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Your local restaurant in the heart of old downtown Reykavik

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About us

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. 

Find us here

Nýlendugata 14, 101 Reykjavík

The downtown location, close to the harbour, galleries and artisan workshops, makes a great backdrop to the vibrant vibrant, funky feel, Forréttabarinn is so well known for.

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

ilmur
ilmur
2024-06-09
The best Vegaterian Burger and perfect fries that I have had in a long time! The best Vegaterian Burger and fries that I had in a long time! The Burger was perfectly grilled, very cruncy and also the fries! I higly recomend and look forward to come again.
Hanna Hlíf B
Hanna Hlíf B
2024-06-08
Best veggie burger and fries in langan tíma! Geggjaður veggie burgari and fries sem ég hef smakkað í ogás langan tíma. Borgarinn was very cruncy and grillaður, good braud, grillað, æðilsegar fries, laukhringirnir geáði í forrét! Cheers!!! Thank you for me.
jan
jan
2024-06-02
Great place and awesome food Excellent food and great service. Price quality TOP. The served beers were fantastic. Stella Artois on tap was as in Belgium We will come back !!!
irenerdelgado
irenerdelgado
2024-05-27
Outstanding meal What an outstanding meal. We had the 4 course sampler. The langoustine soup was the BEST I’ve ever eaten. The beef carpaccio, outstanding. Hand down a fabulous meal. Did not need a reservation. Don’t miss this place.
Spireite61
Spireite61
2024-05-27
Great food, nice decor, friendly service, highly recommended Found this restaurant by chance and we were so happy. On entering, the ambiance was welcoming and the decor tasteful. But the real appeal was the food, tasty, very well presented and a great combination of flavors. We had the fish of the day, redfish and Atlantic wolffish. So good. And then the desserts were fabulous, I highly recommend this place for any visitors to Reykjavík
Martin Z
Martin Z
2024-05-03
Good food and wine Had a 4 course dinner, soup(which tasted really good), carpaccio, horse steak and a dessert. along with some really good wine. the horse steak was so juicy and tender. the atmosphere was really good. recommend this place!
Jeanette K
Jeanette K
2024-04-30
ForrettaBarinn, Iceland. It was a great experence to dine at the Restaurant. The food was great & the staff did everything to make us comfortable. I will dine there again anytime 🙂
emwhitnall
emwhitnall
2024-03-21
Excellent local food This spot came highly recommended by our tour guide, and it did not disappoint! The horse was excellent, and the desserts we tried were all excellent. The ambience was lovely, staff were great, and it was a really lovely evening.
kgallsop
kgallsop
2024-03-01
Top class meal Following a recommendation we booked into Forréttabarinn, we all opted for a tasting menu option even though the whole menu was tempting, needless to say we were not disappointed, each course was very tasty and in proportion, we were full up by the end of the meal. Great service & patience provided throughout as we took a bit too long deciding what we wanted. Good value also.

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