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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (211 reviews)
“arctic char” (82 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This part of Reykjavik has become way to touristy. This place is a nice respite. Average prices by Iceland standards. Make a reservation, especially at dinner. We had a great beer and wonderful soup and lamb. Be sure to visit.

Thank Karen U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant was excellent, We had a early meal while we were in the city before heading back to our air b&b the Lobster bisque and Duck confit were excellent, the Artic char and hollandsise was very good,...More

Thank SdSappe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was good not great, the lamb was the best dish, the restaurant feels and looks a little run down. Decent service. They could use some capex.

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Laekjarbrekka because we wanted to explore some authentic Icelandic cuisine; In that goal I believe it delivered. The restaurant is in an old house which maintains the charm and aesthetic of a vintage structure & associated warmth & reserve of that environment....More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other recent reviews we ate here on Christmas day - initial impression was somewhat chaotic (I think they'd underestimated the time the early diners would take to complete their meals) but once we were seated all was very good. Excellent service, good food (almost...More

Thank EricWhiteside7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for Christmas dinner and sad to say it was a mistake. We had to wait for over an hour for our meals which were barely ok and the restaurant was completely understaffed so no drinks order or any attention while we...More

1  Thank Niels L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner yesterday and it was delicious. Simple authentic food with great service. Taster platter was exquisite and fish stew was so tasty. Lamb shank was cooked to perfection.

Thank Jowan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Christmas at this local Icelandic restaurant. The first impression wasn’t too great, long wait by the crowded and small reception area with a self help cloak room area. Waited for a while before any staff came to take any orders. The restaurant...More

Thank Jimmy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad we already made a reservation on internet to eat her on Christmas Day because it was completely full. We had a fantastic evening with the 3 cours menu with wines included, which was lovely with a delicious lobster soup, a perfect lamb...More

Thank Warner v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas Lunch and not a turkey - or goose - in sight. Just exquisitely cooked and presented fillets of white fish, cooked and served in a building with historic character by attentive staff and proprietors that had resisted the temptation to fleece their patrons on...More

Thank IncognitoMT
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taijiming
18 June 2016|
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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Description
The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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