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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (215 reviews)
“arctic char” (84 reviews)
“langoustine” (71 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in the city center, this quaint restaurant is a gem. Great food from appetizers, soups, main courses and desserts. We ordered the 3 course lunch deal. I would highly recommend it.I had lamb, curry soup & creme brûlée (served with ice cream & fruits...More

Thank rosario308
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were able to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night and it was lucky. The layout is in an old house and is very old worldly. The staff was very attentive helpful in describing the dishes. The seafood was very creatively prepared...More

Thank Zarilla
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was recommended by fellow travelers who loved it so much, they went back a second time. This was a pricey place, based on our Canadian dollars but it was our big splurge. We had lunch, and ordered the least expensive bottle of wine...More

Thank needles4ewe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have chosen this place on our last day in Reykjavik. The restaurant situated in central Reykjavik end of their main shopping street. The place itself was really friendly and easy to book a table for dinner. We went for whale steak and fish stew....More

Thank ferenc t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose to eat here as had walked past several times and thought it looked really cute and snug. It didnt dissapoint inside was equally as cute and cosy in candle light. Staff were very attentive and helpful. The food when it arrived was simply delicious...More

Thank Sunshinealways78
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! Beautiful restaurant in an historic building. Superb food and service, we dined at lunchtime on the fixed menu and were not disappointed. Icelandic cocktail made with BIRKIR was excellent.

Thank TD1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a lovely, relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant we forgot almost instantly about a stormy, grey day behind the windows. The staff were efficient, welcoming and helpful; although the restaurant was getting busy, they didn’t make us feel rushed. We opted for three-course meal (one...More

Thank Mirall65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to accommodate party of 8, so we split into two tables not far from each other. Highly recommend fish of the day, I hard the artic char which is very similar to salmon. Friend had the whale which was like a thick steak. The...More

Thank girlielogic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I ate at this restaurant tonight and had the 4 course menu. We were a little worried whether the food would be decorative and small, but we needn’t have worried. The food was delicious, well presented and there was more than enough....More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted the lunch deal wandering past and returned later - mid afternoon- to try it and were not disappointed. Delicious food with various options, beautifully served, interesting place and no pressure to move on. I am vegetarian and somewhat tentatively tried the nut roast...More

Thank drmary145
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18 June 2016|
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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