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
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
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.
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
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