SILFRA RESTAURANT & BAR

The Nordic countries have a strong regional food culture – pure, simple, fresh and seasonal. The New Nordic Cuisine combines new ingredients with more traditional fare, often prepared in new ways.

SILFRA

At ION’s Silfra Restaurant and Northern Lights Bar we subscribe to this philosophy and offer a menu of fresh local ingredients served with a twist and accompanied by an array of beers, liqueurs and spirits from Iceland’s many microbreweries. Silfra restaurant embodies the local flavor and spirit of Iceland, offering seasonal and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on sustainable, farm-fresh ingredients from our close surroundings. Silfra is proud to serve modern nordic cuisine with purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics as a guiding light to represent everything that this part of the world has to offer above other.

The chefs at Silfra also emphasize in what is called “slow food” that can be simplified as food made from the freshest ingredients available that is originated in the neighbourhood of the hotel. The restaurant’s name derives from the Silfra rift in Lake Þingvellir. The rift is the most popular diving site in Iceland, first of all because it the crack between the American and Eurasian continent and secondly because of the magnificent visibility that isn’t anywhere else under those circumstances.

The kitchen is lead by our chefs Hrafnkell Sigríðarson and Sigurður Laufdal.

THE DESIGN

The beautiful design of the restaurant and the spectacular surroundings compliments the food served at Silfra perfectly. Everything from freshly caught Arctic Char from Þingvallavatn to the really unique icelandic Skyr brûlée will open your eyes to modern icelandic and nordic cuisine. Silfra is open to all, not only the guests at the hotel but to everyone willing to make their way to through the spectacular nature of Iceland. The view on the way is astonishing so remember to enjoy the ride as well as the food at the restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snack menu | from 12:00-22:00

Lunch

Shellfish soup,
scallops, shrimps, cauliflower
2.500 ISK

Green salad,
 almonds, strawberries, green tomatoes, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
2.200 KR
with chicken 2.800 ISK

Grilled langoustine in the shell,
clarified herb butter, pickled green tomatoes, kohlrabi
1/2 portion  
3.500 ISK
1 portion 6.500 ISK

Grilled burger,
bacon, brie, caramelized onion, fried potatoes, horseradish cream
2.900 ISK

Fried chicken burger
caramelized onion, bacon, fried potatoes, horseradish cream
2.700 ISK

Braised and fried celeriac,
creamed barley, smoked shallot, sautéed pickled cauliflower
4.200 ISK

Sautéed cod,
kale, broccoli, broccoli puree, beurre noisette
4.900 ISK

Glazed lamb shank,
cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower, grilled leek, mustard glaze
5.500 KR

 

Sides

Green salad, balsamic vinaigrette
790 ISK

Fried crushed potatoes, spicy ketchup
790 ISK

Sautéed tomatoes, garlic parmesan
790 ISK

 

Cheese & Dessert

Selection of Icelandic cheeses,
tomato jam, seed crisps
1.700 ISK

Rhubarb crumble,
vanilla ice cream, fresh Icelandic strawberries
1.600 ISK

 

For children’s menu we are happy to make smaller versions of current dishes or adjust to their needs.

 Snack 

Olives,
black pepper, lemon
600 ISK

Chicken liver parfait, 
tomato jam, crisp fruit bread
900 ISK

Dried fish,
whipped brown butter, pickled dulse
900 ISK

 

 

 Starters 

Grilled zucchini,
spinach puree, roasted pumpkin seeds, pickled zucchini

1.800 ISK

Shellfish soup,
scallops, shrimps, cauliflower

2.500 ISK

Traditionally smoked trout
pickled apples, cucumber, dill, rye bread crumble

2.500 ISK

Glazed pork belly,
summer cabbage, red beet glazed, roasted bell peppers

2.600 ISK

Lamb tartar
poached egg, angelica-scented skyr, preserved pearl onion, croutons

2.500 ISK

 


 Light courses 

Green salad,
almonds, strawberries, green tomatoes, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

2.800 ISK
with chicken 2.800 ISK

Grilled langoustine in the shell
clarified herb butter, pickled green tomatoes, kohlrabi
1/2 portion 3.500 ISK
portion 6.500 ISK

Grilled burger,
bacon, brie, caramelized onion, fried potatoes, horseradish cream

2.900 ISK

Fried chicken burger,
caramelized onion, bacon, fried potatoes, horseradish cream

2.700 ISK

 

 Main 

Braised and fried celeriac,
creamed barley, smoked shallot, cautéed pickled cauliflower

4.200 ISK

Glazed lamb shank,
cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower, grilled leek, mustard glaze
5.500 ISK

Baked plaice,
garlic sautéed shrimps, spinach, dill, baked onions, rye bread croutons, creamy shellfish stock

4.800 ISK

Sautéed cod,
kale, broccoli, broccoli puree, beurre niosette

4.900 ISK

 

Grilled pork tenderlion
fried pork cheeks, baked carrots, pickled mustard seeds, sautéed pearl onions, baby cucumbers

5.500 ISK

Sautéed beef tenderloin
shredded beef cheek, grated celeriac, oyster mushrooms parley puree, mushroom infused stock

6.500 ISK

 

 Sides 

Green salad, balsamic vinaigrette
790 ISK

Fried crushed potatoes, spicy ketchup
790 ISK

Sautéed tomatoes, garlic, parmesan
790 ISK

Fried and pickled mushrooms, pearl onions, smoked mushroom purée
790 ISK

Sautéed kale and spinach, pine nuts
890 ISK

Potato salad, poached egg, smoked shallots
890 ISK

 

For children’s menu we are happy to make smaller versions of current dishes or adjust to their needs.

 

 

Cheese & Desserts

Selection of Icelandic cheeses, 
tomato jam, seed crisps
1.700 ISK

Rhubarb, strawberry and oat crumble,
vanilla ice cream, fresh Icelandic strawberries
1.600 ISK

Skyr ice cream
brown sugar meringue, birch and Skyr foam, sorrel granite
1.600 ISK

Raspberry sorbet,
lime and mint gel, fresh raspberries, cacao meringue
1.900 ISK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards & Nominations

boutiqe
restaurant design awards
gold nugget
european
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