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“Nothing fancy, but very good value”
Review of Kannslarinn

Ranked #6 of 9 Restaurants in Hella
Cuisines: Seafood
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy, but very good value”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We dropped in here for a quick lunch one day.

It looks like what it is - a basic roadside bar/diner, inside and out. Although there was a menu of mostly pizzas & burgers, there was also a hostess trolley-type arrangement with stew and a pot of lamb broth. This smelled very appetising so we ordered a couple of portions of bread & soup and two hot drinks. The bar lady was most concerned about this - by some quirk it was cheaper to have the set lunch of soup, stew and a hot drink than it was to have just the soup & drink. So, never ones to turn down free food or a good deal, we agreed to have the set meal. The hostess trolley meant it was serve yourself so we figured on having just a token portion of what was proudly announced to be horse stew. The soup was nicely meaty with a few veggies - a good start. The stew came with mash and boiled veg. The veg were nothing to get excited about, but the mash was buttery and fairly smooth, whilst the stew was thick and dark and unctuous, with good-sized chunks of meat, cooked to melting tenderness in a rich gravy. This was the first time I had eaten horse and I confess to being a little dubious, but it really did taste very nice - and my good intentions to have just a small portion were quickly discarded.

The whole meal for two of us cost around £12, easily the cheapest full meal we had in Iceland. OK, so it isn't fine dining, and doesn't have much atmosphere, but it was clean, the service was friendly, the food was tasty and substantial and excellent value.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank SharraBey
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Chessington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Good basic selection of foods, pizzas, burgers etc. and good size meals. Reasonably priced - about £15 for a pizza including some extra toppings. Service good and didn't have to wait long for food to arrive, although we were the only peope there....

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Kathryn K
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Fochabers, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wild west atmosphere”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Dont bother, walked in hoping that it would be similar to the restaurant in vik, we were very mistaken. Food was in a tiny hot plate and looked as though the patrons that were in there had trodden all over it. When we walked through the door everyone stopped speaking and were watching us, I.e old western saloon in USA or the scene in American werewolf in London.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Stephen T
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Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good for a Quick Bite”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We ate here for dinner one night whilst staying nearby and were pleased with our meals. The Icelandic Meat Soup was delicious and just what I needed after a day in the cold. We shared a pizza and the fish and chips, both were cooked well, not greasy at all, and the pizza was one of the better ones I have had in Europe. It isn't a fine dining experience but it isn't McDonald's either, it lies somewhere in the middle of the two. I am not sure about the man being grumpy, I found him to be pleasant enough and very helpful. He recommended the fish and chips which turned out to be a good meal. The service was quick. Others are correct about the atmosphere, there isn't a lot. Overall, I would eat there again quite happily.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank SCD81
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hella's Local Diner”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

If you're looking to get your grub on, this place will work, but don't come looking for fine dining or super-friendly service. We had a meat soup (lots of nice lamb chunks), and fish and chips (unremarkable). Split a local beer. The service was a little surly, but the food hit the spot. Forget atmosphere; it's minimally decorated with some pics of volcanoes. If you're looking for something just slightly more upscale, try Arhus.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Branden55
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