From Iceland — Vegamót


Published May 18, 2007


Dining at Vegamót is in my view never a disappointing experience. The exceptionally large, varied and reasonably priced menu – if you consider the quality and rich portions – puts this casual two-floored bistro, which turns into a vibrant nightclub during weekends, into a special category. The menu includes some over-the-top dishes such as my favourite, the Louisiana chicken strips, as well as steak-sandwich covered with béarnaise sauce, chicken burritos, bagels, lobster soup and Cesar salad a la Vegamót, along with some decent wines to go with the meal.
In my experience with this place, I can always count on enjoying a nice meal in a lively atmosphere as can be expected, and I’m not the only one to hold that opinion. During lunch or dinner hours every table at Vegamót is usually full, so I was a bit surprised when my friend and I arrived a little before seven on a Thursday evening and the place wasn’t packed. I soon realised that it probably had nothing to do with decreasing popularity but all to do with the fact that Eiríkur Hauksson was about to hit the stage in the Eurovision competition in Helsinki.
It had been a warm day, so the outdoor terrace was still lined with tables. It was a little bit too chilly for us to sit outside so we settled for the inside seating, but I have to add that on a sunny day the terrace becomes a great sunspot, perfect for drinking, eating and relaxing.
But back to the food. I can almost guarantee that all diners will find something to suit their tastes on the menu and the today’s specials never cease to impress either. In desperate need of a good dose of proteins and vitamins, I decided on the fish of the day: pan-fried catfish served with Provencal sauce, vegetables and couscous. My friend ordered the tagliolini lobster pasta and was more than satisfied with the tasty blue cheese and pesto dressing and the garlic sautéed lobster tails that stuffed her plate. Both dishes proved to be just as we had expected – full-flavoured and gratifying.
For dessert, we couldn’t resist the chocolate brownie, which at Vegamót is served warm with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. The cake proved to be an absolutely delicious ending to a great meal.

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