Monday, June 08, 2009

Mondays In Iceland - #5

The City By Night


Although the old part of Reykjavík is quite small, it is crisscrossed with numerous small side streets, many less than 100 meters long. With the turning of every corner comes a new scene, a scene on a very human scale, for many of the businesses and restaurants are located in old houses. At night, it's as if they become stage-sets, with their inner glow inviting the chilly stroller in.

This particular restaurant, Skólabrú, has evidently closed; its website is down.
It was a wonderful place, if somewhat pricey even for Reykjavík's high-flying days. Fabulous French cuisine, with 19th century museum-grade oil paintings on the walls. The lavs were on the second floor, which was evidently a private club where members' personal bottles were neatly arrayed on racks under the broad-beamed ceiling.

UPDATE: It is open again (2015) under new management. There isn't any fancy art anymore but is still a fine dining experience.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Darien Fisher-Duke said...

I'm getting ready for Iceland too! The contest I've been entering weekly for an entire year ends this month. And I feel like a winner.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Hope springs eternal!

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