Soup of the day
House salat
paprika, brauðteningar, tómatar og balsamic dressing
scrambled eggs, pickled cucumber, dill and mustard sauce

Main course

Catch of the day
Slow cooked Lamb shoulder
Celeriac, roasted carrots and red wine sauce
Nut steak
Red beet, pickled onions and sweet potato sauce
Fish and chips


Cappuccino brûlée
Hot chocolate cake
Icelanic skyr
1 course = 2.900 kr.
2 courses = 3.290 kr.
3 courses = 3.690 kr.


Lobster soup2.550.-
Fried langoustine and a cloud of cream
Citrus marinated salmon2.390.-
Cucumber, mustard, dill and trout roe
Icelandic taste2.450.-
Dried fish, fermented shark, gravlax, herring and smoked lamb on flatbread
Green salat2.100.-
Cherry tomatoes, croutons, pickled cucumber, herbs and mustard dressing


Nut steak3.800.-
Red beets, pickled onion, celeriac and sweet potatoe sauce

Kid’s menu

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

Main course

Salted cod and langoustine4.300.-
Fennel, apples, brandade and langoustine sauce
Fried arctic char4.100.-
Asparagus, leek and hollandaise sauce
Catch of the day3.900.-
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 Tenderloin5.500.-
Oyster mushrooms, parsnip, pommes anna and portwine sauce
Grilled Beef Rib eye6.100.-
Oyster mushrooms, parsnip, pommes anna and portwine sauce
Lamb fillet5.500.-
Celeriac, carrots, pickled onions and red wine sauce
Slow cooked lamb shank4.400.-
Roasted vegetables, green beans, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and red wine glaze
Chicken breast4.100.-
Smoked barley, oyster mushrooms, fennel and beurre blanc sauce

4 course set menu

Citrus marinated salmon
Cucumber, mustard, dill and trout roe
Slow cooked cod
Cauliflower and langoustine sauce
Celeriac, carrots, pickled onion and red wine sauce
Catch of the day and langoustine
Catch of the day a la chef
Milk chocolate mousse
Oats, raspberries, pistachios and lyche lime sorbet
Price pr. person8.100.-
With wines13.900.-
G = Glutenfree L= Lactose free V = Vegan


Skyr and blueberries1.590.-
with oats and blueberry sorbet
Chocolate mousse1.590.-
with fruits
Chocolate fondant1.690.-
with vanilla ice cream and fruits
Cheese plate2.100.-
Icelandic cheeses with berry compote
Strawberry mousse, skyr foam, liquorice meringue, berries

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.

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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