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“unusual eats!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of 3 Frakkar

3 Frakkar
Ranked #61 of 460 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$126
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Doncaster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“unusual eats!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We were recommended by our hotel receptionist to visit here and we were not disappointed.If you are looking for traditional Icelandic fayre, especially seafood then this is the place to go.

A little off the main street in a residential area.Would recommend you book as it does get very busy. It is a small cramped place with the tables very close together, so having your conversation overheard by others is the norm. Even getting to the toilet is pushing your way through the crowd stood at the bar.
The service started out a little cold, unfriendly and not too welcoming, however, the waitress that took our order was much more polite and friendly.

We had smoked puffin and minke with smoked heroin for starters, followed by guillemot & Icelandic Fish Hash. Portions were quite large and plentiful. Not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth trying.
As with all restaurants in Iceland, this was not cheap, but would recommend

  • Visited November 2013
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Milton, Wisconsin
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487 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Quaint & delicious!”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Our concierge at the natura hotel recommended this restaurant for local iceland cuisine & she was right! I had peppered whale tail that was delicious! Steve had a fish dish that was also very good!

Visited November 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A cuisine highlight”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Þrir Frakkar has a well-deserved reputation for quality traditional fare, cooked to perfection, and my visit only continued to prove their reputation to be true. The service was excellent, attentive and timely without being intrusive, and the atmosphere of the restaurant was warm, all polished wood and intimate. While my tastes don't extend to endangered animals, the mixed herring sampler was attractively presented and delicious, and the horse tenderloin as a main was fantastic. Everything a beef steak promised but so often fails to deliver, it was meltingly tender, cooked to a perfect rare, with a developed crust. The accompaniments were carefully chosen and complemented the meat beautifully. Finishing with the skyr brulée was an excellent choice, also: light and almost mousse-like, with the crunch of caramelised sugar, it was the perfect ending to a fine meal. I would definitely return to Þrir Frakkar, and recommend it to anyone looking to commemorate a special holiday or event.

  • Visited November 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“great icelandic produce”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This restaurants food was one of the highlights of our trip and I could not find fault with our choices on the night. We were keen to taste all that Iceland has to offer so selected the shark, smoked puffin, reindeer, whale and horse. I have never tasted a piece of meat with so much flavour and melt in the mouth texture as the horse. The food was well served and presented nothing pretentious about this restaurant. The beers and wines are well priced and would recommend a visit. We went on a Sunday evening and it was full so suggests you book ahead.

  • Visited October 2013
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London
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“Top Notch Icelandic food”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This restaurant is a real gem. We turned up without a reservation but the lovely staff were more than happy to accommodate us. It is a bit quirky and some of the dining areas are 'bijou', but it's all the better for that. I had a superb meal which included puffin, whale, arctic char and skyr - all Icelandic delicacies, but does cater for more catholic tastes. A really great evening was had with attentive staff and great food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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