January 21, 2015 Iceland Europe

Lunch at Hotel A, Iceland

Phone Number: +354 435 1430

Address: Kirkjuból, Reykholt, Iceland

Website: http://www.hotela.is

Price Range: 100-300 $


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 24/30

Architecture / Interior: 8/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 4/10

Value for money: 8/10

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I'm already planning to come back to Iceland and more specifically to visit some of their amazing hotels lost within nature’s most amazing settings… Hotel A is one of them. With a view to the river, this hotel hosted a simple flavorful lunch I enjoyed. 


Park the car and access the lobby, you’ll find the restaurant and bar. All the main services of this hotel are found in one large rectangular shaped room divided by a chimney in its middle. Towards the end of the room, you’ll find a large glass facade, which gives a panoramic view to the valley. 

It’s breathtaking to the extent you can enjoy a few hours relaxing your senses… 

Lunch started with the Icelandic fish soup served in a mug. All ingredients are mashed and offer a zesty and flavorful soup, with a hint of smooth saltiness, fish content in a full-bodied liquid.


The menu:

  • Icelandic seafood soup
  • Cream and fresh vegetables soup
  • Spit roasted leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary
  • Roasted cod, parsnip puree and herb salad
  • Creamed barley with fennel and mushrooms
  • Vegetable hot pot
  • Gratin Dauphinois
  • Baked root vegetables
  • Tomato salad with ginger and mint
  • Warm chocolate cake with strawberries and cream
  • Apple crumble cake


On the buffet table was a piece of lamb, potatoes with fresh cream, salad, hot bowls of Barley, tomatoes, grilled vegetables, fish, a fruit basket and two choices of desserts and some bowls of strawberry and whipped cream. 

Lunch was simple yet very tasty - juicy fish, tender meat, exotic vegetables and unique bowls of Barley, something I have never had before. Everything I had was rich in flavor.

I ended my lunch with some apple crumble, chocolate fondant and strawberry dipped in whipped cream.

At the bar, a coffee machine brews fresh coffee on demand.

This was a quick introduction to the hotel. A place that serves tasty food… I am hoping to come back here again on my next visit to Iceland.

Hótel Á - Kirkjuból - 320 Reykholt, Iceland

Phone: +354 4351430





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