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$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 1800
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A local friend recommended this and the experience was totally worth it. The food was excellent, the happy hour convenient for our schedule and really nice atmosphere and service.

Thank Katrill1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the salmon to start, then the horse for main - both excellent! First time I've ever had horse (knowingly), the only thing scandalous is that it isn't served in more places in the UK!

Thank ThePhantomPhryer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found here accidentally. As a vegetarian I couldn't except better dish than what they provided for me.

Thank Majid A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to eat and not located in the busy city centre street. Good and nice diner an nice servers.

Thank Vlogger T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The meal is excellent, the service also exceeds expectations! I would not hesitate about going back there, as it really is a good place to be.

Thank Helena M C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Forrettabarinn twice on our recent 4 night trip to Iceland. The food was absolutely delicious and represented extremely good value. We found everywhere in Iceland to be outrageously expensive but this restaurant would have to be considered good value in the UK...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a different set 4 course meal so we tried most things on the the menu along with a few sides. The reviews drew me there and with the fact it was very reasonably priced considering how much it has cost...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. Relaxed atmosphere. Very nice decor. Great service. Was a busy night but we never felt rushed or crowded.

Thank mesmith14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the small (apetizer) portions of the food, in this way you can choose many dishes you would like to try. The quality is very good. Try the smoked salmon. And make sure you make a reservation. Nice to know: they have happy hour,...More

Thank Marlies_Online
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and good value for the wallet on Icelandic terms. Nice array of small plates suiting most, fine service.

Thank John N
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. It has 2 steps to enter. Very sorry for that. But inside it is all on one level . Our staff is always ready to assist.
20 August 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. We do the courses marked with * on the menu in a vegetarian versions. For example our veggie burger is homemade from skrats and very popular
Luke John O
6 October 2016|
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Response from 318mary | Reviewed this property |
I think about €7 for starters and puddings and €15 for mains
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$65
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
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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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