From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Brīvības iela 26, Riga
- Phone: +371 266 08882
- Web: kolonade.lv
- Seats: 70
Wine for days and a view to match
Near the capital’s Freedom Monument, in the middle of Bastion Hill park you’ll spot Kolonade’s huge panoramic glassed-in terrace and the columned, low-slung building that gave the restaurant its name. It’s a Riga-classic, a bit old-fashioned, yet very charming. The views from those generous windows are stunning, spreading from the leafy green park to the Latvian National Opera and the iconic Laima Clock. The atmosphere here is peaceful and the wine list goes on for days. What more could you wish for? Ostrich tartare with Dijon mustard, three kinds of onions and soft-boiled egg; smoked eel with pickled egg and beet crisp; moose carpaccio with Parmesan and truffle oil; all are toothsome starters. Follow one of those with the pike perch filet cooked in white wine, it comes with green buckwheat and vegetables. Kolonade boasts four types of meatballs as well; duck, lamb, moose and beef. There are soups and pizzas too, just in case it wasn’t hard enough to make a choice here. There’s also a special wine-tasting menu, but keep in mind that you need to book that one in advance...
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