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Hofnin

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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Geirsgata 7C, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 2300
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hofnin is set in an old fisherman's shed right on the harbour side. It is very atmospheric with what look like original features delivering a great ambience. There are not many tables so book ahead. We pitched up quite early on a Monday night and were lucky to get a table. Menu caters to all tastes but the fish and... More 

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Thank Dunworkin2015
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142 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early evening but still failed to get a window seat, however the view was still great. Nicely decorated and staff were very friendly. We ordered the seafood soup, shrimp cocktail, haddock and cod. All of it was delicious and carefully put together to bring out the beautiful flavours. It is certainly worth arriving before 7pm to take advantage... More 

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Thank Kate E
Management response:

Great to hear that you liked the food, our restaurant and last but not least the staff. Thank you for posting the review. It's much appreciated. Welcome back. The Höfnin Team More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to go here and it was amazing. Food was delicious, service was very good. Worth the money spent.

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Thank SCSTL
Management response:

Thank you for the review, it's like music to our ears. We are happy to read that you found the food delicious and the service good. Welcome back. The Höfnin Team More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my wife. We had a three course meal that started with an excellent shellfish soup. Then there was a very good beef dish with mushrooms, potatoes and Bearnaise sauce. The desert was a warm chocolate cake with an excellent tasting licorice ice cream. Good service, good food, good night out.

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Thank Ivar T
Management response:

Great to hear that you liked the food, the service and had a good night. Makes us really proud. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. Welcome back. The Höfnin Team More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after looking at alternative options in the harbour area on our last night in Reykjavik. The food was good but overpriced even for Reykjavik, service was ok but slow, but the venue was nicely decorated. Perhaps just unlucky they were busy. Would probably not rush back

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Thank Amanda H
Management response:

Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. We are happy to hear you liked the food. The service at Höfnin gets good review most of the time. We will look into why it wasn't so last night. The Höfnin Team More 

Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just dropped in for lunch, but food, staff and atmosphere was so good we had to come back for dinner next day. And yes, it was same experience!

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Thank TorShow
Management response:

Super ! Thank you for the review, it's much appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you liked the food so much and that everything was up to your expectation the second time. The Höfnin Team More 

Livonia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a package that included dinner at Hofnin on New Year's Eve 2016. The service was great and the food was awesome. The owner talked to us personally several times during the dinner. The location on the bay was beautiful. We even saw the Northern Lights before dinner!

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Thank Leslie S
Management response:

Great ! We are please that you liked the restaurant, the food and the service. The Northern lights are a bonus. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Höfnin Team More 

Lisburn
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hofnin because of the reviews and varied menu it offered. I had the shrimp starter which was very good followed by the haddock - it was excellent. My husband had the burger which was average. The lack of ambience was the only negative. There was no background music and the tables were very close together so we were... More 

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Thank SeaMist6
Management response:

Thank you for the review, it's much appreciated. We are happy that you liked the seafood. I hope the lack of ambience didn't bother you too much. Thank you for pointing out the lack of background music. It's on the bucket. We hope that your stay in Iceland was pleasant. The Höfnin Team More 

Barbados
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as a part of a deal for a tasting meal, followed by a night boat tour to see the northern lights - we had to split the activities as we could not pack everything in on the same day as we had other excursions booked as well - thank the lord we did as the boat trip... More 

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Thank 85JonathanP
Management response:

Super ! we are happy that you liked the food, the service and our restaurant. To bad about the boat trip, or rather that they did not let you know ! Thank you for taking time to post the review, it's much appreciated. We you the rest of you stay was pleasant and welcome back. The Höfnin Team More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Iceland. The food was beautiful, my partner had haddock and I had trout and both were simply divine! A gorgeous setting in the harbour with lovely attentive staff. What a great way to end our fantastic holiday!

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Thank debsA71
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to post the review. We are happy to hear that your holiday was a success and that you liked our restaurant. Welcome back. The Höfnin team More 

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geirsgata 7C, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 511 2300
Description
Hofnin has a beautiful seaside view overlooking the harbour.

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