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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
+354 517 1800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As meat lovers we found this place to be perfect, service was good as well. We opted for fixed price 4 course meal. Atmosphere was great as well. Higly recommended!!

Thank mina1967
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lovely service with a knowledgable waiter and enjoyed the cozy, relaxed atmosphere on a rainy night. Each adult ordered one of the set menus, and we loved every course. Cocktails were a lovely start to the meal. All dishes were perfectly prepared with a deft hand for seasoning. Use of sauces was judicious and enhanced flavors rather than... More 

1 Thank janewinebox
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We choosed 4 meal set - salmon salat, carpachio, lamb, cream brule. All 4 meals were fantastic. Cousy atmosphere and great service.

1 Thank Everita U
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meat here on Wednesday evening around 6. We didn't have a reservation, which wasn't a prep norm and it was still happy hour when we arrived so we ordered some drinks off that discounted menu. We each ordered a different fixed price four-course meal (ranging from about $55-$70 In US dollars) and thought the portions were... More 

1 Thank Johnny01742
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was great value in light of the prices in Iceland and the food was fantastic. The only thing I would say is it is quite a casual place as opposed to a romantic dining experience. I wouldn't let that put you off, I just would have liked a little more atmosphere so thought I'd let people know if... More 

Thank leannec1984
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here as a group of 8. I highly recommend making reservations as it is a busy restaurant. Our group all had the various tasting menus and we were all very satisfied with the quality and quantity of food. Service was attentive and efficient, we were never rushed and staff was friendly. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank LizzieZ150
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super nice lamb with herbs - must try!! Very good location as well if you head to the old harbor from downtown.

Thank Ольга Б
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was really lovely and very well priced. We tried many things we had never had before including horse and whale. We shared 6 plates and were raving about it for weeks afterwards. Service could have been a little slower to allow for us to enjoy the experience a little more and... More 

Thank eatyourfeelings
Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I each had one of the four-course set menus and the food was amazing! The portions were good-sized and the prices were very good (compared to other similar restaurants in the area). The service and atmosphere were also very nice. Overall a great experience!

Thank Mattjod
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table at Forrettabarinn for my Birthday and had an amazing dinner here! The Langoustine soup was incredible, although it was slightly disappointing only to have one langoustine tail in the soup. We then had the lamb for our main, which was so tender and probably the best lamb I've ever eaten - they do say Icelandic lamb... More 

Thank bettyangel89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.

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