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$$ Old Harbor and Vesturbær Casual Fodor's Choice

A port in all weather (especially for local professionals and tourists), this hotel bistro-bar—which also hosts the Reykjavík Bar Summit—has played a key role in reviving the heart of the Old Harbor. It’s especially popular on weekends when it pumps out a contagious flow of good vibes to go with its filling brunch, legendary cocktails, and highly addictive licorice-flavored popcorn. The menu features top-notch dishes at fair prices: don't hesitate to order the sensational seafood platter or the superlative Omnom chocolate cake. The bar, managed by cocktail wizard Ásgeir Björnsson, is stacked to the hilt with glass jars containing experimental infusions with labels like Cherry Blossom Bourbon and Duck-Washed Cognac, and waiters serve drinks from chemistry-set beakers that reinforce the scientific approach here.

Casual Breakfast Dinner Coffee Brunch Dessert Bistro Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Geirsgata 8
Reykjavík, Capital Region  IS-101, Iceland


Known For:
  • Omnom chocolate cake for dessert
  • Sensational seafood platter
  • Inventive cocktails

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