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“Great Seafood soup - with a bit of a twist”
Review of Laekjarbrekka

Laekjarbrekka
Ranked #29 of 514 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal here on our last night in Iceland.

We'd eaten in some lovely places while in Reykjavik, but I've got to say the food here was the best we'd had - especially the seafood soup which seemed to have a hint of curry sauce in it which set it apart from the other places we tried this dish!

Service was attentive, although could be taken as a little abrupt at times. But they managed to get us in without a reservation, something a lot of other places couldn't/wouldn't do.

Definitely somewhere I'd recommend for good food at the drop of a hat.

Thank PhilPositano
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Simply amazing. Be sure to make a reservation because you'll most likely be seated in the front of the house. Lots of character, my cod dish was perfection, server was wonderfully attentive but not intrusive at all.

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Thank S W
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Lovely atmosphere and attentive waiters. Worth a visit. The set Icelandic feast was yummy-the fermented shark was 'different' !

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Thank Dr Lisa M
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Our group of 4 thought we would try Laekjabrekka based on the great reviews. We couldn't fault anything. Food, wine, cocktails and service were outstanding - then again in 8 days in Iceland we didn't have one bad meal. Outstanding, highly recommend

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

In one of the oldest buildings in the heart of downtown, a perfect location for a lunch in the middle of our city visit. They offer a 3-course lunch menu, but we opted for the regular menu as we were short on time. We still had time for a soup course - choosing langoustine for me and the lamb meat soup for my husband. Our fish entrees were fresh and delicious - artic char and salted cod. The service was quite helpful and friendly and the place was not busy at all for lunch on a Saturday. Just a perfect way to warm up, rest and refuel and prep for our afternoon.

Thank VM_Indy
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