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Laekjarbrekka

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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bexleyheath
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a night out on the town starting with dinner at this very pretty restaurant. The prices are on the high side but the food was delicious. The staff were friendly and made sure I didn't eat anything with celery or dill (not easy as most Icelandic dishes seem to have one or the other). Although it was a... More 

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Peace River, AB
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a quick weekend trip to Reykjavik. They have a set lunch menu which you should really try. As far as Reykjavik goes, it's actually decent value. My wife had the ling cod, fish of the day. It was so flaky and flavourful. Melted in your mouth. I had lamb medallions, which did not disappoint. They were... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reflecting a previous note - two of us were sat in a room with a large loud party - not their fault, but surely the restaurant must consider the groupings when seating people. We couldn't hear each other talk, so we gave up and reverted to iPhones and listening to speeches at the party table, albeit they were in a... More 

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Thank JulesH1970
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to Lækjarbrekka for my second time this week - there were 11 of us who went for lunch. The food was amazing, the service as well - I would recommend this restaurant if you visit Reykjavík.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this restaurant based on location and other TA reviews. We were not disappointed. I think this was our best meal during our 5 day trip to Iceland. I had the arctic char with leeks, potatoes and asparagus and it was amazing. Light and delicate fish with the right amount of flavor in every bite. My husband ordered the... More 

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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 10 people went to have dinner there and were all very happy with the ambience and quaility of food and service! Well done!

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Thank Amy C
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant Icelandic food with a great combination of flavours and beautiful presentation. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Bit pricey but well worth the money.

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Manila, Philippines
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the fish pie (good) and the lamb filets. Both were good but not inspiring. The waitstaff was a bit awkward but well-meaning. A bit on the pricy side.

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Thank elsbethcat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiting staff was really nice and service was perfect. Nice 3 courses lunch with wine for a very reasonable price which is quite rare in Iceland you have to admit. Very well located and relaxed atmosphere inside.

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Concorezzo, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered only fish. We ate fabulous fish, an homemade chowder served with vegetables and butter + bread. The price wasn't cheap but on average for Iceland, so it was really worth.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
Description
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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