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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: MATUR OG DRYKKUR

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best meal in Iceland
1. Best meal in Iceland
"This was the best meal I had in Iceland."
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2. Delicious, lovely experience!
2. Delicious, lovely experience!
"Oh my goodness, it was ALL so tasty and beautifully presented"
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3. Amazing dinner experience
3. Amazing dinner experience
"The best meal we had while staying in Iceland."
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Inspiring traditional Icelandic cuisine. We take the good old traditional recipes and the best Icelandic ingredients to create fun and tasty food. Let tradition surprise you! We go to great lengths to find Icelandic cookbooks and other written material that may contain recipes we can use in new and inventive ways. Everything on our menu is homemade with first class produce.
US$15 - US$75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a reservation for Valentine's day. We ordered the set dinner menus - "from the land" for her and "from the sea" for myself- along with the wine pairings. The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Certainly a must-try if...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Glukacsovics
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Oh my goodness, it was ALL so tasty and beautifully presented in a delightful environment. Our multi-course dinner EXTRORDINAIRE at Matur og Drykkur (maturogdrykkur.is)... (Bonus: there were 2 dessert courses!) My friend had an amazing lamb dish while I had a massive cod head with...More

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Date of visit: November 2018
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Elma B, Manager at MATUR OG DRYKKUR, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

We appreciate the time you took to share your beautiful comment about Matur og Drykkur. We do offer extraordinaire traditional food and pleased to learn it was to your liking. It is an honor for us to hear such nice words from you about our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We started our trip to Iceland with a cultural experience at Matur og Drykkur. This means “food and drink” in Icelandic - two very useful words to begin one’s Icelandic lessons! We then moved on to doing some of this with the tasting / wine...More

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Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ThroughPassenger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our trip to Iceland was planned with gastronomic experiences to the fore. The building was used years ago for handling and drying cod - it was worthwhile looking at the photos on the wall of the open cloakroom. What a herculean and smelly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to restaurant in Reykjavík, when I have visitors. The service is amazing and the food as well. Definetly give the cod head a try, it's fabulous

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food brilliant presentation. Extremely tasty food well prepared and provided an insight into different Icelandic dishes. Staff were supremely friendly and provided a short narrative on each dish. A very satisfying experience

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Shane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! We had such a wonderful meal here, the food was carefully prepared and presented. The servers were friendly and helpful. Each dish was described to us and even some contained a description of the origins of the ingredients! The setting was ambient...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AlexJThompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant in the first weekend of February and we picked this place in particular for the amazing feedback it has online for the cod head dish. I was very disappointed to find out that the cod head is not served anymore, although...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 34ruxandrat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm welcome and a good familiair location. Is a must by visiting Reykjavik. Very good fish and special the fish head was great. Next time again. See you

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner on December 26. Due to the holiday season, several of the items on the menu were not available, including a couple that we had wanted. Staff was very polite about the sourcing problem, and suggested alternatives that were very good and made us...More

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Date of visit: December 2018
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20 May 2018|
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Response from Elma B | Property representative |
We offer cheaper main courses adapted for children. Amongst them is the Fish of the day, fish stew and lamb. Best regards!
15 November 2016|
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Response from thats_ms_j | Reviewed this property |
We went during lunch and had boots, jeans and sweaters on. I don't think its high fashion. Just amazing food.
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