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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
+354 517 1800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Forrettabarin 24th March on our first night in Iceland. We'd booked a table online a few days before and I'm glad we did as the place was packed. Clearly extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Starters are 1650kr and mains about 2400kr, which seems to be about the norm for food here.. maybe a little cheaper than... More 

Thank Sarahjayne640
Dresden, Germany
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187 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best restaurant in Reykjavik. Most reasonable prices we found in Reykjavik. Kind service and food quality is pretty good. Parking lots are available in a side street. Even Icelandic people recommend that place.

Thank Thomas O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first dinner in Iceland and it was great. The menu is tapas style with ala carte selections or a 4 course tasting menu. One of us had the tasting menu - which was plenty of food for one, the rest of us had a "classic" appetizer and a "grand" appetizer. The sizes are similar to a first... More 

Thank rwethereyet60
Lake Forest, Illinois
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the walk from the center of town. Hidden gem with a local neighborhood flavor. We had a booking for 7 people and the table was waiting for us. My husband got the smoky bay fixed menu and loved it. Our friend ordered the horse and we all tried it and LOVED it...needless to say we were surprised. The beef... More 

Thank sdoddsayers
Wendover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic staff & food - a must visit if your in the city 😀 The 'sample / fixed' menus were perfect to try some of the local cuisine.... I could highly recommend the seahorse menu (& no it didn't have 'seahorse' in it lol )

Thank rick548
Reykjavik, Iceland
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had late dinner at Forrettabarinn with a group of colleagues and we all really enjoyed the great food and service we got. The restaurant is a little bit off the main track in downtown Reykjavik but very much worth the extra few minutes of walk. It is also conveniently located right across the street from Icelandair Hotel Marina. The menu... More 

Thank EagleFlyer
Reykjavik, Iceland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious not very expensive an happy hour is nice to have for alcohol beverages I highly recommend this restaurant 👍

Thank mariagU3055HQ
New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere here is definitely a bit electric but the food is excellent. Also, compare those prices to other "mid-range" restaurants and you'll see why this place is a gem!! My boyfriend did the Smokey Bay tasting menu while I only order the Atlantic Char and a dessert. I appreciated that they didn't make use both do a tasting as... More 

Thank Anna D
London, UK
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good meal here. The menus are very reasonable but we ended up eating a la carte anyhow. One tip if you're hungry early is that that bar has a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm! I had the quesadilla, cod and chocolate pudding. My wife had the salmon, cod and Skyr. The price was really great (for Iceland) and... More 

Thank KevChesters
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit when in Reykjavic. Interesting tasty dishes including horse! Lovely ambience.

Thank Mark K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?