Reykjavík city center is a charming place to visit. Laugavegur, the main shopping street, is buzzing with life and the city center is the perfect place to find the perfect restaurant. You will find both international and local cuisines in all price ranges. It doesn´t matter whether you are in summer enjoying the 24 hour daylight or in winter for the Northern lights, you will always find a nice place to sit down and give your taste buds a feast. Here we will give you a few ideas for a fancy night out.

Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grillmarket)


Grillmarkaðurinn is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Reykjavík. It´s a little bit hidden from the main street but when you find the small alley, you enter another world. When you walk into the restaurant, you will stunned by the amazing decorations and atmosphere. The chefs seek to infuse creative culinary arts with Icelandic ingredients building on their experiences from the Icelandic restaurants as well as from restaurants in Copenhagen and London. Lunch or dinner at Grillmarkaðurinn is a unique experience we can easily recommend.



A young master chef with a great passion for food since early childhood is the owner and chef in the restaurant. When you take a seat at here, you will realize that the restaurant is a dream that has come true for a young chef from the north coast of Iceland. Sjávargrillið is a lovely restaurant at Skólavörðustígur which specializes in seafood but you can also get a good steak. A cozy place with a friendly staff whether you are in searching for a nice place to have lunch or dinner.

Dill restaurant


Dill Restaurant is a Nordic restaurant located in the Nordic House in Reykjavík and it is much more than just a restaurant. During lunchtime, the atmosphere is informal and the menu is simple but new every day. On the menu you will find traditional Nordic and Icelandic dishes that have been modernized. Every week a new seven-course dinner menu is arranged with wine selected to match each course. You will rediscover the Nordic culinary roots and ingredients with an unlimited creativity. It is a perfect choice if you want to combine lunch or dinner with a visit to the Nordic house, or if you want to enjoy a meal a few steps away from the buzzing city center.



Kolabrautin restaurant is located in the Harpan concert hall. There you will get a delicious Italian food made with the best Icelandic ingredients available. Don´t for get the stunning view as Harpan is located by the harbor. One of the best view in town for sure! A perfect choice especially if you are planning on enjoying one of the many events Harpa has to offer.

Other good choices

If you are in the mood for Indian food, Austur Indiafelagið at Hverfisgata is one of the post popular Indian restaurants in Reykjavík. Gandhi is also a great choice for Indian food. For Spanish food, we recommend Tapasbarinn at Vesturgata. By the Old Harbor you will find many nice restaurants where you can enjoy a lovely meal with a view over the harbor. If you fancy sushi, Sushi Samba is one of the finest sushi places in town. Apotekið restaurant is also a good choice either for lunch or dinner. Argentina steakhouse has been around for ages and is always popular among the locals. Same goes for Humarhúsið (The Lobster House) if you are in the mood for a delicious lobster. Fiskmarkaðurinn is an ideal choice for sushi and at Fiskifélagið you will get good quality food. Take a stroll around the city center and you will have a great selection of restaurants to choose from. Bon appetit!