fishermen stew was absolutely delicious.

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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, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
Description
The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.

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