Randulffssjóhús Restaurant

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The history

Randulffssjóhús

Opening times:

1.June – 31.August: 12:00 – 21:00
1.September – 31.May: Closed

Randulff’s sjóhús (sea-house) is a beautifully preserved shore-building towards the eastern end of Eskifjörður. Today this fine old house preserves both many artefacts and a lingering atmosphere from the days when the establishment of a herring fishery led to the first real growth of the fiord towns of East Iceland in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Built by Norwegian Peter Randulff in 1890, it provided a station for landing and processing herring caught within the fiord through to 1930 when there was no longer sufficient herring coming into the fjord to sustain the fishery. When herring finally returned to the seas off East Iceland in the late 1950s the fishery involved large ships fishing further off-shore and landing their catches at ports like Siglufjörður, Húsavík and Vopnafjörður in the north. As a result, for the next 75 years, this sturdy old sea-house remained closed.

In 1980 The East Iceland Maritime Museum (Sjóminjasafn Austarlands) became a part-owner of Randulff´s sea-house leading to the restoration of both the exterior of the building and the adjoining jetty. In 2003 the society became the sole owner of the house and in 2008 was re-opened in co-operation with the nearby Mjóeyri guesthouse and tourism centre. It has since been available both as an extension of the excellent Eskifjörður maritime museum and as a place where groups are able to sample traditional Icelandic fare in a setting that has changed little in the past one hundred years. 

Winelist

Red wine

Finca Las Moras, Cabernet Sauvignon

Argentina

5950 ISK

Stone Barn Carbernet Sauvignon

United States

6290 ISK

Morande Pionero Sonador Cabernet Sauvignon

Chile

5960 ISK

Cotes du Rhone Parallele

France

8050 ISK

Dodegas Roda Selá , tempranillo

Spain

11.990 ISK

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White wine

Finca Las Moras, Chardonnay

Argentina

5950 ISK

Villa Lucia Pinot Grigio

Italia

5590 ISK

Morande Pionero Chardonnay

Chile

5950 ISK
1400 ISK for glass

William Chablis Standard

France

9590 ISK

Torres San Valentin

Spain

5420 ISK

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Sparking

Faustino Cava Semi Seco

Spain

5850 ISK

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Rosé

Faustino VII

Spain

1400 ISK per glass

Ratings

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Historical house

Our dinner was excellent. Good fish, reindeer meatballs. Service is very nice and helpful. Small and interesting museum on second floor. Definitely the best restaurant in the area.

A walk back in time!

Not only a restaurant but a museum along the water! Many ancient artefacts here! Food was great and they even offered me a vegan meal at my request! But the rest of our party had awesome lamb and vegetables, potatoes! We were able to taste the famous rotten shark & vodka, which wasn’t as bad as I had heard!

Genuine sea-house with East Icelandic cuisine

In good weather, guests can sit on the pier attached to the sea-house from where they can enjoy the amazing view over the Eskifjörður fjord. During the summer the restaurant offers boat rental from the sea house – and if the chef is in a good mood you can ask him or her to prepare the catch of the day for you.

 

Best food I have had for a very long time

We had the best meal out I have had in many years and I live in London and travel a lot. The most delicious fish soup that came with fresh fish, prawns mussels in a bowl then a soup added. It had the most fabulous flavour and texture.
Followed by ‘car fish’ that melted in your mouth and a dessert of rhubarb perfectly cooked and not tart in Icelandic yoghurt with other delicious bits. All just amazing and loved by our whole group of 9 – a must.

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Contact us

Email

mjoeyri@mjoeyri.is

Phone

+354 4771247 / +354 6960809

Address

Strandgötu 120, 735 Eskifjörður

Email

mjoeyri@mjoeyri.is

Phone

+354 4771247 / +354 6960809

Address

Strandgötu 96, 735 Eskifjörður

Kennitala: 581111-0960
VSK: 126525

Opening times

1.June – 31.August: 12:00 – 21:00
1.September – 31.May: Closed

Randúlffssjóhús

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Sjóhús ehf.

Strandgata 96
735 Eskifjörður

mjoeyri@mjoeyri.is
+354 4771247 / +354 6960549

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