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 langoustine, Icelandic lobster, is widely known for it’s great taste and one of our most favorable dishes. Dining at The Lobsterhouse is an experience full of warmth and history.
The Lobsterhouse seats over seventy people and has banquet rooms available for smaller groups.
CHRISTMAS MENU 2017
18.490kr with WINE PAIRING
ROASTED LANGOUSTINE LIGHTLY WHIPPED CREAM | DULSE SALT
GRILLED LANGOUSTINE | GARLIC BREAD | ROASTED VEGETABLES
WILD BERRY SORBET | TUILE CRISP
SURF ‘N TURF FEAST
17.490kr with WINE PAIRING
ROASTED LANGOUSTINE | LIGHTLY WHIPPED CREAM | DULSE SALT
SLOW COOKED BEEF FILLET | WILD MUSHROOM AND POTATO PAVÉ | MAINE LOBSTER | BÉRNAISE SAUCE
ORANGE | CACAO NIPS
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.