From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

Geiri Smart

Fine Level 72
Food rating:26/40Service rating:15/20
  • Address: Adress Hverfisgata 30, 101 Reykjavik
  • Phone: +354 528 7050
  • Web: www.geirismart.is/

Music to our palates

Smart design is the first thing you think of when you enter Geiri Smart at the Canopy Hotel, another one of the many new establishments on the recently fancied-up Hverfisgata. The name is taken from a famous Iceland song, “Sirkus Geira Smart”. With a smile we are guided to our seats in a nice, warm room with sapphire-coloured chairs and banquettes. Though we are surrounded by lot of staff, it’s still cosy and relaxed and strangely not even noisy. Cocktails are currently in fashion, and they sure know how to make them here: “You Sexy Thing”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, or maybe you would like to try “Wicked Games”? It’s a good selection. You can choose from among the set menus for the whole table or order à la carte. From the “A side” options (they like their music puns here) we choose beef tataki with soy and horseradish, and smoked cod with fermented potatoes. They are both very good. A shellfish soup with scallops and shrimps is nice and warming on a cold night. Blue ling fillet with fried broccolini is super fresh when in season, and the best of the main courses we have tried here. The beef is also tasty and the tagliatelle with Havgus cheese is elegant. We try a red wine from the Canadian grape, baco noir, for the first time ever – it’s an interesting pairing from the well-educated sommelier. Both the Madagascar chocolate with blood orange and the crème fraîche ice cream are tasty desserts. Geiri Smart is a great new choice in town...

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