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“Unique cafeteria experience”

Lido Atputas Centrs
Ranked #20 of 1,038 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: European, Latvian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: LIDO's most extensive dining and entertainment choices. Bisto, beer cellar, live music, restaurant (upstairs), summer beer garden, banquets, winter ice-skating rink, family garden with summer amusement park, LIDO Nutrition school and tours.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This restaurant is like a gigantic cafeteria, with a beer hall on the first floor, the main serving area on the main floor, and a full-service restaurant on the upper floor. The basement also has some food, but is mainly snack food for the beer-drinking crowd. There is lots of room for revelry.

The amount of interesting Latvian foods on the main floor is out-of-control. Kind of overwhelming. Chicken station, salad station, meat station, soup station, drink station, dessert station; whatever you could want, it is there. I suggest walking around without a tray first so you can make some choices, otherwise you'll be taking enough food for three people.

The food quality is excellent, and the prices are reasonable. I thought the spicy chicken kebobs were excellent, as were their signature fried potatoes. These are not deep fried, but rather done in big wok-style skillets with oil and garlic. Put a little gravy on the plate for dipping, and don't forget a soup and some pickles on the side!

The place is great fun. There's also a huge play area for kids outside. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Yes, the structure is amazing, the endless array of Latvian/Russian fare tasty and cheap (my two cousins and I took five plates each, plus wine or beer, and the bill came to less than $40!), but the real fun came after the meal, downstairs, at the bar: live music -- a Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits cover band that played really well, singing all the songs in Russian, of course. The dancers, many in country-western garb, sang along in Russian -- but also chimed in on the one song we heard in English. The bar selection was disappointingly slim: no Scotch, at all, just an Irish whiskey, vodka and beer, and the food selection was a fraction of the 500 options upstairs, but we had a great time. Many families upstairs as well as working locals -- this is the place to fill up on good food for bargain prices.

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1  Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Let's start by stating we came an evening off season. I think in summer time this Lido can be really crowded and more sparkling. The building itself is fun. ,,The biggest log building in Europe'', as they self claim. The service is very friendly and the Chilean house wine really affordable. We chose to eat upstairs with a starter- and dessert buffet and a served main course. Since the starter buffet is so great and varied, we could easily have skipped the main course, really. Food really good, the live music enjoyable. Too bad it is situated quite a bit from the center; what a luck we had the Ecotaxi affordably driving us door to door.

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1  Thank Spader2
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

The Lido relax centre (as it translates) is the biggest Lido place in riga. 3 floors with self service on the two lovest and a restaurant on top (which I have not tried)
The beer cellar on the lover floor is quite noisy, not surprising with room for 800 people. The choice of food is little bit restricted, but feel free to go one flight up and serve yourself in the bistro. The Bistro is a bit smaler and the choice of food is better, althougt the quality is the same on both floors.
The people behind the counter are very patient, so dont hesitate to ask what the different dishes are.
And don't forget to try the garlic rye bread from the bar. it's GARLIC

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2  Thank kva_48
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is the biggest Lido restaurant. We liked in all Lido chain-`
prices very reasonable, you see the dishes and choose what you want, fresh- they are cooking in front of you,it is quick and very tasty

Thank tuv77
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