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“Fresh fish straight from the market! ”

Silkites un Dillites
Ranked #138 of 1,013 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $18
Description: Fish food restaurant in the Central Market of Riga.Interior with some history artefacts.
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Description: Fish food restaurant in the Central Market of Riga.Interior with some history artefacts.
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Bonjour

Ate here today for lunch. Thought the place was wonderful. There aren't many places where the food you eat is sourced from the vast selection available from the market that it's situated in.

The doris and I walked in, up to the counter, looked on their boards and in the chilled display cabinet and were spoilt for choice.

We both opted for the fish soup (being the coldest day of the year) which was a broth type dish with vegetables, lemon, olives and chunky chunks of salmon. Really sublime.

I also chose a Tuna filled croissant with lettuce, red onion and pickled jalapeño. I also munched down an open sandwich of sardine with tomato, lemon, lettuce and a jelly of some sort. Both were super tasty.

The doris was a lot greedier than I and ordered a plate of Sprats with roast potatoes and a Mediterranean type salad. Obviously I had to check they weren't poisoned and I can honestly say she made a good choice!

We were also more than happy to have a pint of beer each at lunch time (it must have been 5 o'clock somewhere) and these were brought over to our table.

The whole experience set me back 17 euro which I was more than pleased with. 5 of which was the lunch time beers.

The place is very cafe orientated. If you're looking for a restaurant then this is not for you. If you're looking for fresh fish at a reasonable price, somewhere with a bit of character and the option to have a lunch time beer then go for it!

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

As a longtime ex-pat in Riga it's great to see the Central Market trying to improve itself with new restaurants and such, but Silkites un Dillites was a major failure for me.

To start off with it's quite expensive for self service market food - fish and chips is 8 euro, and they offer no lunch specials. By Latvian standards this is expensive.

As for the food, I ordered fish and chips. My small piece of cod came out dark brown and tasted slightly burnt. The fish was totally unseasoned and bland. As for the chips, they were substituted with roasted potatoes without my knowledge. I saw one of the workers bring out a bag of french fries, and the cook told her to take them back to the freezer. I suspect that he was making roast potatoes for other orders and didn't want to be bothered making my chips. When leaving (I was on my lunch break and didn't have time to wait for them to make what I actually ordered) I asked why I didn't get chips as ordered I was told 'roast potatoes are tastier'. When I said that's not what I ordered I was told would get what I ordered next time.

As for the service, it's counter service. I was asked if I wanted a drink with my food and I said no. When my food came I was asked if I wanted a beer (at 13:30 in the afternoon!) I said no. How about a soda? No. A water? No. A kefirs? No. I finally had to tell him no means no, to the laughter of the table next to me.

All in all it was an unpleasant experience from pushy staff trying to force drinks on me, to burnt food, to not receiving what I ordered, to bad value for money. One of the most disappointing restaurant experiences in my 13 years in Riga,.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is one of two options if you wish to sit down and eat at Riga Central Market. And the only one to taste Latvian seafood and fish. Atmosphere is realy like in market, all food is very fresh - just from market :) Just do not come very late - at 5 pm on Saturdays it's already closing time.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile
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