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Silfra Restaurant

Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
+354 578 3720
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“filet” (2 reviews)
“seafood soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best meal I have ever eaten. I have no idea how this restaurant could ever get the mixed reviews it does. Service, atmosphere, food all top class.

Thank Jetts47
Reviewed December 31, 2017

We made a reservation for dinner as we checked in to the hotel. We had wonderful service and exceptional food! Seafood soup starters, Lamb shank and berries with Skyrfoam for dessert. Skyr is the icelandic yogurt. So good we had the same dessert the next...More

Thank Shelley P
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This restaurant is located inside the ION Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir. The hotel was fully booked and so the restaurant was sold out, causing service to be a bit slow. But the hotel is in the middle of nowhere and we had nothing else to...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

The food was EXCELLENT. Yes, it’s expensive but not dissimilar to other places in Iceland (you kinda know going in). But the food and the service was on point during our visit.

Thank alcnyc
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here many times during our stay and thought the food was incredible- definitely the best in the region. We are baffled by the mediocre reviews! The service was attentive and gracious, the food quality is excellent and the presentation and...More

Thank jessmiami3
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously slow service - We waited almost 20 minutes after asking for water, and despite 2 waiters standing around chatting we finally got up and got it ourselves. That happened twice. Food came out of order, despite the waitress asking us what order we'd like...More

Thank FoodTraveler3
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Even with a reservation the service was beyond slow. Took 1.5 hours to get our entree. The servers were apologetic but the kitchen got slammed making burgers for the bar downstairs. Maybe they should rethink priorities when it comes to table service. After an hour...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food in one of the most beautiful hotels in Iceland. Focusing on local cuisine with a trendy modern touch. Very satisfying effect. Everything was good, especially the glazed lamb shank was really amazing. Staff consist of students mainly, so they mixed up a few...More

Thank Roman P
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

The food took well over an hour to come. We had arrived after a 20 hr journey and we're exhausted. This was the last thing we expected. When we asked the waiter how long the food would take, they would not get back with a...More

1  Thank Ameya S
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This is located in the Ion luxury hotel. We started with the snack mix which included olives, chicken liver parfait, trout mousse, and cured lamb. We had the lamb shank and beef tenderloin for our main course, both very tasty. Would go back for sure.

Thank webb16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Selfoss
  • Phone Number: +354 578 3720
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Silfra Restaurant is the in house restaurant at the Ion Adventure hotel in Nesjavellir. The restaurant embodies the local flavours and spirit of Iceland, offering seasonal and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on sustainable and farm-fresh ingredients from its local surroundings. The restaurant’s name derives from the Silfra rift in Lake Þingvellir. The rift is the most popular diving site in Iceland, first of all because it the crack between the American and Eurasian continent and secondly because of the magnificent visibility which isn’t found anywhere else under the same circumstances. The kitchen is lead by Sigurður Ágústsson and Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon.
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