For all the people that are at the Island capital for the Design March or just passing by, there is plenty to see and do in the city. Below, you’ll find how you could go around town if you are visiting Reyjavík. But one of the things that could not fail is where to eat in perfect harmony with the city environment as wellwith the design approach for the event. I choose the coolest design restaurants where you can eat the best plates of Reykjavík.
Located at a old Cinema building, at the time it was the largest assembly hall in the country and could seat up to five hundred people. The Grill Market as a decor is inspired by Icelandic nature and features live moss, basalt columns and fish skin and along with fantastic lighting provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable meal.
Located at an old fishing net factory at the Reykjavik harbor, this fun design store/restaurant combo serves starters for the hungry and colourful products for the design-savvy. The Forréttabarinn is the best place to have a little talk while you wait for your plate, or even have a drink before going out.
Stöðin is the service station of choice for the design enthusiasts and professional travelling in Iceland. The curved concrete façade of Stöðin hides behind itself a gas station, restaurant, drive-through and a shop. The design and amazing view over the Harbor make this one of the must stop spots, designed by the Icelandic-Danish architecture practise KRADS.
MAR is the latest addition to the blooming harbor area. With an South-American and South-European inspired menu and interiors designed by HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson, this is a great place for an upscale lunch or fine dinner. Pay attention to the interiors that are inspired by the sea, ceramics by Gudny Hafsteinsdóttir and a relief by graphic designer Siggi Odds that is his take of the harbor area.
The Steak house Steik, is in the middle of Reykjavík, opposite the old harbor which has recently formed into a lively neighborhood of restaurants, cafes and artisan stores and work shops. It is only fitting that we use coal for grilling and baking, the building housed a blacksmith and metal works.