From Iceland — Dill Reclaims Iceland’s Only Michelin Star


Valur Grettisson

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Art Bicnick

It’s official! Dill Restaurant has reclaimed their precious Michelin Star and in the process, brought honour to the Icelandic culinary scene.

Two years ago, the restaurant unexpectedly lost its star, which they were awarded for the first time in Icelandic history in 2017.

No matter what!

Dill’s owner and main chef, Gunn­ar Karl Gísla­son, told RÚV that it was his mission to reclaim the star no matter what, which is why he decided to return to Iceland and Dill after running Agern, another Michelin Star restaurant in New York.

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“The feeling is very good,” he said. It’s been a year of change for Gunnar Karl and Dill—the restaurant recently re-opened on Laugavegur after closing its Hverfisgata location.

We love it

Grapevine’s food critic, Shruthi Basappa, recently reviewed the new Dill in January.

“Dill 3.0 cleverly curates an entire experience, be it the absence of branding except for subtle flourishes in the letterpress menu cards, the cutlery jar instead of place settings and the eclectic playlist,” she wrote. “Even as the winning wine and dinner service are bookended by precision food, it is all designed to put you at ease, and really rattle fine dining norms. And that it does, with aplomb.“

Congrats to Dill and to the Icelandic culinary scene as a whole!