The Icelandic capital of Reykjavík is known for its vibrant atmosphere, natural beauty and stunning landscapes. It’s also home to some amazing fine dining restaurants. Whereby our food tours in Reykjavik will often give you a taste of luxury while visiting the island.
Reykjavik is also home to world-class chefs and top-notch restaurants, serving fresh local cuisine. Icelanders use ingredients they have around them; from free-roaming sheep to fresh herring. There is a variety of fine dining Michelin starred restaurants throughout the City, including superb seafood restaurants, cooking only with fresh, Icelandic ingredients. Alternatively, you can always book one of our food tours in Reykjavik to discover where the locals eat.
Fine Dining in Reykjavik
If you are looking for more than just a food tour in Iceland, then fine dining in Reykjavik is the ultimate food experience. Below we take a look at a number of Michelin Star and highly recommended restaurants in the city.
Dill was opened in 2009 by Chef Gunnar Karl Gislason and Sommelier Ólafur Örn Ólafsson. It then became noted among the Michelin Guide and has won various international awards. The place is really unique, with a fabulous ‘old world’ style interior.
Serving creative Nordic cuisine, Dill source local seasonal ingredients such as succulent lamb and millet. There’s also a delicious signature seven-course dinner menu which changes each week. Although there are also three and five-course tasting options on the dinner menu. All the dishes are paired with natural wines, to create a perfect dining experience.
Apótek is a more European restaurant and a fabulous choice. The word Apótek actually means ‘pharmacy, and the menu reflects this by naming cocktails as painkillers and stimulants! The restaurant used to be a pharmacy from 1930-1999, hence the chosen name.
The restaurant offers mouth-watering food in a great atmosphere and surroundings. The menu is a fun mix of European and Icelandic cuisine. Do ensure you have a pastry dessert; they will just melt in your mouth. The pastry chef at Apótek has actually been awarded by the queen of Denmark!
The name of this restaurant means ‘fish market’, and that is exactly what you will enjoy. Head chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran has created an amazing tasting menu of various fish dishes.
Both the starters and main courses include a selection of perennial delights, such as lobster soup and pan-fried Atlantic catfish. You can also indulge in more sophisticated dishes, like Robata grilled minke whale or smoked, grilled puffin breast with blueberries.
This is truly authentic Icelandic fine dining in Reykjavik.
Here you can enjoy traditional Icelandic cuisine, whilst soaking up the amazing views of the surrounding water. Kopar restaurant offers popular dishes such as lobster, crab risotto, and grilled Icelandic horse! They also serve a fantastic tasting menu that includes nine courses, all created and selected by the chef to give you the very best of Iceland.
This is another of the fine dining restaurants in Reykjavik that proves popular with the locals.
The owners and head chefs Hrefna Rósa Sætran and Guðlaugur P. Frímannsson offer authentic Icelandic food with a certain twist. We highly recommend the mouth-watering tasting menu, accompanied with a cocktail to wash it down with.
Food and Drink Experiences in Reykjavik
Book a table at one of the above restaurants and experience Icelandic fine dining in the heart of Reykjavik. Alternatively, why not try one of our food tours in Reykjavik, available to book online with tabl.?