In the evening, it is home to one of the country’s finest restaurants, a gourmet heaven in the clouds with unparalleled views from its slowly rotating dome. And on a dark starry night, what better place for a tempting aperitif or an exotic ‘Blue pearl’ cocktail than the intimate Perlan Bar.
Choose from the extensive a la carte menu, which combines exceptional culinary skills with fresh, natural ingredients. Plates include scallops and lime mayonnaise, tender beef and lamb two-ways with the delicate flavours of hazelnut and celeriac. Also on offer is a fabulous four-course set menu, with a chance to sample velvety langoustine soup, delicious duck or the chef’s special take on catch of the day. An outstanding vegan menu is available too.
Every year Perlan’s Master Chef Stefán Elí Stefánsson roams the world seeking out the best, most delicious game meats imaginable. Available from October 20, the Wild Game Buffet is a real treat. And later on, as Reykjavik begins to light up for the winter festivities, Perlan tables sparkle with the very popular Christmas Buffet. As crazy as it sounds, both events get booked up months ahead, so if you’re planning on a winter visit to Iceland, make an extra date with Perlan now.
Icelanders love their ice cream, regardless of the season, and part of the Perlan Café is the Italian ice cream bar, a fashionable spot with a well-deserved reputation for fruity, fresh and exotic flavours, often piled high Icelandic-style with ‘nammi’ (candy and chocolate).