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Gamli Baukur

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Seafood, Soups, Scandinavian, European
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Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 2442
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Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Touristic trap. Not Ok for us. Long waits, not friendly and over prices. If you want to grab some food and you do not mind the quality ......

Thank Patricia R
Turnhout, Belgium
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was veryg good, the starter was yummy and for main course we ate the fish of the day: cod with mash and a nice tomato sauce.

Thank DTorfs
Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sadly only popped in for a beer and soup but was not disappointed what so ever. Service was good, location perfect, great atmosphere...but the soup was awesome. Almost went back later that day to have it again. Highly recommend.

Thank Nicole H
Chemainus, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

On a cold rainy and windy day we stopped here for a bowl of Icelandic meat soup. It was delicious. The restaurant was cozy and warm.

Thank Travelbagg
Newcastle, Australia
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46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate here after we had been on a whale watching trip,so didn't get there till about 3. That was not a problem and we were given a really great meal. I had the meat soup which was amazing, and our friend had no trouble getting a vegetarian meal. The weather was very sunny so we sat outside and watched... More 

Thank Fiona1110
Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On a cold and rainy day the sea food soup was an excellent choice :)The place is located at the harbor of Husavik where you can see the fishing boats out of the windows.

Thank SuperJeepLady
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It's a very lovely place where you can eat very good fish and meat, served with delicious vegetables. Price on average for icelandic standard. Main dish, draft beer and dessert around 50 euro

Thank Francesca C
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

After finishing a 3 hour whale watching tour with North Sailing, my son and I stopped here to have a bite for dinner before heading out to our accommodations for the night. Portions are very large. My son had the BBQ chicken with potatoes while I tried the Arctic Char with pesto and barley risotto. The char was perfectly cooked... More 

Thank Cindi S
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I'd read how this place used to be king in Husavik, but the crown has definitely passed to Naustid. At Gamli, the fish was fresh but the kitchen couldn't match the complicated menu, so risotto was poor, when plain boiled potatoes would have been better. Hopefully it was an end of season day.

Thank Spinoccio
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in Gamli Baukur on a wonderful day. The seating area outside was lovely with a great view on the harbour. Sadly the size of our soups in the ratio of what we paid was very disappointing and we left still feeling hungry. So the food was quite enjoyable, but quite overpriced and too small portions.

Thank Holger H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Scandinavian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Husavik
  • Phone Number: +354 464 2442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?