The Old Cowhouse Restaurant
Sitting Pretty on Iceland’s South Coast
Location wise, The Old Cowhouse Restaurant couldn’t be in a more perfect position for feasting your eyes upwards to the misty, craggy, moss-covered peaks of Eyjafjallajökull. It’s a welcome addition to Iceland’s ever-growing list of new amenities that have been popping up all over the country.
The remodelled former barn easily seats 50 to 60 dinner guests while retaining its unpretentious character and sweet bovine simplicity, making this a thoroughly enjoyable place to stop for lunch or dinner while travelling the south coast.
The menu boasts grass-fed beef, as is the norm in Iceland, coming straight from restaurant’s own cattle herds. A hearty and warming meat soup called Volcano Soup, served with homemade bread, is a favourite.
Open year-round, the Old Cowhouse plans monthly events including an October evening of traditional food, a November evening of game (reindeer and geese), a December buffet of traditional Christmas dishes, as well as musical evenings of Icelandic folk music at various times throughout the year.
For opening hours in winter, please contact The Old Cowhouse Restaurant directly. Large and small groups welcome.
Hvassafell • 860 Hvolsvelli
+354 487 7788