We were lucky to be among the first customers at today’s opening of Reykjavík’s newest Gastropub, Sæta svínið, because after having visited the friendly joint, we are convinced it’ll be fully packed soon. It doubles as a restaurant and bar, making it the perfect place to combine both eating and drinking at affordable prices.
The vintage-looking place was decorated with rustic paintings of swine, and an assortment of tables of various sizes.
Neither of us was brave enough to try the pig’s ear (ideal for the courageous foodie), instead choosing the more basic alternatives: the rib steak burger and lamb sandwich. Both receive high marks for taste and affordability, but it was the flourless chocolate cake that really took the prize.
The kitchen is open until 23:30 on weekdays, 00:30 on weekends. No rush though, the bar is open until 02:00 on weekends. There’s a second opening party on April 14, when they open the basement, but we suspect the place will be completely swamped by then.
Additional reporting by Hrefna Björg Gylfadóttir.