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The Lobsterhouse

Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 561 3303
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (72 reviews)
“langoustines” (42 reviews)
“surf and turf” (12 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a nice, smart dinner, this is a great choice. The vibe is fancy and chilled and the prices are a little expensive. It was actually cheaper for us to buy a starter and main separate than buy one of the set menus. Food is...More

Thank LAMD90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing lobster soup. Early evening meal prior to a night. Food was very good but felt a bit like sitting in somebody’s front room though. Staff very helpful and attentive

Thank cairn59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of four was in Iceland on business. We thought this would be a nice experience of local food and dine dining. We arrived at 7 pm on a Tuesday evening. We placed our order around 7:30 four our starter and main course. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the lobster house during our short stay in Reykjavík , the lobster was fantastic and the Bordeaux wine we chose was great - unfortunately the langoustines were milky and mushy we asked for replacements but sadly they were milk/mushy too . It's...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first meal we had in Iceland and I must say it was very tasty. My fiance really wanted to eat the lobster so we found this place. The prices were rather high but we shared a lobster special which included soup, and...More

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok - you’re in Reykjavik so you already know how expensive everything is right? So if you want some delicious food then head to the lobster house. It’s a wonderfully restored building, full of art and timeless furniture. From walking through the door we were...More

Thank niknbert
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had high expectations but were eventually disappointed. Not buy the food which was excellent, but by the service: * I ordered a bottle of with wine and it was brought warm. Eventually the waitress put it in a freezer to cool it fast. *...More

Thank Jean Paul S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Try the lobster feast - we actually ate here twice during the week because the food and service was absolutely amazing. They have more than just seafood and shellfish - they offer beef/lamb as well. The three course feast was definitely worth the price -...More

Thank Knikki R
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Went here for my wife's birthday on the first night of our 3 night long weekend trip. Friends advised it. The starters were lovely, the fish soup is a must. The mains were a little disappointing - i had the langoustine's which lacked real taste...More

Thank Elliott_Gibson
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome langoustine, very good Arctic char. Cool atmosphere for an old place. Good service. Not terrible pricing considering what and where it is.

Thank Bookie325
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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