The name Talisman comes from a ship called Talisman, which crashed in near by Sudureyri on March 24th, 1922. Marine accidents through the ages have been numerous in Iceland, but the story of the 4 out of 16 men who survived the accident will always be an amazing example of the endurance challenges of fishermen. After the thrashing storm destroyed the ship, the 4 survivors washed ashore, and then had to make their way through snow, ice and sharp rocks to safety in next village Flateyri.
Message from the kitchen
Talisman Restaurant specializes in dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The theme of the hotel and restaurant are inspired by the magnificent scenery of the West Fjords, as well as the ancient Icelandic food traditions related to the rich fishing grounds. The design of the dishes at the restaurant was handcrafted by local villager Ólöfu Oddsóttur, the cod lamps are created by Dögg Guðmundsdóttur, and the menus are bound in skin from spotted catfish.
1. Smoked haddock soup
Creamy fish soup with smoked haddock and chervil oil. Served with Viking bread and butter.
2. Salted fish
Salted cod carpaccio with roasted pine nuts and cucumber salad.
Home-cured wild salmon with roasted bread and dill sauce.
4. Fresh salad
Summer Salad of the house
5. Hallmark of the fishing village
Fried catfish with cream and cognac sauce served with potatoes and fresh salad.
6. The fishing village main export
Pan-fried cod topped with Aioli sauce with potatoes and fresh salad.
7. Stewed fish
The one and only plokkfiskur served with home-baked rye bread and butter.
8. Leg of lamb
Icelandic lamb shank with red wine sauce with gratin and fresh salad.
9. Captain´s soup
Seafood soup with a fish & shrimps served with Viking bread and butter.
10. Rhubarb symphony
Vanilla-rhubarb crème with fruit chutney and rhubarb sorbet
Home style Skyr with fresh blueberries served with a warm blueberry muffin
12. Chocolate cake
Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and topped with rosemary fruit sauce.
14. Children´s fish
Boiled fish with potatoes and tomato sauce.
15. Bizarre sandwich
Grilled sandwich with ham and cheese.