Communist food queues are ancient history, and today Riga is a culinary delight. To help your tummy make the most of your visit, I've put together a list of places you will get meals to remember for all the right reasons. Mostly ones giving a real taste of Latvia (you can get sushi or pizza at home, right?), showcasing its superb produce, creative chefs and rich traditions, not to mention unique drinks - beers, Riga Black Balsam, ciders, fruit wines, even moonshine...
As we say in Latvian, lai labi garšo! Bon appetit!
There's a three-course feed here for every budget: € - under 10 euros; €€ 10-20 euros; and €€€ - over 20 euros. And some of the fancy spots offer fabulous weekday LUNCH! specials, which bring the price down around €, so a trip to a top Riga restaurant is an affordable pleasure.
Get a delicious start to your day in Riga at Cadets de Gascogne. €
Enjoy Latvia's finest produce served in style at Valtera restorāns. €€€ LUNCH!
Marvel at the marble in Soviet-posh Amber restaurant. €€€
Grub, fun and Latvian traditions for everyone at Lido. €
Savour hearty Latvian soul food at Zviedru vārti. €€ LUNCH!
Savour affordable top cuisine at 3 Pavāru restorāns. €€€ LUNCH!
Dine on behind-the-Iron-Curtain cuisine in dazzling decor at Rasols. €€
Sample veggie fare and amazing coffee at Miit. € LUNCH!