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€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 1800
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arctic char” (60 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at Forrettabarinn. A lovely and welcoming staff, fun ambience and delicious food. We had the gorgeous warm smoked salmon, the langoustine soup, the Arctic char with scallops and the heavenly lamb and lamb confit. No wonder Forrettabarinn is packed and...More

Thank JulietNYC
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing food, excellent service and a pleasant casual environment. We had smoked duck, wonderful scallops, cod and shrimp. The Atlantic char was also a favorite. For the adventurous, the slice horse loin was spectacular!

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great selection of small plates. I really liked the smoked duck breast and the quesadilla. Good pricing and good service (quick).

Thank sinclairmccoy
Reviewed 4 days ago

After spending the whole week driving around the country, we wanted to spend our last dinner having some nice dinner in the capital. We could not have chosen a better option. Forrettabarin is a bar, is a bistro, is a restaurant just 50 meters away...More

Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 3 wandered into this restaurant/bar on a Friday night without a reservation. It was busy but we were offered a table in the restaurant for an hour and they were then able to move us to a table in the adjoining bar...More

Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the Forretta being top ranked on tripadvisor and us not trying to book a table until the day before, we got a pretty late seating. The staff was great however and kept serving us until we were ready to leave, even after the restaurant...More

Thank Niklas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at this restaurant yesterday. The food was very good but I have had better here in Reykjavik. But compared to the prices this restaurant was perfect. The service was very, very good!

Thank christofferjuhlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a table for dinner at this restaurant (advisable to book in advance; even possible through the website). The menue was rather small, but with creative dishes to choose. I had the Seahorse 4 course menue, which was absolutely fantastic and delicious. Especially the...More

Thank Michel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, or a "starter-place" So all menu items apart from the burger are "starter-size", so order two - four items if hungry. I tried the lobster soup, loved it.

Thank Solrun S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I notice that this place got the #1 rating of all of Reykjavik restaurants on Trip Advisor and I can see why. The food is fabulous, the setting casual and the prices reasonable for Iceland. You can order a several course meal, or just have...More

Thank oneyearoff
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. It has 2 steps to enter. Very sorry for that. But inside it is all on one level . Our staff is always ready to assist.
20 August 2017|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. We do the courses marked with * on the menu in a vegetarian versions. For example our veggie burger is homemade from skrats and very popular
Luke John O
6 October 2016|
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Response from 318mary | Reviewed this property |
I think about €7 for starters and puddings and €15 for mains
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$66
Drinks, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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
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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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