Adventure under a bridge........
In the early days of the Fish Company, a satisfied patron set his plate to the side and remarked; “Without fail, all the best adventures take place under a bridge.” We immidiately secured his permission to use this as our slogan.
Not only is the menu an adventurous journey around the world, a sense of adventure is also reflected in the surroundings and essence of the venue. The Zimsen building dates back to 1884 and originally stood at Hafnarstræti 21, a few hundred meters east of it´s current location. It was extended in 1889, but in 2006 it was uprooted and lovingly renovated before being replanted at Grófartorg in 2008.
During the groundwork stages of the Grófartorg reconstruction area, excavation unearthed remnants of the older harbour, which has now been incorporated into “The Tides”, a work of art by Hjörleifur Stefánsson, developed in collaboration with Minjavernd Heritage Trust. This gives the area a unique athmosphere which is further emphasized as the tides come in and go out in the artwork as they do in the current harbour.
The restaurant was designed by Leif Welding and master chef Lárus Gunnar Jónasson. Chefs are drawn to experimentation with contrasts and with Leif´s expertise they created an exciting yet functional venue. Window panes from the Hafnarfjörður Free Lutheran Church are backlit behind the bar, lending an adventurous light to their surroundings. The booths in the inner hall are made by GH húsgögn but the chairs are from Tom Dixon. Dinner is served on china from Figgijo in Norway, originally designed exclusively for the Fish Company, but due to their popularity they are now being manufactured for world wide marketing. Many of the items used in the restaurant, china and kitchenware alike, are on display and for sale in the outer hall.
We are delighted to lead you through a world of culinary adventures, which, as most good adventures do, begins under a bridge.