Forréttabarinn, established in 2011, is the culinary venture of Róbert Ólafsson, a seasoned chef with over three decades of experience in both Icelandic and international hotels and restaurants.
Our menu boasts an array of delectable offerings, creatively crafted in various shapes and sizes. French chef Olivier Grau leads our dedicated team of international chefs in the kitchen.
We pride ourselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on seafood, meat, and vegetables, all while infusing flavors influenced by Southern Europe and Central America.
Dedicated to catering to diverse preferences, our extensive selection includes a variety of enticing vegetarian & vegan dishes. Notably, our four-course tasting menus have gained popularity for being both indulgent and economical.
At our bar, patrons can enjoy a well-curated assortment of national and international beers on tap, complemented by an exciting wine list and must-try house cocktails. Located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, our welcoming restaurant invites you to savor a delightful culinary experience.
The restaurant’s interior is modern with a minimal Scandinavian influence. It is decorated with artworks, high ceilings and an open kitchen. The main bar is crafted from timber from the old harbour.
The space that now houses Forréttabarinn was built in 1939 and was previously a space for industrial workshops and warehouses. Later, the Association of Icelandic Artists rented the house and furnished the upper floors of the house under artists’ studios.