the wee food blogger© Forrettabarinn Reykjavik review

forréttabarinn, reykjavik, review

Dinner at Forréttabarinn, Reykjavik

On our first full day in Reykjavik, we found this glorious restaurant and were lucky enough to be seated without having booked (we managed to get in just in time as after we were seated there was no space left).

It was our intention to have a decent dinner but to save a really special place for the following day for the boyfriend’s 7th birthday (don’t worry he was actually 28), but this place was really, really amazing.


Langoustine Soup

We both opted for the same starter: 🍤 creamy and delicious langoustine soup with fresh bread and olive tapenade .. Sorry about 📷 they were big on mood lighting. I think we grunted to each other how delicious it was then never spoke until we had both finished our (big) bowls. It was perfectly seasoned, the langoustines were perfectly cooked and I ate way more bread and tapenade than I needed to!


Horse fillet with béarnaise

For my main, I was recommended by the waitress the fillet of horse. Despite the potential controversy, I took her at her recommendation. The fillet was served with potato purée, parsnip crisps, caramelised red onions and bearnaise sauce 👌🏼the way I see it, it’s no different to eating other animals and it was absolutely delicious. As is always the way with posh food, I only wished that my plate had been twice as big. Again, sorry about the photo – the lighting is very ambient for a romantic meal but shite for food blogging. The boyfriend went for mussels and chips – I sneaked a chip and dipped it in the juices and it tasted amazing too. 

As you can probably guess, I would HIGHLY recommend that you go to Forréttabarinn.

Would you be brave enough to eat horse?! 💛 #theweefoodblogger

Nýlendugata 14, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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