From Iceland — Grapevine's Best Of 2016: The Best Gastropub

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Gastropub

Published August 16, 2016

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Gastropub
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Art Bicnick

The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.

Best Gastropub

Public House

Laugavegur 24

Public House has a wide-variety of small, interesting dishes and finger-foods, and a good variety of beer. It keeps the right conversation-friendly tone by not having TV screens or other distractions. It’s the perfect place to fill up on tasty small plates before a night on the town. The menu features lots of traditional Icelandic ingredients, including the cute and oh-so-delicious puffin. Also—try the langoustine dumplings. You’re welcome.


Runners Up

Frederiksen Ale House

Hafnarstræti 5

Fredriksen Ale House has a wall of doors when you first enter. They serve perfect pub-food combinations such as sliders and meaty finger-food platters on planks, and the happy hour is two-for-one. You can also drink out of a boot. So that’s fun.



Sæta Svínið

Hafnarstræti 1

Sæta Svínið has taken over a corner house by Ingólfstorg, and delivers three floors of gastropub dining. You can snack on smoked pig ears or adventure into horse carpaccio. They even have Foie Gras as a topping choice for your burger. Go nuts.

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