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Veitingahusio Bruin

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Seafood, Soups, Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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Hafnargata 26, Grindavik 240, Iceland
+354 426 7080
12:00 - 20:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were the only ones sitting down for dinner in the huge restaurant which overlooks the harbour. The owner was friendly and chatty, telling us he was once a sailor in the boat that is pictured on the placemats! We both had fish soup to start (every restaurant seems to do their own excellent version of this) and fresh fish... More 

Thank Shazzamma
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The service was very good at this restaurant which is perched above the harbor. It has a lot of seatind. The menu is limited, and like all of Iceland, pretty high priced. But the food was good (fish stew) and the service was very friendly. Even though english was definitely a second language for them, they were very attentive and... More 

Thank shark4rae
New York City
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you're heading over to Vik, and you have the time, take a detour south and pass through Grindavik. It's a great drive and Bruin's is the perfect stop for a fabulous lobster bisque lunch! Don't be misled by the simple cafeteria style interior; this is good food. We got a very pleasant history lesson from the owner, a former... More 

Thank wagsfx
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited on our way to the blue lagoon (it's about 15 minutes beyond the blue lagoon turn off). We stopped for cake and coffee and it was delicious! I had the carrot cake and my husband had the apple and caramel cake. Both were really lovely. The owner (I think) couldn't have been more friendly and... More 

Thank Jem1001
Washington DC
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very much enjoyed our lunch at Bruin. After a morning hike up the nearby volcano, we were starving! We found Bruin and were welcomed in. The owner poured me a cup of coffee, and another, and another... and then I enjoyed an excellent fish stew. Tasty, relaxed, and not at all expensive. Thank you!

Thank FortyNineCountries
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, definitely the best fish dish I ever had, the service was amazing and the location is the best with a view to the harbour. Highly recommended!!! Don't forget is right near the blue lagoon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant just opposite side of our hotel so we went to had dinner, the owner Captain Mr. Olafur recommend two fishes for us, so we ordered two fishes and lamb, and it was so tasty. And Mr. Olafur and chief Ms. Inga (his wife) they had special arrange to open the restaurant on 9 am instead of 12 noon... More 

Thank ElsaYam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled into this restaurant on our first day to Iceland. It was pouring rain sideways and Bruin had its Welcome sign lit. We didn't know what to expect, but ended up enjoying heavenly seafood dishes. The owners were friendly and the cafe was quiet, and we hunkered down for a couple of hours with free wi-fi.... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

When you are in a fishing village, you want to try the catch of the day. The fish menu at the Bruin fulfills all requirements. Fresh, correct cooking, fried on pan or deepfried and good portions.

1 Thank saltfish2015
San Diego
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Simple restaurant overlooking the harbor. The fish (plaice) was very fresh and sautéed-very good. The fish stew was unexpected. I imagined fish in a broth but it was more a mash of fish and potatoes. Ok but not near as good as the simple fish preparation.

Thank Christytips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Seafood, Soups, Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnargata 26, Grindavik 240, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 426 7080
Brúin Restaurant is situated close by the harbor in Grindavík with lovely view of the ocean. We specialize in various fish dishes and seafood. But of course we also offer meat dishes, sandwiches and burgers. Brúin is a family friendly restaurant with special kids menu and a kids playing corner. Brúin welcomes groups and we have special groups menu and there are seating availalbe for 135 guests.

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