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SLIPPURINN IS A FAMILY RUN EATERY IN WESTMAN ISLANDS, ICELAND.

     ONCE A MACHINE WORKSHOP SERVING THE OLD SHIPYARD, NOW SERVING SEASONAL LOCAL FOOD.

SLIPPURINN WILL BE OPEN FROM 2nd of MAY - 15th of SEPTEMBER 2018

 
 
 
 
 

“Places like Slippurinn show how it is possible to run a sustainable restaurant while also respecting tradition. A restaurant should offer not just a gastronomic experience, but also embrace the values of respect for the land and the sea, as well as for the people who make their living from them.

Eating well and eating local is not an individualistic act, but a positive step towards improving the health of our communities.”
— Carlo Petrini, Founder of SLOW FOOD
 The article was published in La Repubblica & the slow food website - click the picture for the article.

The article was published in La Repubblica & the slow food website - click the picture for the article.

SLIPPURINN EATERY

Our restaurant is in the volcanic Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) in the south region of Iceland.

 

Located in an old machinery workshop that used to serve the old shipyard now transformed to a restaurant.

 

The machinery had been closed over 30 years when we started. We decided we wanted to respect the old industrial style of the building and we repaired it to almost original state. The interior was designed by Indíana.

 

We love our islands and our community. We forage the island for wild herbs and seaweeds and grow the rest of the herbs we need ourselves. We work closely with small producers, fishermen and farmers to ensure quality and sustainability of what we do.

 

Our cuisine is very seasonal with regional ingridients. We use old methods combined with new techniques and we love working with the nostalgic palate of Icelanders.

 

We want our diners expirience our passion through our restaurant and sense the time and the place of the Islands.

 

 

THE FAMILY BEHIND SLIPPURINN

It all started back in 2011 when Kata told the family she always dreamed of opening a restaurant in the old machinery "MAGNI". At the time Gísli Matt was finishing his culinary school, Indíana working as an artist and Auðunn as a fisherman.

At first it was the romantic idea of opening something small and unique in our hometown, for our local community. But we quickly realized it would turn out to be a far bigger project than originally anticipated. 

 

SLIPPURINN is our collaborative project of four family members with help of extended family and friends. We have been incredibly fortunate with our team members that help us drive forward our ideas and ambitions. 

 

We really hope you enjoy visiting us.

WELCOME TO SLIPPURINN.

 
 
 KATRÍN GÍSLADÓTTIR

KATRÍN GÍSLADÓTTIR

KATA GÍSLA

Born 1st of march 1960, in Westman Islands, from a family of great fishermen. She has worked on boats, in restaurants, on video and design projects, studied art and is a real aesthete.

She blesses SLIPPURINN with her charm, she makes sure that the restaurant always looks its best with a bountiful of flowers, herbs and plants. She is also the head waiter of SLIPPURINN.

 

Kata is the mother of SLIPPURINN


AUÐUNN

Born 30th of september 1956 in Siglufjordur, North Iceland. Left for Westman Islands at a young age to work as a fisherman. Has worked at sea for over 40 years.

It is hard to find a more hardworking, strong person than Auðunn. He is a key member whenever we need maintenance work, he has a long experience of DIY work and does all the odd jobs that seem to fit no one´s responsibility.

Auðunn also helps out preparing our fresh fish, clean, gut, fillet and salt.

Auðunn is the father of SLIPPURINN.

 AUÐUNN ARNAR STEFNISSON

AUÐUNN ARNAR STEFNISSON


 INDÍANA AUÐUNSDÓTTIR

INDÍANA AUÐUNSDÓTTIR

INDÍANA

Born 5th of february 1980 in Westman Islands, oldest daughter of four siblings. Indíana has a master´s degree in Fine Art from Slade in London and has completed a dual course as a carpenter and a furniture maker.

Indíana was in charge of designing the restaurant and has been involved with every task at SLIPPURINN, everything from buildup and maintenance to making cocktails. She has a great eye for true quality and details and without her the restaurant wouldn´t have been the same.

Indíana is the chief executive of Slippurinn.


GÍSLI MATT

Born 25th of March 1989 in Westman Islands, the youngest sibling of four and the only boy. Gísli trained as a chef and has for the last few years become one of the leading names in the in the rise of Icelandic cuisine, despite a young age.

Having great respect for nature, using locally sourced ingredients and mastering a range of cooking and preparation methods is very important to him and clearly reflected in his cuisine.

 

Gísli is the executive chef of Slippurinn.

 GÍSLI MATTHÍAS AUÐUNSSON

GÍSLI MATTHÍAS AUÐUNSSON


INFO & F.A.q.

 

- OPENING HOURS:
PLEASE NOTE: SLIPPURINN IS ONLY OPEN FROM MAY-SEPTEMBER
Kitchen:
Friday, saturday & sunday; 12:00-14:30 (from 1.June - 1.September)
17:00-22:00 (from 2.May - 15.September)

PLEASE NOTE: In May and September SLIPPURINN is only open Wednesday through Saturdays only from 17.00. In June, July & August it's open for lunch 3 days a week (friday, saturday & sunday) & dinner 7 days a week.

LOCATION:
Slippurinn is on Strandvegur 76, 900 Westman Islands, Iceland.

DIRECTIONS:
2min. walk from the ferry. For a google map, click here.

HOW TO RESERVE:
You can reserve a table by using the booking form on this website or by calling us at 00354 481 1515. For groups exceeding 12 people, please send us an email at info@slippurinn.com.

You can see our group menus on the website.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is Slippurinn open?
We are open every day during summertime and for private parties during the other seasons.  Our season starts in May and runs until September.

What kind of food is at Slippurinn? Fresh, sustainable & local. We source all of our produce locally. We’re cook from the seasons and change the menu depending on them. We follow the philosophy of both the New Nordic cuisine and Slow Food. By buying as much as we can straight from farmers, fishermen and small producers and harvesting locally we are able to know our ingredients very well. Our menu is varied with a special emphasis on great fish dishes. Our meat dishes are outstanding too! Check out our menus!

Can we come just for drinks? Yes of course. We have a great selection of Icelandic beers (approx. 20 different brews) and we make fantastic cocktails using seasonal ingredients. We have a bar lounge with both sofas and high tables that offer a perfect view to follow the action through the kitchen window.

Can you take groups?  We can take groups up to 90 people. Please note, parties of 12 or larger must choose from a group set menu. You can find the group menu in our menus.

Do you have a tasting menu? Yes. We both have a 3 course menu that changes frequently and a few 5 course tasting menus that we highly recommend to get the full experience.

Do you have a wine corkage fee? Yes we do. ISK 4000 per bottle.

Do you have gift certificates? Yes, we offer gift certificates in any denominations. Give us a call or just turn up and we will make one perfectly suited to your needs.

Are there vegeterian/vegan options? Yes of course! We even have a 5 course set menus for vegetarians & vegans!

Allergies and dietary restrictions? We can tailor most of our dishes to accommodate any allergy or dietary restriction. Be advised, if you inform us beforehand, we can be prepared upon your arrival with updates on which dishes are best suited for your needs.

Which cards to you accept? We accept all major international cards, such as VISA, MASTERCARD but not AMERICAN EXPRESS.

Do you have children high chairs? Yes.

Do you have children menu? Yes, we do! You can see it in our menus.

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

If you want to book a table please reserve trough our booking system up in the right hand corner. But keep in mind that groups containing 12 or more need to reserve trough this form or via email to info@slippurinn.com and select from our group menu that you can see on the website.  

 

But for any other requests use this form and we will reply as soon as possible!

 
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LOCATION

Slippurinn Eatery

 Vestmannaeyjar / Westman Islands
900, South region, Iceland.