In Reykjavík you find a great selection of restaurants. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it. Posh, fusion, sushi, traditional – the possibilities are endless. When on holiday with children, you want a child friendly restaurant where all members of the family can enjoy their meal. Here are a few ideas for families with kids.



Grillhúsið has three restaurants in Reykjavík. One in Tryggvagata in the city center, Sprengisandur by Reykjanesbraut and at the Kringlan shopping mall. They offer a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and more, and they also offer special kids menu for a reasonable price. Grillhúsið is a family restaurant where you can get either eat in or do take away.



Everyone knows Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). In Iceland they have 8 restaurants, thereof 3 in Reykjavík (Faxafen, Þjóðhildarstígur, Sundagarðar). Playground, kids menu and all the usual KFC treats.

Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar


Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar, or Búllan like it´s called, is a popular small burger place by the Old Harbor in Reykjavík. It´s know for it´s juicy burgers and great atmosphere. A place you can´t miss out on if you are a burger fan! A great place to drop in to grab a burger with the family.



Asia is family run restaurant with Vietnamese / Chinese food. It´s located in the city center (Laugavegur main street). They offer good food for a reasonable price and smaller portions for kids. Thee atmosphere is really friendly and the staff greets you with a smile.



As you can neither find McDonalds nor Burger King in Iceland, Metro is the closest thing you get to it. The concept and food is the same. Kids boxes, toys etc. You will find one Metro place in Reykjavík at Suðurlandsbraut and another in Kópavogur, next to Smáralind Shopping Mall.



Hamborgarafabrikkan is one of the most popular burger places in Iceland. It´s located just outside the citry center (about 5-10 minute walk from Hlemmur Bus Terminal), at Turninn Höfðatorgi. You can´t miss it – its the only class tower building in the area. They are famous for their burgers and they have great kid´s menu. A perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a meal.



Nings is a well know Chinese eat in / take away place. It´s know for good food and popular amongs athletes as they have a special health menu. The one in Reykjavík is located at Suðurlandsbraut. Relaxed atmosphere, kid´s menu, good and healthy food.



In IKEA you will find a child friendly restaurant with a playing area. A special menu for kids and good selection of food so everyone should find something they fancy. IKEA is located in Garðabær, a bit out of the city center but a good choice for families with kids.