Bringing French and Icelandic cuisine together in Þrír Frakkar
On a little corner in the little big city in the North is a small haven for the food lover. Behind the beautiful rouge exterior of Þrír Frakkar hjá Úlfari is a romantic dining room, small and intimate, like a French bistro in the Parisian Saint Michel, yet rich in Icelandic heritage through chef Úlfar Eysteinsson’s artful fusion of French and Icelandic cuisine using primarily fresh Icelandic produce. Specializing in fresh fish and known for his superb skills in creating rich flavors and a tender texture to seafood, Úlfar has earned a reputation as one of Iceland’s most skilled chefs, marrying local traditions and fine French cuisine.
Úlfar Eysteinsson and family bought the restaurant in 1989 and opened in the very last days of the beer prohibition. Úlfar kept the peculiar name, a name with dual reference to a long trench coat and the previous owners two Frenchmen and a Frenchman’s wife. Today Úlfar’s son Stefán Úlfarsson has taken over running the restaurant.