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Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Family Meal

Published August 17, 2016

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Family Meal

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 Family Meal


Austurstræti 9

Laundromat is probably the most visited restaurant on this list. The reason is simple: it caters to families, with a kids area in the basement. It also has a laundromat in the basement, with tokens available at the bar. It has a great selection of bottled beers, and a simple, appealing menu of soups, sandwiches, burgers and steaks. The main dining room has high-ceilings, relaxed music, comfortable seating and a big front window that keeps things bright.


Runners Up


Hafnarstræti 15

Hornið is an institution in Reykjavík. It’s a family restaurant offering classic, simple comfort food. Whether you’re ordering a pizza to share with grandma and grandpa or devouring a bowl of pasta to carb-load before your 5k Colour Run, Hornið makes going out simple and tasty. If you took your family out to the big indoor market, Kolaportið, it’s just across the street. Walk over and chat about your new sunglasses or camouflage t-shirt.


KEX Hostel

Skúlagata 28

KEX won best family restaurant last year. It has a kids’ area and it closes early. It’s the type of place parents like to go because it doesn’t scream “family restaurant.” You can have your Pale Ale served to you by some bearded bohemian while taking turns sneaking out for a cigarette or checking on your toddler.


Past Winners

2015: KEX
2014: Laundromat
2013: Laundromat
2012: Laundromat
2011: Laundromat

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