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Lava Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch at Lava after enjoying the Blue Lagoon. This was our first meal in Iceland but from my Tripadvisor research I was prepared for the expensive cost. We had a nice table by the window overlooking the lagoon and lava rocks. The food was good and the service was impeccable. I had the cod which I enjoyed but... More 

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Thank Debbie K
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great setting for the restaurant at the Blue Lagoon. Great way to end our visit. The food was excellent and well presented.

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Thank Alistair R
Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and food. One of our party asked for gluten free bread and they brought out no problem and the other rolls were super tasty Soup and haddock starter were lovely and beef tenderloin and lamb mains fantastic ! Deserts of poached pear and baked apple also fab! The perfect ending to our visit to the blue lagoon

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Thank Angela M
NJ
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Lagoon itself is very much a man made "tourist trap" that is very crowded and commercial. Lava, found inside the building, was thus surprisingly well appointed and served excellent meals. We ate lunch here before bathing in the Lagoon on the last day of our trip, prior to flying home. One of our party ordered the vegetarian special... More 

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Thank Robert O
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the lava on recommendation from the silica hotel. The atmosphere was more of a banquet hall that had been temporarily outfitted as a restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was good - however we must have had 4 waiters (from seating to check) Wait staff were persistent to take your order, but almost non existent when it came... More 

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Thank williamhucker
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fabulous!! But pricy! Make a reservation and ask for a window table. The service was friendly, not overly hovering. I had the beef (which was fantastic), the chocolate and raspberry dessert (very rich), and the Candy Thyme cocktail (caramel vodka and blackberries...oh my). Other members of my group had the cheese board and apple desserts...everyone was very... More 

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Thank Flip4arb
Stuttgart, Germany
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Based on the menu and prices, I expected a fairly upscale restaurant and was worried about the dress code. I needn't have been concerned as large numbers of people show up to dine in their white cotton robes and flip flops. Both of my kids had grilled chicken and fries and ate them without complaint (which is rare). My husband... More 

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Thank KristinDeLuca
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant itself has nice simple decor and staff is very friendly, however the food is average and overpriced. Portions are too generous - really difficult to finish the dish.

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Thank Milena C
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited after enjoying the blue lagoon. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and were treated with impeccable service from start to finish. The food was delicious, however we found the menu to be slightly limited. Despite this we were able to enjoy a great meal. We would recommend having the mussels to start and then... More 

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Thank davidmahony94
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first impression was at last! A restaurant with a lot space between tables. You can move :) I had fish and I honestly can say it was one of the best dishes I had ever. Portions are the perfect size, we were five people and we really enjoyed our meal. Totally recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$53
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?