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“Disappointed”
Review of Garlic Pub

Garlic Pub
Ranked #200 of 962 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Having been in for a beer and a snack, we booked a table for dinner the day after, the nice waitress had given us a good impression. Alas the day after, a new witness was bringing us a virtually tasteless dish. The meal cost 17 euro. We gave her a 20, but she never returned the change. Upon leaving after a long wait for the change, we left. We would have told her to keep the change, had she returned it. First time a waiter never returns the change however small.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“For garlic lovers!!!!”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

THE best place if you don't mind garlic in your meal. Garlic beer is a must. Especially perfect if you're getting a cold from baltic weather

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Durham, NC
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pleasant return visit”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Enjoyed it. Very nice food, the salmon was done as only salmon appears to be done in the Baltics. Perfect.
Good service in English. Once we got underway, the food and drinks came in a timely way.
No draft beer, as listed on the menu, but a very good beer in bottles.
The garlic enhanced truffles for desert was exquisite. We split one and there was plenty.
They serve parsley sprigs after the meal, an effective way to freshen the palate (and breath!)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lubans1
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Busy but swift service!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I LOVE GARLIC! If you don't then avoid this place as garlic it is in EVERYTHING, even the desserts! Like other reviewers mentioned, there were a lot of Japanese tourists dining, but service was still fairly swift. The food was in my opinion lovely, if in Riga again will definitely will be back! Yum!

Visited March 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You don't HAVE to love garlic.”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Though it helps. No, seriously, although at first glance the menu is all garlic, it used so subtly that you really would not be aware of it unless you had a real dislike if it. I think they might actually do themselves a disservice by emphasizing the garlic, as it was very quiet when we were there. We had a lovely meal and although it was about £35 for starters, mains and drinks, this was because I had the venison. It would have been quite a lot cheaper without and, therefore, extremely good value.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Ruth A
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