Taking Children to Restaurants

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Taking Children to Restaurants


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Q: I am traveling to Iceland next week with my daughter and grandchildren (aged 5 and 2). Can I take them to eat at a nice restaurant such as the Fish Company - Fiskfélagið? Are they equipped to deal with children? We would have to be eating around 6PM—might be too early.

Jane, United States


A: Almost all restaurants in Iceland are child-friendly, and bringing children to a place like Fiskfélagið should not be a problem. Fiskfélagið in particular does not have a special children’s menu, but I have confirmed that you can order a child-sized portion from the regular menu.

Other similar places like Fiskmarkaðurinn, Grillmarkaðurinn and Austur Indía Fjelagið also offer children’s menus with smaller portions, and it’s exceptional for a highchair not to be available at an Icelandic restaurant or café.

Icelanders usually dine early and most places open around 5-6PM. All the aforementioned places open at 6PM, except for Fiskfélagið, which opens at 5:30PM. So an early dinner should not be a problem at all.