Tapas Barinn

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dessert + 6 more
100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

Vesturgata 3b, Fischersund, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland 101 Directions

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    First impression of this tucked away below street-level jewel: Warm, red-lit, boisterous yet not overly loud, and the perfect choice for our date-night splurge on an otherwise budget conscious trip. As a celiac who's extremely sensitive to cross contamination, I research restaurants in advance (it's rated well on FindMeGlutenFree and I'll be reviewing there too). So we made a reservation and I went in with full confidence, which was confirmed when the hostess immediately turned to me with a smile and assured me they were prepared. I wanted to sample everything, so when I asked our lovely server whether she recommended the Icelandic Gourmet Feast or the Chef's Choice, she told me the former would be the best route. My husband chose the latter. That meant we were being served multiple dishes at different times. The chef came out to speak with me directly and suggested I avoid the included sample of Brennevin as it's a barley-distilled spirit (I took his advice). On a busy Saturday night, this well-staffed, smoothly run establishment had different servers running food, and each one described our dishes, and knew to confirm to me that mine was gluten free. When one accidentally (yet understandably) gave me a dish meant for my husband, our "primary" waitress swooped over and corrected things before he'd even finished speaking! I feasted deliciously and safely; every bite was exquisite, and the juxtaposition of the best of Icelandic dishes with the Spanish-style not-so-small plates and decor/music, plus the romantic yet relaxed atmosphere, made for the perfect experience in every way. It was a pleasure and an honor to dine here, and I thank each and every employee for making our last night in Reykjavik such a delicious delight.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    helpful and knowledgeable staff. lots of options

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Went here during my honeymoon - the food was really good and the server was familiar with Celiac& gluten issues but there is NO GLUTEN FREE MENU. My husband and I shared the Chorizo/Serrano starter plate (I only ate the horseradish sauce & honey jam onion topping - did not try the other 2 sauces because I can't handle too much spice) Dish normally comes with bread but was removed for us. Then we split the #2 (bacon wrapped scallops) & #44 (mushrooms). Many other dishes appeared to be GF or GF friendly. Would definitely go back!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I am Celiac and dairy-free - I chose several options off the menu and my server was able to make suggestions and ask the chef about variations. I had 3 wonderful dishes and didn't have any issues. I recommend it!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My favorite restaurant in Reykjavík! They are very eager to make sure the meal is safe and enjoyable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    They offer a 7 course Icelandic tapas feast and when I asked the waitress if it could be made gluten free she replied, "No problem," and didn't blink an eye. Some of the dishes were the same as my non-gluten free husband had, other had different sauces or other variations that they identified as gluten free when served. Great experience!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
5 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5 pm - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 5 pm - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 5 pm - 11:30 pm

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