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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I decided to have dinner here on a Friday night because of the building. I grabbed the last available table and felt like most tables were locals. The service was very good attentive but overpowering. Enjoyed the local produce plate including fermented shark and sheets...More

Thank DF61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem is so darling. It reminded us of an old historic building in New England with the original wide plank wood floors and tall windows. It was easy to make reservations online for the exact time we wanted. It was very noisy with...More

Thank Sherri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The board outside advertising steak with sauce bearnaise caught my eye as I simply love that sauce. I have rarely found a restaurant in England or Spain that makes it as I remember having it at the Dorchester Hotel but I am happy to say...More

Thank kenneth T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance delightful, food tasty, service excellent. Recommended by a friend. Close to Center Hotel Plaza. Walking distance. Enjoyed the entire evening. Would recommend it to others.

Thank tru7447
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely Icelandic restaurant, great ambiance, great service and really lovely food. The slow cooked lamb shank was wonderful.

Thank pceskew
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It was cold, windy and rainy when we spotted this restaurant and decided to go inside for a quick lunch after checking out the menu which was posted outside. Very pleasant service and excellent food.

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Been here last visit as well and it was definitly the place I wanted to revisit. Atmosfere was genuine and very nice Food -excellent - all 4 was very satified. Staff freindly and efficent. Don´t miss the oppertuninty to have and excellent Icelandic food experience....More

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Thank janoloffurehed
Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I were here for our honeymoon. We had a window seat by the street, so there were some tourists peeking in, otherwise a great view. Prompt service, and the food was excellent; the cod was the best-tasting dish of the trip. Pricey...More

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Thank Steven R
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner with a group of over 25 people and had to sit upstairs where there was not much room. The lobster soup with langostines was a disappointment and the chicken was pretty dry. The wine was tasty though.

Thank Sofie E
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 6 adults and 2 children. Booked table a couple of days in advance and received a chambre séparée without asking - a very pleasant surprise to us, as it was well suited for our dinner (and two talkative children). We...More

Thank Jan-Petter J
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Response from planetgrateful | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for future diners curious about this.
17 June 2016|
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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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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