Multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills, bass player for R.E.M., once said in an interview that ”rather than being a brilliant bass player, I choose to be a pretty good bass player, a pretty good pianist, a so-so drummer and a horrible trombonist”. Restaurant chain Vairāk Saules has chosen the same approach. They have such a wide selection that they have one menu for everything, then another menu for everything else. And just like you'd expect with this kind of diversity, the end result is rarely excellence.
That being said, though, Vairāk Saules successfully avoids plunging into the lowest depths of mediocrity. Whatever dish I've tried, be it pizza, home-cooked style food, woks etc., it's always been pretty decent. After accepting that I won't have any foodgasms here, my only problem has been the price. Portion sizes aren't huge, and I tend to feel slightly cheated once I get the bill. An average meal including a soda will relieve you of some €10–13. This might not sound like a lot, but once you factor in what you're actually getting for your money, it sort of is.
Because of the huge menu, Vairāk Saules has come to be an emergency solution whenever you're a group of friends who can't agree on a place to eat. But even though I like the interior, and service is fine, unless they improve their cooking or lower the prices, this will never be my number one choice.