I like to eat my way around places, so like normal Kate and I made a hit list of food & drink to try in Iceland. We gathered recommendations from friends and the Lonely Planet guide book!
Iceland: Food & Drink
The menu covers bar snacks and main meals, burgers and salads – so something for everyone – with an Icelandic twist of course! Whilst Kate dug into sausages and mash with tarragon mustard (above), I tried the salted cod:
Icelandic Gull beer
The bacon, red pepper and mushroom flavoured cheese threw us for a minute… But then I got stuck into the open topped sandwich styles – egg cheese and salad – and the herring… Naturally!
Traditional lunch – lamb soup
A traditional bowl of the meat soup – aka endless refills of lamb broth with veggies and rolls. It was hearty, warm and filling, but not my favourite meal – lamb isn’t my first choice meat. The refill deal makes it worth getting if you like a lot of food! (Plus on the tour you got a discount!)
From the sea – Atlantic lobster
? when we arrived it seemed that most tables were finishing up – but they still served us dinner (thankfully!)
I tried the lobster pasta – served with salad and garlic bread. Definitely not healthy from the amount of cream in the sauce, but boy was it good. In general seafood and fish is a good bet when you are in a country surrounded by the sea.
Harpa happy hour
Smurstodin cafe is on the ground floor of the concert hall, there’s also a bar on the top floor, but that’s only open in the evening.