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

February 27, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best restaurant in Westfjords Region, Iceland including Gamla Bakariio, Vid Pollinn Restaurant, Tjoruhusid, Simbahollin Cafe, Cafe Riis, Edinborg Bistro, Vegamot, Braedraborg Cafe, A La Carte Vagninn, Stukuhusid
Things to do in Westfjords Region

1. Gamla Bakariio

Aoalstraeti | Hours. When it opens and closes, Isafjordur, Iceland Takeout, Seating Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +354 456 3226
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Gamla Bakariio

Reviewed By JaR1983

Our coffee was cold as a result of a problem with the machine. Staff were very apologetic and soon brought hot coffee with some delicious chocolate truffles. A relaxed place to sit and catch up with emails.

2. Vid Pollinn Restaurant

Silfurtorg 2, Isafjordur 400, Iceland Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$487 +354 456 3360
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Vid Pollinn Restaurant

Our Vid Pollinn restaurant has a fantastic view of Isafjordur. It is locatad ath Hotel Isafjordur. We serve local food both, seafood and meat dishes.

Reviewed By Dianne D - Tulsa, Oklahoma

We are staying at the Hotel Horn which is lovely. They have a dining agreement with Vid Pollin. We are here on a self drive package. When we went for our first dinner it got confusing very quickly. They gave us their menu which looked lovely. Then when they found out we had prepaid they told us we could not eat off the menu and that we had to eat "what the chef chose for us." We were offered lamb and seafood soup. We can't eat lamb due to its richness. So they did offer a fish. We were told we could have only an appetizer and entree. And that when we came back the next night we could have an entree and dessert. But we couldn't have dessert that night.
Then they served sour dough bread that the chef said I couldn't eat due to my nut allergy. Hmmmm! Nuts in sourdough!?! We asked what kind of nuts and they came back and said, "mixed!?" Waaah?! Well I was hungry and decided to eat it anyway and good news is that I didn't die!!! Yay! No nuts.
Also it took an hour to get our food. Ugh! I know it's Europe folks but in the land of adventure travel waiting an hour is torture.
We were scheduled to go back the next two nights and decided we couldn't take any more torture. So we got our money back and went to Hamraborg across from the Horn. Nothing fancy but it did the job.

3. Tjoruhusid

Nedsti kaupstadur, Isafjordur 400, Iceland Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$196 - HK$455 +354 456 4419
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 543 reviews

Tjoruhusid

Tjoruhusið is a fish restaurant in Isafjorður, Iceland. We only serve whatever&apos;s fresh out of the ocean on a given day, so there&apos;s no menu to speak of, but during high season we usually offer a buffet of everything good for dinner, while lunch tends to be a la carte. <br><br>For dinner, we generally do two separate seatings, at 7pm and 9pm, although we try to be flexible if possible. Do note that we are for the most part closed during wintertime (from early November &apos;til Easter, usually), and then that our openings in the early spring months tend to be sporadic. <br><br>We advise anyone intending to dine with us to call ahead to ensure we are open. Any special needs (lactose/gluten/etc) should be noted in advance. <br><br>Tjoruhusið does not operate a Reykjavik location and is not at all affiliated with any Reykjavik restaurant, regardless of what some of them might be claiming.

Reviewed By blueviolet47 - Evanston, Illinois

We went for lunch when our ship was in port. I did contact them beforehand about a reservation which I recommend. They were super busy but extremely nice and the food was fantastic. I don't especially like soup but the one they served--a delicious tomato based, creamy langoustine (Norwegian lobster) bisque--had me eating every bite. My husband was in heaven! Main courses in the buffet was cod and plaice in three different sauces. Some of the best fish dishes I've ever had. The bread was good. Even the WATER tasted good--pure Icelandic water is great. The coffee was strong and good. In fact everything we ate gets top marks.

4. Simbahollin Cafe

Fjardargata 5, Thingeyri 470, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$290 +354 869 5654
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Simbahollin Cafe

Simbahollin is a cozy, old-style coffeehouse in the middle of the fishing village Þingeyri (Thingeyri) in the Westfjorðs of Iceland. We are located in an old general store from 1915 and most of the original interior is still intact today. The house featured in the popular Icelandic movie "Noi the Albino" (2003), but it has an important history that goes back much further. <br>Today Simbahollin is owned by a Danish/Belgian couple who have restored the house. We opened the doors of the coffeehouse in the summer of 2009. Simbahollin&apos;s Belgian waffle with homemade rhubarb jam and cream became legendary after that first summer. Other popular things on our menu are great espresso drinks, cakes, muffins and cookies fresh from our ovens, homemade bread and soups, and lamb tajine made with famous Icelandic lamb (served in the evenings during high season). <br><br>We also run a horse- and mountain bike rental - you can find our tours on Tripadvisor under Simbahollin bike and horse rental.<br><br>We look forward to seeing you in Þingeyri!

Reviewed By KDstamford - Stamford, United Kingdom

After a challenging drive over Hrafnseyraheidi in thick cloud and very poor visibility we were delighted to come across Simbahollin, where we stopped for a welcome coffee and waffles. It's a delightful place, with lots of atmosphere and very friendly people running it. The coffee and the waffles were very good, and the home made rhubarb jam was very tasty. It also has outside Seating, some in an old bus! Clearly popular amongst the locals, it's well worth making a short detour off the main route on to Isafjordur.

5. Cafe Riis

Hafnarbraut 39, Holmavik 510, Iceland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$275 +354 451 3567
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Cafe Riis

NOTE: We are not open during winter time (from October through April) We are a small family run restaurant in the town of Holmavik. We serve fresh food at reasonable prices and offer a variety of dishes suitable for most people.

Reviewed By KDstamford - Stamford, United Kingdom

Coffee stop whilst passing through this part of the Westfjords last week. They have retained the character of this building, and captured the historic heritage of this fishing village. Friendly staff, with good English, and good coffee. we tried the blueberry cheesecake, which was skyr-based, and it was excellent.

6. Edinborg Bistro

Adalstraeti 7, Isafjordur 400, Iceland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available International, Scandinavian, Seafood, European Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch HK$78 - HK$392 +354 456 8335
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Edinborg Bistro

Reviewed By CDavid212 - New York City, New York

The half portion of lamb soup to start was perfection, followed by a lobster and shrimp salad. The portions are on the large side, so we found half portions perfect. Their margaritas were fresh and delicious (not pre-mixed), and we loved the wit and warmth of the staff. Loved this restaurant!

7. Vegamot

Tjarnarbraut 2, Bildudalur 465, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout European Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
52%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Vegamot

Reviewed By jlmeye01 - Skaneateles, New York

If you are in Bildudalur, you must eat at Vegamot! The incredibly welcoming Hronn, and her chef husband Gummi serve inexplicably savory fare. You appear to be entering a minimart and then settle at rustic tables overlooking the harbor. And then open the menu to find fresh fish combined with seasonings from a wide variety of cuisines. We had fresh atlantic cod with an asian-insprired garlic sauce. It came with a salad that was so fresh and delicious we asked them to send out another salad! Dressed with wasabi, pesto, and sesame, it was incredible. The burgers and chicken sandwiches on the next table looked amazing.

8. Braedraborg Cafe

Aoalstaeti 22b, Isafjordur, Iceland Takeout, Seating Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +354 456 3322
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Braedraborg Cafe

Reviewed By Jakob-Pall - Reykjavik, Iceland

My friend and I recently were passing by in Isafjordur town and by total coincidence discovered this charming original Café bar.
It was really pleasing to relax there for a while and enjoy their very good double "Americano" coffee (actually double expresso with a water to taste) with slice of carrot cake.
Yea, why not a taste of wine to accompany my friend's beer still to finish before continuing our journey among the AMAZING Westfjords!

9. A La Carte Vagninn

Hafnarstraeti 19, Flateyri 425, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +354 456 7751
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

A La Carte Vagninn

Reviewed By nutellastro

Such a kind waitress, such lovely food, you would not expect from this place. We ate risotto, really delicious and tasty, and a particular and nice pine tree ice cream. Do not miss it!

10. Stukuhusid

Adalstraeti 50, Patreksfjordur 450, Iceland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +354 456 1404
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Stukuhusid

Stúkuhúsið is a lovely café situated in the center of Patreksfjörður. The café focuses on offering good quality coffee as well as a range of home-made pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups and a meal of the day composed of the freshest available fish and/or seabird.

Reviewed By Jan B - Peachland

We had the halibut special and it was awesome. Came with small potatoes and salad not to mention the 2 big pieces of halibut. Enjoyed a dessert to make the meal the best.

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