About us
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Kaļķu Vārti is a restaurant located in the historical and business centre of Old Town. It presents you an opportunity to open the gate to a journey into the world of meals accompanied by the play of flavours and tastes of healthy and natural products revealing the mysteries of culinary traditions of various cultures. It offers a feast that may allure, surprise and satisfy, at the same time also revealing unknown aspects of the well known things. It is an offer one can enjoy during the business lunch or when relaxing at night.

Interior

Since the spring 2009 we have been given a brand new look, in which Nordic light-beige colours prevail. An ornamental charm has been created by means of Latvian ethnographic pattern, derived from a lace coverlet needle-pointed in 1895 in Bebrene parish. Columns in the restaurant resemble supports of a house porch, while chandeliers are reminiscent of a modern variation of Latvian puzuri (compositions made from straws). The entire interior, including furniture and decorative elements, has been produced in Latvia.

 

Menu

However, what would an interior be with no appropriate menu? Special attention has been paid to this in Kaļķu Vārti — our Chef has created an intriguing offer — contemporary Latvian cuisine. The menu is based on local products: treasures from Latvian forests and produce from local farmers and organic farms.

ChefsOne of the best cooks and confectioners in Baltic States, who have proven their mastery both in local and international competitions, work in Kaļķu Vārti, while the Chef amazes gourmands with his various culinary discoveries each time he creates a new menu.

Banquets

The restaurant accommodates banquets for up to 150 persons and buffets for up to 250 persons.

The Music Club can entertain up to 250 persons and is available all days except Friday and Saturday nights. The Club is equipped with the sound and lighting equipment.

We also provide meals and services in the premises of clients.

 

Guests

Meals offered by the restaurant have been enjoyed by many prominent persons — presidents of 26 states visiting Riga within the framework of NATO Summit, royal families of Sweden, the Netherlands and Spain received by the president of our country, participants of festivals Rīgas Ritmi and Golden Mask, among which were many world-famous jazz performers or eminent Russian theatre stars. Thousands of gourmands from around the world have adorned this galaxy of guests.

 

Friends