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Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Family Meal

Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Family Meal

Published May 3, 2018

There has never been a more exciting time for the restaurant scene in Reykjavik. Thanks to burgeoning tourism, exposure, and a genuine curiosity for foods from far and wide, diners now have a plethora of choices on offer. Whether it’s high-end fine dining (we even boast a Michelin starred gem!), or a cheap late night bite, Reykjavik is coming into its own as a culinary destination, offering small plates, tasting menus, farm to table seasonal produce and classic Iceland cuisine, and all while accommodating vegans and vegetarians. The following restaurants are the very best, according to our panel of enthusiastic gourmands. Feel free to let us know what you think of our choices as you eat your way around the city. We’re listening. And we’re hungry.

Best Family Meal

Jamie’s Italian
Pósthússtræti 11

When Jamie’s first opened its doors, critics were eager to see how the restaurant would fare. Like all the Jamie’s franchises worldwide, the Reykjavík location has family at its core. The spacious booth seating, fresh, handmade pasta that would appeal to the very young, old and those in between, at prices that do not break the bank, and the very attractive option to have half portions makes this a clear winner. “They don’t infantilize the children’s menu,” observed one panellist, “and parents can have a good time too.”

Runner-Up:

Hamborgarafabrikkan
Hofðatorg, Kringlan

Kids’ choice: For birthday parties or a regular old outing with the fam, ‘Fabrikkan is ideal for a louder-than-usual outing. There are plenty of distractions for young diners, and orders from the extensive burger menu are taken early and served quickly to keep young temperaments in line, all without compromising on service.

Runner-Up:

Bryggjan Brugghús
Grandagarður 8

Parents’ choice: The food may be hit and miss, but this spacious microbrewery is popular with families. There’s endless space for energetic young ones to expend some energy, and service that makes them feel welcome. Parents can sit back and relax over a house-brewed beer without worrying about their young wards. What’s not to like?

Previous Winners

2017: Hamborgarafabrikkan
2016: Laundromat
2015: KEX Hostel
2013-4: Laundromat

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