THE ROOF opens at The Reykjavik EDITION, offering the best panoramic views

THE ROOF opens at The Reykjavik EDITION, offering the best panoramic views

The Reykjavik EDITION has set a new standard as the Icelandic capital’s first truly luxury hotel experience, since opening in preview late last year. This month, THE ROOF opens at The Reykjavik EDITION as the hotel’s hotly anticipated rooftop bar, promising stunning 360°panoramic views of the Ocean, Mount Esja and the Snæfellsjökul glacier.

Overlooking the harbor and ocean, THE ROOF is set to be the best place in Reykjavik to enjoy the endless bright summer evenings that Iceland has to offer. The venue also provides an unparalleled chance to view the magical northern lights in the colder months, set against the backdrop of the capital’s iconic mountain range.  In addition, during city celebrations such as Cultural Night and New Year’s Eve, the Harbor sky outside the hotel comes to life with firework displays, giving guests a front row seat.

THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION is located on the hotel’s 7th floor and offers dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a large wrap-around seasonal outdoor terrace. It is a unique offering in Iceland’s capital and brings a stylish addition to the city’s bar scene.

The Reykjavik EDITION has been designed in partnership with local architecture firm, T.ark and New York-based studio, Roman and Williams with guidance of ISC (Ian Schrager Company) design, subtly capturing the spirit of Reykjavik while avoiding the clichés and remaining firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined sophistication and style. This extends to THE ROOF, where the slick all-black interiors create a discreet background that doesn’t distract from the venue's phenomenal views.  Putting these views at the center of the venue’s design, the interior has a black ebonized wood floor, black window frames, black painted ceiling, and black solar shades.

Alongside casual bar seating, guests can have a light bite from snug sofas around the perimeter, and cozy black shearling lounge chairs provide a base for flavorful dining. With a carefully curated menu by THE ROOF Sous Chef Tiago Rosa, the bar supports sustainable farming, quality, and great flavors. This casual menu of bar bites and comfort food is supplemented by an innovative drink’s menu featuring cocktails, local wines and beers.

Whilst appreciating panoramic views of the North Atlantic Ocean, guests can enjoy dishes created by Chef Tiago Rosa, with small plates including:

Kalamata olives marinated in herbs and spiced oil

Crostini, tapenade with basil parmesan pesto

Grilled sausage, toasted bread, crispy kale, and onion jam

Whilst larger dishes include:

Grilled baby gem, pear, saffron mustard, Icelandic cheese and soy panko

Summer salad with melon, serrano and halloumi

Reindeer croquettes with blue cheese, blueberry jam and fresh chervil

Seared bread with sofrito, steamed mussels and chorizo oil

Charcoal slow cooked jacket potato with Caesar emulsion & crispy bacon

Steak sandwich with remoulade, grilled zucchini, pecorino and herbs

Grilled arctic char with sweet potato chips, brown butter and San Marzano tomatoes

The menu also features a selection of delicious deserts such as:

Roasted spiced pineapple with basil foam

Mushroom and white chocolate ice cream with pickled berries and popped barley

Churros with Arctic thyme caramel

There is also the option to order the best of everything - the chef’s journey - that consists of six different vegetarian creations from the land of ice and fire.

Launching with a vibrant cultural programme, THE ROOF will play host to an exciting line-up of DJ’s every Friday and Saturday. The venue will be the home of iconic residencies, with an impressive programme of artists both local and international confirmed. Set to be the ultimate destination for lively parties and unique occasions for those looking to enjoy in a one-of-a-kind environment, the rooftop bar will celebrate iconic city moments and host events for the Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland Airwaves and Pride over the upcoming months.

THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION will be open every day from 4pm - 11pm, opening 18th June 2022

For private events, THE ROOF can be used as one venue or can be divided in two by large glass door providing a private room

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