The Lobsterhouse, which was recently featured on Dining Advisor, is located inside a gorgeous 19th-century building right in the heart of Reykjavik city centre with an interesting history you can read all about on their homepage. Elegant, charming and furnished throughout with lovely vintage decor, this restaurant is a particularly classy affair with a menu of truly exquisite cuisine. During our recent visit, we were treated to a delicious three-course meal starting with their famous lobster soup, which comes with a serving of lightly whipped cream. This was followed by a sublime feast of langoustine with roasted vegetables and garlic bread. We also tried the Surf n’ Turf option featuring superb beef tenderloin, grilled langoustine and a delightful serving of ratatouille.For dessert, we tried both the creme brûlée, which was hands down the best I’ve had in Reykjavík so far; and, because we’re suckers for pudding with little or no will power, we also shared an exceptional chocolate moose flavoured with tangy orange and chocolate nibs.Our meal was paired with a crisp and cool French Chardonnay and served by attentive and knowledgeable staff, who are not the only ones gazing down on you as you order from the comfortable chairs: look out for an audience of oil-painted sea creatures, beautifully-framed in the coffered ceiling.
While the Lobsterhouse might be a little on the pricey side, the food is so good it’s well worth the splurge. Tip! The lunchtime menu is often cheaper.
For more information and bookings visit thelobsterhouse.is