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 12:00-18:00

Light Courses

Green salad, fried mozzarella
pickled vegetables, roasted seeds,
lemon vinaigrette
2.200 KR
with fried chicken     2.800 KR

Shellfish bisque
 scallops, mussels, langoustine
2.300 KR

Moules frites
aioli, tomatoes, fried potatoes
2.950 KR

Glazed cod cheek
horseradish coleslaw
2.700 KR

Lamb tartar
skyr, angelica, grilled bread
2.500 KR

 

Mains

Grilled burger
bacon, brie, caramelized onion, fried potatoes,
horseradish dip
3.500 KR

Fried chicken burger
bacon, brie, caramelized onion, fried potatoes,
horseradish dip
3.300 KR

Braised lamb shank
cauliflower, lamb broth
5.100 KR

Fried beef cheek
celeriac, oyster mushroom
5.500 KR

Fired cod
mussels, mussels stock, dried capers, leek
5.500 KR

 

Sides

Green salad
650 KR

Fried potatoes, horseradish dip
650 KR

Baked carrots, honey, mustard seeds
650 KR

Sautéed kale, spinach, pine nuts
650 KR

 

Cheese & Dessert

Cheese plate
mixed cheeses, seed crisp, tomato jam
2.200 KR

Milk chocolate & peanuts
milk chocolate mousse, peanut caramel, vanilla ice cream
2.200 KR

Snack

Chicken liver parfait
grilled bread, tomato jam
1.200 KR

Fried pork cheeks
smoked mayo, crispy onion
1.300 KR

Traditionally smoked trout
fried bread, créme fraiche
1.300 KR

Dried fish
whipped beurre blanc, preserved dulse
1.100 KR

Olives, black pepper, lemon, garlic
850 KR

 

 Starters & Light Courses

Green salad, fried mozzarella, pickled vegetables, roasted seeds, lemon vinaigreete
2.200 KR
with fried chicken     2.800 KR

Lump fish roe, sun chokes, chives
2.100 KR

Shellfish bisque, shrimps, mussels, langoustine
2.300 KR

Moules frites, aioli, tomato, ginger, fried potatoes
2.950 KR

Hot smoked arctic char, cucumber, apple, dill
2.600 KR

Glazed cod cheek, horseradish coleslaw
2.700 KR

Grilled langoustine, Icelandic scallops, radishes, green tomatos
3.100 KR

Lamb tartar, Skyr, agelica, grilled bread
2.500 KR

 

 Main

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

3.500 KR

Fried chicken burger, bacon, brie, caramelized onion,
fried potatoes, horseradish dip

3.300 KR

Braised lamb shank, cauliflower, lamb broth
5.100 KR

Glazed pork belly, smoked stock, grilled cabbage
5.300 KR

Fried beef cheek, celeriac, oyster mushroom
5.500 KR

Fried cod, mussels, mussel stock, dried capers, leek
5.500 KR

Braised celeriac, creamed swede, barley, smoked shallot
4.800 KR

 

Sides

Green salad
650 KR

Onions, smoked, grille & pickled
800 KR

Fried potatoes, horseradish dip
650 KR

Mashed potatoes, leek, parsley
800 KR

Baked carrots, honey, mustard seeds
650 KR

Sautéed kale, spinach, pine nuts
650 KR

Fried tomatoes, garlic, grated Ísbúi cheese
750 KR

 

Country courses

Ideal for 2 to share and enjoy.
Please notice that there is not possibility to ask for half a course.
We want to point out that there might be up to 25 minutes wait for the courses. 

Steamed ling, salted lemon, dill, rye bread with shellfish stock, fried potates,
spinach, poached egg, lump fish roe

13.500 KR

Roasted saddle of lamb, garlic créme, mashed potatoes, baked onions,
carrots and kale with thyme glaze

14.900 KR

 

Cheese & Desserts

Cheese plate
mixed cheeses, seed crisp, tomato jam
2.200 KR

Fried white cheese
sautéed brie, nuts, honey, grilled bread
2.400 KR

Créme fraiche & strawberries
fried fraiche ice cream, fresh Icelandic strawberries,
fried sponge cake, sweet basil

2.400 KR

Milk chocolate & peanuts
milk chocolate mousse, peanut caramel, vanilla ice cream
2.200 KR

Skyr & birch
Skyr mousse, birch scented sorbet, crisp sweet rye bread, oats
2.400 KR

Raspberries & dark chocolate
Raspberry sorbet, fresh raspberries, cocoa meringue, mint & lime gel
2.400 KR

 

 

 

 

 

Awards & Nominations

boutiqe
restaurant design awards
gold nugget
european
AIA
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