About The Red House Restaurant
Experience the history. Capture the silence. Enjoy the cuisine.
Soft jazz comes through the old radios and black and white historical photographs adorn the walls. Antique candelabra fixtures and chandeliers provide a soft light in the dining rooms and lamps shine in the windows both upstairs and down. Step into The Red House restaurant and step back in time.
Located in a lovingly restored historic building in Eyrarbakki, a quaint coastal town in the Icelandic countryside, The Red House (Rauða Húsið) restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Iceland. Well known among Icelanders, Rauða Húsið restaurant is most famous for its seafood, which is always direct from the fisherman.
The dining area on the main floor at the Rauða Húsið restaurant is the oldest part of the building. It was built in 1919 to house one of the most fashionable shops in the area. You can read more about the history of The Red House at the Story of the Rauða Húsið. Though much has changed since then, it still boasts the original wooden floors and maintains a charming historic atmosphere.
Up the grand staircase you find two large party halls suitable for private events, tour groups, or parties. The Rauða Húsið’s south hall looks out over the sea, where humpback whales can sometimes be spotted as they come up for air. The north hall looks out to the sea and to the mountains. From both rooms on the upper floor, east-facing windows look out to the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.
Downstairs is the bar where we do offer beer tastings and other special events, including live music. The bar is usually open of the first Saturday night of every month. The space is also available for rent for meetings, with a screen and projector set up.