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CHOOSE A WHALE FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Icewhale – The Icelandic Association of Whale Watchers and IFAW – The International Fund for Animal Welfare, have cooperated closely for several years. The aim is to inform and educate Icelanders and tourists about a few facts regarding whale meat consumption in Iceland and have their support to end commercial whaling instead of contributing to it by tasting it in restaurants. Read about the campaign. If you have any questions or comments regarding these listings, or would like to add, one don’t hesitate to drop us a line to info@icewhale.is

Please do not eat whale meat during your stay in Iceland, as it encourages the hunting of whales. Most Icelanders never eat whale meat, why should you?

Whappy the Whale Friendly App is also a great new alternative to discover the whale friendly tourism in Iceland. It’s available and free to download.

Nat Kitchen

NAT KITCHEN

1466641402_locationLaugavegur 85, Reykjavík

For an easy meal with emphasis on quality and taste, you should visit Nat Kitchen which has healthy food prepared fresh every day. Its daily special include smoothies and brunch options – and there are options for vegans, vegetarians as well as gluten-free options.

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Food Cellar

Food Cellar

1466641402_locationAðalstræti 2, Reykjavík

The Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar, situated in a 160 year old building in the centre of Reykjavík. We like to think that the Food is for your body and the Music is for your soul.

The food is in the Icelandic brasserie style of food, elegantly prepared by our skilled and enthusiastic chefs, using the Icelandic finest ingredients.

Matarkjallarinn – Foodcellar 

Aðalstræti 2, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar, situated in a 160 year old building in the centre of Reykjavík. We like to think that the Food is for your body and the Music is for your soul.

The food is in the Icelandic brasserie style of food, elegantly prepared by our skilled and enthusiastic chefs, using the Icelandic finest ingredients.

Lækjarbrekka

LÆKJARBREKKA

Bankastræti 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Lækjarbrekka is a classic Icelandic restaurant, operated since 1981 and situated in the heart of Reykjavík in one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the city. Our specialty is Scandinavian cuisine and we strive to create delicious meals from the best possible ingredients and to provide first-class service.

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Bryggjan Brugghús

BRYGGJAN BRUGGHÚS

1466641402_locationGrandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík
http://bryggjanbrugghus.is

Bryggjan Brugghús is Iceland’s first microbrewery and bistro located in the trendiest area of Reykjavík harbourside. The bistro offers delicious  local foods in a cool atmosphere and world class beverages brewed on site. Our menus offer a good variety of local seafood, salads, steaks and desserts along with some great streetfood to go along with our beers that are brewed on the premises.

DJ grill

DJ GRILL
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Strandgata 11, 600 Akureyri
Tel: +354 462 1800

Dj Grill is a friendly burger place in the centre of town serving, in addition to burgers, sandwiches, chicken and much more.
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BERLÍN

BERLÍN
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Skipagata 4, 600 Akureyri
www.acco.is/cafe-berlin | Tel: +354 772 5061

Whether you start the day with a delicious breakfast at Berlín, enjoy their daily special for lunch or treat yourself to coffee and cake you’ll be sure to enjoy the visit.
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SÍMSTÖÐIN

SÍMSTÖÐIN
1466641402_locationHafnarstræti 102, 600 Akureyri
Tel: +354 4624448

As an healthy option in downtown Akureyri Símstöðin offers a variety of light courses; everything from coffee to pizzas to juices and raw food.
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BLÁA KANNAN

BLÁA KANNAN
1466641402_locationHafnarstræti 96, 600 Akureyri
Tel: +354 4614600

This centrally located café serves a good variety of food, cakes and drinks. At Bláa kannan you’ll find great local vibe and friendly staff.
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BORG RESTAURANT

BORG RESTAURANT


Pósthússtræti 9, 101 Reykjavík

www.borgrestaurant.is

Both locals and tourists rave about the service and food at Borg Restaurant; not to mention the enjoyable cocktails. It’s located in one of Iceland´s landmark buildings in downtown Reykjavik and been a hangout to many of Iceland’s most influential and colorful citizens throughout the decades.

RAMEN MOMO

RAMEN MOMO

1466641402_locationTryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavík


A fairly recent, but a wonderful addition, to the culinary scene of Reykjavík. The establishment is run by Tibetan expats who run the only ramen and dumpling place that is solely dedicated to these treats. Since its opening in 2014, it has been a popular choice among locals.

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Garðurinn

GARÐURINN

Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík
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This family run business always has a delicious main course or soup with tasty desserts, despite being a small establishment it has been a staple of the vegetarian community for many years – with good reason.

Italia

ITALIA

Laugarvegur 11, 101 Reykjavík
www.italia.is

Lonely Planet has kind words for Italia: One of the better Italian options, this family-run place has a proper wood-fired pizza oven, and good pasta and secondi piatti (mains). Its a romantic option for a candle-lit dinner.

Kaffivagninn

KAFFIVAGNINN

Grandagarður 10, 101 Reykajvík
www.kaffivagninn.is
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Kaffivagninn is one of the traditional cafés in Reykjavik, which invokes older times. Kaffivagninn can be found near the harbor, on the waterfront, in a simple white building. Inside,  the design is minimalist because the view is the spectacular part of this establishment; it serves good coffee, and simple and hearty breakfast and lunch meals.

Messinn

MESSINN

1466641402_locationLækjargata 6b, 101 Reykjavík

A recent but fabulous addition the Reykjavík food scene, Messinn has garnered deserved attention for its fantastic food and friendly prices; not to mention lovely the interior decor which adds to relaxed and elegant atmosphere of the establishment.

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Kopar

KOPAR

Geirsgata 3, 101 Reykjavík
www.koparrestaurant.is 

Kopar is a lovely new restaurant that has received rave reviews, so why not take Kopar up on their culinary adventure offerings, especially if you want to have a taste of Iceland. Kopar is for example the first restaurant in Reykjavík to serve Icelandic rock crab.

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Noodle House

NOODLE HOUSE

Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík

http://www.ruanthai.is

Noodle house is a wonderful small Thai restaurant placed in center Reykjavik at Laugavegur 59 on 2nd floor. Noodlehouse started some 15 years ago and is one af the most well known and popular Thai restaurants in town.

Svarta kaffi

SVARTA KAFFIÐ

Laugavegur 54a, 101 Reykjavík

A lovely and cosy second floor café, renown for their delicious Súpa í Brauði (Soup in Bread) and also in their relaxing atmosphere. The interior is interestingly decorated and it has great owners.
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Snaps

SNAPS
Þórsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík

www.snaps.is 

SNAPS BISTRO is very popular establishment with locals that offers top quality food and a variety of  excellent wines and cocktails. Before 18:30, reservations can be made via phone or email.

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Forréttabarinn

FORRÉTTABARINN
Nýlendugata 14, 101 Reykjavík
www.forrettabarinn.is

Friendly, funky and inimitably Icelandic in style, Forréttabarinn is perfect for a quick bite or a laid back evening. From a couple of tapas and a pint of local brew, to  4 course set menus with cocktails and a nice bottle to match. Enjoy !
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UNO

UNO

Hafnarstræti 1-3, 101 Reykjavík
www.uno.is

UNO Cucina Italiana has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik. Ideally located downtown, with a sunny terrace in front, with outdoor seating in summer.

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Kaffi ilmur

KAFFI ILMUR
Hafnarstræti 107b, 600 Akureyri

www.kaffiilmur.com
 

Located in Ingimarshus, one of the oldest houses in the heart of town, Kaffi Ilmur serves light fare and drinks – as well as tradition and history. On the menu you will find: soups of the day and a salad bar; sandwiches; gourmet coffees and cakes; various other sweets as well as hot and cold drinks and light alcoholic beverages.

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