Romance, style and excellent food
Seduced by the Spanish at Tapashúsið
Reykjavík’s old harbour, probably one of the most romantic places in town, is a small oasis of peace, only a few steps away from bustling Laugavegur. Need a break? Check out the Mediterranean-green houses by the small marina, where seawater softly gurgles between the boats. In one of the historic warehouses next to the quay, hides the perfect place for spending special moments in the company of good friends or for indulging in one’s passion for good food- Tapashúsið, (Tapas House).
Tapashúsið receives its guests in the warm and friendly manner of Spain. The open, bright house with it’s wooden interior and tastefully arranged furniture, mixes modern with an early 20th century style, that hearkens back to the days when the cod trade was at its height. Built in 1921, the warehouse was named ‘Sólfell’ (Sunny-hill) and was used for the production of dried saltfish bound for the Spanish market as bacalao.
Today the wheel has come full circle. The celebrated Spanish tradition of tapas has come back to Sunny-hill where Tapashusið tempts its guests not only with bacalao, but with a variety of sophisticated dishes made from fresh fish, seafood or game. The menu, passionately created by head chef Vigdís Ylfa Finnsdóttir, is the first woman to reach the finals in Iceland’s ‘Chef of the Year Competition 2009’. The Spanish word ‘tapas’ means a ‘festival of diversity’ and Chef Vigdís’ unique menu will help you celebrate food, fine wine and life, before you embark on a tender, fullmoon night down by Reykjavík’s old harbour.
Ægisgarði 2 • 101 Raykjavík
+354 512 8181