Where to Eat in West Region: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 7, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Discover the best restaurant in West Region, Iceland including Narfeyrarstofa, Alafoss Cafe, Gamla Rif, Fjoruhusid, Gamla Kaupfelagid, The Settlement Center Restaurant, Sjavarpakkhusid, Geirabakari Kaffihus, Primus Kaffi, Bakari
Things to do in West Region

1. Narfeyrarstofa

Adalgata 3, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$298 +354 533 1119
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 673 reviews

Narfeyrarstofa

Narfeyrarstofa restaurant and café is the oldest operating restaurant in Stykkishólmur. It’s a family business and is open all year round. Narfeyrarstofa’s menu features inventive dishes served artfully in the beautiful surroundings of the restaurant, where utterly charming views from the premises bring life to the atmosphere. There is a strong emphasis on creativity in the kitchen, and it is safe to say that craftsmanship is held in high regard, as the ingredients are of the finest quality and sourced locally wherever possible. Narfeyrarstofa’s chefs prepare all ingredients from scratch, and the kitchen makes use of a powerful meat processor as local meat is prepared in different ways for the various dishes on the menu. From the restaurant there are views over Breiðafjörður bay’s “natural pantry”. Ingredients from there are on the table every day, exceptionally fresh. Blue mussels from Breiðafjörður are always on offer when in season. The menu also has a selection of hamburgers, proclaimed to be “the real deal”, “juicy” and “even better than búllaburgers” by our guests, who come back for them again and again! Our wine menu is unusually diverse and features specially selected wines of various types. The restaurant is in a two-storey house built in 1906 in the heart of Stykkishólmur, by the old church that towers over Aðalgata. There is room for 70 people indoors, and it’s also possible to sit outside when the weather’s nice. The atmosphere at Narfeyrarstofa is warm and welcoming, and the staff and the owners do everything they can to provide outstanding service to their guests.

Reviewed By mafischl - New York

Located directly across the street from our hotel the Narfeyrarstofa was an obvious and excellent choice for dinner. My wife and I shared the fish soup. It was wonderful. Fresh fish and shellfish was abundantly distributed throughout the bowl. My wife had the local burger while I had more super fresh seafood with the spaghetti. All great choices. Bread and butter were also very good. We would definitely return.

2. Alafoss Cafe

Alafoss 27, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$353 +354 566 8030
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Alafoss Cafe

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Reviewed By Mililanimy - San Diego, California

In our trips to Iceland in 2014 and 2016, we ate all of our dinners at Altafoss Cafe while staying at lovely Minna-Mosfell Guesthouse nearby. The dinners were always delicious, moderately priced, with welcoming service. It sometimes took time for the food to be served, or to be told that a dish was not available.

3. Gamla Rif

Haarif 3, Rif, Iceland Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Cafe, Soups, European, Scandinavian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +354 436 1001
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Gamla Rif

Reviewed By John M - Santa Fe, New Mexico

This quaint restaurant is a warm harbor on a chilly day in Iceland.The fish soup
is world famous and excellent. The bread is exceptional and a nice compliment
to the soup. The hostess is charming and engaging. This is a great lunch for a
traveling photographer.

4. Fjoruhusid

365 Snaefellsnes, Hellnar, Iceland (Formerly Fjoruhusid) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Soups, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$118 - HK$157 +354 435 6844
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Fjoruhusid

Reviewed By Becky A

We didn't have Reservations so we had to sit outside. The view is amazing. If you sit next to the building you are protected more from the wind. Food was delicious! The seafood soup was light and refined. Vegetable quiche is yummy.

5. Gamla Kaupfelagid

Kirkjubraut 11, Akranes, Iceland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available Bar, International, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$471 +354 431 4343
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Gamla Kaupfelagid

Reviewed By Robyn V - Neskaupstadur, Iceland

We stopped by just before midday and chose the set lunch menu. The food arrived promptly just before the restaurant filled up, both with locals and tourists. We chose to sit inside, though there are tables outside. The first course was mushroom soup, followed by...MoreHi Robyn, Thank you for your review, we are really grateful for it. great to hear that you liked our special that day! Best regards, Gamla Kaupfélagið

6. The Settlement Center Restaurant

Brakarbraut 13-15, Borgarnes 310, Iceland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$353 +354 437 1600
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 917 reviews

The Settlement Center Restaurant

In our restaurant we invite you to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and good quality food at reasonable prices. The Settlement Center is located in one of Borgarnes oldest houses. Yet the restaurant is modern and newly refurbished with due respect to old times. The menu is a blend of traditional Icelandic cooking with international flavors to it. The Restaurant is open daily from 10am - 9pm

Reviewed By mafischl - New York

The day we visited the Settlement Center was cold and rainy. Perfect for a hot bowl of soup and that's exactly what my wife and I enjoyed at the restaurant upstairs. She had a wonderful bowl of fish soup in an interesting tomato based sauce....MoreThank you so much for this very generous review. So glad you found shelter from the stormy weather it has been unusually bad this last week. Hope you enjoyed Iceland despite of the cold and wind. Best regards Sigridur Margret

7. Sjavarpakkhusid

Hafnargata 2a, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +354 438 1800
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Sjavarpakkhusid

Reviewed By Minnie C

Our whole family longed for a decent meal after a long, snowy drive. Without choice in a small town, we found this restaurant, serving us late lunch at 3pm in the whole restaurant. After having soup for several days, we decided to share some light dishes in a tight budget as the dishes were a bit pricey. The waiter was really friendly and helpful. He advise us to head back to Reykjavik after we finished our late lunch as there was storm coming couple of hours later. Anyway, we enjoyed all those dishes we ordered. I loved the most was the scallops and salad, they were so delicious and were beautifully presented as an art piece. Only a few table in the small cozy restaurant so you must book before you visit in normal case. Anyway, the food was really good and I loved the whole experience here.

8. Geirabakari Kaffihus

Digranesgata 6, Borgarnes 310, Iceland Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +354 437 2020
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Geirabakari Kaffihus

Reviewed By Diana1031

We stopped here on our drive. It was a pleasant cafe with beautiful views. Delicious coffee and pastries.

9. Primus Kaffi

356 Snaefellsbaer, Hellnar, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +354 698 8806
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 271 reviews

Primus Kaffi

Reviewed By LeeLee883 - Reading, United Kingdom

Stopped here as part of a coach trip tour as the guide raved about the place. It was already busy from an earlier bus and it was clear they just couldn't cope with the numbers. The menu choice was limited, we ordered two fish soups which at £18 a piece shocked us, we didn't pay those prices in central Rekjavik!!!
The tables were pretty grotty with piled up dirty dishes and we tried our best to pile them out of the way before our food arrived. The service counter where you order food gave you a slip with a number on....seems simple enough?! However the waitress was coming out and shouting out the dish names, It was chaos and most people had ordered the same thing and nobody knew whose was first. The waitress seemed quite stressed out, thankfully another member of staff logically decided to stick to the number system!! The soup really did not live up to the expectations or cost, I had better in town. Eventually our group all got fed and we escaped back to the coach much later than expected.

10. Bakari

Olafsbraut 19, Olafsvik 355, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
52%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Bakari

Reviewed By PanamaZac - Arlington, Virginia

Between the four of us we got some cinnamon buns covered in chocolate, croissants, bread, and an orange and chocolate cake. The cake was the star! It was perfectly moist and the orange-flavored cake really complemented the chocolate frosting extremely well. Prices were great!

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