Culture
Food
New In Town: Salt Restaurant & Iðnó

New In Town: Salt Restaurant & Iðnó

Published March 22, 2018

New in town: where we check out the latest arrivals in Reykjavík drinking, dining and culture. This time, it’s a freshly opened harbourside restaurant Salt and regenerated concert hall Iðnó.

Salt
Geirsgata 3
Salt is a new eatery in the jolly blue harbourside restaurant village on the way to Grandi. They serve Icelandic staples of fish, meat, and vegetables, in very generous portions. The interior is sleek and contemporary, with low lighting and a muted grey colour scheme, but the interior is concrete, and so the hubbub travels—it’s maybe not the place for a romantic dinner, but for groups, or a tasty lunch, it could be your new go-to.

Iðnó
Vonarstræti 3
Iceland’s glorious lakeside music hall Iðnó is hardly novel, but it has been filled with a new energy lately. They’ve been hosting all kinds of art events and parties, from poetry readings, to a Norður og Niður wrap event and now-legendary new-year bash, to a masked ball. It also has a new café where you can try a variety of lunch and dinner options in a tastefully retro environment. We recommend the sild—it’s the best in town.

Get more Reykjavík tips here.


Culture
Food
A Messi Eater: Fresh, Creamy Seafood In A Bucolic Setting At Messinn

A Messi Eater: Fresh, Creamy Seafood In A Bucolic Setting At Messinn

by

Delicate or robust, white or pink, flat or oblong, from glistening swordfish to speckled flounder fillets—I’ve never met a fish

Culture
Food
Strolling Through Deliciousness: Shalimar Brings Lahore Tastes To Reykjavík

Strolling Through Deliciousness: Shalimar Brings Lahore Tastes To Reykjavík

by

If there is one good thing to be said about colonialism, it is that food from the Indo-Pak region is

Culture
Food
A Hyperlocal Feast: SOE Kitchen Adds Colour To The Reykjavík Restaurant Scene

A Hyperlocal Feast: SOE Kitchen Adds Colour To The Reykjavík Restaurant Scene

by

Something interesting is happening on Grandi this summer. Victoria Elíasdóttir, who formerly ran the successful Dóttir in Berlin, is the

Culture
Food
Icelandic Oysters Have Arrived: Skelfiskmarkaðurinn Is 101’s New Seafood Palace

Icelandic Oysters Have Arrived: Skelfiskmarkaðurinn Is 101’s New Seafood Palace

by

A new seafood palace called Skelfiskmarkaðurinn (“Shellfish Market”) opened its doors in late August. With three handsomely appointed dining rooms

Culture
Food
Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Sheep Head

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Sheep Head

by

Throughout history, sheep have been intrinsically linked to survival in Iceland. They provide Icelanders with fluffy wool for their famous

Culture
Food
Keep On Truckin’: Our Quest For The Best Street Food In Reykjavik

Keep On Truckin’: Our Quest For The Best Street Food In Reykjavik

by and

Reykjavik may not have been blessed with the best summer this year, but two very determined foolhardy people strode out

Show Me More!