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 Dikli Castle

Located in the centre of Dikļi, the 1896 castle was renovated into a four-star hotel in 2003. The castle offers a look at antique furnishings, fireplaces and ovens, as well as paintings by Latvian artists. Two restaurants (summer and winter) offer fine dining and an individualised approach. The castle works with local farms.

Latvian cuisine: Beefsteak, grilled trout, smoked wild board bacon, filet of pike from Lake Burtnieki, seasonal mushrooms and berries.

Special foods: Venison chop, candied fruit in syrup, onion marmalade.

Distance from countries capital city100   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 Dzirnavu saloon of the Igate Castle

The saloon is at the edge of the Murjāņi-Limbaži road (P9) and alongside the Igate Castle. It is built on the foundations of a former windmill, and the wheel of the mill has been preserved. The old watermill is still hard at work and is used to mill grain for traditional porridge and buns. The saloon works with local farmers.

Latvian cuisine: Mushroom soup, barley porridge with meat, barley buns, grit sausage with lingonberry sauce, crepes with jam, potato pancakes, fried plaice or pike, stacked rye bread.

Special foods: Sautéed rabbit, stuffed filet of turkey.

Distance from countries capital city72   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available
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Baking carrot buns "Usi"

The owner of the farm demonstrates the way in which the traditional Northern Kurzeme dessert that is a carrot bun and is known as a "sklandrausis" is prepared. Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

Latvian cuisine: Porridge with fried onions and meat, kefir, herbal teas.

Special foods: Carrot buns.

By the sea   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city160   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Optional meals Must register in advance Pre-order required
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Kalnmuizas restorans

Kalnmuižas restorāns atrodas gandrīz pusceļā no Sabiles un Kandavas, Kalnmuižas pilī. Kalnmuižas restorāna ēdienkartes lepnums ir muižas dārzos augušie zaļumi, augļi un dārzeņi, medījumi un sēnes no Kurzemes mežiem, gaļa, vēži, foreles un kazas siers no novada saimniecībām un restorāna virtuves krāsnīs ceptā maize. Ēdienkarte atkarīga no gadalaika, piedāvā sezonai raksturīgus ēdienus.

Castles and manors   Distance from countries capital city105   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The Laumu Nature Park

The Laumas farm offers you a chance to be a beekeeper, watching the lives of bees in hives (while wearing a beekeeper’s suit), touring a bee trail and climbing a tree with the help of a truss. You can make wax candles and purchase beekeeping products such as honey, bee pollen, etc. A café is open during the summer, and there are areas of picnics.

Latvian cuisine: Bean and dumpling soup, pancakes with jam, homemade lemonade, herbal teas.

Special foods: Porridge a la Fairies.

Seminars   Skiing   For parties   Horseback riding   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city130   Season1-12   Internet access Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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The “Laucu akmens” restaurant

The restaurant is situated in Skulte district – 8 km away from Saulkrasti, in the direction of Minhauzen Museum. It is on a steep cliff alongside the sea, with a lovely view of the sea from the summer terrace during sunsets. The restaurant works with local fishermen, and the restaurant’s menu consists mostly of high quality local Baltic sea fish.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, fish soup, porridge, grey peas with bacon and onions, herring with potatoes and cottage cheese, stacked rye bread, crepes with jam, rhubarb or sea buckthorn sorbet.

Special foods: Various fish dishes – bream, pike-perch, perch, plaice, salmon and herring.

By the sea   Distance from countries capital city61   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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''Upenite''

The “Upenite” country house is located on the southern shore of Lake Ciritis. This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a proper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters. Master’s classes in the baking of tortes are offered.
Latvian cuisine: Farmer’s soup, potato dumplings, potato sausages (grated green potatoes with dried pork and onions), black currants with whipped cream, caraway seed sticks, herbal teas, cottage cheese with cream, curdled milk pancakes.
Special foods: Oven-baked carp or tench from the local pond.

Horseback riding   For parties   Agri Heritage   Fishing   Distance from countries capital city229   Season1-12   Must register in advance No pets allowed SPA Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Kafejnica "Liepajas virziens"

Kafejnīca "Liepājas virziens" atrodas Liepājas šosejas (A9) 0,5. kilometrā.

Distance from countries capital city18   Season1-12  
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The Dzirnavu saloon of the Birini Castle

The saloon is in the park of the Bīriņi Castle alongside a lake. It offers a lovely view from the summer terrace. The saloon is in the old windmill building, with antique objects preserved in the interior.

Latvian cuisine: Grey peas with bacon, herring with potatoes, sautéed chicken and potatoes, chanterelle sauce, sautéed cabbage with hunter’s sausages, apple tart.

Distance from countries capital city55   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The “Lantus” farm

A Latvian farm merging the historical and the modern. Local dishes are prepared, and weddings in the spirit of old traditions are organised. The farm works with local farmers and manufacturers.

Latvian cuisine: Cream of vegetable soup with greens and croutons, oven-roasted pike with cheese and seasonal vegetables, cottage cheese crème with berry sauce.

Distance from countries capital city115   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups