Best Restaurants in Reykjavik
Although the national diet is quickly diversifying, fish and
lamb are still consumed in great quantities - and, reportedly, it
can be quite hard always to find a vegetarian option on Iceland''s
restaurant menus. Despite this, however, Reykjavik''s restaurant
scene is exciting and cosmopolitan, as restaurateurs rush to
embrace fusion cooking, and attempt to offer fresh interpretations
of international dishes using local ingredients.
Traditional fare, available everywhere - but probably only for
the more gastronomically adventurous - includes
(dried fish-meat, eaten with butter);
(singed sheep''s head);
(sausage made from blood and offal, like black
(pickled ram''s testicles); and
(putrefied shark-meat). There is also,
controversially for some, the option of eating whale-meat while in
Iceland - and if you really want to push the boat out, you can get
it with some grated puffin on the side.
Those with tamer appetites will be relieved to know that a
staple of the Icelandic diet is the
- a good, old-fashioned hot dog, served with fried
onions, ketchup and mustard.