Opened in January this year, Levain is on Kozácká, a narrow street just between Havlíčkovy sady and the fashionable Krymská street area. We missed our visits to Levain while it closed for a Summer break - now we're happy Levain re-opened this week. The menu has been updated. Luckily, my favourite smoked duck breast (365Kc) is … Continue reading Levain Bistro re-opens with a fresh new menu
Bistro 33 refurbished their garden a few months ago - I remember Steven Trumpfheller, from the recently closed U Emy Destinnové restaurant, was cooking for the opening party barbeque. With the Summer in full swing, we thought we'd try the dinner menu. The restaurant looks inviting (the other side of that board says 'garden open'). … Continue reading Bistro 33, Vinohrady, Prague
I use TripAdvisor for both Hotels and Restaurants. For hotels, I tend to read multiple reviews before I decide if I want to stay at the hotel. For restaurants, I'm more likely to look at 'restaurants near me' by highest ranking. I hate the TripAdvisor interface, both on PC and mobile. It's both clunky and … Continue reading Can you rely on TripAdvisor when choosing a restaurant in Prague?
Tamarind Tree was started by chef Ladislav Dvořák - he was previously a Chef de partie (line cook) at Prague's Mandarin Oriental Hotel restaurant. The concept has always been Asian street food, offered at various Prague events and as a guest menu in some Prague restaurants. I may have tasted Chef Dvořák's food at a … Continue reading Tamarind Tree Restaurant, Prague
Zátiší Group have several restaurants in Prague; Bellevue (the flagship), V Zátiší, Mlýnec, Žofín Garden and Café Rudolfinum. Over twenty years ago, their portfolio was better. There also weren't as many places to choose from back then. Bellevue and V Zátiší were still there, but across the river there was also a small luxury place called U … Continue reading Zátiší Group wishes me Happy Birthday – although it’s not like the old days
Yamato is hidden away on a quiet street not far from Jiřího z Poděbrad Metro station. It's one of 25 restaurants in Prague that were awarded 'L’ Assiette Michelin' (the Michelin Plate). Above those there are six with a Bib Gourmand and two with a Michelin star. Our expectations, both in quality and price, were … Continue reading Yamato Japanese Restaurant, Prague
Lasagneria, as the name suggests, specialise in home-made Lasagne dishes - they also have a Cannelloni. The clever name and logo is visible from the street. And the place looks inviting, especially on a cold dark Sunday (27th Jan) evening. The interior is nicely decorated with an interesting string ceiling that could easily be a … Continue reading Lasagneria Restaurant, Prague
I'm still ashamed that it took a year before we visited QQ Asian Kitchen, so when I heard that Levain had opened last Wednesday (23rd Jan), I made sure I booked a table for Saturday night. Levain is on Kozácká, a narrow street near the fashionable Krymská street area. The place doesn't yet have a sign, … Continue reading Levain Bistro, Prague
July 2019 update: The restaurant has now changed to https://www.oasisbytheriver.cz/?lang=en I haven't tried it yet. Jacob's Restaurant now occupies the space that used to be Oliva Restaurant. Oliva wasn't a bad place but suffered by being too expensive for a mid-week night, not quite good enough for a Saturday. Jacob's seem to have remedied the cost element with a … Continue reading Jacob’s Restaurant, Prague, Czech Republic – re-opened as Oasis by the River
July 2019 update: The restaurant has been closed for at least a week. There are still chairs and tables inside. Maso je maso (meat is meat) occupies the space where the Summa cum Laude used to be. The bar, open kitchen and bathrooms are the same but the restaurant interior has been re-decorated. Those who … Continue reading Maso je maso Steak & Burger Restaurant, Prague, Czech Republic – closed?