Introducing a nice restaurant in Reykjavík where you can eat without actually breaking the bank.
Boston (Laugavegur 28, first floor, tel +354 517 7816) is what happened when Sirkus finally died. Owned by the same fiftysomething blondes and frequented by pretty much the same crowd (and now, occasionally, their children), it sort of looks and feels like a slightly raunchier version of that Gucci advert by David Lynch with the Blondie song.
After running a serious drinking establishment for many years, they finally figured out that people also need to eat. So they installed a proper kitchen upstairs, and what’s more, Björk’s old private chef (and, somewhat worryingly, an occasional drummer for the band Singapore Sling) made himself welcome there. (Which might actually be the big story here. What is she eating now?)
Anyway, the restaurant itself is called Segurmo, the meaning of which neither we nor they are entirely clear about, but we can all agree that it sounds kind of cool. The menu is short, the prices are low and the food is pure comfort. Every week they offer three or four very reasonably priced courses (meat, fish, vegetarian, vulcan) and if you’re lucky their plokkfiskur with rúgbrauð and smjör will be on duty. Try it.
Oh, and by the way, if you know any other cheap and chic restaurants in Reykjavík you know where the comments are.