Restorāns Desiderata

  • Category: 
    Cafés and Tea Houses, Pubs and Bars, Restaurants

Desiderata is situated in a spacious cellar beneath the hotel, and atmosphere pervades the restaurant at every level. Guests are surrounded by delicate glass ornaments and expensive furniture fit for royalty. Pristine and polished in every corner, the interior boasts genteel tableware, exquisite cutlery, white tablecloths and freshly ironed serviettes.

On the way to their table, guests are able to see the centuries-old feature of a water well, now beautifully and carefully preserved under glass. On occasion, the sophisticated setting is perfected by live music from a gently tinkling piano, light jazz musicians and talented singers.

The impeccable, highly attentive service cannot be faulted. The knowledgeable waitresses and waiters can describe each dish and make recommendations according to your tastes, as well as pointing out the perfect wine or beverage to accompany your meal.

  • Desiderata aka
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  • 3) Astoņos veidos pagatavotas šokolādes kūka ar svaigajām ogām, banānu krēmu un siltu šokolādes mērci
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  • Galvenā zāle
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  • Karaliskais galds
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  • 2) Latvijas ezeru zandarta fileja ar trifeļeļļas zaļo zirnīšu biezeni, pākšaugiem un vēžu baltvīnmērci
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  • 1) Mežapīles krūtiņa un kājas konfits ar sarkanajiem kāpostiem un topinambūru biezeni
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  • Skats uz bāru
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  • 4) Smiltsērkšķu krēma terīne ar bazilika saldējumu un lazdu riekstu pleksni
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  • Spoguļzāle
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In the menu an emphasis is on innovative and modern European cuisine, which, given the standard, is surprisingly not expensive. Some dishes that have been popular on previous menus can also be specially requested if they are available, such as a wonderful appetizer that features succulent duck breast smoked in chef’s very own handmade smoking box, lusciously combined with blue-veined cheese, a sweet cherry sauce and lettuce leaves.Among the main dishes, try the sublime fillet of local pike-perch with truffled green-pea purée, legumes and a dazzling crayfish white-wine sauce. Chef Māris Astičs is a well-known presence at Riga Central Market, which he visits every morning to secure the best and freshest produce, including meat and fish. Desiderata’s desserts are equally amazing. The eight-texture chocolate cake with banana cream and peppermint oil, doused at the table in a hot chocolate sauce, has to be experienced to be believed. The sauce melts a layer of crisp chocolate on top, creating a hole in the center, the liquid chocolate then flooding over a selection of fresh berries.

Getting there: 

Restorāns atrodas viesnīcā Royal Square Hotel & Suites, piecu minūšu gājiena attālumā no Latvijas Nacionālās operas, Prezidenta pils un Rātslaukuma uz galvenās Vecrīgas ielas, kas savieno Brīvības pieminekli un Rātslaukumu. Blakus atrodas atpūtas parks ”Egle”. Ieeja ir gan no viesnīcas, gan Mazās Monētu ielas.

56.948448, 24.108038
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
    • Credit/debit card
  • Smoker-friendly
  • TV
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
  • Banquet service
  • Catering
  • Summer terrace
  • Premises for celebrations
  • Live music
  • Karaoke
  • Dance floor
Table settings: 
  • Working hours: 
    Monday - Sunday12:00 - 23:00