There are LOTS of new restaurants in Reykjavík - but have you been to all the classic ones already?
Some of the newest ones are Matwerk, Mathús, Essensía and Jörgensen. Rok is also fairly new, as well as Sæta Svínið. And Burro is supposedly amazing! (It’s below the popular Pablo Discobar club) - I can’t wait to try that one. There’s also Mathús Garðabæjar and Von Mathús in Hafnarfjörður (‘Mathús’ seems to be the ‘it’ word this year). Oh and Bazaar Oddsson and Geiri Smart and Haust (all hotel restaurants).
Some of the (slightly older) classics are Kol, Kopar, Matur & Drykkur, Vox, Grillmarket, Fishmarket, Snaps, Sushi Social, Matarkjallarinn - and have you tried the Indian food at Austurlandafjelagið? I also heard there are great steaks at Steikhúsið.
For super fine dining there’s obviously Dill, as well as Grillið and Gallery at Hótel Holt.
I’m totally leaving a lot out - check out this article about the best restaurants in Reykjavík