The wine guide to 7 wine restaurants in Reykjavik 2022

In the Icelandic capital Reykjavik you can find a wide array of wine restaurants, from smaller bistro-style venues to fine dining. Check out this guide to the best wine restaurants in Reykjavik, selected by Star Wine List's ambassador César Garduño.

  1. Phone: +354 537 2788

    Address: Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavík

    With a casual vibe, yet classy and elegant in every detail, this newcomer offers a list curated in a great balance when it comes to countries, renowned labels and the more funky selection. The kitchen is evolving every day, and a local favourite is the sea snails.

  2. Phone: +354 552 1522

    Address: Laugavegur 59, Reykjavík

    Here, at the only Michelin star restaurant in Iceland, chef Gunnar Karl works seasonally with local ingredients and traditional flavours. Decorations like dried plants that the team has foraged and wooden walls make you feel at home. The pairing menu changes frequently, and most of the wine list focuses on natural wine from European regions. (César Garduño, the sommelier at Dill, is also Star Wine List's ambassador in Iceland, Editor's note.)

  3. Phone: +354 419 1777

    Address: Laugavegur 77, Reykjavík

    Lovers of reading huge wine lists, this is your spot. The selection is focused on Old World wines and special vintages, with a nice selection of different bottle sizes and a cellar inside an old bank vault with around 4,000 bottles. The cosy ambience takes you to a 1950´s European brasserie, a space where you can enjoy some Italian dishes.

  4. Phone: +354 519 7755

    Address: Laugavegur 107, Reykjavík

    There are no more than 12 seats here, and you will always find some Champagne and Cava by the glass. The rest of the wine list focuses on France and Italy. The list is short but well-curated, and you will always find Old World wines that will match what you are looking for.

  5. Phone: +354 519 5350

    Address: Klapparstígur 28, Reykjavík

    The newest Nikkei cuisine in Iceland has a 20´s interior, elegant and fun, with a few monkeys hidden in the ceiling that will undoubtedly attract you. This is one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, both by the glass where they rotate Old World labels monthly or weekly, and the bottle list, which has a good vintage depth.

  6. Phone: +354 454 0200

    Address: Hverfisgata 6, Reykjavík

    The first thing to notice here is the wall that looks like lava and igneous rocks, although the name makes sense once you realize there is no description of the place. On the other hand, the restaurant has a great Burgundy list, full of well-known producers and top vintages.

  7. Phone: +354 519 6515

    Address: Laugavegur 107, Reykjavík

    The old bus station in Reykjavík is now a food court, and here you can find Skál. Here you will find natural wine they import themselves, with a nice selection of skin contact wines from Europe, pet nats and young, juicy reds. Do not walk away without a sip of Brennivín, the local spirit.