I really want to highlight an incredible meal we had during our last trip to Iceland. I documented the dinner with my iPhone, so please bear with me on the photos, haha.
Our last night in Reykjavík, we decided to enjoy a late dinner at The Fish Company (Fiskfélagið). It’s only a block away from our hotel (Black Pearl), and we had heard really positive reviews about the place. It seemed like the perfect restaurant to celebrate our engagement. (If you’d like to read more about our Iceland engagement, please go here.)
We walked over to The Fish Company and were instantly welcomed by a friendly employee who sat us at a cozy table near the windows. Despite it being late at night, the midnight sun allowed light to shine through the windows around us.
What We Ate
Kendal and I looked through the menu and excitedly discussed the possibilities. We decided to start with their Fiji-Coconut soup, which is boiled fish soup with langoustine, coconut jelly, and Icelandic seaweed. It was incredible. It reminded me of a unique – and better – version of lobster bisque. The soup was even topped with crunchy coconut shavings that were delicious.
The employees also brought us out their signature bread, butter, and homemade granola. Additionally, they served us an amuse bouche of charred salmon, mango, and red onion. It all was really, really good.
For our main meals, we ordered their China – Miso dinner as well as their Denmark – Pear dish.
Kendal’s plate included fried salted cod and tiger prawns with Asian potato salad, lime wasabi granita, bok choi, and lobster dashi.
My dinner included slow-cooked Haddock with roasted pear purée and fried broccolini, havgus and mussel sauce, pickled grapes, fresh pears, and dill oil.
This was hands down the best dinner I’ve ever had in Iceland. The food was amazing as was the service.
A Quick Word About the Cost of Food in Iceland
For those interested in the price, I believe the dinner was around $150.00 USD (alcohol included in that price.) I try to be as transparent as I can be about the prices of establishments I write about. If you’ve been to Iceland or have read through my previous Iceland-related posts, you are probably already aware that Iceland is an expensive country. It IS possible to visit Iceland while on a budget, but it’s a good idea to keep in mind that – in general – prices can be pretty steep.
I remember standing in small convenience store in Vík overhearing a group of people deciding between ordering take-away burgers from the grill or going for more of an economical option. One of the members suggested something along the lines of just grabbing another bag of chips because the fast food burgers were too expensive. (Don’t worry, I saw the young man leave the store with chips AND beer later on, so he was all set, haha.) This certainly happens to travelers everywhere, but I hear a lot of that kind of feedback from people who are visiting Iceland and weren’t expecting everything to be so expensive.
I’ve got to say though, if you are going to spend some money on a really nice dinner while in Reykjavík, The Fish Company is the place to go. For us, it was the perfect place to celebrate our engagement and our last night in Iceland.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Fish Company
We liked The Fish Company so much after the first time we went there, we had a special, celebratory dinner there when we visited Iceland again. To read about that spectacular experience, visit my blog post: Reykjavík on New Year’s Eve.
Get in Touch
If you want to learn more about our experience at The Fish Company, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.