Light courses

Icelandic meatsoup1.890.-
lamb, carrots, rutabaga and soup herbs
our most traditional soup that has kept us warm through the years
Seafood Soup1.990.-
mussels, cod, shrimps and dill oil
made from our homemade fishstock and fresh seafood
Icelandic Taste1.990.-
fermented shark, dung smoked trout, wind dried cod, dulse, blood marengue, home made ryebread
culture shock on a platter! Brennivín is highly recommended with this one!
Double Smoked Lamb2.490.-
Höfðingi white mould cheese, horseradish, pickled angelica
smoking lamb is an art on its own, smoking the lamb twice gives it a deeper concentrated flavour as well as preserving it
Beet Salad (Vegan)2.290.-
orange glazed rutabaga, crowberry glazed red beets, sunflower seeds, dill
rutabaga or yellow beet was our main source of vitamin C back in the days or since 1800

Main courses – Seafood

Fish of the Day2.590.-
served according to season
fresh off the docks from our local fishermen
Fish & Chips2.590.-
deep-fried baby potatoes, homemade remoulade
fresh icelandic cod in beer and dulse batter
Lightly Salted Cod2.690.-
smoked icelandic barley, rutabaga, tomato concasse
salting and smoking are among our preservation methods we have used for centuries
Icelandic Fishstew “Plokkfiskur”3.690.-
homemade rye-bread, fresh salad
plokkfiskur or plucked fish is one of Iceland ́s favored comfort food
Blue Mussels2.990.-
cooked in white wine and angelica, dill aioli, french fries
cooked with 2 glasses of wine, one for the mussels and one for the chef
Barley & Chickpea Patty (Vegan)2.590.-
fried barley and chick pea patty packed with veggies, served with fresh root vegetable salad and herb “mayonnaise”
Icelandic and organic barley from Eymundur in Vallarnes

Main courses – Meat

Beef Fillet3.690.-
skin on fries, fresh salad, Béarnaisé sauce
turn this one to Surf ‘n turf for +1.200kr
Lamb Burger2.990.-
juicy bbq lamb patty seasoned with thyme and garlic, brioche bun, sweet crowberries, rutabaga chips, pickled red cabbage, lovage and garlic buttermilk
homemade from A-Ö. This big fat 100% Icelandic burger with an ice cold beer and you ́re all set!
Lamb Shank3.190.-
slow cooked pulled lamb shank glazed in reduced lamb stock served with chunky mash and crispy kale
this is granny style homecooking at its best, comforting, succulent and straight from the heart
Pork Cheeks2.990.-
cooked in Rökkr beer for 24 hours, rich onion gravy, chunky mash
it ́s the cheap less used parts that pack the flavour, here we enrich it even further with medium dark beer

Appetizers

Seafood Soup2.290.-
mussels, cod, shrimps and dill oil
Made from our homemade fishstock and fresh seafood
Icelandic Taste2.190.-
fermented shark, dung smoked trout, wind dried cod, dulse, blood marengue, home made ryebread
culture shock on a platter! Brennivín is highly recommended with this one!
Double Smoked Lamb2.290
Höfðingi white mould cheese, horseradish, pickled angelicasmoking lamb is an art in its own, smoking the lamb twice gives it a deeper concentraded flavour as well as preserving it.
Beet Salad (Vegan)1.990.-
orange glazed rutabaga, crowberry glazed red beets, sunflower seeds, dill
rutabaga or yellow beet was our main source of vitamin C back in the days or since 1800
Hot-Smoked Salmono2.190.-
angelica seed crisp, pickled cucumber, lovage buttermilk
angelica and lovage grow wild here and are used both in cooking and medicine because of their healing power

Main courses

Blue Mussels3.890.-
cooked in white wine and angelica, dill aioli, french fries
cooked with 2 glasses of wine, one for the mussels and one for the chef
Fried arctic char3.690.-
deep-fried baby potatoes, homemade remoulade
fresh Icelandic cod in beer and dulse batter
Fish of the day3.790.-
served according to season
fresh off the dock ́s from our local fishermen
Lightly Salted Cod3.790.-
smoked icelandic barley, rutabaga, tomato concasse
salting and smoking are among our preservation methods we have used for centuries
Arctic Char3.890.-
pressed baby potatoes, lemon hollandaise, kale and red beet salad
bred in the cold glacial water off Eyjafjallajökull
Beef Fillet5.390.-
skin on fries, fresh salad, Béarnaise sauce
turn this one into Surf ‘n turf for 1.200kr
Mountain & Bay5.900.-
pan fried lamb fillet, grilled langoustine, sweet parsnip, thyme sauce
the best off land and sea. Customers favourite choice

The comfort zone

Lamb Burger3.900.-
juicy bbq lamb patty seasoned with thyme and garlic, brioche bun, sweet crowberries, rutabaga chips,
pickled red cabbage, lovage and garlic buttermilk

homemade from A-Þ. This big fat 100% icelandic burger with an ice cold beer and you ́re all set!
Lamb Shank3.990.-
slow cooked pulled lamb shank glazed in reduced lamb stock served with chunky mash and crispy kale
this is granny style homecooking at its best, comforting, succulent and straight from the heart
Pork Cheeks3.900.-
cooked in Rökkr beer for 24 hours, rich onion gravy, chunky mash
it ́s the cheap less used parts that pack the flavour, here we enrich it even further with medium dark beer
Icelandic Fishstew “Plokkfiskur”3.690.-
homemade rye-bread, fresh salad
plokkfiskur or plucked fish is one of Iceland ́s favoured comfort food
Barley & Chickpea Patty (Vegan)3.600.-
Fried barley and chick pea patty packed with veggies, served with fresh root vegetable salad and herb “mayonnaise”
icelandic and organic barley from Eymundur in Vallarnes

Icelandic feast

Icelandic Taste
fermented shark, dung smoked trout, wind dried cod, dulse, blood marengue, home made ryebread
culture shock on a platter! Brennivín is highly recommended with this one!
Seafood Soup
mussels, cod, shrimps and dill oil
Made from our homemade fishstock and fresh seafood
Mountain & Bay
pan fried lamb fillet, grilled langoustine, sweet parsnip, thyme sauce
the best off land and sea. Customers favourite choice
Skyr & Blueberries
white chocolate skyr with thyme infused blueberry sorbet
our ancestors back in the viking age used to season their skyr with wild thyme
Price pr. person8.900.-
With wines14.900.-

Seafood feast

Seafood Soup
mussels, cod, shrimps and dill oil
Made from our homemade fishstock and fresh seafood
Lightly Salted Cod
smoked icelandic barley, rutabaga, tomato concasse
salting and smoking are among our preservation methods we have used for centuries
Eyjafjallajökull – ‘ei:ja,fjatla,jœ:kYtl
strawberry mousse, foamy skyr, liquorice marengue
our tribute to our treasured volcano that no one can pronounce the name of
Price pr. person6.900.-
With wines11.900.-

Vergetarian feast

Beet Salad (Vegan)
orange glazed rutabaga, crowberry glazed red beets, sunflower seeds, dill
rutabaga or yellow beet was our main source of vitamin C back in the days or since 1800
Barley & Chickpea Patty (Vegan)
Fried barley and chick pea patty packed with veggies, served with fresh root vegetable salad and herb “mayonnaise”
icelandic and organic barley from Eymundur in Vallarnes
Happy Marriage crumble
rhubarb crumble served with tangy rhubarb sorbet
a traditional coffee snack in every household since the rhubarb came to Iceland in 1883
Price pr. person6.900.-
With wines11.900.-

Desserts

Skyr & Blueberries1.390.-
white chocolate skyr with thyme infused blueberry sorbet
our ancestors back in the viking age used to season their skyr with wild thyme
Eyjafjallajökull – ‘ei:ja,fjatla,jœ:kYtl1.390.-
strawberry mousse, foamy skyr, liquorice marengue
our tribute to our treasured volcano that no one can pronounce the name of
Happy Marriage crumble1.390.-
rhubarb crumble served with tangy rhubarb sorbet
a traditional coffee snack in every household since the rhubarb came to Iceland in 1883
Icelandic pancake1.390.-
Exotic fruit soup and basil sorbet
Manjari chocolate mousse1.390.-
blueberry jam and whipped cream
the most classic Icelandic dessert served at all occasions
Chocolate & Salted Caramel1.390.-
chocolate brownie, burned white chocolate, vanilla ice-cream
sometimes chocolate is just what you need

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

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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Our menus

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Hours

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 info@laekjarbrekka.is

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

Address

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