Vestmannaeyjar Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Vestmannaeyjar

December 8, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Vestmannaeyjar (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈvɛstmanːaˌeiːjar], sometimes anglicized as Westman Islands) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.
Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

1. 900 Grillhus

Vestmannabraut 23, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$416 +354 482 1000
Excellent
34%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 94 reviews

900 Grillhus

900 Grillhus is a restaurant for the whole family with the menu ranging from pizzas and hot dogs to steaks and lobsters. We are renowned in Iceland for our famous lobster burger, which has 140 gr of beef and 100 gr of local lobster, and our various lobster and fish cuisine. Opened for business June 5th 2010, 900 Grillhus is a family owned business that started as Topppizzur in 2006, and is still sometimes reffered to as Topppizzur by the locals due to the popularity of the pizzas.  So be sure to stop by at 900 Grillhus in the heart of town Vestmannaeyjar. Surrounded by hotels, hostels, stores and a bank and a bar just around the corner (though we do serve a decent selection of alcoholic beverages), there's hardly a more convenient place to dine than 900 Grillhus. Looking forward to seeing you, Owners and staff of 900 Grillhus.

Reviewed By Lonelobster - Vancouver, Canada

We were here for dinner and ordered the lamb sirloin. The lamb was very tender and the spices good. One of our party had lamb that was quite grisly. The good part was that our server quickly replaced it with more lamb. The apple pie and ice cream were delicious

2. Einsi Kaldi

Vestmannabraut 28 | Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, European, International, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$110 - HK$432 +354 698 2572
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Einsi Kaldi

The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments have been located, such as a cinema, a soda factory, a printshop and later on it was used as a storage building. The house collapsed during the volcano eruption of 1973 but was rebuilt again in 1975. The owner of the restaurant Einar Bjorn Arnason ,,Einsi kaldi", local man, born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, enjoys greatly to put his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actually puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island. During the summer Einsi kaldi, and his team offers a diverse menu from lunchtime to evening, seven days a week. At lunch the emphasis is on light and fresh dishes, such as soup, meet and of course fresh Icelandic fish and Danish Open Sandwiches. In the evening variety is the name of the game and you can choose everything from appetizers to sumptuous meat and fish dishes, something for all tastes.

Reviewed By marekw - Toronto

Wandering around town until we decided to try here. A much more inventive and tasty lunch than we had expected. The chef has high aims and deserves your support. The room is more modern and 'designed' than many which makes for a nice ambience.
And we even had a chance to try some smoked puffin

3. Slippurinn

Strandvegur 76 | Westman Islands, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast HK$94 - HK$314 +354 481 1515
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 396 reviews

Slippurinn

WE ARE OPEN FROM MAY-SEPTEMBER We are proud to mention that in October 2015, Slippurinn was ranked as Iceland's second best restaurant according to the White Guide / Best restaurants in the Nordics. Slippurinn is a family run eatery by the harbour in a 100 year old building that once housed a machine-workshop that served the old shipyard. It's casual, friendly and excellent quality. Our philosophy is simple and honest, we cook our food from scratch using the best ingredients in season. We get most of our vegetables from farmers on the south coast and we go next door to the fish market to get the freshest fish possible. We grow our own herbs and salads and forage the island for wild herbs and seaweeds. Our unique cocktails made from local herbs are a must try! The highly ambitious kitchen is run by chef Gísli Matthías Audunsson. Indiana his sister, is the general manager and bar manager and mom Katrín is the front of house.

Reviewed By DCL0 - Romsey

The historic industrial past of the building provides the setting for lovely meals prepared with care using many local ingredients. You won't find. better, fresher food anywhere in Iceland. Fish dishes 'to die for' and some very unusual. The Rhubarb Cake was lovely and the Grilled Pears with hazelnuts and lovage emulsion worth going back for.

4. Gott

Barustigur 11, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, European, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +354 481 3060
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 442 reviews

Gott

GOTT is a healthy, creative family owned restaurant in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland with fresh, authentic ingredients. The restaurant makes its breads freshly every day and all food is made from scratch every day. Fresh fish from the fish marked. The head chef and owner Sigurdur Gislason a former member of the Icelandic culinary team and his wife Berglind Sigmarsdottir have published two best seller cook books in Iceland.

Reviewed By MickW4

A wonderful place to eat. Great menu and helpful staff. A great place to meet friends and i would recommend GOTT to anyone visiting Vestmannaeyjar.

5. Fiskibarinn

Skolavegi 1, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, European, Scandinavian Lunch, Dinner +354 414 3999
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 111 reviews

Fiskibarinn

Reviewed By Jóhanna E

Best food (fish) I have eaten in a resraurant in a long time. The food was on the table perfectly cooked 10 min later after we ordered it. The price was reasonable.

6. Tanginn

Basaskersbryggja 8, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, Soups, Scandinavian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +354 414 4420
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Tanginn

Tanginn is a family friendly restaurant at the harbor in Vestmannaeyjar. We are restaurant, bar & café. We serve dishes from catch of the day to burgers. 3 soups are available and salad buffet. Tanginn is on two floors with a lovely view over the harbor in Vestmannaeyjar.

Reviewed By Jon Pall H - Adliswil, Switzerland

We were table number two in the restaurant. We were there for Lunch. My guests wanted to try the whale, but not as a main course, so we asked if they could have one portion split into two, so they could have a taste. The answer from the Chef's was short and simple, "No" I was quite surprised and asked why not, It's one portion put on two plates. The answer was again short, "Sorry". Of course we could have ordered one portion and they would then split the portion them self, but we had at this stage, reached "Negative" and had left "Positive"

7. JOY

Vesturvegur 5, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Takeout, Seating +354 481 3883
Excellent
72%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

JOY

Reviewed By csebec - St. Augustine, Florida

Great soft serve ice cream. We found the soft serve in Iceland to be the best ever and this place was at the top of the list of the places we stopped. Typical soft serve toppings. Clean and nice staff

8. Varmo

Strandvegur 51, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Seating Cafe, Soups, Scandinavian, European Breakfast HK$24 - HK$173 +354 866 6286
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Varmo

Reviewed By Goannago - Perth, Australia

Being a pretty miserable day on the day we visited Westman Islands we were totally delighted to walk into Café Varmo and to be so jovially greeted and well-served by staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed our steaming bowls of Icelandic Soup, with crusty bread (and the cold beers prior to eating). The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and unpretentious - just how we like it!!!

9. bensinsalan Klettur

Strandvegur 44, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland +354 481 1559
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

bensinsalan Klettur

Reviewed By GisliG - Mosfellsbaer, Iceland

this legendery place has been run by same family in 40 years and here you get bezt hot dogs in town , Maggi the owner is usually working

10. Canton

Strandvegur 49, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +354 481 1930
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Canton

Reviewed By Roger A

The good thing we have to say is that the kids really liked the spring rolls, the best they ever tasted. On the other hand, one of the fish dished was too salt, the other no salt at all, the third way too sweet, and we got terrible stomach ache some ours after eating it!

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