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Lava Restaurant

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240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Brampton, Canada
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We weren't really sure what to expect but we were pleased with what we ordered. My husband is a big man and he was concerned the food might be too fancy and not filling enough but this wasn't the case. We both had the 2 course price fix menu with the starter of langoustine soup. The soup looked like a... More 

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Thank HeatherMcD33
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A reservation at the Lava Restaurant was an optional add on to our premium ticket to the Blue Lagoon. Honestly, my friend and I were so close to skipping out on dinner to just stay in the lagoon but I'm glad we didn't. We were seated about a table away from the windows but still had a pretty great view... More 

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Thank Ebony S
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here because we were staying at the nearby Silica Hotel. We had spent the day at the Blue Lagoon and came back here for a 7pm dinner. We ordered the carpaccio, langoustine soup, filet mignon and the lamb. The carpaccio was good and drizzled with truffle oil. The langoustine soup was creamy and flavorful. The filet was cooked... More 

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Thank Jaclyn G
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern restaurant serving stunning food. We informed the staff at the outset that we were in a particular rush to get to our next tour, and they were more than happy to accommodate. Service was just as quick as we had requested and the food was exquisite. The restaurant itself overlooks the blue lagoon, and we would recommend making... More 

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Thank davidhowardjr
New York City, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the "fine dining" option at the Blue Lagoon. The food, although well-seasoned and prepared, fell a bit short in the presentation. The decor of the restaurant, with its lava rock walls and huge windows overlooking the lagoon, is quite spectacular and easily upstages the menu.

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Thank christophergX4888OL
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant want to thank you for your review. We value every constructive comment that we receive and we will strive to improve Thank you! More 

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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here before entering the Blue Lagoon, and although not cheap, it was great for Icelandic prices. We went with the set menu. the Soup was beautiful, not too salty and full of flavour. The lamb was beautifully cooked, and came with beautiful sides. Lastly, the creme brûlée with orange was so light and finished the meal brilliantly. If... More 

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Thank jinx2010
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant thank you for your kind words. Your praise means a lot to us and we will continue to do our best. Have a great day. More 

Milan, Italy
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is lucky for the good and posh location and the price a little higher than the rest of the country (just a little) and can be considered a reasonable deal. Food is good and service excellent. Good if you want to impress in a special moment

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Thank Giuseppe W
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant thank you for your kind words. Your praise means a lot to us and we will continue to do our best. Have a great day. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been taken here almost straight from landing in Iceland at night, its a magical place with heat and lite fog rising from parts of the waters, the walk into the Restaurant and the calm and relaxation kicks in the food is expensive but worth it, the choice is a excellent and the service is fantastic.

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Thank Peterphones
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant thank you for your kind words. Your praise means a lot to us and we will continue to do our best. Have a great day. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. That was probably the best COD I have ever had - super fresh - cooked perfectly. The only thing that I was bummed about is that the Lava website's menu isn't updated. It said it had reindeer carpaccio - which sounded adventurous and fun - only to find out that they not longer serve it.

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Thank Britneyladd
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant thank you for your kind words. Your praise means a lot to us and we will continue to do our best. Have a great day. More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous meal at a reasonable price for a top end Icelandic restaurant. Seafood set menu was divine.

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Thank Wendy A
BlueLagoonIceland, Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

We at LAVA Restaurant appreciate your kind review. Words like yours remind us that we are on the right track in our efforts to create unforgettable experiences. The Seafood set menu is truly delicious! So again, thank you. More 

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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$22 - US$54
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Reykjanes Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?