Latvia > Riga
Martinsh (5) Crewe, England | September 3, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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 !
HarryInWarsaw (18) , | October 27, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
visionthing (387) Oslo, Norway | July 17, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
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)
Tim Webb (288) Bristol, England | April 26, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely 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 8-bar Lido chain. Beers from Uzavas, Lido and one others. Infinitely better than the 1970s UK pub up the way.
larsga (223) Oslo, Norway | March 28, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Deeply fake rustic-looking restaurant in the Lido chain, with waitresses in pseudo-peasant costumes. Buffet-style food. Two own beers and one other Latvian beer. Not really very interesting.
deanso (363) the Hague, Netherlands | October 15, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nichols place in the old centre of riga. Lots of wood. Food quite decent with some decent draft Latvia beers
HenrikO (10) London, England | May 25, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | October 1, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Atmospheric place with friendly and efficient service. Beers are OK. Very cheap. Good stop while in Riga.
Brainiac (1) Riga, Latvia | June 19, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a small place, lots of people around because you can have a nice lunch and famous Lido beer there, good value. Great atmosphere and overall style.
Bryne (460) Bryne, Norway | May 6, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The most central Lido restaurant in Riga. Nice wooden interior and cosy atmosphere. Can be rather crowded with tourists , but their LIDO beers are worth trying. If you are not hungry, you can skip the buffet and head for the bar. (Visited May 1st 2011)
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