3 Frakkar, a restaurant serving traditional Icelandic cuisine, hidden in the depths of a Reykjavík residential district, offers an extensive menu of seafood dishes. The greatest pride and value of the restaurant is its majestic delicacy - whale meat, as well as sea bird meat and lamb, a must-taste for any visitor to Iceland.
The generosity of the sea is genuinely appreciated by the crowd, and the bar counter is always lined by expectant restaurant-goers waiting for their tables to be vacated. 3 Frakkar seats 44.
3 Frakkar - which translates as 3 Raincoats - boasts top-level service and the most highly skilled of chefs; colleagues from all corners of the world head for Reykjavík to learn from them the subtleties of the culinary art. The cosy, perhaps slightly tired and old fashioned rooms gather people of all walks of life and different social status; the fact makes for a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. After all, what motivates people to frequent 3 Frakkar is the wish to enjoy seafood prepared in the traditional Icelandic way.
The most famous of the restaurant's delicacies - whale meat - is served in two ways:
Hrár Hvalur Sasimi að japönskum sið (Raw whale meat sashimi Japanese way) and Hvalkjöts piparsteik með piparsósu (Whale pepper steak in pepper sauce). Whale meat is impossible to compare to any other food - and why should it be compared? It is excellent in itself. The smoked meat of puffin - listed in the menu as Reyktur Lundi með sinnepssósu (Smoked puffin breast with mustard sauce) - is equally delicious, and the traditional Icelandic lamb steak has been acclaimed as the best one available worldwide - made so special by the climate, salty air and the proximity of sea.
3 Frakkar serves a wide choice of imported and local beers as well as heavenly sweet rye bread, slow-baked for 24 hours in a geyser.
The restaurant defines its price policy as moderate and offers its visitors a less expensive menu as an alternative.
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