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Forrettabarinn offers a range of appetizers and desserts of various sizes. The menu focuses on fresh, Icelandic ingredients with a Southern European influence. It also offers a range of vegetarian dishes and a choice of four-course set meals. The bar offers a good range of beers, locally brewed along with international brands. Wine is offered by the glass and the colorful cocktail selection is carefully crafted by their skilled bartenders. Don’t miss the happy hour from 16 – 19 every day with special offers on draft beers and the house wines. Forrettabarinn opened in 2011 and is owned and run by head chef Róbert Ólafsson. He has extensive experience dating back to 1994 and has worked in hotels
US$23 - US$93
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

We tried two of the set menus (one vegan, one meat) and wow they did not disappoint! Delightful, varied meal served by fantastic staff, all for a great price. The duck appetiser and vegan quesadillas in particular were amazing!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is great. I highly recommend this for dinner. We loved the lobster soup and had the lamb. Staff was awesome. Great ambience

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for our first night in Reykjavik and in the rest of the 12-day vacation no other restaurant was as good. We had two different menus and both of them were delicious. I would recommand the lamb ... incredible!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at Forrettabarinn with my girlfriend few weeks ago. We tried two different 4-course meals and it was brilliant. The variety of meals makes you feel you tried everything. Absolutely magnificent experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend of ours had recommended this restaurant. We went there on a Monday night early (around 6h30 PM). It was about 5 min walk from our hotel, the Grandi by Center. We had the Cocktail of (bay) shrimp & grilled/skewered bay scallops served on...a bed of baby rocket/arugula, the Chicken quesadillas & coriander salsa (cumin spiced) and the onion rings with Dijon dressing. All were excellent. We picked the Skyr mousse and the Sticky toffee pudding for dessert snd couldn't figure out which one was better. The winers by the glass were also very good (house red and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc). Would definitely go back and as we have a few more days, we might do just that!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

We were surprised that of all the waitstaff, only one wore a mask. It was really crowded, and the lack of masks made it hard to relax and enjoy. I wouldn’t have booked here if I had known, but made the reservation before coming to...Reykjavik. Food was fairly good, though of the fixed menus, none were good for pescivores. The vegan one looked good, but I was in the mood for seafood so didn’t try it. Their steak option was horse. The fish soup was tasty, but super heavy on the cream and light on the langostina.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Came here during our first night in Iceland. The menu didn't have a lot of appealing options, for someone who isn't crazy about seafood or lamb. Nonetheless, they execute seafood pretty well. The salmon appetizer was really tasty. The soup was really well done. The...cod was great, the fish of the day which was woll fish was not particularly good.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

I had an Airbnb near here and these folk were really pleasant as I wandered in, had some drinks watched the football and had a number of different dishes on separate days. The food was great, the service was really good - even on very...busy nights. Well done. Well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Great food and service. The fish very fresh and tasty. Great price. We had our annaversery here and it was perfect even on monday. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

I had one of my best meals in Reykjavik at Forrettabarinn. The 4 course Millilending was amazing. The carpaccio, cocktail of shrimp and crab, lamb fillet, and creme brûlée were some of the best dishes I’ve had anywhere in the world. The atmosphere is casual,...the staff friendly, and the food incredible. You’ve got to dine at Forrettabarinn when in Reykjavik! I’ll certainly return.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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11 September 2019|
Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are. Set menu on NYE only. A la carte on NYD. Robert
Janet S
7 February 2019|
Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi Janet. Yes we are open every night from 4 PM You are welcome to book online at our website. Best regards Róbert
16 January 2019|
Response from adrianab440 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am sure that won’t be a problem. They have a lovely selection of fish and seafood. As well as vegetable dishes. Enjoy!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5