Catering

Saloons, cafes and other places in small towns and the countryside which offer tasty dishes made of local products and on the basis of traditional Latvian recipes – ones which differ from region to region.

  • Special programmes are offered to visitors, with meals, stories about holiday and everyday traditions, and songs. Sometimes visitors are involved in preparing the food.
  • Menus use local names for dishes along with explanations and a discussion of the local dialect.
  • Providers of Latvian foods also use ethnographic styles for interior design, as well as dishes, furniture, textiles, etc., from local craftspeople.
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The “Bangerts” restaurant

The restaurant is in the old part of Kuldīga alongside the old brick bridge. It is named after Captain Bangerts, who built a house from Paris for his bride. The antique interior is cosy. The restaurant has three summer terraces with an outstanding view of the restored City Garden (and open-air cinema there), as well as the Venta waterfall.

Latvian cuisine: Baked Latvian cheeses with grain bread and rhubarb jam.

Special foods: Smoked salmon in rye bread crumbs with cucumber roe and marinated onions.

Distance from countries capital city156   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The “Pastnieka maja” restaurant

The "Pastnieka maja" restaurant is an old restored building in Old Liepāja. Legend has it that a postal carrier named Arvīds used to live there, and the building has been praised for its interior design. The menu offers an attractive look at the life of Arvīds, and it is up to you to believe or disbelieve those stories.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, sorrel soup, oven-baked cod, catfish and plaice filet, grilled pork ribs, porridge with a bacon and onion sauce, potato pancakes, crepes, stacked rye bread.

Special foods: Smoked cod with potatoes, onions and dill in a ceramic ramekin.

Distance from countries capital city216   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The “Piano” restaurant

The restaurant is in the Promenade Hotel, which was established at historical port docks in Liepāja. It works with local farmers and fishermen and offers live music on weekends.

Latvian cuisine: Mutton soup, baked plaice or catfish filet, cod prepared according to traditional fishermen’s recipes, crepes.

Special foods: Freshly caught fish with grilled vegetables.

Distance from countries capital city220   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Alus darzs - pagrabs "Mara"

The beer cellar Mara is situated in Talsi. Number of seating places: 100, in the summer season: 200.

Working hours Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 23:00; from May to September beer garden: 10:00 - 02:00

Distance from countries capital city115   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The “Mezinieku majas” guesthouse

The guesthouse breeds cattle, grows fruits and vegetables, produces dairy and meat products, boils cheese on a campfire, teaches people how to make cheese, bakes bread according to ancient recipes, and offers Lettigalian weddings.
Latvian cuisine: Rye bread, 14 kinds of cheese, farmer’s soup, locally brewed beer with demonstrations of how that is done.
Special foods: Dumplings with mushroom sauce.

Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Pre-order required
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The “Rukisi” weekend home

This weekend home is in a lovely location near the reservoir of Rugāji.  The owner breeds and processes fish and serves Lettigalian foods.  He also works with local farmers and fishermen.
Latvian cuisine: Smoked fish (carp, Peipus burbot, tench, catfish, bream), canned bream, carp, tench and bream soup, grit porridge with cured meat, home baked rye bread, local cheeses.
Special foods: Tench goulash.

Distance from countries capital city220   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers
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The “Bemberi” bakery and café

The bakery and cafe in Saulkrasti – not far from Saulkrasti railway station. The baker offers pierogi, cakes and other baked goods, as well as dishes for all meals. A second café can be found at Raiņa Street 7 in Saulkrasti.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, potato salad, sauerkraut, homemade steak haché, grey peas and bacon.

Special foods: Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven.

Distance from countries capital city48   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Ungurmuiza restaurant

The restaurant is in the “old school” of Ungurmuiža. Together with the nobleman’s estate and park, this makes up a unique cultural and historical monument.

Latvian cuisine: Potato pancakes with cured meet and loganberry jam, chanterelles soup, vegetable soup, porridge with meat, Brasla trout, roast pork with rhubarb sauce, manna, desserts with berry sauce.

Distance from countries capital city83   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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The “Priedes krogs” saloon

The saloon is the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum. It is an historical saloon that was transported to the museum from Vecumnieki, preserving the smokestack, bread oven, etc. Dining can be accompanied with demonstration of crafts and performances by local musical groups. Latvian weddings are organised here, as well.

Latvian cuisine: Sprat sandwiches, lampreys, stuffed pike, a dish of three types of onions, bull testicles in a creamy sauce, grilled piglet, homemade country bread, soup cooked on a campfire, pancakes.

Special foods: Priede saloon roast in loganberry marinade.

For parties   Distance from countries capital city14   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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“Stender’s” bar

The "Stender's" bar is situated in the centre of the city of Kuldiga at the start of Liepājas Street, which is the main pedestrian and biking thoroughfare in Kuldīga. The two-story wood building was once a granary and is of architectural importance. The bar is situated on the second floor of the building, with the lowest door jambs in Kuldiga and wooden shears in the bar.

Latvian cuisine: Farmer’s breakfast, oatmeal, cold kefir soup, sorrel, cucumber and bean soup, beef in onion sauce, hunter’s sausages, potato pancakes, sweet pancakes with lingonberry sauce.

Distance from countries capital city154   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers