Nice modern but old-style cafe-restaurant based firmly on its massive, excellent value buffet. Lots of wooden fixtures and a good atmosphere. Part of the Lido chain but with a couple of beers from Uzavas too. However, no modern Latvian beers so is missing a trick and falliing behind.
The original and best of the Lido chain. Beer range is limited by todays standards, but was progressive when first opened 20 years ago. Normally serves 2 Uzavas and 2 Lido beers. Large portion of good value food availbale on a self service baisis. Winderful atmosphere, reminiscent of Gewrman beer garden. Can be crowded wuth tourists, but also well used by locals. My favourite pub in the world !
Decent enough cafeteria-style Latvia food at fairly reasonable prices. Or at least decent and reasonable given that you’re in the heart of Riga old town and all the tourist traps you find in such places. Fairly pretty decor but the owner could spend more on both heating (most people in the place kept their coats on while eating) and lighting. I’m not sure if the barman was utterly exhausted or just didn’t give a shit about his customers, but the chefs dishing up the food were both very nice. Only three beers on tap but they’re very reasonable offerings and the one-litre steins of house Medalus for EUR 3.40 were the best value beer we had in Riga. In short the place is good, not great, but we’ll certainly go back when next in Riga.
Convenient location in the center of the old town. Nice patio to relax with a beer or two and/or some food. Didn’t eat, just had one of their own beer and that was quite okay. Nice place to have a pit-stop. (Visited: 2014-07-11)
Homey, caféteria-style restaurant with near-kitsch wooden interior. Fairly spacious, good for bigger parties. Food is canteen/caféteria style and has a wide daily selection of salads, sides, mains, soups, bread and desserts, all reasonably priced - you can get a totally decent three-course meal here for under 10 EUR.
House beers are from the Lido chain which means above average for Latvian; IMHO the Medus (honey) beer is the best. Also some beers from other smaller local breweries plus some bottles.