Soup of the day1.490.-
Carrot soup1.490.-
Ginger, onion, coriander and coconut
mushrooms and kale
Seafood soup1.990.-
curry, coconut, shrimps


Catch of the day2.900.-
Fish and chips2.900.-
Lamb loins3.300.-
potatoes, celery, green peas
Pork cheeks2.900.-
potatomash, mushrooms, button onion, red wine sauce
Nut steak2.900.-
broccoli, cauliflower and leekdressing
bacon and mushrooms


White chocolate crème brûlée1.190.-
Icelandic pancake1.190.-
Hot chocolate cake1.190.-
Skyr panacotta1.190.-

3 courses = 3.690 kr.


Lobster soup2.700.-
Fried langoustine and a cloud of cream
Smoked Haddock2.200.-
Leek cream and horseradish sauce
Taste platter4.400.-for two to share
Dried fish, fermented shark, gravlax, herring, sheep-head terrine and smoked lamb with horseradish
Carrot soup2.100.-
Ginger, onion, coriander and coconut
Seafood risotto2.800.-
Scallops, prawns and langoustine


Mushroom ravioli3.950.-
Green peas, radish and mushroom broth

Kid’s menu

Fish, french fries and salat1.800.-
Chicken and french fries1.800.-

Main course

Fried cod4.500.-
Cauliflower, garlic and smoked butter
Fried arctic char4.300.-
Jerusalem artichokes, leek and hollandaise sauce
Catch of the day4.100.-
Catch of the day a la chef
Traditional Icelandic fish stew3.800.-
Fish “mash“ made of haddock, potatoes and onions, baked with cheese and served with homemade ryebread and salad
Grilled Beef Tenderloin5.800.-
Celeriac, red onion, potatoes and honey spice sauce
Grilled Beef Rib eye6.400.-
Celeriac, red onion, potatoes and honey spice sauce
Lamb fillet5.800.-
Spring leek, celery, green peas, potato salat and thyme sauce
Slow cooked lamb shank4.600.-
Roasted vegetables, green beans, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and red wine glaze
Duck breast4.900.-
Potatos, golden beets, red beets and orange sauce

4 course menu

Beef carpaccio
Mushrooms purré, pine nuts, parmigiano, ruccola and truffle oil
Smoked Haddock
Leek cream and horseradish sauce
Fried cod
Cauliflower, garlic and smoked butter
Lamb fillet
Spring leek, celery, green peas, potato salat and thyme sauce
Manjari chocolate mousse
Dark chocolate mousse, strawberries and skyr-icecream
Price pr. person8.500.-
With wines13.500.-
G = Glutenfree L= Lactose free V = Vegan


Skyr panacotta1.490.-
Granola and mango sorbet
Chocolate fondant1.790.-
with vanilla ice cream and fruits
Icelandic cheese Auður1.790.-
Cheese mousse, cake and rasberries
Fruit salat1.690.-
Exotic fruit soup and basil sorbet
Manjari chocolate mousse1.790.-
Dark chocolate mousse, strawberries and skyr-icecream
Icelandic Pancake1.450.-
With blueberry jam and whipped cream

The House

The housing Lækjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon.  Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here.
Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845.  The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855.
This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street.  The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980.  By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time.  Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings.  During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance.
It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.


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.
The menu includes Icelandic lobster, fresh catch of the day, Icelandic mountain lamb and more. We have two excellent banquet halls on location in an adjoining building, with seating for groups counting up to 100 guests. These are suitable for every occasion, both standing cocktail parties and sitting feasts. The banquet halls are fully equipped with meeting and conference gear. We look forward to seeing you in Iceland and serving you at Lækjarbrekka restaurant where our main goal is a happy customer.

Reserve a table online

You can reserve a table through our online reservations system. If you'd rather talk to us feel free to give us a call in +354 551 4430

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Lækjarbrekka is open from: 11:30 every day of the week.

Table reservations and group reservations can be made via: telephone +354 551 4430 or email

Please notice that table reservations via email must me made 2 days prior to requested date.


Lækjarbrekka Bankastræti 2 101, Reykjavik +354 551 4430 INFO@LAEKJARBREKKA.IS WWW.LAEKJARBREKKA.IS