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City flair in Hafnarfjörður

April 5, 2016

Are you tired of walking downtown Reykjavik looking at the menus of all the restaurants located at crowded Laugavegur? You can’t make up your mind where to go? Here is a good alternative. VON Mathús. The fairly new restaurant and bar is only a 15 min drive from town situated at the harbor of Hafnarfjörður. You get the city flair, good food and nice people but without the noise and the stress.

Counter at a restaurant

Out of Town but still an urban flair

VON Mathús is located in an old reconstructed garage nicely decorated and set up in a tasteful maritime style with a lot of creative and fitting assessors. It is a rather small restaurant with space for about 50 people and big windows facing the harbor on the other side of the street. You get to dine with mostly local people in a nice and calm atmosphere.

Bloody Mary cocktail at a bar

Treat yourself

The dishes served are local meals nicely arranged and made out of fresh high quality ingredients. There is a daily changing lunch menu with starters and main courses to choose from. Fish and meat but also a vegetarian plate. In the evening they serve local meals from a small but well-chosen menu as well as composed menus with 3 or 5 courses and wines. For those who prefer there is always a vegetarian/vegan version. Groups of 12 or more people receive a discount on the composed menu price. If you like to spend the whole evening there you can get some nice drinks at the bar as well.

Gourmet salads at a Reykjavik Restaurant

Another good thing is that they offer brunch at weekends from 11:30 till 14:00. Of course you get a normal breakfast with eggs and fruits but it gets even better, they serve homemade waffles with salty and sweet toppings. You can also enjoy a brunch cocktail together with your waffles.

So if you are not already in the region coming home from a day trip the experience at VON Mathús is totally worth the short drive.

Reservations are recommended. +354 583 6000

Opening hours: 
Mon: closed 
Tue – Sat: Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 / 
Evening kitchen 17:30 – 22:00
Sun: Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 / Evening kitchen 17:30 – 21:00
Happy hour: 16:00 – 18:00