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All the Michelin star restaurants in Reykjavík and Iceland – 2023 edition

The full list of Reykjavík’s and Iceland’s 2023 Michelin star restaurants

Welcome to our 2023 roundup of Reykjavík’s Michelin-star restaurants, where the culinary scene sparkles just as brilliantly as it did last year, yet boasts an exciting new addition. Alongside the city’s established stars, the newcomer Moss is making waves in a distinctive location – right on the shores of Iceland’s iconic Blue Lagoon. Stepping up to join Reykjavík’s other celebrated one-star venues, Moss presents an inspired dining experience, melding local ingredients with innovative techniques to create a menu that captures the spirit and beauty of its setting. Here is the updated list of Iceland’s 3 Michelin stars of 2023, bestowed upon 3 remarkable restaurants.
Dill Reykjavik Iceland restaurant

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Dill

Opened in 2009, Dill is arguably Iceland’s most well-known restaurant as it was the first restaurant in the country to receive a Michelin star. Here, chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason applies a New Nordic philosophy to cooking, with dishes being inspired by the Icelandic landscape and ingredients being foraged or sourced locally. Think dried, smoked, pickled foods paired with natural wines. Dill is housed in a modernist downtown Reykjavík building and the space is designed by Hálfdán Pedersen.

Dill
Laugavegur 59
Reykjavík
Iceland

Photography courtesy of Dill

Moss Grindavík Suðurnes Iceland restaurant
Moss Grindavík Suðurnes Iceland restaurant

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Moss – new entry

Within the geothermal marvel of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, the Moss Restaurant, awarded its first Michelin star in 2023, bridges the gap between traditional and inventive. Helmed by Icelandic-born chef Aggi Sverrisson, Moss crafts a gastronomic exploration of the island’s terroir, featuring dishes like locally farmed langoustines and smoked arctic char tartare, alongside a robust vegan menu. The ethereal beauty of the restaurant’s location is mirrored within, where modern design harmonises with the enveloping landscape, offering guests a culinary journey immersed in the very essence of Iceland.

Moss
Nordurljosavegur 11
Grindavík
Iceland

Photography courtesy of Moss and Blue Lagoon
Ox Reykjavik Iceland restaurant

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Óx

At this 11-seat eatery, chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson invites its guests to a communal multi-course dining experience that centres around a set surprise menu of top Icelandic ingredients. Each ingredient and dish comes with its own story, told by the chef behind the v-shaped restaurant bar. A meal at Óx is a highly engaging meal where the journey gives guests unexpected culinary sensations that marry traditional flavours with modern touches.

Óx
Laugavegur 28
Reykjavík
Iceland

Photography courtesy of Óx

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