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Forrettabarinn

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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
+354 517 1800
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was our last night and we had looked for a good restaurant on trip advisor. This was a great choice. They do a set menu with 4 different dishes, or you can pick and choose from the menu. The waiters were great and gave us time to choose and offered us advice on the dishes and the local beer.... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a brilliant experience at Forrettabarinn, having been recommended it by our local Icelandic Airbnb host. Good location, amazing food and friendly staff. Happy hour was 5-7pm for more affordable drinks. Would recommend the lamp dish - was delicious! It wasn't a cheap meal but it was no more expensive than any where else we visited in Reykjavik! And given... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK - so lets get the only (common) negative out of the way first. Its expensive, thats Iceland in 2017, so if you are visiting, be prepared for that. So - we have eaten here two evenings - rare for us not to venture more widely. Meal one was superb - the Lamb being the most tender I think I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy eating at the bar when I am on my own, so when I walked by on my quest for nourishment and noticed an interesting menu and seats at the bar, I figured this was the place. Glad I stopped. One of the bartenders asked me what kind of beer I was interested in and made a recommendation for... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this centric place. Very nice and good food. I recommend this to everyone special during happy hour

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in looking for somewhere to eat and came across this place by chance. It's down the road from Mattur og Drikkur which everyone wants to eat in following Rick Stein's visit. However, it was a Saturday night and we suspected it would be fully booked. When we entered Forrettabarinn it was really busy but they said they could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitors during happy hour. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, comfy sofas for a glass of wine and a chat :) went back here a few nights in a row.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience at this restaturant in the Old Harbor area of Reykjavik! Great dinner to please everyone except the worst of critics. Good value & all dishes we had were perfectly prepared & presented. Very nice atmosphere, comfortable lighting; busy but still relaxed. One in our party thought the service was a little slow they but hey were very busy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend ate here in January 2017, and it was without a doubt the best meal we had in Iceland. Whilst all restaurants in Reykjavik are expensive, this meal was no more expensive than any other we had and the quality was second to none. To start we had the chicken & avocado quesadilla and the smoked salmon,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely seafood meal for 8, even though we arrived very late. Think we kept the kitchen open a little longer than they had expected, but staff were all very friendly and accommodating, and we didn't feel rushed. Lovely fresh seafood, and some nice non-seafood (beef carpaccio in particular) were enjoyed by all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
Description
We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.

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