Reykjavik’s finest: Apotek

Located in what used to be the city’s biggest pharmacy, this restaurant now counts as one of Reykjavik’s finest. Majestically high ceilings, impeccable interior design and attentive staff are only a few reasons as to why this place should be at the top of your must-visit establishments. In addition to typical Icelandic flavours which range from minke whale, Icelandic lamb and skyr (beautifully complementing one another in a 8 course menu), one should pay special attention to the restaurant’s cocktail-making skills as the bartenders have been awarded numerous international distinctions. Rest assured, the pictures below are just as much a feast to the eye, as they are to the stomach.

Apotek, Austurstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, http://apotekrestaurant.is

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National snaps Brennivín
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PUFFIN
Goats cheese, dill oil, berry gel, rye bread crumble
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SEARED TUNA
Grilled tuna, avocado purée, ginger, sesame seeds, pickled watermelon
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ICELANDIC MINKE WHALE
Shallot vinaigrette, crispy Jerusalem artichokes, artichoke foam
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ICELANDIC SEA TROUT
Yuzu mayo, truffle mayo, crispy quinoa, apple
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ICELANDIC PLAICE
Samphire, green asparagus, blood orange, lime beurre blanc
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RACK OF FREE RANGE ICELANDIC LAMB
Grilled lamb fillet, leeks, pickled shallots, carrots, baked celeriac, dill-spinach, mustard sauce
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Dessert by pastry chef Axel Þ.
SKYR FANTASIA
Skyr fromage, Skyr mousse, strawberry & lime gel, lime sponge cake

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