From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


Fine Level 66
Food rating:26/40Service rating:14/20
BarBrunchChambre separéeBar menuBanqueting roomsParkingTables outsideWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesAmerican Express
  • Address: Vienības prospekts 36, Jurmala
  • Phone: +371 266 80373
  • Web:
  • Seats: 200

Boating on dry land

Laivas is the Latvian word for boat, though incongruously, the restaurant has nothing to do with boats. It’s just a very comfortable restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Liepupe River and the opposite shore. Still, it’s very easy to imagine being on a boat, and the menu offers plenty of seafood––just like the cruise ships that roam the Baltic Sea. What’s more, Laivas is located directly next to a water park, attracting families who come here for a bite before, or after their aquatic adventures in the park. In addition to the main bill of fare, Laivas always offers a short seasonal menu, focused on one specific ingredient and demonstrating its diverse possibilities and uses. The autumnal star is pumpkin, transformed into soups or simply grilled, even baked into cheesecake for a new flavor sensation. We recommend that foreign guests pay special attention to the selection of local delicacies: sprat in oil and sprat pâté are traditional Latvian dishes. If there is one single flavor that represents this country, it would certainly be the sprat...

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