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Lava Restaurant

240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (45 reviews)
“tasting menu” (45 reviews)
“cod” (105 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

I would recommend this restaurant - food and service was good albeit pricey but as is the whole of Iceland. Must book ahead, it was totally full when we were there.

Thank amazingrice
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there just for coffee and dessert, I had a wonderful skyr cream with rhubarb sorbet (a bit too sweet for my taste, there's a better variation of the same dish at Matur og Drukkur in Reykjavik) and oat cookies crumbs. The service was...More

Thank Viktor G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After all, this is a restaurant for people who came to bath in the Blue Lagoon to casually dine. Do not expect great food and a good service, even though it is quite pricey. There are many people having lunch in a robe. They said...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere was good - everyone on a high after visiting the lagoon. The integration of the lava into the design of the room , and the view of the lagoon (particularly from the upper section) was fantastic. However the food really was just slightly...More

Thank RustproofTeeRex
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After 4 hours in the Blue Lagoon, it was time for lunch and this restaurant didn't disappoint. The portions were large and the view from the windows great.

Thank frcia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not much to say that's not been said before! There is a limited choice and it is an over priced for whats basically a pretty basic self service restaurant

Thank kootenaylass
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a great afternoon at Blue Lagoon (don't miss it). We then got dinner at LAVA. Very nice, modern restaurant the looks out over the lagoon. Employees were very professional and helpful. Food was excellent. It was even quite reasonably priced by Icelandic standards. We...More

Thank mfolech
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fresh, tasty and most delicious is the cuisine. Very good service. After soaking in the lagoon treat yourself and that special someone to a gourmet dinner.

Thank Carlton M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried to go easy on the Blue Lagoon (with which LAVA is affiliated), because I realize that Iceland is relatively new to the tourist industry. I do not feel the need to do so for this review, because every other Icelandic restaurant I've visited...More

Thank felinefoodcritic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. Restaurant itself is very nice and beautiful views of the Lagoon and mountains.

1  Thank Scott S
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Garcia P
29 March 2017|
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Response from nameisjeff | Reviewed this property |
We went at about 7:30pm but I am not sure what time it starts from.
15 February 2017|
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Response from carlversuslife | Reviewed this property |
When I visited last month the restaurant was near full (approx 140 people), of which about 9-10 were in robes - just as a heads up... It's acceptable but you'll be very outnumbered.
Margaret S
5 January 2017|
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Response from NurseRoodaal | Reviewed this property |
You must wear shoes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8800
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LAVA Restaurant combines modern design with the wild spirit of Icelandic nature. Built into a stunning lava cliff, with views over the lagoon, it is an unforgettable setting for a relaxed lunch, a family dinner or a romantic evening meal.
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