Restaurants

Top Choice Modern European in Rīga

Kasha Gourmet

It might be that it does succeed in making the food feel tastier by turning the plate into a piece of modern art, or perhaps it's the post-modernist mixture of ingredients, but this is one of the most unusual and un…
Top Choice European in Rīga

Vincents

Rīga's ritziest restaurant has served royalty and rock stars (Emperor Akihito, Prince Charles, Elton John) amid its eye-catching van Gogh–inspired decor. The head chef, Martins Ritins, is a stalwart of the Slow Food…
Top Choice Latvian in Jūrmala

36.Line

Popular local chef Lauris Alekseyevs delivers modern twists on traditional Latvian dishes at this wonderful restaurant, occupying a slice of sand at the eastern end of Jūrmala. Enjoy the beach, then switch to casual…
Top Choice Modern European in Rīga

3 Pavaru

The stellar trio of chefs who run the show have a jazzy approach to cooking, with improvisation at the heart of the compact and ever-changing menu. The emphasis is on experiment (baked cod with ox-tail stew, anyone?…
Top Choice International in Kuldīga

Pagrabiņš

Pagrabiņš inhabits a cellar which was once used as the town’s prison. Today a combination of Latvian and Asian dishes are served under low-slung alcoves lined with honey-coloured bricks. In warmer weather, enjoy you…
Top Choice Modern European in Rīga

Fazenda Bazārs

Although right in the centre, this place feels like you've gone a long way and suddenly found a warm tavern in the middle of nowhere. Complete with a tiled stove, this wooden house oozes megatonnes of charm and the …
Top Choice Cafe in Rīga

Istaba

Owned by local chef and TV personality Mārtiņš Sirmais, ‘The Room’ sits in the rafters above a gallery and occasional performance space. There’s no set menu – you’re subject to the cook’s fancy – but expect lots of …
Top Choice International in Rīga

International

It's well worth a quick tram ride (take tram 11 and get off at Mēness iela) to this wonderful eatery for multiple small plates of yumminess. The name couldn't be more accurate, with a menu containing the likes of 'T…
Top Choice Modern European in Cēsis

Izsalkušais Jānis

The town's old fire depot has changed profession and now helps to extinguish hunger and thirst with a compact but powerful menu that takes Cēsis to a metropolitan level of culinary sophistication. Hot trout salad is…
Top Choice Cafe in Rīga

Miit

Rīga’s hipster students head here to sip espresso and blog about Nietzsche amid comfy couches and discarded bicycle parts. The two-course lunch is a fantastic deal for penny-pinchers – expect a soup and a main cours…