Every month, we tell you about Reykjavík’s newest restaurants, bars, hangouts, and more. What is hip and happening in and around the city? In this month’s edition: Stereo, Lóla Flórens, Gaia, and Brút.
Stereo is a fun addition to the bar scene in Reykjavík. It’s a small but lively place with concerts, art exhibitions, and DJ sets. There’s a daily happy hour from 16-19 and they have a delicious cocktail menu. Stereo focuses on draft cocktails, with the Italian Negroni cocktail in the spotlight, and craft beer. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest events! Stereo is located at Skólavörðustígur 8.
A vintage store, art gallery, coffeehouse, and flower and gift store all in one! Lóla Flórens’s concept is similar to sister store and coffeehouse Luna Flórens in the Grandi harbour area. Lóla Flórens sells a little bit of everything nice, including vintage items, plants, tarot cards, books, coffee, cakes, and champagne. Go here for a sparkling rosé with a slice of lemon tart and leave with a beautiful bouquet to cheer up your home. Lóla Flórens is located at Garðastræti 6 in West Reykjavík.
At Gaia restaurant, you are taken on a journey around the world, with special emphasis on Asian cuisine. The 120-seat restaurant offers a view over the old harbour. Gaia is located in Reykjavík’s old harbour area and fish is the main ingredient of many of their dishes. They offer small tasting dishes as well as a good selection of sushi, combined with an inviting cocktail menu. Gaia is located at Ægisgarður 2.
Brút is Reykjavík’s freshest seafood restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Reykjavík at Pósthússtræti 2, where the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is located. It’s a spacious and bright restaurant with Scandinavian design. The menu is centred around local seafood prepared in a simple and unpretentious way, so the flavour of the main ingredients can take centre stage – and a great glass of wine to go with it. In addition to their seafood menu, they have a large wine list with over 200 different kinds of wine.