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The Lobsterhouse

Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 561 3303
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (79 reviews)
“langoustines” (50 reviews)
“surf and turf” (13 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Lobsterhouse
1. Delicious langoustine
"drinks was very high level. Our lobster dinner and menu was excellent"
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2. In the Heart of Reykjavík
"The location is convenient - easy to get to from all central locations"
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3. Our famous lobster soup
"my best meal in iceland. very good atmosphere. food is excellent"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a convenient location for a fine seafood dinner when you are visiting Reykjavik. Location is an old house from the foundation of Reykjavik and the setting is very elegant. The seafood dinner was very good, in good amounts, and service was very attentive....More

Thank FAM1955
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing service, great atmosphere, beautiful building and the food is extraordinary!! We by chance came across the Lobster House and we are very VERY happy we did! I had the langoustine croquets to start, beautiful. And the grilled langoustine for a main, divine! My boyfriend...More

Thank stephyhforbes
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at The Lobsterhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your great review and for choosing The Lobsterhouse. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the minke whale for something different and authentic to Iceland. It tasted Devine , similar to a good steak. The grilled langoustines were tasty and fresh. Genuinely fresh, authentic Icelandic seafood.

Thank johnosullivan137
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had the rack of lamb that she loved. I had the Lobster bisque and seafood stew for lunch. Fantastic. The service was excellent.

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While vacationing in Iceland my wife and I had lunch here. I ordered the mussels. There was a tremendous quantity (about 60) served to me. However, nothing else came with the mussels. My wife had a seafood salad. We had nothing to drink. The meal...More

Thank 445edf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to The Lobsterhouse for dinner on his first night in town based on recommendations. We both ordered a set menu, the langostine feast and the seafood feast. It was also our anniversary so we toasted to another great year once...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved te maine lobster. Langoustine were grilled perfectly. Langoustine from Iceland are great in taste. Never leave iceland without eating langoustine! Old building, nicely maintained restaurant. Don’t expect haute cuisine, just straight foreward good food. Service attentive. No complaints.

Thank Robert044
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nicely decorated with a lot of delicious offerings... Lobster bisque soup and bread was perfect... Would’ve liked to come in for dinner!

Thank 69dude
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Although we had great service and the place itself was very cute, the food was just ok. Not worth the price point IMHO.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We had lamb and fish here. So fresh and prepated perfectly. Small cozy little place. We were seated ay a window and it was beautuful watching the snow fall. Staff were great. Food was wonderful and this place will always be a fond memory for...More

Thank Koz911
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at The Lobsterhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your great review and for choosing The Lobsterhouse. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant.

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Questions & Answers
Ana J
8 December 2016|
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Response from Valtýr R | Property representative |
I am sorry for the late reply. Yes like these nice people here above answered so kindly its about 100$ for a nice dinner and 25-50$ for lunch.
Diane and Bill H
7 February 2016|
Response from Valtýr R | Property representative |
Hello Diane thank you for contacting us. The taster menu consists of 5 courses wich the chefs change regularly and is therefore called a 'surprise' menu. We usually serve 1 shellfish course, 1 fish course, 2 meat courses... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 561 3303
  • E-mail
In 1838 the land- and town sheriff Stefán Gunnlaugsson built the building. It has through the ages hosted famous Icelanders like Hannes Hafstein and Stefan Thorarensen. By 1970, the houses in Berntoftstorfu were capacity, the intention then being that they would be demolished and government offices built in their place. Before this came to be, a battle for the buildings preservation was held. It lasted for about a decade, but all the while the houses decayed and parts of them caught fire. In this house alone there were three different fire during the period of the preservation battle. After much struggle the Torfusamtok were finally victorious and got to rent the houses from the state with restoration and preservation as their main goal. The success of their work is apparent to visitors who come here.
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