The Secret Salad Society: A Memorable Dinner At Geiri Smart

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Hotel restaurants have a difficult reputation to distance themselves from—that of being uninspired, tourist-oriented and generally lacklustre. Breaking the spell…

The Street Food Olympics: A Grapevine Guide To Grandi Mathöll

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Reykjavík food halls are, as it turns out, just like London buses: you wait around for one, and then two…

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? Óx Offers A Memorable Chef’s Table Experience

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In a city like Reykjavík where it is now the norm for new restaurants to mushroom on almost every street…

Hangry And Shameless: Back To School At Stúdentakjallarinn

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Universities are known for many things—sports, arts, academics, meeting report deadlines, and, of course, great drinking binges. A lot of…

Everything Is Possible: Idyllic Idling In The Revitalised Iðnó

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We’re sitting by the window seats, overlooking Tjörnin. It’s a wet Saturday morning, but outside, resolute tourists and renegade seagulls…

Halt At Holt: Comforting Simplicity In The Lap Of Luxury

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The coming together of two local institutions recently created an excited buzz in the local dining scene, when the folks…

Delight In Detail: Meticulous Meets Locavore Delicious At Nostra

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It’s not every day that a restaurant pushes the established culinary rules, especially in a small city like Reykjavík. But…

Let Them Eat Rugbrauð: Five Cheap Meals In Reykjavík

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As tourists often loudly announce, eating out sure ain’t cheap here in Rekkyvick. So we thought it might be helpful…

Caught! A Pop-Up At Nostra Anchored By The Wild.Caught.Found Ethos

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Nostra has only been open a few months, but the latest addition to Reykjavik’s fine dining scene has been creating…

Pizza Perfection: Iceland’s First Napoli-Style Pizzeria Delivers

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Pizzas and burgers get Icelanders’ hearts racing like nothing else. When Domino’s first opened its doors in Reykjavik in the…

Delicious Wickedness: Memorable Morsels At Mat Bar

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About a year ago, eschewing the somewhat overfamiliar New Nordic trend, a delightful little ‘Nordic Italian’ restaurant opened up on…

‘Tis The Season: Ten Christmas Menus Worth Writing Home About

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As Christmas approaches, it seems like every restaurant in Reykjavík is posting appetising Instagram pictures of their special seasonal menus….

Wasabi Wizardry: Nordic Wasabi Is Slaying Imposter Wasabi

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Iceland is known for terrifyingly beautiful nature, moody weather, the northern lights and—from now on—for growing fresh wasabi. Ragnar Atli…

New in Town: Flatey Pizza

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Few things get a Reykvíkingar’s heart racing like pizza, but for a pizza loving nation, we’ve long had an unspeakable…

Greatest Hits And Near Misses At Fine Dining Eatery Matur Og Drykkur

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Matur og Drykkur is one of the small handful of Icelandic restaurants to be awarded a Michelin Bib, and deservedly…

Gourmet Fast Food: Guts And Gumption At Le Kock

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At the risk of generalisation, I’ll just say it: criticism is generally frowned upon in Iceland, and avoiding confrontation is…

Spice It Up: A Sichuan Stroll At Fönix Veitingahús

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While America and most parts of the world are seeing regional Chinese cuisine grow and thrive, in Iceland the stereotypical…

Hlemmur Mathöll: Iceland’s New Food Hall Opens Its Doors

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The highly anticipated Hlemmur Mathöll opened its doors this summer, promising to be a food hall that showcases “all kinds…

Last Words: Calling Out the Copy Cats—A Food Rant

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Dear Food Purveyors, Stop taking Icelandic diners for a ride! On one hand it is hard enough to have to…

Heeeeere’s Jamie: A Visit To Jamie’s Italian

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When ‘The Naked Chef’ first aired on the telly, the intention was that it’d encourage ‘blokes’ to step up in…

Artisanal Italian Cheese, Now A Reykjavík Reality

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If you have had the pleasure of tearing into the mozzarella with pickled tomatoes at Mat Bar, or the egg…

Transcending Pylsu Sushi in Seyðisfjörður

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For a self-confessed sushi aficionado, sushi in Reykjavik leaves me underwhelmed and, on occasion, angry. The only thing worse than…

The Waiting Room: Good And Bad Surprises At Von Mathús

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It is hard to decry the ills of tourism when one can today find great cafés and restaurants even in…

Rebel Baker: Brauð & Co.’s Danish-Inspired Goodies

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There’s something utterly domestic and charming about popping into one’s neighbourhood bakery. While downtown hipsters are only too glad to…