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Travellers' Choice2023
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Forrettabarinn offers a range of appetizers and desserts of various sizes. The menu focuses on fresh, Icelandic ingredients with a Southern European influence. It also offers a range of vegetarian dishes and a choice of four-course set meals. The bar offers a good range of beers, locally brewed along with international brands. Wine is offered by the glass and the colorful cocktail selection is carefully crafted by their skilled bartenders. Don’t miss the happy hour from 16 – 18 every day with special offers on draft beers and the house wines. Forrettabarinn opened in 2011 and is owned and run by chef Róbert Ólafsson. He has extensive experience dating back to 1994 and has worked in hotels and
PRICE RANGE
£17 - £67
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Vegaterian Burger and fries that I had in a long time! The Burger was perfectly grilled, very cruncy and also the fries! I higly recomend and look forward to come again.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Price quality TOP. The served beers were fantastic. Stella Artois on tap was as in Belgium We will come back !!!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an outstanding meal. We had the 4 course sampler. The langoustine soup was the BEST I’ve ever eaten. The beef carpaccio, outstanding. Hand down a fabulous meal. Did not need a reservation. Don’t miss this place.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance and we were so happy. On entering, the ambiance was welcoming and the decor tasteful. But the real appeal was the food, tasty, very well presented and a great combination of flavors. We had the fish of the day, redfish...and Atlantic wolffish. So good. And then the desserts were fabulous, I highly recommend this place for any visitors to ReykjavíkMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

Had a 4 course dinner, soup(which tasted really good), carpaccio, horse steak and a dessert. along with some really good wine. the horse steak was so juicy and tender. the atmosphere was really good. recommend this place!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

It was a great experence to dine at the Restaurant. The food was great & the staff did everything to make us comfortable. I will dine there again anytime :-)

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

This spot came highly recommended by our tour guide, and it did not disappoint! The horse was excellent, and the desserts we tried were all excellent. The ambience was lovely, staff were great, and it was a really lovely evening.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Following a recommendation we booked into Forréttabarinn, we all opted for a tasting menu option even though the whole menu was tempting, needless to say we were not disappointed, each course was very tasty and in proportion, we were full up by the end of...the meal. Great service & patience provided throughout as we took a bit too long deciding what we wanted. Good value also.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

I will try to keep this brief. The best meal we had in Iceland. Possibly the best meal we have had EVER! We went for the taster menu, lobster soup, beef carpaccio, horse and lamb, and desert of absolute dreams. Service brilliant. Atmosphere fabulous. This...was my 50th birthday and I am so glad I went with the recommendation of the food walk guys and chose here over some of the more fine dining places.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

We had the most lovely time. The food was delicious and our server Auður was the cherry in top. Highly recommend to anyone planning a night out with nice company ❤️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

I've been to Iceland now twice. The first time, I was lucky to find Forréttabarinn. Had a fantastic meal then. This time was no different 8 years later. The lobster soup and lamb were phenomenal. I hope to return again one day soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Really excellent experience. I have been travelling since mid of eighties in many countries and allways loved to eat well. This "S M O K E Y B A Y" menu was maybe the best dinner I have ever taste in any place. Service was...amazing polite, exceptionally quick and very professional. If I would educate restaurant personals, that would be absolutely example of the place where customer is taken into account as it should be every restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

The food here was really tasty, and served quickly The staff new a lot about allergens, and the chef kindly completely altered a dish to ensure it was gluten and diary free. My partner thought it was the best meal of the holiday. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

I recommend this restaurant! Such a tasty langoustine soup, lamb / horse meat main dish and delicious coconut creme brulee 😘

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We didn’t like the food very much, it was covered in oil and little taste. The head waiter was great but the other waiter was a bit awkward and didn’t do a good job.

Date of visit: January 2024
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clarek2508
10 September 2019|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are. Set menu on NYE only. A la carte on NYD. Robert
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Janet S
6 February 2019|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi Janet. Yes we are open every night from 4 PM You are welcome to book online at our website. Best regards Róbert
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H7737DXsamantham
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Response from adrianab440 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am sure that won’t be a problem. They have a lovely selection of fish and seafood. As well as vegetable dishes. Enjoy!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5