Gallery Restaurant

Fine dining at it's best in an established chic restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik city

Since opening in 1965 The Gallery Restaurant in Hotel Holt has been the premier destination for fine dining in Iceland. Central to its revival is Head chef, Friðgeir Ingi Eiríksson, who has now established the restaurant as an international culinary destination and receiving the Nordic Prize in 2012 whilst representing Iceland. Gallery Restaurant has recently reclaimed it´s throne as the best fine dining experience in Iceland. Head chef, Friðgeir Ingi Eiríksson, has slowly but surely brought the kitchen and service up to the standards of what the locals and visitors have become accustomed to, and then some.


As mentioned before, Gallery Restaurant won the Nordic Prize on behalf of Iceland in 2012 and had a 100% achievement from a quality check conducted by the Institute for Hospitality Management that same year. An evening at Gallery Restaurant is an experience you will not forget. Unique surroundings, excellent food and superb service have for over four decades, been the hallmarks of Gallery Restaurant. Allow yourself to enjoy!


The building was built by entrepreneur Þorvaldur Guðmundsson, and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. The hotel has always been owned by their family and is now owned by their daughter Geirlaug Þorvaldsdóttir. She runs the hotel part and outsources the food and beverage part. Þorvaldur and Ingibjörg were avid art lovers and especially supported Icelandic artists in their work, like Jóhannes S. Kjarval and Jón Stefánsson. The public areas and walls of the hotel building are adorned with many beautiful pieces of Icelandic art from the largest privately owned art collection in Iceland.  

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