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 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 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 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…
Latvian in Rīga

LIDO Atpūtas Centrs

If Latvia and Disney World had a love child it would be this enormous log cabin dedicated to the country’s coronary-inducing cuisine. Servers dressed like Baltic milkmaids bounce around as patrons hit the rows of bu…
Seafood in Rīga

Siļķītes un Dillītes

Having explored fish stalls at the Rīga Central Market, one might ask: Where do I get it cooked? Well, Herring & Dill, as the name of this grungy kitchen-cum-bar translates, is right here and it'll do the cookin…
Cafe in Rīga

DAD

DAD are the three initials of the owners, who proudly explain the DAD stands for so much more (you’ll have to ask them what else DAD means). Couches, chairs and an upright piano are loosely tossed around the modest …