So it kind of goes without saying that the Nordics serve up a good fish. And my Restaurant Reykjavik review proves it.
Surrounded by sea, every restaurant offers a catch of the day, and fancy fish are the norm, rather than the exception, in Iceland.
During our trip to Iceland, we embraced the seafood offering, dining out on it most days. For our last night, we decided to push the boat out (excuse the pun) and experience on the city’s more exclusive seafood eateries, Restaurant Reykjavik.
Situated near the harbour, the restaurant offers a seafood buffet, serving up salmon in every way you can imagine, not to mention shark, scallops and other such delights.
There was even a chef on hand to make dishes to order. There was only one fish dish that was out of bounds- scallop and mussels in wine sauce. But the handy chef made sure we didn’t miss out and made the dish for us without the wine.
As with all buffets, despite you’re best intentions, you eat until you’re stuffed. But it was hard not to here as the dishes were so plentiful.
The starter of cauliflower soup was delicious, I was a a big fan of their salmon terrine, and the various smoked, glazed and pickled versions of fish also gave me room to experiment.
However, after two plates of food, I was left very full with a rather fishy palate. The strong flavours of the various fish are overwhelming after a while.
But that’s where the impressive dessert selection comes in. With a choice of choux buns, gateaux and cheesecake, you could cleanse your palette with sugar.
So if you’re off to Iceland and want a fancy meal to end your stay, give Restaurant Reykjavic a look.
Restaurant Reykjavik review in a nutshell
Cost – Around £30 per head, not including drinks
Halal options – Not halal, but of course a plethora of fish options. Only one dish was cooked in wine. Very limited for vegetarians
Great if… you want an extensive, high quality seafood selection.
Not so great if… you don’t like seafood, you’re a vegetarian or you just want some cheap and cheerful fish and chips.
For a roundup of things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland, click here.
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