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There were multiple Icelandic meals available. Each had a sampling of several different typical Icelandic foods. We had the meal with the fermented shark, Mashed fish on bread, smoked trout on bread, smoked lamb on bread, and dried fish with butter. We also got the...Brennivins shot to go with the shark. The shark was something we felt we should do. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We ate that first so we could get the taste out of our mouths with the other parts. We didn't care for the dried fish, but can see how it would be practical for carrying food in the past. The other parts were quite good. Nice view of the Hallgrimskirkja across the road from our table.More
I stumbled upon this cafe after visiting the church and wanted to stop in to try some local specialities. I got the Loki plate which had rye bread with smoked trout and plokkfiskar, which was described as "smashed fish" but is really quite similar to...mashed potatoes with fish mixed in (super delicious!), as well as flatbread with smoked lamb. It also came with the infamous Icelandic fermented shark, hákarl, which I tried with some trepidation only to find out that the smell is way worse than the taste. I think the taste is pretty much like any aged cheese, strong in that fermented kind of way, but the smell is really quite ammonia-like which made it tough. The very nice staff told me that the version they have is a "mild version" compared to what they have up north, so I guess I should count my blessings! I also had the Loki tea, which was a nice herbal tea that came with some local honey for sweetness. Overall it was a great meal and I recommend it to anyone interested in trying some delicious Icelandic foods!More
Came here as part of a food walking tour with a huge group. Had the famous rye bread ice cream which came with a small doughnut. Tour guide recommended dipping the doughnut into your coffee which everyone seemed to enjoy. The rye bread ice cream...was the highlight though! It wasn’t too sweet and had a good consistency.More
Brilliant cafe opposite the Church. suggest the daily lunch special as good value for Iceland Veggie Lasagne for Mrs & normal Lasagne for me was very good food & lots of it. Ice cream with rye bread is good & the coffee is exceptional. All...served with a smileMore
Great food and service to match. Not fussy, just really good. Lamb and fish options equally good. Rye bread ice cream ,,, wasn't half way through before wishing that we hadn't got just the one to share!