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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$45
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Grill, Soups
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Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding meal. Third time of visiting and although the COVID precautions have affected the service arrangements, the staff still offer the warmest of welcomes, advice on the menu and provide seemingly effortless waiting. The menu is now access through a QR code linked app but...thankfully staff are able to describe the presentation, ingredients and preparation. Great menu selection, food was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so grateful you liked our choice of dishes and the service. We have had to reorganize a lot due to Covid but I am glad it is not affecting the quality of the food and...More

Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Borgarnes. The menu is large and varied. They offer a vegetarian lunch buffet with plenty of warm dishes, including bread and a soup of the day. The staff is friendly and very helpful.

Date of visit: August 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. So glad you appreciate our varied menu and our wonderful staff. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Friendly service and nice food. Shrimp salat was really nice and the icelandic meet soup. I would recommend sitting in the inner area

Date of visit: July 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and generous rating. Glad you enjoyed your visit. The inner area is very popular as are the tables by the window in the front area. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

This place was a real surprise! We had the mussels to start which were the best I’ve ever had, plump and large with amazing colour and excellent sauce. Main courses were fantastic with great veggie options. They need to move the ‘wait here to be...seated’ sign in a bit so the staff can actually see when people arrive and are waiting... apart from that it’s fantastic!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your very generous rating and wonderful review. And thank you for your good advice. We will move the sign at once. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Iceland. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed July 13, 2020 via mobile

Due to Corona most restaurants in Borgarnes were closed but we were very lucky to find this great restaurant. It looks cool, build openly with rough stone on one wall. Our waiter was wonderful and friendly and the food was just amazing! Totally recommend the...grilled horse filet. Just great!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and generous five stars. So glad you found us and enjoyed your visit. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Our family had a very nice evening in the restaurant. The menu had a good variety of dishes. I chose to eat horse and the meat was probably the most tender meat I ever have tasted!

Date of visit: July 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020

Thank you so much for this generous rating and wonderful review. Glad you had the courage to taste the horse. I do agree it is the most tender meat you can get. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed June 2, 2020 via mobile

I am very sorry to say that my experience is far from good. We were 5 sisters hoping to have a nice lunch after traveling from the north. We waited and waited, but no one came to seat us. After a long wait, the phone...rang and all of a sudden a server came running to answer the phone. She didn't even give us a word of apology before answering the phone. Maybe we should have phoned while standing in the lobby of the restaurant. So whether the food is good or not will be a mystery to us for we left when the server thougt a phonecall was more important than customers waiting to be seated.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Our staff is trained to attend to customers as soon as possible. I am not sure what happened but I will make inquiries and talk to the shift manager. We have just opened after Covid. It is very quiet and...More

Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

The lamb is a must. Staff is friendly and the price is reasonable in Iceland. There is a souvenir shop downstairs with artisan arts and products

Date of visit: March 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and generous rating. Yes the Icelandic lamb is unique - free range and fed on wild herbs in the mountains. Glad you enjoyed it. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed February 25, 2020

We had an excellent dinner here we both had the cod dish which was delicious and attempted the Icelandic rice pudding but were defeated!! It was very tasty though worth a try. The service was great and the view lovely go and try if you...can.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Thank you so much for this generous review and rating. Good of you to try the rice pudding - it is a Icelandic traditional every day dish - but we do put a dash of secret extras in it to make it special for our...More

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious, beautiful interior, attentive staff. Price was as we expected for Iceland. Would recommend and visit again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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hayley97, Owner at The Settlement Center Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and generous rating. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and would visit again. Have a wonderful stay in Iceland. Best regards Sigridur Margret

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nicolatwig
June 3, 2019|
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I was just wondering about price, sorry if that bothered you. And also opening times. I was hoping this would be a helpful insight
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Seline R
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Settlement C | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The traditional Icelandic food that is on the menu is the lamb soup for ISK 1980 as starter and ISK 2500 as main course and the traditional mashed fish with dark rye bread for ISK 2800. We also... More
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Kaarina T
July 21, 2016|
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Response from yettie_trapper | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry we did not have lunch there only dinner and I did not note the hours of the lunch.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Settlement Center Restaurant

  • Yes, The Settlement Center Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Settlement Center Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • The Settlement Center Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5