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“Great Pub Food”
Review of Islenski barinn

Islenski barinn
Ranked #23 of 476 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Miõborg
Description: Icelandic through and through. Icelandic cuisine with a twist. Not touristy, more the place for travelers to mix with the locals. The only bar in the world that serves all Icelandic beers and spirits.
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Pub Food”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Food and beer was fresh or custom made for this friendly spot. Best food we found while visiting the city it lives up to its history and shows off the best of Reykjavik.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent value, interesting experience”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Although the restaurant was full, the very helpful staff managed to set us a table for three and I'm pleased that they did for the experience is something not to be missed. The three course set 'Deep Sea Adventure' menu at ISK 4500 was excellent value. The thick, creamy root vegetable soup was served in a saucepan. I enjoyed the fish of the day, spotted catfish, which was tasty and well presented. The skyr and berry sweet was also very fresh and tasty. To finish, the coffee was quanintly served in a thermos flask. There is also a good choice of Icelandic beer at a cheap price. Not to be missed if you can get in.

  • Visited July 2014
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Slightly off the path and good portions”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Went here with a group. It was recommended by their concierge. This is mainly a fish place, but they also have burgers and a few other things. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were there for a couple of hours for dinner. I got the fish and chips. The batter was pretty thick, but it was good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Ok food, nothing special”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The food is ok at Íslenski Barinn and it's a cheapish place to eat in Reykjavik. The flavours are very main stream, hence my grading. You get a nice meal, but it won't leave a mark on your palate. The staff were very pleasant, but my waiter obviously didn't know the menu as he didn't know what the 3 course "Deep sea adventure" was (even though I pointed at it in the menu). But I got what I'd ordered in the end. The skyr with blueberries and biscuit was very nice. Cheapish beer seeing that it's Iceland. I probably wouldn't come here again, there are better places to eat in Reykjavik (however more expensive).

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This is not a turist trap.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

A cosy place to have a delicious but not overpriced meal. I noticed that a majority of customers were locals. Here they serve whale, puffin, lamb and other local specialities.

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