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Barents restaurant is in downtown Riga, Latvia, on Smilšu iela 3. The gorgeous gourmet restaurant is close to several tourist attractions, such as the Latvian war museum, the Bastejkalna park and the beautiful St. Jacob Catholic Cathedral of Riga. There are lots of things to see and do before ending the night with a sensational meal or two.


About Barents

Barents is a high-class restaurant in Riga, and the interior inside Barents's is the handwork of leading design bureau Krassky. Barents has an open kitchen and a bar counter made from 2000-year-old black-oak piano wood tangled with brass and stone. It gives the restaurant a very classy look.

The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 18:30-23:00. The Seafood Bar is open from 12:00-23:00.


Head Chef

The head chef at Barents is Ivans Šmigarevs, and he has worked at several Michelin starred establishments, including Maaemo in Norway and Noma in Denmark.

Ivans Šmigarevs will prepare you a dish that will blow your mind with its fine, sea-fresh flavours and pure ingredients. The kitchen uses small-scale farmers and fishers to ensure always having top quality products.


Three different dining experiences

The restaurant offers three different experiences. Firstly, you can enjoy á la carte or a five or seven-course Tasting Menu in the restaurant with wine-pairings by Latvian champion sommelier Kaspars Reitups.

You can also try their Seafood Bar that only seats 15 people and is open for both lunch and dinner. The bar is right next door to the restaurant. On the menu, you will find Oysters, tartars, ceviche and delicious seafood plates.

The last experience is the crème de la crème. You can try fine-dining at the Chef’s table. Here you can sit right in front of the kitchen and experience the chefs in action! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that is highly recommended. Be sure to book a reservation as it goes up to just six seats.


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