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Restaurant Desiderata

#97 of 589 Restaurants in Riga
#108 of 650 Places to Eat in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67214555
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior...
Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous food in a stunning location and excellent value fo money

We do a lot of city breaks and having checked in we normally head for a recommended restaurant but never one attached to the hotel we're stopping in. However, having discovered the wonderful Desiderata, attached to the Royal Square Hotel and Suites we shall think again. We visited Riga with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
moyra p
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We do a lot of city breaks and having checked in we normally head for a recommended restaurant but never one attached to the hotel we're stopping in. However, having discovered the wonderful Desiderata, attached to the Royal Square Hotel and Suites we shall think again. We visited Riga with friends and having seen pictures of the restaurant on the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well worth the money. Had main course and desserts, good service and food. Creative dishes, and helpful staff. Argentinian wine paired nicely with the food.

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Brescia, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Me and my girlfriend were suggested this one by an Italian cook living and working in Latvia. That means that the expectations were good. However, things were not working smooth since the very beginning. The sign at the entrance tells working hours until midnight: however, despite it is 10:30 pm a waiter - that we had to call and wait... More 

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a beautiful meal here - excellent quality of food, lovely presentation, and pleasant helpful service. A great interior, especially the glass floor over the ancient ruins. Highly recommended!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Rustic decoration. Cosy. Attentive waiter. Diverse menu. Well cooked food. High prices. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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107 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I don't give 5 stars very often but I felt Desiderata deserves a 5. We stumbled across Desiderata after being told by Province that it was fully booked so we wandered around and came upon Desiderata. What we thought was the restaurant was the bar of the hotel and after finding the rather unassuming entrance down a set of stairs... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the best places in the city - delicious meal (smoked duck salad and shrimps as main course ) Elegant atmosphere, calm music and selfish waiter Dmitry ) But we had great time ! Prices : 2 salads 2 main 1 bottle house wine Pinot Grigio Italian = 75 euro without tips

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Vigo, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a meal here yesterday evening. The food was first class, the service friendly and efficient, the decor unusual but fairly tasteful and the price was reasonable. I can certainly recommend this restaurant

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Ufa, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Old Riga is very overcrowded on a sunny saturday day, so we were looking for a calm place to have a lunch. Once we got inside this restaurant, it felt like in another world. It is located in a cellar, part of the floor is made of glass, so you can see the anscient well under it. Truly delight for... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed at the Royal Square Hotel and booked this stunning Restaurant below . The interior is amazing with a glass floor illuminating a ancient well below .Big Versace style chairs are very comfortable . Food was fantastic as was the price €130 for 4 including wines and beers !! The only thing missing was other diners !! Saturday night at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67214555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 46
  • Cuisine: International

Description

Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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