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Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn

Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
+354 426 8650
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (18 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 - 16:30All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
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11 - 20 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice breakfast buffet, friendly service. Early breakfast starts at 4:30 am for hotel guests so if you have an early flight this is a great bonus. We have also dine here for dinner once, it was a small but very tasty buffet.

Thank BeeLittle
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Bee for your lovely 4 star review!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Staying at Northern Lights Inn this was the obvious choice for dinner. Lovely bright room, if you were here in the winter maybe you could see the Northern Lights whilst dining. In the daylight the view is nothing to write home about. Up market menu,...More

Thank JanYoga
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you JanYoga for your nice 4 star review!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We went to Max's because of all of the exemplary reviews. This place was a joke. There were literally 8 things on the menu including the appetizers. We ordered bruchetta & soup of the day for appetizers. The bruchetta was terrible, the bread wasn't cut,...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We dropped by here after visiting the Blue Lagoon too hungry to drive back to Reykjavik. We were lured in by the BBQ Now signs on the road. Went in not knowing what to expect given the strange location (next to a geothermal power plant)...More

Thank timpys
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your fabulous detailed review!

Reviewed 24 June 2017

A simple airy room with a menu focused on barbq. Salads and soups, too. The food was delicious and the service pleasant.

Thank Spadina2
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you Spadina2 for your great BBQ Review!

Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stayed at the Northern Light Inn for 5 nights and utilized their excellent concierge service to arrange our trip to the Golden Circle, Southern Iceland tour, a trip to the town of Grindavik and of course the Blue Lagoon. Helene made all of the...More

Thank SMD52
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Mike and Susan, Thank you very much for your thoughtful and detailed 5 star review!!!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The lamb at dinner was excellent. The morning breakfast buffet was also excellent with a lot of variety! They even had a little orange juice squeezing station. The view was pretty as well.

Thank Kialin
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Kialin for your tasty 5 star review!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had the dinner buffet Sunday evening. The food was delicious! Everything was freshly prepared and had so much flavour. Well worth the price.

Thank vycalvelo
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you very much for your delicious 5 star review!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We ate at Max's two nights while staying at the Northern Light Inn. Everything we ate was delicious, including fish and lamb, as well as a vegetarian eggplant dinner. We found it very relaxing to enjoy our meal while gazing out the large windows to...More

Thank TravellingLindy
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Lindy for your lovely 5 star review!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Not as good as Lava restaurant but pretty good, not as expensive, but in Iceland food is expensive in smallest town

Thank Steve P
Brooks W, Public Relations Manager at Max's Restaurant at Northern Light Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Steve for a 5 star review!

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Questions & Answers
Leighmcraig
12 February 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, no there is no dress code at Max's Restaurant.
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stnkyoe
26 January 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, The hotel opens at 07:00 am when we start our breakfast, which is for our hotel guests and also for walk-in traffic. Kind regards, The NLI Team
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puppa3
1 January 2017|
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Response from NLI-Iceland | Property representative |
Hi, so sorry for our late reply. The price for Sunday Roast is ISK 5,600 per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nordurljosavegur 1 | Northern Lights Road, Grindavik 240, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 426 8650
  • E-mail
Description
Max's Restaurant & Lounge at the Northern Light Inn, is just 1 minute before the Blue Lagoon. We are open every day, serving contemporary Nordic cuisine sourced from the best of the the fjords and fields of Iceland.

Max's and Northern Light Inn are 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport KEF, 45 from Reykjavik, 3 hours from London, and less than 6 from New York. We hope to see you soon!
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