Tasty tapas with an Icelandic twist
Offering a new spin on traditional Icelandic cuisine and boasting an extensive selection of local beer, Forréttabarinn or “the starters bar”, is more than worth seeking out when you’re in need of a bite to eat or a place to start your night out in Reykjavík. Whatever dish you choose from the refreshingly creative menu, your taste buds are in for a treat.
“The idea was for people to be able to pick from a variety of dishes and experience lots of different flavours without having to pay too much,” says Róbert Ólafsson, the owner and head chef at Forréttabarinn. “You can try lots of different dishes in one evening or alternatively just come and have a couple of glasses of wine and choose a few starters.”
“You’ll taste flavours you’ve never tasted before,” promises Ólafsson. “We do everything we can ourselves in the kitchen – from smoking the salmon and duck to making our own desserts – using fresh ingredients of the highest quality.”
Forréttabarinn is in the oldest, most charming part of town. With its vibrant atmosphere, warm service and tantalizing menu, this is casual dining at its finest.