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Restaurant Desiderata

#221 of 772 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
European, International, Central European
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Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 214 555
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Evanston, Illinois
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673 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located on the hotel basement, serve breakfast for hotel tenants. Good food and great ambiance. Was under renovation when i was there.

Thank kiltmaker2
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I was recomented this fine dining restaurant and i was happy to bee there been a few times service and quality of food was second to none

Thank Mercourios
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We arrived in Riga fairly late and heard the Royal Square hotel had a good restaurant. As we were staying there almost didn't try it as we felt a bit lazy just eating in the nearest place possible but lucky we did. We sat on the table down in a little enclosure and it made you feel like you were... More 

1 Thank DonPrestige8
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Stunning decor and fabulous food and service. The food was like a work of art and I can highly recommend the scallops and the Tiger Prawns.

Thank GerryStan
Trondheim, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We've just had a brilliant time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Desiderata. The first impression was very good - relaxing atmosphere with lovely furniture and lighting. Polite and professional waiter. We had tomato soup and greek chicken salad for starters, fillet of beef as main course, and chocolate fondants with ice cream as desserts. In between meals, we got... More 

Thank asbjorng
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, comfortable furniture and amazing food in the center of the old city in Riga. Great service and menu with interesting flavours. Highly recommended!

Thank Linda B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

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 

Thank moyra p
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Stanley S
Brescia, Italy
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 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 

Thank afm1958
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

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!

Thank WiseOldOwl4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 46
European, International, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 214 555
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?