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) #583 of 769 Restaurants in Riga ££ - £££ European
12/14 Gleznotaju iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 26 695 555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
8 Jan 2014
“Awful service”
21 Feb 2013
Closed Now
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££ - £££
12/14 Gleznotaju iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

It is almost haute cuisine. I had a Steak Medium Rare and it was good. My wife had a salmon with oyster and it was very delisious.

Thank Yury V
Reviewed 9 October 2011

The location and ambience are great, excellent service and house wine. The starters were truly superb, mains good but not as good.

Thank Academicregistrar
Reviewed 23 September 2011

The restaurant was beautiful inside and the service impeccable, perfect English spoken. We had delicious food - the tiger prawns with lemon mousse were delicious, as was the carpaccio of salmon. Then for mains, the salmon in champagne sauce was very tasty and the rare...More

2  Thank HobertBobert
Reviewed 7 September 2011

In a narrow, very quiet lane of Old Riga, this restaurant is offering great food as reasonable prices. I went there twice, the first time quite late (arrived there about 10pm). On this occasion, in the very nice patio and with live piano playing, I...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We're just there on 31 Aug. It took a while to find this lovely restaurant and we were very hungry. After about 15 minutes go up and down on the narrow street but it worth! Lovely decoration and waiters are very welcome. He begins by...More

1  Thank Kulawal
Reviewed 31 August 2011

The restaurant is situated on a small street in Old Riga. The place is nice. The starters were OK, but unfortunately all meat (rumsteak and duck filet were overdone). The service was OK. The bill for four (starters, three courses and wine) was 150 Lats,...More

1  Thank Erop
Reviewed 27 August 2011

This is rare. Me writing a review whilst I am still in town. But there is a reason. This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in twenty years....and amazingly last night they were far too quiet and deserve to be much,...More

1  Thank MStJB
Reviewed 19 August 2011

This place is tucked away, we stumbled upon it while exploring the back alleys of Riga - in other words we were lost at the time. The restaurant looked inviting and we went in. The mix of food, value for money and service was right,...More

Thank moraira
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Small restaurant out of the way from the main street. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy good food together with a nice background live music (we had a guitarist). The chestnut soup was perfect and the latvian lamb was superb. The service was very...More

Thank Gabriela80
Reviewed 6 August 2011

We ate there after the opera. A nice, cosy and intimate restaurant aside of the busy markets and streets. Excellent service, excellent food, nice atmosphere and reasonable price (at least in Finnish standards)

Thank Kmpu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12/14 Gleznotaju iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 26 695 555
  • E-mail
At the end of the 1970s, several new restaurants with a historical and romantic feel have been opened in Riga. It has to be mentioned that the longest queues were to restaurant «Birka». The restaurant has quickly become popular as a place where guests оf Old Riga can enjoy cosy and authentic Scandinavian atmosphere, beautiful live music and traditional kitchen. Largest watercolor collection that counts 26 works of famous Latvian artist, Janis Brekte. As the years passed many things have changed, well-loved cafes closed down and new ones opened, but “Birka” remains everyone’s favorite to this day.