We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lava Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,126: English reviews
Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great service and food. One of our party asked for gluten free bread and they brought out no problem and the other rolls were super tasty Soup and haddock starter were lovely and beef tenderloin and lamb mains fantastic ! Deserts of poached pear and baked apple also fab! The perfect ending to our visit to the blue lagoon

Helpful?
Thank Angela M
NJ
Level Contributor
49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Blue Lagoon itself is very much a man made "tourist trap" that is very crowded and commercial. Lava, found inside the building, was thus surprisingly well appointed and served excellent meals. We ate lunch here before bathing in the Lagoon on the last day of our trip, prior to flying home. One of our party ordered the vegetarian special... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert O
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the lava on recommendation from the silica hotel. The atmosphere was more of a banquet hall that had been temporarily outfitted as a restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was good - however we must have had 4 waiters (from seating to check) Wait staff were persistent to take your order, but almost non existent when it came... More 

Helpful?
Thank williamhucker
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fabulous!! But pricy! Make a reservation and ask for a window table. The service was friendly, not overly hovering. I had the beef (which was fantastic), the chocolate and raspberry dessert (very rich), and the Candy Thyme cocktail (caramel vodka and blackberries...oh my). Other members of my group had the cheese board and apple desserts...everyone was very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flip4arb
Stuttgart, Germany
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on the menu and prices, I expected a fairly upscale restaurant and was worried about the dress code. I needn't have been concerned as large numbers of people show up to dine in their white cotton robes and flip flops. Both of my kids had grilled chicken and fries and ate them without complaint (which is rare). My husband... More 

Helpful?
Thank KristinDeLuca
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant itself has nice simple decor and staff is very friendly, however the food is average and overpriced. Portions are too generous - really difficult to finish the dish.

Helpful?
Thank Milena C
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited after enjoying the blue lagoon. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and were treated with impeccable service from start to finish. The food was delicious, however we found the menu to be slightly limited. Despite this we were able to enjoy a great meal. We would recommend having the mussels to start and then... More 

Helpful?
Thank davidmahony94
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first impression was at last! A restaurant with a lot space between tables. You can move :) I had fish and I honestly can say it was one of the best dishes I had ever. Portions are the perfect size, we were five people and we really enjoyed our meal. Totally recommended!

Helpful?
Thank EleniG2012
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After our visit to the Blue Lagoon, we decided to have the 4 course meal at the Lava Restaurant. It was kind of cheesy inside with pink lights (I felt like I was I an old restaurant in Cuba!). Our service wasn't the greatest and as a vegetarian, the 4 course meal wasn't worth it. It tasted good but I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Megan H
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a dip in the Blue Lagoon we went here. Staff were great. Food great. As usual quite costly but no more than every other restaurant in Iceland. Good for gluten free food. A very pleasant place to eat ask for a seat by the window if you can as the view over the lagoon is probably pretty.

Helpful?
Thank Mat S

Travellers who viewed Lava Restaurant also viewed

Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
 
Reykjavik, Capital Region
 

Been to Lava Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$53
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lava Restaurant and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Lava Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?