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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch menu | from 12:00-18:00

Light courses

Suede & carrot soup
carrot puree, pickled sunchokes,  sunflower seeds
1.950 ISK

Green salad
 pickled red onions, pumpkin seed and kale pesto, apple pure, feta cheese
2.300 ISK
with chicken 2.700 ISK
with smoked salmon 2.850 ISK

Grilled burger
bacon, brie, caramelized onions, fried potatoes, spiced ketchup
2.850 ISK

Fried chicken burger
caramelized onions, bacon, brie,  fried potatoes,spiced ketchup
2.700 ISK

Barley & mushroom burger
brie, caramelized onions, fried potatoes, spiced ketchup
2.400 ISK

Grilled langoustines in the shell
clarified herb butter, salad pumpkin seed pesto
1/2 portion (starter) 4.500 ISK
1 portion (light course) 8.000 ISK

Catch of the day
3.200 ISK

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

 

Sides

Green salad
500 ISK

Fried crushed potatoes, spicy ketchup
790 ISK

Sauteéd tomatoes, garlic, cheese emulsion
790 ISK

Sauteéd kale & spinach, pinenuts
790 ISK

 

 

 

For children we are happy to make smaller portions of current dishes or adjust to their needs.

 Snack 

Olives,
black pepper, lemon
600 ISK

Barley croquette 
apple purree, pickled dulse
750 ISK

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

Traditionally smoked trout
herb mayonnaise, grilled bread
900 ISK

Mix of all snacks
1.900 ISK

 

 

 Light courses

Green salad
pickled red onions, pumpkin seed & kale pesto, apple puree, feta cheese

2.300 ISK
with chicken 2.700 ISK
with salmon 2.850 ISK

Suede & carrot soup
carrot puree, pickled sunchokes,  sunflower seeds
1.950 ISK

Barley & mushroom burger
brie, caramelized onions, fried potatoes, spiced ketchup
2.400 ISK

Fried chicken burger
caramelized onions, bacon, brie,  fried potatoes,spiced ketchup
2.700 ISK

Grilled burger
bacon, brie, caramelized onions, fried potatoes, spiced ketchup
2.850 ISK

Grilled langoustines in the shell
clarified herb butter, salad pumpkin seed pesto
1/2 portion (starter)  4.500 ISK
1 portion (light course)  8.000 ISK

 


 Starters 

Broccoli & cauliflower
cauliflower puree, broccoli stems, cauliflower couscous

1.900 ISK

Poached salmon
mustard egg sauce, pickled mustard seeds, cucumber, crunchy rye bread
2.500 ISK

Lamb tartar
apple cider vinegar, poached egg, smoked malto, grilled bread, potato crisp

2.500 ISK

 

 Main 

Braised celeriac
creamed suede, smoked shallot,  pickled cauliflower

4.200 ISK

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

Sautéed ling
cabbage salad, sea buckthorn gel, potatoes, onion glaze

5.100 ISK

 

 

 Sides 

Green salad
500 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
790 ISK

Potato salad, poached egg, smoked shallots
850 ISK

 

For children we are happy to make smaller portions 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
AIA
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