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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Hofnin has a beautiful seaside view overlooking the harbour.
US$8 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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All reviews mussels liquorice ice cream pulled lamb lamb curry fish soup bread mashed potatoes arctic char penne cake burger old harbour set menu harbour side table by the window catch of the day
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were trying to find something on Valentines Day. The proprietor was able to accommodate us after a short wait. The restaurant was popular and I noted that most of the clientele were Icelandic, surely a good sign if the locals were using it. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hanwoodtractor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Hofnin by chance when looking for somewhere to eat on the way back from a full day tour and we’re so glad we did!! The food was amazing and very reasonably priced. The setting was lovely, with the restaurant being decorated quite traditional...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kerryjanee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked some weeks in advance and asked for a window table to enjoy the harbour views. On arrival, the waitress explained that she had set our table upstairs and there was a huge window providing a panoramic view of Reykjavik harbour. This was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife just had the pulled lamb entree, but I chose the four course set meal. We arrived early enough to get happy hour price on the wine. The food and service were excellent and the location is directly on the harbor. By US standards...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank eclectic0ne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a small restaurant with a nice sea front view. The food is very nice as well as the staff. The price is expensive but that’s aiceland for you.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Aphio1925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a destination wedding and chose Hofnin for our reception dinner. Our dinner started with the shellfish soup; langoustine, mussels, and scallops with a pitcher of creamy heavenly soup poured on top. Our entrees were the pulled lamb, arctic char, or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

happened upon Hofnin while walking around the Old Harbor Area during lunch. There was only one other couple in the restaurant. Too Bad - this place is a GEM! We both ordered the lunch special - My husband got the Fish and Chips -- big,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sunseekerinsc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went twice in 4 days because the food was so great!!!!! Tried to get the recipe for the seafood soup but they weren't sharing. Try to get there early enough to get a window seat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reddvixen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never write a review but I felt compelled to having eaten one of the best plates of food I have ever eaten. I have travelled and eaten in the best Michelin restaurants and I am happy to tell you that this whale friendly gem...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debsmurray10
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Me & my partner ate here on our last night... we had the set menu... every course was delicious, brilliantly presented.. the soup was amazing! Not one fault with this restaurant at all. The staff were friendly and very helpful yet still remained very professional....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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3 September 2017|
Response from andrewsP3194YW |
I would advise you contact the restaurant directly for a reservation this large on such a busy night. hofnin@hofnin.is
8 June 2017|
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Response from swigle | Reviewed this property |
The website states closing time is 10pm.
31 May 2017|
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Response from PhilipHead | Reviewed this property |
You park in a city car park or in a nearby street.
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