From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Fiskfélagið (Fish Company)
- Address: Vesturgata 2a, 101 Reykjavík
- Phone: +354 552 5300
- Web: fiskfelagid.is
- Seats: 101
- Opening Hours: Jan-May Mon-Fri 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, from 5:30 PM, Sat-Sun from 5.30 PM. Jun-Aug Mon-Sat 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, from 5:30 PM, Sun from 5.30 PM. Sep-Dec Mon-Fri 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, from 5:30 PM, Sat-Sun from 5.30 PM.
A culinary world tour
There is no need to throw a coin in the wishing well that you pass on your way to the underground lair in downtown Reykjavik where “The Fish Company” is housed – not to improve your chances of having a great meal anyway. This is one of the most popular restaurants in town so rest assured they can handle a full house and still give you a singular experience. Fresh local ingredients appear in interpretations inspired by exotic kitchens from around the world. The presentations of all of the courses are outstanding – starting with appetisers served from a log and nitrogen cooling at the table. All of our taste buds are triggered. The connection to France is established through deliciously sweet and mild fried monkfish and langoustine with a foamy and elegant nutty foie gras sauce, both fresh and pickled Jerusalem artichokes, Jerusalem artichoke ice cream, and crunchy roasted hazelnuts, all embellished with watercress and parsley. One of two Icelandic starters on this world tour is “all in” on cod: a slowly cooked fillet of cod is served with cod caviar mayonnaise, chunky cod and almond crumble, smoked cod foam with sharp notes from pickled celery, and a refreshingly sour lemon and celeriac purée. The trip to Malaysia is a decorative, tasty serving of mild and buttery diced tuna with a soft, rounded mustard emulsion, restrained green chilli notes, a fresh liquorice taste from fennel, and sesame crisp. The kitchen has won our confidence, so we dare to enjoy the contribution from Canadian cuisine in the form of a very pink pan-fried duck breast with a crispy skin, tender and juicy duck leg confit with exotic apricot jam and fried wild mushrooms, egg yolk sauce and honey-glazed carrots with smoked almond and apricot granola. After such a great world tour, we cannot help but wonder if perhaps all those coins are from satisfied guests flipping one in the well on their way out...
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