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AALTO Bistro

Saemundargata 11 | The Nordic House / Norraena Husid, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 0200
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Saemundargata 11 | The Nordic House / Norraena Husid, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The view from the restaurant is stunning; a view of the city and Hallgrímskirkja. Food and serivce perfect. Good place to go with friends and chat. A short walk to Háskólabío if you are heading over there after dinner/late lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nordbyhagen
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I went for lunch there because of its review. Its a very small restaurant hidden outside the city and surounded by beautiful nature! The food was phenomenal and the service incredible. i went by myself. I am pesceterian and dont eat fish. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Worldtraveller1900
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch two times here during our three day visit in Iceland. Vegan options everyday on their menu including the soup of the day. Also, this is the first restaurant in Iceland that I have visited to have great wine list with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank coamodreamsg
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I had a fantastic Lunch at Aalto bistro with the wife last Sunday. The price is fair and service was very good as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ha522
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

By far the best place to eat during our visit in Iceland. Great atmosphere and wonderful dining experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank James K
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We went out bicycling and this stop was perfect for some mid day calories. Got coffee and French Chocolate cake, delicious. Prices good and service good. Nice environment with nice view towards ocean. Highly reccomended!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 66Showelhead
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to National museum and really enjoyed the experience. Great choice of vegetarian options, we sampled 3 and were amazed for all 3, delicious, special and great presentation.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 281hansv
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Visiting Iceland with group of discriminating women from the US and Canada. We ordered a number of different lunch entrees and each was delicious and beautifully presented. The emphasis on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients is evident as well as the discerning attention to detail...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Was here with a group of 12 women... everyone had wonderful food but the DATE cake was the BEST!! Sveinn and the entire staff made our dining experience such a pleasure!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jacquierussogold
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My second time here while visiting Iceland. The BEST FOOD. I loved the presentation and the added tastes of the herbs that Sveinn collects on his way to work. The desserts are to die for - try the date cake. Thank you so much for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jaxann1
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 1,800 - US$ 8,900
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saemundargata 11 | The Nordic House / Norraena Husid, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 0200
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Nordic cool at its best. For years, the renowned chef Sveinn Kjartansson has been showing viewers of Icelandic television how to make the most of the country's natural food sources, especially its impressive range of seafood. Now, visitors to AALTO Bistro in the Nordic House can sample for themselves the work of this creative chef, in the form of delicious and delightful fresh lunch specials and during the day. When it comes to afternoon coffee, linger awhile, over delicious homemade cakes, all made with the best ingredients available at the time, Over the weekends, a delicately constructed dinner menu. Naturally, the fruits of the sea feature prominently, although meat and vegan options are also on offer. In true New Nordic style, the food at AALTO Bistro draws on fresh, local, healthy produce, ingredients which change with the seasons. Head chef Sveinn stirs in a dash of his trademark magic to create the prettiest of plates. Healthy food for a happy heart!
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