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Overview

Dill Restaurant is the real deal. It was¬†founded by Gunnar Karl G√≠slason in 2009, but is now in the hands of Ragnar Eir√≠ksson, and is located in the heart of Reykjav√≠k. Dill Restaurant became the first Icelandic restaurant to earn a Michelin star in February of 2017. The style of the restaurant’s food and its presentation, featuring authentic Icelandic cuisine, makes for a very unique experience and is highly recommended.

Dill Restaurant

Quick Facts

Time Spent2 hours 30 min
Worth It?Must Go
Cost Per Person (7 Courses)$125 / 13,900 ISK

Restaurant Tips

Make Your Reservation 3 Months in Advance

To be safe with your reservation, we highly recommend making your reservation 3 months in advance – this is how far the reservation calendar goes out.

Go With the 7 Course Menu

It’s worth it!¬†There is also a 5 course menu, which is the same menu, but the waiter will tell you which two courses are not included (for us, they mentioned it was #3 and #6).

Savor Every Bite

Some of the dishes are on the smaller side, so make sure to savor every bite! We definitely didn’t leave hungry – there’s plenty of food during the course of the meal – but really experience all the flavors of the dishes.

If You're Drinking, Opt for a Bottle of Wine

While the drink pairing seemed interesting, we decided to get a bottle of wine. We chose to do this because we didn’t want to rush through our drinks with each course that came out and wanted to drink at our own pace.

How to Get There & Contact

Address:

Dill Restaurant
Hverfisgata 12, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland
 
 
 

How to Make a Reservation

  • Visit Dill Restaurant’s website¬†http://www.dillrestaurant.is
  • From the navigation, click¬†Reservations, which will lead you to this page¬†https://dill.dinesuperb.com/
  • Click¬†Reserve Your Table
  • Select your number of guests
  • Choose a date from the calendar
    • The calendar is only available for 3 months in advance
    • The restaurant is only open Wednesday – Sunday
  • Choose a time
  • Accept the reservation policy and enter personal details / credit card information
    • This is put in place to avoid empty tables of guests who fail to cancel or meet up for their reservations. If you fail to attend your reservation or cancel your table less than 48 hours before arrival, they will deduct $107 / 11.900 ISK per person as a no show fee.
  • Confirm reservation – you’re all set!
    • You should get a reservation confirmation via email

How to Make a Reservation

  • Visit Dill Restaurant’s website¬†http://www.dillrestaurant.is
  • From the navigation, click¬†Reservations, which will lead you to this page¬†https://dill.dinesuperb.com/
  • Click¬†Reserve Your Table
  • Select your number of guests
  • Choose a date from the calendar
    • The calendar is only available for 3 months in advance
    • The restaurant is only open Wednesday – Sunday
  • Choose a time
  • Accept the reservation policy and enter personal details / credit card information
    • This is put in place to avoid empty tables of guests who fail to cancel or meet up for their reservations. If you fail to attend your reservation or cancel your table less than 48 hours before arrival, they will deduct $107 / 11.900 ISK per person as a no show fee.
  • Confirm reservation – you’re all set!
    • You should get a reservation confirmation via email

Restaurant Details

This was probably the best we ate our entire Iceland trip! Dill Restaurant was truly a treat and the intimate vibe is felt from the moment you walk in the door. There are only about 12 tables in the place, so make sure to make reservations well in advance! We put our reservation 3 months in advance via the calendar on their site, mainly to just play it safe, and we were glad we did so we didn’t have to worry about it.

When you get there, there is place to put your coats before you’re seated. There is an open kitchen area right in the middle of the restaurant, where they prepare all of the food and plates. Your waiter will provide you with a menu that shows all of the courses, which vary overtime. As you can see from the image to the left, we received version #159. The menu doesn’t fully turnover often, but they do substitute dishes in frequently based on available Icelandic ingredients. The menu changes numbers only when the menu fully overturns – a fun fact our waiter told us!

When we asked for the wine list, there were options from about $90+ / 9,988 ISK+ and we thought it vastly outweighed the drink pairing option, which would’ve been $107 / 11.900 ISK per person. We decided to just share a bottle of wine for the two of us.

They bring out 3-4 snacks before you officially place your order and choose whether you want to go with the 5 or 7 course menu. We would highly recommend going with the 7 course menu, as you definitely won’t leave hungry and will get the full experience. You’re already at a Michelin star restaurant menu, why skimp!

Each course comes out at the appropriate time, right before you start wondering when the next dish will be ready, and the first 4 courses are on the small to light-medium side, before getting the main dish in course number 5. The chicken we had for our fifth course was to die for – simply amazing! We mention this above, but take your time eating and savor every bite. Slowing down to enjoy the meal and the experience is quite something. Courses 6 and 7 are both desserts, and are a perfect round out to the meal. They even give you an extra to-go bag with treats that you can either eat there or take away with you.

Overall, we couldn’t be happier with the way this meal went. This comes highly recommended from our team and are excited for you to share the experience!

Restaurant Details

This was probably the best we ate our entire Iceland trip! Dill Restaurant was truly a treat and the intimate vibe is felt from the moment you walk in the door. There are only about 12 tables in the place, so make sure to make reservations well in advance! We put our reservation 3 months in advance via the calendar on their site, mainly to just play it safe, and we were glad we did so we didn’t have to worry about it.

When you get there, there is place to put your coats before you’re seated. There is an open kitchen area right in the middle of the restaurant, where they prepare all of the food and plates. Your waiter will provide you with a menu that shows all of the courses, which vary overtime. As you can see from the image to the left, we received version #159. The menu doesn’t fully turnover often, but they do substitute dishes in frequently based on available Icelandic ingredients. The menu changes numbers only when the menu fully overturns – a fun fact our waiter told us!

When we asked for the wine list, there were options from about $90+ / 9,988 ISK+ and we thought it vastly outweighed the drink pairing option, which would’ve been $107 / 11.900 ISK per person. We decided to just share a bottle of wine for the two of us.

They bring out 3-4 snacks before you officially place your order and choose whether you want to go with the 5 or 7 course menu. We would highly recommend going with the 7 course menu, as you definitely won’t leave hungry and will get the full experience. You’re already at a Michelin star restaurant menu, why skimp!

Each course comes out at the appropriate time, right before you start wondering when the next dish will be ready, and the first 4 courses are on the small to light-medium side, before getting the main dish in course number 5. The chicken we had for our fifth course was to die for – simply amazing! We mention this above, but take your time eating and savor every bite. Slowing down to enjoy the meal and the experience is quite something. Courses 6 and 7 are both desserts, and are a perfect round out to the meal. They even give you an extra to-go bag with treats that you can either eat there or take away with you.

Overall, we couldn’t be happier with the way this meal went. This comes highly recommended from our team and are excited for you to share the experience!

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