Review of SNAPS Bistro in Reykjavik, Iceland

When I visited Mikkel in Reykjavik a couple of weeks ago, where he is working at the moment, we had lunch at SNAPS Bistro in Reykjavik. This is the place that the locals go out for lunch or dinner and there weren’t many tourists when I was there, if any at all besides us of course.

It is a great place to eat and the place has a very nice and cozy atmosphere  to it even though it was very busy that saturday when we visited.  We only visited for lunch, so we didn’t go all in with three courses, but shared a huge salad and the fish of day. I really recommend that you try their fish of the day. It was simply delicious and I have heard from different acquaintances in Iceland that it’s always that good. Maybe that isn’t such a big surprise, when it comes down to it, since Iceland is really the place to eat F I S H.

As I mentioned before, we started our meal with a beautiful salad with roasted vegetables, home made ricotta cheese, pumpkin seeds and lots of fresh herbs. It was very tasteful and was flavored with a perfect sour/sweet vinaigrette and there were a lot of everything. It was quite satiating, so we decided to wait a while with the fish and instead enjoyed the nice glass of white wine, we had ordered.

Review SNAPS Bistro in Reykjavik

After the salad, the fish of the day hit the table, which had been recommended to us by some frequent visitors that we know in Reykjavik. And it was so good! It is of course a different fish and garniture everyday, but the quality and standard is high and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. What I really like about this dish is that it is topped with lots of sprouts, which I just love and actually grow myself in my own little kitchen. More about that hobby some other time!

The fish of the day that day was a blue ling, which is a member of the cod family. It was fried in butter and served with fresh tomatoes and finished of with some pickled red cabbage, fresh herbs and the lovely sprouts. A truly wonderful dish!

Review SNAPS Bistro in Reykjavik

Review SNAPS Bistro in Reykjavik

After the great lunch, we were quite full, so we decided to take a long walk down to the ocean in Reykjavik. It is so beautiful in Iceland and you don’t have to get that far outside of Reykjavik centre to experience the amazing nature. The picture here is from our little walk, where we met the cutest little gooselings, aren’t they just adorable?

Reykjavik family| Nature photography |

Small gooselings and their mum on their way home after a long day at the sea

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  1. Nick Halbrook says

    Most expensive meal in my life! Both niece and I got queezy stomachs a few hours afterwards. We both thought in might have been a very mild case of food poisoning brought on by one or two of several tepid courses that should have been served piping hot; thus, the 2 not 5 star rating this dining experience otherwise deserved. Serving started an hour after seating. As usual to our many dining experiences in Reykjavk, presentations for all courses were works of culinary art. Wines were well paired with foods and refills were included in the price of the meal. Champaignes were the best I have ever had. Food quantities were adequate which was again typical of our meals in Reykjavik the week between Christmas and New Years.

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