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“A surprise and lovely lunch ”
Review of Kolonade

Kolonade
Ranked #37 of 1,184 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, International, Latvian
Description: You could't ask for a more perfect location. Housed in an historic building surrounded by ionic columns, Kolonade offers postcard quality views of the Freedom Monument ant the Laima Clock as well as the National Opera and its gardens. The menu, which provides colorful photos of each dish, specializes in gourmet Latvian and international cuisine, which are prepared in the open plan kitchen.
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Description: You could't ask for a more perfect location. Housed in an historic building surrounded by ionic columns, Kolonade offers postcard quality views of the Freedom Monument ant the Laima Clock as well as the National Opera and its gardens. The menu, which provides colorful photos of each dish, specializes in gourmet Latvian and international cuisine, which are prepared in the open plan kitchen.
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We walked the city (brilliant) and went to the old market (astonishing - and set in old zeppelin hangars) and then along the canal to Freedom Monument and low and behold Kolonade. Perfect for lunch - really good value set lunch menu. We had cod fillet with grilled vegetables, lamb ragu, carrot risotto. Carefully prepared and beautifully cooked and presented. All excellent with local Valmiera unfiltered lager and excellent house wine. A beautiful dinning room with open windows onto the park that felt like we were sitting outside. It's wonderful and I would go again tomorrow. Friendly and smart staff too. As good an experience as I have had anywhere in the world.

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

On a recent visit to Rigas, the 3 of us, Mom, Dad, and 21-year-old daughter happened upon the Kolonade on the edge of the plaza of the Freedom Statue in a beautiful park-like setting with the Opera building in the background.. Excellent choice. The food was all-round delicious along with a superb bottle of Gruner Veltliner and nice apple strudel desserts. The staff was friendly, attentive, helpful, and polyglot.

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Thank Leonard_vd_Heyden
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were there in the beginning of July 2017. Good food, wine, service and coffee with desert.
We will come back for sure.

Thank 348sergejg
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Two steps from the Feedom monument, two steps from the Opera theater, in the park, with wonderful views. Very nice setting.

Had late lunch there twice Given that there were very few customers, the service could be a bit better, but, it needs to be said, that, for Riga, the service actually was pretty good :)

Nice European setting, great wine choices. Great quality price/ratio. To begin with, they serve you the choice of breads really to die for :). Here is the receipt for one of my lunches:
Mineral water - 2 Euros
Goat cheese salad - 7.60 Euro
Mushroom ravioli - 5.60 Euros
Light dry wine, glass - 3 Euros
Coffee - 2.20 Euros
Riga's Balsam 3.50 Euros
Total - 23.90 Euros , which is around $27 , for a perfect meal
Wish could return there tomorrow, for lunch :)

Yes, it is probably totally out of the budget of Majority of Latvian :( But it is the best price/quality ratio I stumbled on in the center of Riga, which often seems to be just a tourist trap, food wise -

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Thank movingtoEcuador
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We passed the restaurant by the park the day before and decided to visit it for lunch next day. It turned out to be a good decision. We choosed two courses from the lunch menu and we were really pleased with taste, service, surroundings and price level. A pleasant experience!

Thank Kah61
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