For the last weekend of my friends from Marseille visiting me and Iceland,we decided we should go out for dinner in a good restaurant as they were tired of eating fast junkfood and other Icelandic specialties(not big fans of smoked half sheep head! :)).As I live here and work as a chef myself(no michelin star...yet! :)) ,I heard that Kol was the new " place to be" so I asked my local frends about this "buzz" ,and they all confirmed the qualities but they also recommended strongly to book a table before!Buzz+fully crowded=green light for the not so rich french picky mouth we are :).So last friday,casually fancy dressed,in case...,we arrived there,opened the door and just had the time to admire a "crazy" eagle head painting/drawing(?) and a quick overall look to the crowd and the furniture that a smiling "maitre d' hotel" took care of us:"good evening Gentlemen,do you have a reservation?" me with a confident smile "Yes we do Sir"(we're safe! ).Then he walked us to the table and my friends ordered cocktails and I personally tried a "G'Vine" (French) gin and tonic,because an English friend of mine is a rep for them in Australia/South Asia.So good that we ordered another round as we waiting for our dinner:we all had the "tres locos" burgers as we were three friends ready for the friday night in RVK :) wich were 3 different big "bouchées" burgers,very tasty but light and fresh (especially for my friends),followed by the grilled lamb ,the cod and the salmon as they're Iceland specialties,and so we could exhange bites! :)we noticed that if the restaurant is decorated with taste and class,the numerous professionnal staff is smiling and very accessible ,wich makes you feel comfortable and the general atmosphere agreable.The main courses were just excellent.And for the dessert,my friends and I shared a "tapas" of desserts from the menu as we were "fully" full considering the 2 cocktails,starter ,main courses and almost 2 bottles(1 bottle of Argentinian red (not too expensive please :) )and 3 glasses) of wine(I remind you we're French) ).As a conclusion,despite a note at around14 000 isk(welcome to Iceland :) ) per head because we were celebrating my friends last days,I will definitely go there again at the first occasion to try the rest of the menu and to see if Gordon Ramsay himself!and some locals are still there as they were sitting 2 tables away ! I couldn't hear their conversation their comments about the place but they seemed to enjoy their cocktails,chatting and laughing.So Gordon,let me tell you yhe buzz around is justified because "KOL IS SPOT ON!!!"
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