If you are traveling on a budget but you still want to try out some of the amazing restaurants Reykjavík has to offer I have a little tip for you today. Many restaurants in Reykjavík offer a lunch menu that is considerably cheaper than the dinner menu. I’m sure this is standard practice all over but sometimes when we travel we kind of forget all our budget tips and tricks from home and go for whatever is the most convenient at that time. But not you guys – you are clued in!
A few examples
At Rub 23 their most famous 14 piece sushi platter goes for 3.990 ISK at night but during lunch you get 14 pieces for 1.990 ISK. The lunch offers don’t only apply to their sushi.
At Grillmarkaðurinn you can get a lamb T-bone steak for 2.990 ISK at lunch but at dinner the price is 4.790 ISK. The same goes for their grilled Monkfish which is 2.490 ISK during lunch but 4.690 ISK at night. Plus their delicious burgers are only on their lunch menu
Fiskfélagið has a pretty decent lunch menu but you can even splurge on a dessert because Blueberry mouse with bragðarefur icecream (yummy) costs only 990 ISK during lunch while you have to pay twice that price or 1.890 ISK at night.
As you can see, by eating your main meal at lunch and get something lighter at night you can cut your costs almost in half. Of course there might be some difference in portion sizes but anyone who’s eaten a 14 piece sushi platter, at lunch or dinner, knows that you really don’t need ALL of the pieces. Plus that if the portions are smaller you have extra room for half priced desserts.
If money is not an issue you can always use the money you saved on more delicious Icelandic beer. Like Einstök for example.