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Equus, Riga

Equus, mean­ing horse in Latin, was cho­sen to mark the his­tory of the restau­rant’s lo­ca­tion. The fa­bled Baron Mun­chausen, who was keen to tell em­bel­lished tales about his ad­ven­tures around the world, al­legedly kept his horse sta­bles right where the ho­tel restau­rant stands to­day.

A spe­cial charm is cre­ated by syn­ergy join­ing the his­tor­i­cal ar­chi­tec­ture with a mod­ern in­te­rior. The sub­tle and el­e­gant in­te­rior is thor­oughly Scan­di­na­vian, com­bin­ing warm wood, sober brick walls and neu­tral nat­u­ral col­ors in a chic trib­ute to lo­cal pat­terns. The adapt­able restau­rant rooms, for their part, are di­vided by glass doors, which can be closed for small, in­ti­mate gath­er­ings, or left open for larger events.

An invit­ing open kitchen pro­vides the re­lax­ation of ob­ser­va­tion (food pre­pared on a Josper grill). The menu also is a com­bi­na­tion of Scan­di­na­vian and Lat­vian. Equus also serves “ta­pes­tries” of small snacks and ap­pe­tiz­ers, sim­i­lar to the pop­u­lar Span­ish tapas. Th­ese are served on unique table­ware that was cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with an es­tab­lished lo­cal ce­ram­ics com­pany – Rau­nas Ceplis.

Equus is much more than a restau­rant – here you will find a win­ery, a bar, two cigar sa­lons, Tea Deli with its 20 ex­clu­sive types, and teaserv­ing cer­e­monies per­formed by masters of the art, and even a book­store. The wine sec­tion of Equus is proud of its 400 global brands se­lected by ex­pert staff.

Equus restau­rant is lo­cated in the re­cent­ly­opened Pull­man Riga Old Town Ho­tel, at 24 Jek­aba Street. Reser­va­tions can be made on­line:, by phone: +37167815440, or via email: reser­va­[email protected]

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