Let us tell you about restaurants, bars, shops, and more that are New in Reykjavík in May 2018. This month: Aðalstræti 10, Lamb Street Food, Bastard Brew & Food and the Maritime Museum.
In May, the oldest house in the city centre at Aðalstræti 10 was officially opened as a museum and exhibition space, as part of the Reykjavík City Museum. Currently, it houses two exhibitions: Reykjavík 1918 and A Town of Turf Houses. Reykjavík 1918 is about Iceland’s 100-year anniversary as a free and sovereign state and the changes in the past 100 years. A Town of Turf Houses focuses on turf houses in Reykjavík from the settlement age until early 1900. Admission for this museum is also valid for The Settlement Exhibition a little bit further down the street.
Lamb Street Food
The ever-developing Grandi area can add another restaurant to its list. Lamb Street Food serves Icelandic lamb meat with a Middle Eastern twist. They focus on healthy, local ingredients without additives, and present these in refreshing combinations. On the menu are different homemade wraps with Icelandic lamb meat and other local ingredients such as Icelandic herbs and sea salt. They also offer vegan wraps with falafel and hummus.
Bastard Brew & Food
Bastard Brew & Food is a new brewery and restaurant in downtown Reykjavík. They serve their own beers, as well as a good selection of beers from other Icelandic breweries. They also offer craft cocktails, gin and tonics, whiskey and cognac. On their food menu you will find different “bastards”, or signature burgers, and wraps, tacos, small courses and lunch specials. In the evenings and during weekends, lively music is played, from rock to funk and from soul to disco. Happy hour every day between 16:00 and 19:00.
The Maritime Museum, located inside a former fish freezing plant, has undergone major renovations and will open again on June 8. It was founded in 2004, and it became part of the Reykjavík City Museum in 2014. Their new permanent exhibition puts the spotlight on the importance of fishing for the Icelandic nation in the past centuries. Especially since the 19th century, Reykjavík and its neighbouring towns prospered because of their fisheries. The museum exhibits items from times past and tells the story of the Icelandic fishing industry.