Best Burger?: Vegamót

the juicy a La Vegamót burger is a treat.

the juicy a La Vegamót burger is a treat.

Venue: Vegamót

Atmosphere: Casual café

Burger: a la Vegamót 150 gr.    With bacon, parma ham, cheese, lettuce, onion and bernaise sauce.   2.190isk 

Fries: Straws  (included)

Service: Great

Value: Good. Pricey but ultimately you get what you pay for.

Vegamót is one of very few cafés and nightclubs that has been consistently popular since it opened in the 90´s. This is mainly due to the location, their expansive menu that offers pizzas, paninis, fish, Mexican and of course burgers at affordable prices. They also have a deck that is perfectly placed on sunny days, sheltering patrons from the wind that sometimes puts a damper on enjoyment. Vegamót is still popular amongst the semi-famous in Iceland for a hangover brunch, a casual salad or just a drink or two.

The signature burger at Vegamót is special because it is one of the first in town to feature the buttery bernaise sauce which is a main staple of lamb steaks in Iceland. That no longer makes it special since many burger joints in town are now doing it but what keeps it unique is the parma ham along with the bacon. This combination makes it a great burger. The buttery bernaise goes perfectly with the salty and delicately flavourful ham on top.

The beef itself is 150gr. so this is not one of these greasy spoon basket burgers. This is for the more discerning palate.

Vegamot-InsideSadly, on the day we visited Vegamót, the fries were off. Personally, I prefer chunky potato fries but most people prefer the straws. However, on this day, they were too crunchy as if they were overcooked to a crisp without having the color to prove it. The portion of fries was also not very good value for money but the main thing, the burger, was very enjoyable and will definitely be up there among the elite.

Considering how busy the place usually is, the service staff is well organised and efficient. Wait time is shorter than you could expect on busy days and the staff is attentive without being too intrusive. Nothing here to complain about.

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