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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 1,133 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a great place with great service and incredible food. The bread id amazing as were the entrees we had. The veggie head wife had the "nut steak" vegan nut patty with local veggies including the most amazing beets I've ever had. I had the...More

Thank mikecartertennis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The location is great. The food was good but quite expensive. We had two maine courses and two beers and payed over 9000 ISK .

Thank Margo-Sol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stylish restaurant! Friendly welcome but reserved (could be more open and warm) service by our table waitress. I made a reservation on a Wednesday evening (12/07/2017) for 6 persons in total, only 10 mins walking distance from our B&B. We only ordered mains and desserts...More

Thank ChrisDessein
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Jona Tours holiday and this was our last meal together as a group. Staff very attentive and helpful. Food was nicely presented and there was plenty of it. Very very tasty. Lobster soup to start, followed by chicken. The dessert was I can...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit in 2016 we tried the traditional Icelandic fare which was great. In June 2017 we sampled other parts of the menu and found both the food and service excellent. Like most things in Iceland, it was quite pricey, but worth it.

Thank rweisfe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with everything that's been said about this charming little restaurant right in the middle of town. Yes it's expensive but then so is everything in Reykjavik. But if it's good value you want go at lunchtime. They do a great set menu at...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before we traveled to Iceland, we Googled "good restaurants in Reykjavik," and Laekjarbrekka was highly rated on a number of lists. Situated a few blocks from the harbor in a beautiful, historic house, this restaurant specializes in high-end Icelandic cuisine. We took the four-course menu,...More

Thank MApropism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is in an interesting old building that was originally a bakery. We made a reservation after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We had a very nice dinner which we started by sharing the assortment of Icelandic specialties which I...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with two other couples. My wife got the fish stew and I got the lamb shank stew. Everything was served in crocks which kept the food hot to the last bite. The lamb portion was adequate and flavorful. The presentation...More

Thank Gene D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood in great location. One of the best meals I had in Reykjavik. Langoustine melted in my mouth.

Thank tarapyfrom
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taijiming
17 June 2016|
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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LASS4
16 June 2016|
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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Description
The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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