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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter menu

Lunch menu | from 12:00-14:00

Shellfish soup
Shrimp, scallops
2.200 KR

Salad
 red beets, winter vegetables, grated cheese
2.100 KR
with chicken     2.400 KR

with smoked salmon     2.600 KR

Fried flatbread with
tomatoes, parmesan, basil
2.400 KR

Fried plaice
tartar sauce, dill, cucumber
2.600 KR

Slice of Lamb
cabbage, horseradish
2.800 KR

Baked salted cod
tomato concasse, potatoes
3.800 KR

Beef burger
camembert, caramelized onion, cucumbers,
tomatoes,  fries
3.000 KR

Icelandic pancakes
sugar, cream, jam
1.900 KR

Chocolate fondant
vanilla cream, berry compote
2.300 KR

Snack menu | from 14:00-18:00

Salad
red beets, winter vegetables, grated cheese
2.100 KR
with chicken   2.400 KR
with smoked salmon   2.600 KR

Fried flatbread with
tomatoes, parmesan, basil
2.400 KR

Fried flatbread with
fried plaice, tartar sauce, dill, cucumber
2.600 KR

Fried flatbread with
slice of lamb, cabbage, horseradish
2.800 KR

Beef burger
camembert, caramelized onion, cucumbers,
tomatoes, fries
3.000 KR

Charcuterie
pickled cucumber, marinated olives
2.100 KR

Selection of cheese
nuts, honey, crisps
2.100 KR

Icelandic pancakes
sugar, cream, jam
1.900 KR

Chocolate fondant
vanilla cream, berry compote
2.300 KR

Snack

Pached onion, apple, mustards seed, horseradish (6 pieces)
1.400 KR

Icelandic scallopsmoked roe, citrus marinated onion
1.500 KR pr. pcs.

Crispy lambcrow berries, dulce, thyme (2 pieces)
1.500 KR

Fried pork cheeks, onions, smoked mayonaise
1.600 KR

Braised beef shank dumplings, celeraic (3 pieces)
1.600 KR

 

Light Courses

Broccoli and cauliflower
3.800 KR

Semi dried cherry tomatoes, Ísbúi cheese emulsion, sunflower seeds, balsamic
3.800 KR

Charred leek, celeriac scented buttermilk, hazelnuts
3.800 KR
with löjrom 4.400 KR

Smoked mussels, romaine, creamy sauce, dried capers
4.900 KR

Traditionally smoked trout, pickled apples, cucumber juice
5.300 KR

Sautéed wolfish, dill dashi, preserved lemons
5.400 KR

Deep fried cod cheek, radish, cauliflower puree
5.400 KR

Braised beef cheek, crispy sunchokes, foie gras, smoked sweet glaze
6.200 KR

 

Country courses

Few plates 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. 

Beer braised and fried swede, barley porridge, almonds, carrots, beer glazed
11.500 KR

Poached and glazed ling, spinach, sautéed potatoes, smoked roe, creamy shellfish stock, poached egg
13.500 KR

Roasted saddle of lamb, smoked onions, baked garlic, potatoes espuma, arctic thyme glazed
14.500 KR

 

 

 

 

Awards & Nominations

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restaurant design awards
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