This is another good place for a cheap filling meal. We both had pelmeni with sour cream. There were 6 kinds of pelmeni (like ravioli) filled with meat or cheese or vegetables. The decor is a kind of "Gaudi meets McDonalds". There is at least one other branch in Riga.
Mrs Flying Scotsman's German aunt used to swear by department store restaurants for an inexpensive, filling meal. Although her experience was of German stores, we have used her advice in other countries as well. Stockmann's cannot compare with the Hondos Centre in Athens (with its uninterrupted view of the Acropolis), but it does serve very good food at very reasonable prices.
This place was great, but also the scene of one of the funniest thing that has ever happened to me. After a great meal of Soljanke Rasma Gaume (thick solanke soup -- don't ask just order) and The Key to Riga (pork loin baked in bacon with mashed potatos, stewed sour cabbage, and mushroom sauce), I reached in pocket to get a pen to write down what I ate. When I leaned back, my chair completely collapsed and splintered into a hundred pieces. I decided that perhaps my diet should start right then. I am not a big guy, the chair was old...honestly...no, really!
Anyway, the food was amazing. I was with a party of 5, and we all agreed it was our best meal in Riga...and we really like all our other choices as well!
Favorite Dish: Soljanke Rasma Gaume
Most entries are prepared at table side on an open flame. Ethnic Armenian food presented in a fantastic relaxing atmosphere. A nice way to divide the restaurant premises into private "cabinets" (without doors anyhow). Very peaceful, nice dining.
I loved the little hint of smoke (barbeque taste) in the dishes - as mentioned, the majority of the dishes are prepared on an open fire.
Favorite Dish: Some Armenian beef dish, wrapped in thin bread, contained some red sauce. Just super delicious!!!
If you like sweet things, try with your coffee as dessert the Armenian cake called baklava.
Pomodoro is a reasonably priced Italian restaurant located on a quiet side street in the old town. The interior is warm and cosy, and the long menu very tempting with its pastas, pizzas etc. Pomodoro is, however, much more than your average pizzeria and is that for suitable for all kind of situations. Although Riga doesn’t get praises for having the most friendliest waiters/waitresses, I must say that here I had the friendliest service of all the places I have visited in Riga.
Favorite Dish: I don’t remember the proper name, but I had tortellini with ham, and it was very tasty.
On my husband's birthday we went to this restaurant. We always like to go to places that serve local food, and all the reviews that we had read about were full of praise for this place. It is in a cellar very near the Freedom Column. The food was delicious, life music was played and the value for money was excellent! While waiting for our food, we were served some of the famous Latvian dark bread with lard - boy, that was a perfect start to what was to come!!!
Favorite Dish: My husband had zander fillet and I had pork fillet with sauerkraut and the best mashed potatos ever!!! As an appetizer we had a delicious soup and a sort of diced meat salad, which was a surprise, since I did not remember ordering it, but it tasted good!
This is a fast food chain that has pizzerias all over Riga (and Vilnius, too). They don't serve only pizza, but also salads, pasta, soups, beer snacks and delicious desserts and coffees. The service was quick and the staff was friendly, although some of them didn't speak English. We only had salads there, the portions were small, but as they were meant for starters it's understandable.
There was lots of pizzas to choose from, and you could also choose the size of your pizza from 20 cm to 50 cm in diameter. As we didn't try the pizzas I can't recommend any, but they looked very tasty!
Favorite Dish: Greek salad, for dessert a carrot cake with chocolate sauce, orange slices and walnuts.
Double Coffee are a chain of coffee shops which can be found in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
The cafes also have wireless internet connection, access costs 0.94 Ls for an hour or 9.95Ls for an entire day.
All shops have a non smoking area and have the usual comfy seats you expect at coffee shops these days.
Double offer a good range of food and drink all of which are listed in their menus that are cleverly disguised as a magazine!
Favorite Dish: I had a costa Rica coffee which was very nice, however, it is the food that sets this chain of coffee shops apart from others.
I tried their 'real' beef burger with melted blue cheese chips and salad. All for around £5.
Their pancakes also looked very popular!
This is a very nice chain of coffee bars in Latvia. It's nice to have a break during a walk in one of the many Double Coffees in the centre of Riga. Most of them have a very nice decoration and the menu is very variated!
The restaurant is down some stairs from the entrance at ground level. Don't be put off by the fact that you have to pay a small cover charge (LVL 0.60) to enter - this is for the live music that is on (if you go during the evening).
The food is typically Latvian and there are also menus available in German and English. Portions tend to be very much towards the large end of things - and are very cheap - a main course is often no more than about LVL2-3.
Local music groups play a mixture of Latvian and international music - we heard Beatles songs and Latvian rock when we were there. It seems to be a place where locals go to have fun at the end of the week - there were a lot of large tables there and later on, a lot of people were getting up and starting dancing.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed some great black pudding with red cabbage here - and it was washed down with some very agreeable beer.
it's more than a restaurant, it's almost 3 restaurants, one of them called "Beer Basement", because all food is served with local beer.
it looks like a windmill and it's an unique type of wooden building, interiors are all decorated and very nice to look.
outside is even better...huge place where kids can really hv lot of fun...it's perfect for a family with kids but also for who wants to enjoy the local food.
Well, its too expensive and the interior makes you feel like you're in England, but if you like it. ...however the toilette for men is just georgeous, have a look for yourself, and see why I liked it.
In some way these pizzas differ from those in Pizza Jazz, but they also are very tasty. The menu is quite large, so you can choose various pizzas and besides them here are also salads and delicious other food. The pizzas here are a little bit fat.
I liked here hot drinks, but didn't like desserts.
The service is rather good, so they serve food very fast.
The best atmosphere is at Colonnade, near Laima clock and on Stockmann center.
Favorite Dish: Calzone, Delicioza, Lambada, Chicken pie with king boletus
Went there 3 times, both for lunch and dinner, during my 5 day stay in Riga. The food was excellent from starters, home made pastas, soups (try chiopino soup) to main courses and desserts, and affordable, the atmosphere - great, as you expect from an Italian restaurant, service - professional but maybe too much unobtrusive, for an Italian place:-) think my best dining experience during my trip to Latvia and Estonia.
Favorite Dish: Chiopino soup - tomato soup with seafood.
Tagliatelle with salmon fillet and seafood
Sea Bass with mashed potato spinach
I have eaten in most upscale restaurants in Riga, but by far the Bellevue Restaurant on the 11th floor of the Maritim Park Hotel offers the best value for money, the best choice of dishes and wines, certainly the best view over the Old city and the park of Riga.
The menu boasts an excellent choice of international gourmet dishes at very reasonable prices. With some dishes it is a pity eating them as the presentation of the dish looks like a work of art, take a picture of it before you start eating it, I recommend the Tuna Carpaccio, it really looks like a modern painting.
The food is just excellent, presentation, taste. This Restaurant can easily compete with the best in the world.
Service is professional and kind. No pressure whatsoever ! the pricing of the menu is very compatible, certainly cheaper then some other "upscale" restaurant is Riga. As well as the wines are moderately prices.
The view is just stunningly beautiful, one looks out over the city of Riga, the river Daugava and the park, right in front of the hotel.
Whenever in Riga, I will certainly return to this restaurant as it is a "gastronomic experience" !!
Favorite Dish: The Tuna Carpaccio is definitely a must, just to look at the presentation is a joy. The deer saddle is just exquisite !!
I cannot define what specifically one should choose, as everything on the menu is just excellent.
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