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Laugarvegur, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 511 3350
17:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here as a family of three on our last night in Reykjavik. I had lobster tails to start which were delicious, the bread with tapanar supplied were also a welcome bonus. Two of us had steak with our son ordering the ribs. All three of us remarked on how exceptional the main courses were. The steaks were cooked... More 

Thank Jon C
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to this restaurant specifically so my husband could try their advertised puffin and whale entre. I sampled both and they were very good. I ordered a steak and it was outstanding. I particularly liked the ample amount of béarnaise sauce that came with it. It was a definitely a quality steak. You order on a card, which was... More 

Thank Crab_Hunting_Girl
Rockton, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must try for the adventurous palette. The puffin and whale set was very well presented. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Very nice restaurant, and great service. I arrived just before close and was treated graciously.

Thank rndtrper
Reykjavik, Iceland
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been at Hereford a few times for special occations and always had a great meal. They specialise in steaks of course, not Herford steaks as you could imagine judging from the name. They serve beef from the local Icelandic cattle.

Thank ReykjavikBikeTours
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this steakhouse on our first night in Iceland over Christmas. Its up some stairs and not totally obvious off the main street but we saw a sign for an interesting set menu so decided to try it out. The set menu included puffin and whale which we didn’t see a lot of in the other places we visited so... More 

Thank Leils2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a special which include lobster soup, fillet and warm chocolate cake with ice cream. The meat was cooked to perfection and overall the meal was delicious! The service was both fast and friendly, I will definitely go back when I visit Reykjavik again!

Thank Robert M
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in Reykjavik, Iceland, and I wanted to try something local. Hereford Steikhus advertised a set menu for dinner - puffin & whale. So I gave a try and it was delicious.

Thank susi08
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734 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in tonight (Friday) without a reservation and I think we were the second table to be seated, virtually empty. We were immediately brought water and explained how to order. There is a number on your table and a card you fill out with your choice of starter, entree, how you want your protein cooked and if salad is... More 

Thank Lisa S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We are here after seeing the advertisement board outside the restaurant on Laugavegur, the city's main shopping, eating and drinking street. The set menu offers a puffin starter, which is served as several small strips of cold puffin meat. It was tasty. The main was a minke whale steak with a sauce and veg. Again, very tasty and tender. Whale... More 

Thank Stevestorey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very nice restaurant with excellent steaks. I had beef tenderloin and my husband had a T-bone, with a carpaccio to start. I would ask people NOT to order the whale and puffin meat. It is only the tourists that eat these and they are no longer eaten by Icelanders! This is propagating the slaying of these animals and is the... More 

Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugarvegur, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 511 3350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?