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Vid Tjornina - CLOSED

Tjarnargata 11 | Inside the City Hall Building, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 8666
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
2 Jan 2018
“The best imaginable”
12 Sep 2015
“Wonderful restaurant on the duck pond in Reykjavik”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Tjarnargata 11 | Inside the City Hall Building, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed January 2, 2018

Are you looking for the superb restaurant experience - visit Vid Tjornina. Fantastic food based on the best Icelandic sea- and land sources. The service is above imagination and their wine cellar contains the most of your desire.

Thank Vidar5757
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Romantic restaurant in an old house by the duck pond. Service was great and the food was fresh and very good. Seafood was superb. Good wine list. The real draw for this venue is it's ambiance. .The food is very good...Enjoyed the experience and especially...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Enjoyed a very lovely dinner in a beautiful setting. Walked from Hotel Alda. Had a wonderful view of the lake. Apparently it is full of ice skaters in the winter. Dinner was superb. First course a salmon soup, followed by salad with smoked salmon and...More

2  Thank Megan S
Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had booked in advance for a family meal of 7 on a Saturday evening. Booking was easy and our host made sure we had correct new address. We were made welcome, lovely table and the view setting wonderful. We had a good but not...More

Thank spinone2013
Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant is in a fantastic location with views looking over a duck pond. The food wasn't the best. Small portions and the main course was served freezing.

1  Thank NorthernwandererNE29
Reviewed October 6, 2014

The main draw of this restaurant is definitely the location - overlooking the water by city hall you can bird watch while enjoying a good meal in pleasant surroundings. The restaurant has the feel of your grandmother's living room despite being inside the modern city...More

Thank CamillaL
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Vid Tjornina used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Reykjavik. It had a charming eclectic decor in a lovely old house. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Not any more. The restaurant has moved just a few dozen meters to the Reykjavik City...More

Thank freqtrav17
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this dinner on our last evening in Iceland after a 16 day self drive around the island. We had the five course dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine. Not only were the dishes excellent but the owner, Laufar, gave us a...More

1  Thank Stan B
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The menu had only 2 possibilities for each course, but food was fantastic. Langoustine with fennel as first course especially good. Fish and lamb main course excellent. Dessert subtle and smart. This was our splurge dinner and worth every kroner. Highy recommended!

Thank Todd R
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

The menu is limited to 2 selections a fish and meat we have the local fish and it was exquisite! Not only did it taste great the presentation was awesome. It's small and we got there no reservation and lucked out to get a table...More

1  Thank joyceb18
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Restaurant Details

Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tjarnargata 11 | Inside the City Hall Building, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 551 8666
  • E-mail
We have just moved our restaurant after 27 years. We are now located inside the City Hall Building which is located in the lake right downtown in Reykajvik. We opened our restaurant at our old location ,which is only 1 min away from the City Hall, in 1986 and we are a family owned restaurant, with the same owners since 1986.
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