Just a stone's throw from the Old Riga landmark of the same name, The Swedish Gate is an appetising entry point to Latvian cuisine.
Set in a cozily decorated 16th century house, the family-owned establishment specialises in hearty dishes from Kurzeme region in western Latvia. Grey peas with smoked bacon or roast pork loin with turnips and mushroom sauce will bust your belt, but they do international classics as well if you want to take it easy. Business lunches on weekdays are awesome value at 5.50 € for three courses.
The family runs another outlet with the same name just around the corner on Torņa iela.
Entree: Cold beet soup
Main: Latvian eel sauteed in leek sauce with rice and grilled vegetables
Dessert: Rye bread soup with fruit and whipped cream
Drink: Fresh mint tea
Address: Aldaru iela 11 and Torņa iela 4-1 (Old Riga)
Open: Mon-Wed 10:00-22:00, Thu-Fri 10:00-23:00, Sat 11:00-23:00, Sun 11:00-22:00