The Zimsen building dates back to 1884, at that time a quaint store. Over 120 years later it was moved from its old location and replanted at Grófartorg in the heart of Reykjavík, there it was lovingly restored and renovated. The Fish Company opened its door in the old cellar of the Zimsen building in 2008 and it is there that owner and master chef, Lárus Gunnar Jónasson, and his team of spirited and jovial chef’s work culinary wizardry. Employing creative courses & the best of Icelandic nature, the Fish Company chef’s send guests on daily trips around Iceland, without them having to leave their tables. Making it an experience of dining in Reykjavík, unlike any other.
The interior of the restaurant was created by designer Leif Welding and the owner Lárus Gunnar. Experimentation and contrast are a chef’s key words and Leifur sought to replicate this in the Fish Company, an adventurous yet homey setting, for those that seek to take a trip around Iceland, with the chef as a driver and the waiter as the guide.
The first piece of Icelandic elegance that meets your eye as you enter are the window panes that decorate the bar, taken from the Free Lutheran Church in Hafnafjörð and backlit with multicolour lights, lending an adventurous light to the surroundings. In the inner hall are booths that are made by GH Furniture but with Tom Dixon chairs.
Our fine Icelandic fish and lamb, along with many other dishes of course, are served on china made by Figgjio in Norway. They were originally designed for the Fish Company, but to overwhelming popularity, they are now distributed worldwide. The Fish Company’s decor is also expansive, being both whimsical and cozy. The whole place is decorated with Icelandic woodcarvings, old china, and our famous candle shelf. So come for the unique décor and extravagant meal, make the Fish Company your stop to dine in Reykjavík.