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An adventure in freshly foraged produce

Classical Icelandic cousine prepared with passion

The housing Lækjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knudtzon. He also built a bakery and a turf house on the same property and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here.

At Lækjarbrekka our speciality is Icelandic cuisine, prepared by our talented culinary team and serverd by our excellent servents. For lunch we specialize ourselves in light, fresh dishes such as soups, salads, fresh fish and chicken. The afternoon is lightweight café atmosphere of the restaurant with tempting dishes such as snacks, sandwiches, coffee, cakes and pancakes.

We have everything from desserts and vegetable dishes into luxurious meat dishes and fish dishes. Everyone should find something to their liking, our menus consists of, among other things, local lobster, fresh fish of the day, Icelandic wilderness lamb, and tenderloin dishes among a variety of other dishes.

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The menu is diverse from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunchtime we specialize in light, fresh dishes, such as soup or salad as well as fresh fish and chicken dishes. In the afternoon the restaurant takes on a café atmosphere and a range of small dishes, sandwiches, coffee, cakes, Icelandic pancakes and more Icelandic specialties are available. In the evening variety is the name of the game.

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The dark elegant Laekjarbrekka house in Iceland's capital Reykjavik was built by a rich Danish merchant. It started out as a bakery shop in the 19th century and it still has that old time feel to it. Eating at the Laekjarbrekka offers Scandinavian elegance and traditional food in a nice atmosphere. The food is excellent. Laekjarbrekka offers traditional Icelandic fare ranging from lamb to lobster (the house speciality). A small downside of this restaurant may be that it is less suited for families with small children. However, for couples (especially on their honeymoon) this may very well be the most romantic restaurant in Reykjavik.

There's a cozy bar upstairs - under the roof - this is where you can go for the drink before or after dinner. The main restaurant downstairs is just as comfortable and homey, though. It offers a nice collection of eclectic ornaments, elegant embroidered tablecloths, and tapestries. You can hear piano music playing in the background, and see fresh roses and candles on the tables. A perfect setting for a romantic dinner and popular among honeymooners visiting Reykjavik.

  • "We had a lovely meal in this cozy restaurant, located on the main strip of the city. The service was great, as was the food (although the fermented shark lived up to it's terrible reputation). Lots of choices - the whale was surprising good and the lobster soup was fantastic."

    ktshining, USA - via TripAdvisor
  • "4th time visit Leakjarbrekka and as alwys it meet my expectations. Nice local food, the lam is greait and good service."

    ovekol, Norway - via Tripadvisor

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To make table reservations please contact us by phone or email
+354 551 4430