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Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant

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Premysla Otakara II., Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
+420 387 311 384
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Popular restaurant in Grandhotel Zvon right in the main historical square....
Popular restaurant in Grandhotel Zvon right in the main historical square. Great beer and excellent local cuisine. We prepare dishes from beef, veal and lamb from our own organic farm. Highly seasonal menu, only fresh ingredients mostly from small local (often organic) farms!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular Beer Hall on the Old Square

This beer hall is at the Grandhotel Zvon on Naměstí Přemysla Otakara II. They serve Pilsner Urquell and Kozel beers. Typical Czech dishes and beer food are served in a nice pub atmosphere. The food and beer are quite good. The waiters are nice, and prompt. I really like this beer hall, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Houston,Texas
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This beer hall is at the Grandhotel Zvon on Naměstí Přemysla Otakara II. They serve Pilsner Urquell and Kozel beers. Typical Czech dishes and beer food are served in a nice pub atmosphere. The food and beer are quite good. The waiters are nice, and prompt. I really like this beer hall, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ended up here throughout the day. Food was very good, service was good and the name tells you of the drink. Fun Place! Seems popular with the adult local population as well. And, being on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel Zvon is very convenient to visitors.

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Greeley, Colorado
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Four friends all tried something different and this restaurant impressed even the pickiest amongst us. They even had one English Menu :D

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Thank Concretecowboy
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was very curious about this restaurant because I love this beer. The idea of drawing beer by yourself is very nice, but the beer wasn't so tasty like for example in Zvon and also it was more expensive. We ordered two garlic soups and Cheeseburger. All of it was disgusting. The garlic soup was so salty that we gave... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We're finishing 3 weeks traveling thru Central Europe and have become accustom to the brusque, borderline arrogant service demeanor. But this waiter was downright rude and MEAN. After serving our beverages and giving us menus, he disappeared for a while so we stopped another server to ask a couple menu questions. When our waiter returned and we tried to order... More 

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psal, General Manager at Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, There is not much more left for me to do but offer my sincerest apology. Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback with us. We will do everything we can to avoid anything like this in the future. Once again, please accept my apology. Kind regards, Petr (GM) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I ate here twice during my stay in České . The restaurant seems to feature a local farm to table menu with locally sourced products and their sources decribed on the menu in Czech, English, and German. first night I had a pretty simple, but tasty, salad with bacon and a beer. I speak no Czech, but the waiter was... More 

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psal, General Manager at Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive review of our restaurant. I am very happy you liked our "Local food from local farm" concept as well as our staff and service. I will gladly pass your comments on to our team. Thank you & Kind regards, Petr (GM) More 

Bucharest, Romania
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Nice restaurants with tasty food: me and my husband ate goulash soup, duck legs with cabbage (delicious), aplle strudel and pancake with vanilla and mascarpone. Very tasty and we paid 1000 kuna with service and beverages. I recomand these restaurant!

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Thank Mirrelle
Prague
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were four of us - family with kids (14years old) and had chicken breast for daughter, tartar meet for my wife and I had their special piece of Gem - beef boiled in bouillon with roasted potatoes noodles. The chocolate cake with ice-cream - all home made. And Pilsner Beer. We enjoyed it a lot. As a non-smokers we... More 

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Thank Tomas69
Carnac, France
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Easy to find as part of Grand Hotel Zvon on the main place of Ceske Budejovice ,Original Restaurant offers outdoor facilities during the Summer.I dine there three successive evenings in selecting fish food from the nieighbouring rivers or lakes . I enjoyed once the fried carp and twice the Almond Trout(Foretelle in German) accompanied with potato salad .It was tasty... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Small portions. Bad value for money. No baby changing facilities. Good beer though.

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Thank zuzle
psal, General Manager at Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I am happy you liked our beer. As for the other thing, we prepare our dishes only from fresh ingredients, which we mostly get from small (often organic) farms of South Bohemia. We try to create an authentic experience of true Czech & Austrian cuisine. I understand that as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Premysla Otakara II., Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  South Bohemian Region  >  Ceske Budejovice
  • Phone Number: +420 387 311 384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, European, Czech

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

Popular restaurant in Grandhotel Zvon right in the main historical square. Great beer and excellent local cuisine. We prepare dishes from beef, veal and lamb from our own organic farm. Highly seasonal menu, only fresh ingredients mostly from small local (often organic) farms!

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