Fish Market, Reykjavik

Gargantuan grub,
Confusion cuisine. We just
Wanted it to stop.

We chose the tasting menu for 8,900 isk each (about £50 a head).

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - help meI rather liked their branding at the start.
By the end, it was ominous.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Unwary PuntersUnwary punters

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Pappy Bread and Mayo
Pappy “French baguette” with mayo

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Mussels from Hrísey

Steamed mussels from Hrisey
with langoustine broth and bonito

Delicious, but the kind of thing you’d toss together at home on a work-night

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Grilled Pork Ribs
Grilled Pork Ribs with peanuts, spring onion and bbq sauce
The meat was tender enough, but you could taste nothing but sugar.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Beef Salad
Beef Salad with avocado, beansprouts and chilli-lime sauce
Perhaps the most disappointing thing I have ever eaten. Like a packet of stir-fry veg served raw with some kind of unnervingly sharp and watery dressing.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Mix of Sushi and Sashimi
Mix of Sushi and Sashimi
Good enough

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Grilled wild salmon from þjórsá River
Grilled wild salmon from þjórsá River with yuzu miso and onion pakora
Just thinking about this makes me heave. Why would you serve fish with caramelised oranges and yoghurt? Why?

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Atlantic Salted Cod
Atlantic Salted Cod with fennel, sweet potato salad and orange sauce
More yoghurty fish. I say no.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Grilled fillet of mountain lamb from Kópasker
Grilled fillet of mountain lamb from Kópasker
with butternut puree, beetroot salsa and thyme glace

The lamb was nicely sweet and smoky, though the alfafa sprouts added nothing. Peas were good.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Premium Blend Dessert Selection
“Premium Blend” Dessert Selection
This was just odd. Though the ice cream with Smarties crumbled over it was okay.

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Chocolates
Is it … over?

Fish Market / Fiskmarkadurinn, Iceland - Frontage
The scene of our interminable trial

Fish Market
Fiskmarkaðurinn
Aðalstræti 12
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
www.fiskmarkadurinn.is

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One Response to Fish Market, Reykjavik

  1. The Grubworm says:

    Ow, a conveyor
    of icy mediocrity.
    A touristic joke?

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