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The restaurant first opened in 2014, and since then has grown rapidly to a high-class, well-known gourmet paradise. Located on the picturesque banks of Lielupe, it's location makes the dining experience even more enjoyable. LAIVA's interior is also one of its perks - combining traditional style with industrial style accesories, the premises create the intended ambience of a high-class restaurant, just without the stiffness. Thanks to the well-known chef Heinrih Erhard, LAIVA's menu is one of the most enjoyable gourmet options in the area, which has been proven by the various diplomas and awards the restaurant has received since its opening - lately the restaurant has been included in the prestigious
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, Central European, Seafood, International, Grill, Latvian, Eastern European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

We came to Jurmala for the week-end and decided to investigate the local food scene outside of the large hotel in which we were staying. I browsed this website and found Laivas. The menu looked interesting, so, here we went. On this saturday night, the...place was busy, but we were seated on time and were attended to by excellent waiters. It is always a good sign when one has to hesitate between the choices available, but it is even better when the chosen dishes surpass your expectations from their description. This was the case for every single dish at Laivas. The recipes are clearly "New Latvian" in spirit, but the Chef adds a little spin here and there that make the dish interesting to see, and superb to the palate. The wines were also of character and reasonably price. It is needless to say that we will be back on our future trips to the beach.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

The food was not tasty at all. The burger I ordered was raw, I asked to bake it again so meat was well done, they made it again but it was still raw. It was also really really expensive. I didn’t like it, and don’t...recommend this restaurant for youMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2019

The interior of this restaurant is beautiful. Staff- super lovely and helpful. Food- very yummy. I did expect a bit more to choose from, but at the same time, it was enough and we all enjoyed it. Few of the cocktails are a bit overpriced,...but not a big surprise, as the Jurmala (location/area) is classed as one of the most expensive in Latvia. There is a playroom upstairs (not part of the restaurant) where you can leave the kids, while you enjoy the meal in peace. But be careful for how long you leave them there, as it is 6 euros for 30min. And don't let them come in and out all the time, as every time they leave and come back again- it is counted as a new hour, even if the first time they stayed for only 20min. No one told us, so imagine the surprise when the bill was over 50 euros for 3h. All that aside, a great place to brunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Should you face a nice weather at your visit to Latvia , go to Jūrmala and visit the restaurant. It’s only ten minutes drive from the airport and you can enjoy great cuisine an₽ pretty view with no risk to miss the flight.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Amazing lamb chops, chocolate fondant, beef carpaccio. They have a huge amd incredible playground for the kids on the second floor, where they are watched by an adult. Wine offerred by sommelier was really good. We also received an incredible drawing of our family by...some artist, which was a huge and very lovely surprise. To sum up that was a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Lovely view on the river Very busy place on weekends Rather expensive, overpriced The food was good, but not what it used to be Slow service

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

The place was crowded -it is one if the best Jurmala restaurants.Still the waiters did theur best -service was impeccable.Food quality was excellent - I had local fish - very good - and some fresh salads.Highly recommended.Better to book in advance

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 hours instead what should have been an hour tops. They had a banquet in adjoining room - which in fact was a small children party. They used the banquet as an excuse for everything - we ordered kids pasta and salads as...a side. The salads came 30 minutes after the kids finished pasta. Excuse - banquet. We were advised to order deserts together with main course so that we dont have to wait later. Never mind, that didnt change the fact that the desserts arrived 40! minutes after the main course. In the end the bill came with half of the items that we didnt order. When I pointed it out, same excuse - banquet. Came back with amended invoice - last 3 items still not ours. Seriously? Trying to overcharge twice in one evening?More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Perfect place with amazing views over river and high quality food. Family friendly with separate kids play area. Attentive staff. Friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with the family. As it is the very beginning of the season, and we were there during the week, the restaurant was quite empty. Food and service did not disappoint. Every dish was tasty, well cooked, beautifully presented. The room is a...large glass enclosed square right on the banks of the Lielupe river. You are nicely seated in plush armchairs and with the white table cloth, the experience is definitely upscale. Prices are in line with the quality without going crazy at all. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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