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 “Meke” saloon

Opened on June 21, 2011, at the 51st kilometre of the Tallinn-Riga highway, the MEKE KROGS pub is a typical example of the roadside pubs which used to be built along the sides of roads and near homesteads, castles, mills and windmills. This particular one is located into renovated cattle shed that is more than 100 years old – a lovely log building that is named after the former baron of the local estate, von Mecke. Alongside it is the handsome parish building which was erected in 1907 with red bricks from Tūja.

Latvian cuisine: Sorrel stew with grits, cold soup, pounded beef, mutton and vegetable stew, grits with smoked meat and mushrooms, herring with cottage cheese, bread soup.

Special foods: Porridge with bacon bits and Meke spicy sausages.

Distance from countries capital city51   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Internet access
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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 “Alus krodzins” saloon

The saloon is in the most popular pedestrian thoroughfare in Jūrmala. The wooden building is typical of the town, has a nice interior and offers Latvian cuisine. The saloon offers the largest selection of Latvian draft beers.

Latvian cuisine: Lamprey chops, pike haché, potted lamb a la Courland, sautéed pork ribs, fried Baltic plaice, bread soup.

Distance from countries capital city23   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available
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The “Bar & Grill 36 Line” restaurant

The restaurant is on the seashore, preparing dishes with fresh ingredients and on a live fire.

Latvian cuisine: Salted herring, smoked Rāzna eel, roasted goose livers, mutton soup, pork ribs.

Special foods: Bouillabaisse a la Līnija.

Distance from countries capital city23   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Restorans "Brencis"

The restaurant is situated in the motel Brencis on the 38th km of Riga-Bauska highway.

Distance from countries capital city38   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The “Plaza” restaurant

The restaurant is in the Park Hotel Latgola with a broad view of the city from the 10th floor.  It offers Lettigalian and global cuisine.
Latvian cuisine: Baltic herring salad, caraway cheese salad, Lettigalian snacks with bacon, potatoes, cheese and pickles, pork ribs with sauerkraut, potato pancakes and dumplings, potted peas, sausages, cottage cheese cakes.
Special foods: Cabbage soup with wild mushrooms.

Distance from countries capital city223   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available
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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 “il Capitano” restaurant

The restaurant is on the shore of the Bay of Rīga, between the VIA Baltica highway (A1) and the sea. It is part of the “Kapteiņu Osta” territory, which is surrounded by the meadows of Randa. The restaurant has a summer terrace with beautiful sunsets.

Latvian cuisine: Cold beet soup, potatoes with cottage cheese and herring, smoked eel, oven-baked catfish, baked pike-perch with hemp butter, cottage cheese buns, strawberry soup.

Special foods: Fish soup.

Distance from countries capital city106   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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The “Ragalu krogs” saloon

The saloon is on the edge of the Rīga-Daugavpils road (A6), works with local fishermen, and grows herbs and greens in its own garden.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, sorrel soup, chanterelle, soup, potato pancakes, filet of Daugava catfish, bream or pike-perch.

Distance from countries capital city94   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 “Sipres” cafeteria

The cafeteria is on the main street in Līvāni, offering country cooking and Latvian dishes.

Latvian cuisine: Potato pancakes, cold soup, pearl barley and barley porridge, pork ribs with sauerkraut, bread soup. 

Special foods: “Rocks of Dubna and Daugava” – potato dumplings stuffed with cottage cheese in a cream sauce.

Distance from countries capital city163   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance