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Lava Restaurant

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240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Australia
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138 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Lava Restaurant is beautifully nestled into lava rock and the large ceiling to floor window allow a good view to the blue waters of the Lagoon. The menu is small but of good quality with emphasis, of course, on fish dishes (beef, lamb and chicken options are also available). There is also a two, or three course set menu... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had reservation for our meal before admittance to the lagoon. Very nice meal. Food was great. The service was excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Icelandic service is on the relaxed side of casual. The room is very modern and quite a joy to be in.

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iceland
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Even if I live in the country, I have never tried this place before. But we were going to go to the Lagoon so I decided to splurge. I knew they had a limited menu and I also knew it was really expensive but I thought it would be a cool thing to do in tandem with the swim. Well,... More 

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Middle River MD,USA
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The place is nice however the food is expensive. Good thing, the beef I ordered taste good. Bread taste good too.

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I would suggest that it is overpriced but then again it is situated at a very busy tourist attraction. The rack of lamb I had was unbelievable.

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Windermere, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We spent the day at Blue Lagoon on a holidays, Dec 24. Service was great and the food was good at Lava. I recommend it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Try to book in advance as it can get quite busy. It's really expensive but the service is impeccable, the food (and drink) is delicious and the views are to die for.

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had been here previously a few years ago so where a little disappointed this time as the food wasn't as good this time around but maybe this was because it was Christmas and much busier. The mussels are great, the lamb average but the desert wasn't worth having.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful atmosphere. The staff were amazingly friendly and attentive. Although it is on the pricier end of the spectrum I couldn't recommend it enough. The food was cooked to perfection and I could not fault it. Overall an amazing experience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 54
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?