We use a lot of fresh quality products so that your
experience reflects the great Icelandic produce.

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Ylfa Helgadóttir

Ylfa Helgadóttir, chef de cuisine and owner, has despite her young age, gained a lot of attention for her work. She has received numerous awards for cooking and is a member of the national team of chefs. She did her apprentice work at The Fish Market. Ylfa likes to work with Icelandic products and to find unexpected combinations.

ylfa@koparrestaurant.is

Ásta Guðrún Óskarsdóttir

Ásta Guðrún Óskarsdóttir, manager and owner, has since 2003 worked for many of the best restaurants in Reykjavík and is one of the founders of The Grill Market. Ásta is an expert in wine and has a true passion for cocktails. She has travelled around the world in search for the perfect cocktail.
Ásta wants to add a buzz to every dinner.

asta@koparrestaurant.is

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The idea

Surprise and seductive are the keywords at the bar. Traditional cocktails meet new waves of the cocktail world. You can enjoy a nice drink on our terrace by the harbour at the happy hour or sit outside after a nice dinner with coffee and cognac. If the weather is not cooperative we have heating lamps. The pride of the bar is the Icelandic fisherman’s Collection, a wall with an incredible selection of cognac and whiskey.

Atmosphere

Experience of restaurants is put together of different things. Of course the food is the most important, but service, company and environment is also very important. Kopar is influenced by its environments. The old harbour, the ships, the vibrant city centre, old and new in a surprising mix.

The food

What makes Kopar special are the exciting ingredients and the variety of dishes. On the menu, new and old methods and recipes meet, traditional ingredients and surprising ones. Kopar is for example the first restaurant in Reykjavík to serve Icelandic rock crab. Kopar’s brasserie-dishes give our guests the opportunity to explore the world of food in one night for a reasonable price. The brasserie-dishes are small dishes that are a delicious add-on to traditional courses.

The Bar

Surprise and seductive are the keywords at the bar. Traditional cocktails meet new waves of the cocktail world. You can enjoy a nice drink on our terrace by the harbour before your meal or sit outside after a nice dinner with coffee and cognac. If the weather is not cooperative we have heating lamps. The pride of the bar is the Icelandic fisherman’s Collection, a wall with an incredible selection of cognac and whiskey.

Old Harbour

Reykjavík is a fishing village. Everything is full of life by the old harbour. In the morning the fishermen go to sea and return later in the day with their catch of the day. As you stand on the pier you can feel the history of Reykjavík and watch the harbour life, the fishermen, people walking and enjoying life or young kids with their rods trying to catch some fish.
The fresh and energetic atmosphere of the old harbour is part of the experience when you dine at Kopar.

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