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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

great meal, wonderful fresh fish, highly recommend if in Reykjavik, Iceland. For family or just a couple.

Thank hy g
Reviewed 4 days ago

I knew this place would be expensive because everything in Iceland is. I have been to tons of places in the world but Iceland is BY FAR the most expensive so I wasn't surprised when my fish entree and a coca cola cost $70 with...More

Thank kimmmmmmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

let's face it, food in Iceland is extortionate. So when it's mid afternoon and you've been strolling round Reykjavik for hours, you're hungry and you see a three course lunch menu for 4000K (about £28), you go for it. This is a top quality restaurant...More

1  Thank Francis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit a couple of years ago was decided upon reading the reviews on here and giving it a go. We tried the local platter which was weirdly wonderful. Monkfish, puffin and fermented shark to name a few. You have to try it with...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on holiday in Reykjavik, we wandered passed this restaurant, and after having had a look at the menu outside, and peered in the window, decided to book for an evening meal. It was easy to do online. The food was excellent; all four in...More

Thank Seamus60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled into this place and so happy we did. Tried the fish bites platter that was very good (careful with the shark, it's an acquired taste). Had the fish stew and the lamb shank. Both were good but the lamb shanks really stood out. Highly...More

Thank Ryanmuhl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I came here on our last evening. We shared a fish platter for starters that included fermented shark. It smelt of Vicks Vaporub and tasted like overripe, sweaty blue cheese. My friend didn't like it but I found it very unoffensive. Main...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had lunch here yesterday and as we were leaving, my world-travelled husband said, "That was in my top ten best meals ever." The lamb was just as people talk about in Iceland; the best in the world possible (and I've had great lamb in...More

Thank Judy I
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a very nice restaurant in a nice place. Food is at reasonable price. Service was a little strange. i came alone as was treated as if i'm a stranger. wanted to relax my last night, have some food, maybe a nice glass of wine....More

1  Thank Eversleepingbabybear
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We so enjoyed this charming restaurant, in a heritage building. From a real taper candle on the table (I hate fake, plastic candles) to the ice bucket for our white wine, wonderful dishes and great service - all the details added up to a very...More

Thank Madeleine H
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louisayung
What is the dress code for dinner at Laekjabrekka ?
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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LASS4
We are taking our family to Iceland over Thanksgiving. There will be 13 of us. Is it possible to get a private room, or two large tables in the same room?
17 June 2016|
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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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janekaiser1
May we request a reservation for 4 people on June 2, 2016 at 7 pm?
7 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, 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.