We at Barents take great pride in our Nordic origins and invite every guest to celebrate these with us by devouring the freshest, most exquisite produce from the Nordic region – from excellent cold-water seafood to local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small-scale farmers and independent fishermen.

We receive our lobsters, langoustines, sea urchins, oysters, and other sea delicacies freshly caught, ensuring the highest degree of freshness. Governed by Head Chef Ivans Šmigarevs and Creative Chef Dzintars Kristovskis, Barents’ internationally renowned kitchen team strives to bring out the pure flavors of each ingredient by developing complex dishes that excite all five senses. 

Our award-winning sommeliers will guide you in finding harmonious accompaniments to your meal. Barents’ carefully curated wine list is an ode to grower champagnes, including Egly-Ouriet, Vazart-Coquart & Fils, and Tarlant, as well as to cool climate wines. Personable service ensures that every visit to the restaurant is a festive experience, elevated by an elegant, minimalist interior and the scenic location of Riga’s Old Town. 

To round off the evening, the adjoining Cocktail & Seafood Bar serves perfectly shaken and stirred cocktails – from mixology classics to signature recipes.

Barents – the place to celebrate life!




Harsh northern nature and clean cold waters yield the finest seafood. Pure flavors, seasonal products and true celebration of life. This is what describes Barents menu.

Chef Ivans Šmigarevs

View the menu

I select wines that are true in their nature. They precisely represent the soil, climate and culture of their region. The core of our wine menu consists of wines from colder regions. They are best paired with vegetables and seafood found in cold waters."

Sommelier Kaspars Reitups

View the wine list

BARENTS cocktails represent our spirit — the monumental of glaciers and the saltiness of the sea. Our drinks reflect the bar’s atmosphere and, just like our dishes, reveal the taste of the North, enriched by carefully selected ingredients from all over the world.

View the menu




Settle into the sleek, airy dining room and let the Barents team spoil you!
The tasting menu is a rich, flavourful journey filled with stories, ideas, and inspirations drawn from Northern nature and culture.
The à la carte menu boasts inventive dishes catering to omnivores and vegetarians.
Both menus are seasonally attuned with the freshest cold-water seafood and local vegetables.

National opera terrace

The most exquisite terrace is now open!
This summer Barents Seafood Bar is waiting for you
 at Latvian National Opera and Ballet.
Enjoy the warm summer evenings in quiet and secluded terrace in the heart of Riga with a view of
Freedom Monument, Opera Square and Riga Canal. 

Menu consisting of cold water seafood,
selected champagnes, wines and summer cocktails.


Chef's table

Sizzling food, fast-cutting knives, and clouds of steam rising from pots and pans, while the team of chefs work in a hasty harmony – all elements come together in a symphony of fine cuisine. There are just six front-row seats to this chef-orchestrated show, set in front of the 2000-year-old black oak counter, the only thing separating you from the open kitchen and its maestro, Head Chef Ivans Šmigarevs. Ivan’s jocular personality is an intrinsic part of the experience. 

Barents restaurant is a place to celebrate special life events. Therefore we kindly ask our guests to follow smart or smart casual dress code.
Children who are familiar with restaurant etiquette are welcome to Barents. Please note that we do not serve separate children menu.
Barents restaurant does not provide accommodations for pets, we kindly ask to leave pets at home when visiting restaurant Barens or restaurants Summer Terrace.

Private events

We offer catering for private events at client’s venue.
Barents seafood bar, suitable for up to 15 guests, can be also booked for events and private dining.
For more information about hosting an event with us, please contact us or +371 2002 1022


Opening Hours

Restaurant: Tue-Sat 12:00-16:00; 18:00-23:00

Cocktail & Seafood Bar at National Opera Terrace:
Wed-Sat 16:00-24:00 Sun 14:00-22:00


Smilšu iela 3
Riga, LV-1050

Contact us

Restaurant: +371 2002 1022

Cocktail & Seafood Bar at National Opera Terrace:
+371 2203 0060



© 2020 BARENTS; Privacy policy
Created: Barents