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The Lobsterhouse

Gourmet nouvelle cuisine with exquisite dishes

If you want to enjoy gourmet French cuisine with a Nordic touch, then The Lobsterhouse is the right place for you. Our Icelandic lobster (langoustine), Horse steak and Lobster soup are among our most popular dishes. Dining at The Lobsterhouse is an experience not to be missed while visiting Reykjavík. The house has a classical setting and is full of warmth and history.

Loved by the locals as well as foreign visitors, The Lobsterhouse offers a great dining experience with seating for over seventy people and has banquet rooms available for smaller groups.

 LUNCH OFFERS

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SHELLFISH SYMPHONY

12.900 kr.

18.900 kr. with WINE PAIRING

LANGOUSTINE SOUP 

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SHELLFISH SYMPHONY 

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 

 
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SEAFOOD FEAST

7.900 kr.

13.900 kr. with WINE PAIRING

SCALLOPS

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COD FILLET

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CROWBERRY TART

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VEGAN FEAST

6.900 kr.  

12.900 kr with WINE PAIRING

RED BEET

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RATATOUILLE ROULADE

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 
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The Lobsterhouse

A house with history – saved by the hippies

The Lobsterhouse was built in 1838 and is located at Bernhöftstorfa, downtown Reykjavík. Stephen Gunnlaugsson, the head of state, built the house. Through the years it has hosted famous Icelandic poets like Hannes Hafsteinn and Stefán Thorarensen.

By 1970, the houses in Berntöftstorfa were capacity, the intention being to demolish all the houses and build government offices in their place. Before this came to be, a battle for the buildings preservations was held. It lasted for about a decade, but all the while the houses decayed and parts of them caught fire. In this house alone there were three different fires during the period of the preservation battle.

After much struggle the Torfusamtök, consisting of hippies, activists and architects, were finally victorious and got to rent the houses from the state with restoration and preservation as their main goal. Their successful work is apparent to The Lobsterhouse visitors.

 

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Eat Together

Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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