During my recent visit to Iceland my partner and I had dinner at Harry’s situated right next to Hotel Reykjavik, the hotel itself and many of the other tourists staying there thoroughly recommended this restaurant for our meals. Harry’s Restaurant is a mix of Icelandic and Filipino cuisine so we decided to try it out as it was different to say the least.
The restaurant itself is very small with only around 7/8 tables and romantically lit; the menu is very small and not very interesting. After a day of travelling around Iceland in arctic conditions venturing a few small steps to Harry’s from our hotel (Hotel Reykjavik) seemed the best choice to save out tired feet. I ordered a fish dish that was served with chips and my partner had Philippine style fried noodles, the food took 45 minutes to arrive even though there was only two other people waiting! By the time the food came we weren’t so hungry!
In total the meal cost around £45 and it was nothing special, it was expensive considering a 15 minute walk to the city centre we could’ve gotten better food for half the price! We came to the conclusion that many people recommend this restaurant because of its location, its near Hotel Reykjavik and Foss Hotel and after a long tiring day you don’t want to walk far for a proper meal. We were very disappointed and do not recommend it, food is overpriced, service is awful and it wasn’t very appetising.
Iceland in general is very expensive but the city centre has many budget places to eat at that aren’t so hard on the wallet! Its well worth exploring Iceland to find the many different cuisines they have to offer. I’m very surprised to see that Harry’s Restaurant ranks number 3 on trip advisor; it seems that the people that have been there have no taste buds!