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Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 519 9750
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
££ - £££
Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew, when I entered this restaurant that it would be expensive but still I was surprised. 3000 isl krónur for a piece of bread w/roastbeef. This is however, the best roastbeef I’ve ever had so I should not complain. If you have money, eat...More

Thank Þráinn B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Good soup, attentive service and decent cappuccino. They also have lunch, dinner and decent desserts. I nice place to visit for a quick snack while visiting the Harpa Concert Hall.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Coffee and cake OK but servers surly. We asked if we could take a seat as no one was in attendance although sign advised we would be taken to a table. Placed order then went to sit down as instructed at counter to be rudely...More

Thank AberfeldyTeuchter
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Like all restaurants in Reykjavik this one is overpriced. But the atmosphere is open and pleasant (even if the server misread my order). A nice stop after the noontime tour/concert.

Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We stopped at this restaurant for hot chocolate on a cold, windy, rainy day. The seating area is large enough that we were comfortable sitting there until we were ready to brave the weather. The atmosphere is open and spacious. The hot chocolate wasn't that...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Thought we would shout ourselves coffee and cake at the Harpa which is a beautiful building inside and out. The staff could barely be bothered to serve us and there were only 2 other people eating. Everything was an effort. Had just spent two weeks...More

Thank charmainev348
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a coffee and cake. The coffee was ok but the carrot cake was a little too much. However, customer service was incredibly poor considering the location and the quality service usually upheld in Iceland. The waitress was uninterested and rolled her eyes...More

Thank Lammaclean
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The food here is good, not exceptional, but was one of our best values in Iceland due to due things; we ate here during happy hour, so glasses of wine were 2 for 1 and we used a coupon for twenty per cent off. Arctic...More

Thank UtahMarty
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Smurstodin is a casual restaurant housed on the ground floor of the Opera House known as, Harpa, on the East end of the waterfront in Reykjavik, Iceland. As we noticed on our visit, it is a particularly popular meeting place. Those headed to a concert...More

Thank hiddenvacation
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited HARPA on our last day and decided to have lunch at this restaurant. There were very few people in the place and we were offered to sit where we wished. Service was prompt and friendly. My wife ordered the the open face sandwich...More

Thank leh003
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 519 9750
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Treat your palate to a delightful celebration. Smurstodin is an elegant, newly opened restaurant in Harpa. It is a prime location to have lunch at during the Advent, for both large groups and smaller gatherings. The menu's main fare are open faced sandwiches in the style of the New Nordic Cuisine Movement. Icelandic grown and harvested ingredients which are the cream of the crop at any given time are accentuated to the fullest. Treat your palate to something truly riveting!
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