Gourmet Guide to Reykjavik, 2022

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Nína Þorkelsdóttir

Gourmet Guide to Reykjavik, 2022

New restaurants keep popping up in Reykjavik, and the standard keeps getting higher. Here's my guide for foodies visiting the capital of Iceland in 2022.

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Fine Dining 🦪

For those special occasions.

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Nína:One of the most established seafood restaurants in Reykjavik. Never fails to impress.
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Dill Restaurant
Nína:If you're looking for super fancy and experimental dining experience, look no further. It's haute cuisine at it's best! Remember to book in advance.
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Héðinn Kitchen & Bar
Nína:Hedinn is a new addition to the restaurant scene - and it's very promising. Since it's located near Grandi, it's a good idea to head to the Valdis icecream parlour afterwards for a gelato.
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Marshall Restaurant + Bar
Nína:This restaurant is actually called La Primavera - an excellent Italian place located in the Marshall House art space.
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Gourmet Bistros 🥘

For when you're feeling fancy

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Nína:Amazing seafood by the harbour.
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Snaps Bistro
Nína:Great French food - excellent brunch. Make sure to reserve a table in advance.
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Matur og Drykkur
Nína:Fine dining with an Icelandic twist and curious local ingredients.
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Apotek Restaurant
Nína:Excellent fish and superb cocktails.

Quick delicious bites 🌯

Good food doesn't have to require much time or money

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Ramen Momo
Nína:Excellent ramen at a tiny little spot near the harbour.
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Nína:This new place revolves around korean fried chicken. Wraps, baos, burgers - all so delicious.
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Hlemmur Mathöll
Nína:My favourite place for a casual gourmet meal. You have to visit at least once during your trip.
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Arabian Taste
Nína:A new middle eastern shack in down town Reykjavik. Their hummus is to die for! Also try the chili flavoured one.

Stunning Sweets 🍧

After dinner, after lunch, or as a main course - it's up to you.

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Sætar Syndir
Nína:a.k.a. cupcake heaven
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Omnom Chocolate Factory
Nína:Check out the factory where they make the fanciest chocolate in Iceland. You can book a tour and a tasting - or just buy some chocolate/ice cream.
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Nína:This store on Laugavegur has all the Icelandic sweets you NEED to sample.
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Nína:A superb bakery on Laugavegur. All kinds of French pastries and chocolates.

Wonderguide map

  1. Fiskmarkaðurinn
  2. Dill Restaurant
  3. Héðinn Kitchen & Bar
  4. Marshall Restaurant + Bar
  5. Kopar
  6. Snaps Bistro
  7. Matur og Drykkur
  8. Apotek Restaurant
  9. Ramen Momo
  10. Chikin
  11. Hlemmur Mathöll
  12. Arabian Taste
  13. Sætar Syndir
  14. Omnom Chocolate Factory
  15. Vínberið
  16. Sandholt

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