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Melna Bite

Audeju iela 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 130 675
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef tongue” (8 reviews)
“rabbit leg” (3 reviews)
“quail egg” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Audeju iela 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this restaurant almost by chance as the menu sounded quite local and we were very pleased by our choice! Staff is friendly and helpful, the food is good quality and nicely presented. They also have local beers. All for a reasonable price, which...More

1  Thank Liac0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in this Latvian restaurant on the strength of its cool decor and interesting menu. I decided to have the rabbit leg - tasty enough but not much meat on it. Which is to say, hardly any, actually. Partner had the beef burger which he...More

1  Thank sfuhere
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sfuhere, Thank you for comment. We value your opinion and take a note of your comments. We always strive for continuous improvement. Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried some Pelmeni (dumplings) with beef filling in this restaurant, and they were quite good. Service was great. Prices are not necessarily cheap, but you get quality food. Would go again.

1  Thank Clemente B
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Clemente, Most important heard that you will come again! Its highest compliment for us. Thank you! Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent - especially Agnese. Main courses were lovely. Desserts were very impressive, tasty and reasonably priced. The only downside is that when the food is ready, it needs to be served. It was left on the side for our waitress and unfortunately our...More

Thank LJB30
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear LJB30, nice to hear kind words. We will definitely pass your compliments to Agnese and our restaurant chefs. We will be glad to see you again. Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice even just to look at this restaurant when passing by. Having been there a couple of times, I would like to say it's quite a safe choice. Lovely neutral ambience, attentive service. Tasty, nicely served food, big enough servings. Not cheap, yet...More

Thank Laura K
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laura, Simple and elegant enough at the same time- thank you. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and a vast selection of traditional Latvian food with creative dish presentation, thanks for appreciating it! Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited five of the 'top ten' restaurants from TripAdvisor, and this was definitely our favorite! We were here late on a tuesday so the place was quite empty. Service was very professional, wine list good and portions beautiful. I had zander risotto which was...More

1  Thank Anniina S
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anniina S, thank you for hight compliment go our work! Nice to hear that our restaurant is you favourite! We will be glad to see you again! Melnā Bite

Reviewed 10 October 2017

The waitress was extremely rude when we arrived and wanted to move 2 tables together, so that we could enjoy a corner seating. She denied it as we were 4 of us and 2 tables together would make seating for 6 - despite the fact...More

Thank LigaKrista
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear LigaKrista, Thank you for your review, we are truly sorry about the misunderstanding between you and the first waitress, however we are happy to hear you love the presentation of the food and the dumplings were good. Best regards, Melna Bite

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We did eat pelmeni with meat from deer and pork. It was tasty and kreative presentation. Cosy atmosphere kind waiter. They have very tasty Melna Bite milkshake.

Thank Stein16
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Stein16, We greatly appreciate your evaluation. Happy to hear that you like our creative presentation, service and atmosphere! We appreciate your recommend Melnā Bite to others. Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Upon arrival in Riga we were ready to savor local tastes but not a full meal I had mushroom soup - made of locally 'hunted' chanterelles, with a creamy base. My husband had potato pancakes with a generous portion of smoked salmon from Norway. Good...More

1  Thank Leona F
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Leona F, We hope you enjoyed local tastes in our restaurant! We glad that you are satisfied with our light meal. We will be glad to see you again. Best regards, Melnā Bite

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

What is great about this place is that it is located near by the centre of Old town. This is a cosy place with great dishes and service for a pleasant eating experience. I recommend this place in autumn evening with a cup of homemade...More

Thank liene_marks
Oksana A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Melna Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear liene_marks, Thank you for you recommendation other to visit our restaurant! We glad that you like our cozy atmosphere and great dishes. Its so great to heard about pleasant eating experience, thank you! Best regards, Melnā Bite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Audeju iela 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 130 675
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurant's name is not accidental at all - "Melna Bite" in Latvian means Black Bee. The bee is a labor of love, a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and not for nothing ancient Egyptian pharaohs granted the bee a royal status symbol. Among its hive sisters, the black bee stands out with unique and independent individuality. "Melna Bite" is restaurant with farmer's cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in the style of large living room with large windows, comfortable furniture, minimalist shapes, tasteful lamps and, of course, bees. They are everywhere here, but just enough to not be too much. Through the restaurant hall busy-as-a-bee waitresses are flying and creating a lively atmosphere. And most importantly, their good knowledge of the menu and ability to explain both the content and presentation is present whenever needed.
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