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Gallery Restaurant

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European, Scandinavian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Bergstadastraeti 37 | Hotel Holt, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt)
+354 552 5700
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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a few years since we went to have dinner there last time. We took our friend for dinner since we thought it is a most prestigious resturant in Reykjavik. Yet it was a disappointment. In the past, waiter was expecting guests from the front door, welcoming guest with warmth and sometime even helped to hang up over... More 

Thank Amy C
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Gallery is perfectly named: a restaurant devoted to the finest of Icelandic dining, and displaying a splendid array of some of the finest of Icelandic artworks. It is a part of one of Reykjavik's leading hotels, and is open to non-residents. We happened to be residents (and as such got a 10 per cent discount on our dinner), but... More 

Thank StephenHowarth
Reykjavik, Iceland
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I had dinner at the Gallery. Celebrating a special occasion with friends we chose to go there and it was great. We had the Theatre menu, so many small dishes. I loved it. The Gallery has been around for decades and has been and is one of the top restaurants in Reykjavik. Must though say... More 

Thank MariaRichter
Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We liked this restaurant several years ago. We went back this time and also found that this restaurant was enjoyable. The wine collection is large but pricy. This restaurant is getting a little bit obsolete since more new innovative restaurants have appeared in Reykjavik recently.

Thank Yasuo F
Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Often hotel restaurants are disappointing. The Gallery certainly is not. An excellent restaurant with a varied and interesting choice of food. I am not surprised but many locals told me that the Gallery was the place that they choice to celebrate special occassions.

Thank Ilana L
Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Hotel Holt we dined at their Gallery Restaurant. We had the lobster soup and salmon appetizers and they were delicious. My husband had the lamb filet which was perfectly prepared. I had the lobster pasta which was delicious but too much to finish. We shared the Dutch desert (can't recall the name) as it was recommended... More 

Thank Luckydog116
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a wonderful three night stay at the Hotel Holt, and ate at the breakfast all three mornings we were in Reykjavik. The food selection was limited, as is typical of breakfasts at hotels in Iceland. The eggs were a color far from normal, so we stayed away from those. However for the purposes of a light start to... More 

Thank Eliza A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Nice food, nice atmosphere and good service. Food was plenty. Paintings terrific. We will be back again.

Thank UllaFalk
Witney, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. The service was friendly and informative explaining the dishes if required. Unusual and imaginative menu but plenty to choose from

Thank Helen L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Hosted a banquet catered by Gallery at the Holt. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Lobster soup with chocolate cream was scrumptious, as was the plaice with pumpkin. Dessert was a fanciful skyr and blueberries in Icelandic lava and moss--all edible.

Thank SGreer59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 85
European, Scandinavian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bergstadastraeti 37 | Hotel Holt, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 552 5700
Gallery Restaurant was chosen the best restaurant in Iceland 2012 by Nordic Prize.The restaurant is set in an intimate room with beautiful artwork all around and offer several kinds of private rooms for groups and individual. The selection of our gourmet menus includes fresh Icelandic ingredients, steaks and seafood for lunch and dinner. Gallery Restaurant has never been better than right now, whether you are looking for a romantic meal with your loved one, dinner with friends or a family feast, this is the place to celebrate all that is good in life.Our walk-in wine cellar includes about 4000 vintage wines - why not try wine tasting in our cellar to set the mood for a memorable evening?Open every day from 12-14pm and 18-22:30pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?