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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arctic char” (93 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Laedjarbrekka restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland is a culinary delight located on the main shopping street in an old original building to add to its charm. The service is warm and gracious and unhurried. This is a must visit in Reykjavik!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CarolinaM5219
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I was last here in December 1999 and had an exceptional meal then. Nothing has changed - great meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank PeterO475
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most people we spoke to highly rated this restaurant as did our friends we were with. We didn’t have starters but main meals and I had the grilled rump steak supposedly medium which is wasn’t and was accompanied by rocket lettuce leaves and a few...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice...late lunch. Both meals excellent...fresh fish (ling cod) and fish and chips. Nice view of the street.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservation and they sat us anyway -- we got lucky on timing. Specialty cocktails were very good and then our table ordered a variety of items -- reindeer burger with onion jam and berries, arctic char, lamb, etc... Everyone loved their meals. And enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KevinintheUS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations to celebrate my spouse's birthday. Came in to the restaurant and explicitly told the guy/host who attended us, that we were celebrating a birthday. The tall, slender young guy said: " don't worry, I will tell your waitress and what we do is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ggvghk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally planned to have the christmas menu but due to our northern lights tour being rescheduled we had to rush in and out. The staff were great about this and the food (arctic char and smoked lamb) was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BenjaminR331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 12 arrived without a reservation on Sunday evening but the staff was happy to accomodate us. The food was amazing - Arctic Char, Mountain & Bay, Cod, Christmas Platter and even Reindeer Burger! They even prepared a last minute “Birthday Cake” for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located inside one of the oldest houses in Iceland and still standing since Iceland was founded. We went here to eat on our last night in Iceland - the food was amazing. Everything was tasty and delicious. It’s a bit pricey but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank localorca79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy setting for a special meal. The Christmas menus were delicious. The staff made us feel welcome and provided helpful recommendations. Fine wine options as well. This was a special birthday dinner which met all expectations for a special occasion.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark W
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15 November 2018|
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Response from PeterO475 | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu regularly and keep up with the seasons.
18 June 2016|
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Response from planetgrateful | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for future diners curious about this.
17 June 2016|
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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