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#2,211 of 2,388 European in Prague
#4,290 of 4,669 Restaurants in Prague
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European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
0.2 miles from Vaclavske namEsti
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Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

They cheat us! Overprice and not give any bill. When want bill they say they threw it in the trash! We calculatate and they cheat use for 1000czk. Be carefuly about this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

had drinks and food here a few days ago.....staff were not very welcoming and drinking while on duty!.....food was fine but overall underwhelmed

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

Very arogant and impolite attitude from the waiters, no professional manner, attempts to cheat, languages - ridiculous combination of few words, and last but not least - rude, insulting and shouting to a woman! Below zero!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

We ordered the Grilled Pork Knee on Dark Beer, Austro-Hungarian Beef Goulash, Potato Pacaces with Duck Meat. (Autumn Menu) and the Velkopopovicky Kozel Black Beer. We enjoyed the food and the overall experience. The only downside was the staff was not that approachable; perhaps it...was the language barriers.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

We arrived late in Prague due to our flight being delayed and wanted somewhere near to our hotel but also wanted to sample proper Czech food and we spotted this little place with outside seating in the 31 degree heat. It was quite busy but...managed to find a table for 4 and the waiter moved chairs for us and he was very polite. We wanted to sample the local food and the waiter helped us make up our choice and we all had a lovely meal. The service was a bit slow at first due to it being busy but as it slowed down the waiters could not have been more helpful and the food and beer were lovely. I have just read other reviews of this place and think that they just have been at a different place to me as we could not fault it. The only one thing was that we had to wait a while for our bill but in the end we just went up to the waiter and asked to pay. Every night we passed it always seemed busy and there was live local music inside the restaurant but we liked to sit outside and watch the world go by. Okay for a light meal and if you want to sample the local food and beer.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

A long wait then wrong drinks, waiter was rude and obnoxious and a bad experience all round. pricing was extortionate!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Smoking over the food. Smelly waiters in need of a wash. Warm drinks. Overcharging the bill and then becoming aggressive. Probably one of the worst places I’ve had the displeasure of visiting-STAY WELL CLEAR!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

This is a tourist trap!! There are off-course a lot of such restaurants in areas like this, but this one hits the target. Inspired by the menu we went in to have a table and we waited a considerable time before a waiter reacted on...us (proberly because we wern't young good looking ladies, which we could see got the full attention of all 3 waiters (middle aged men)) finally we got the food which where OK. when paying (again waiting) the waiter took the credit card and prepared the machine so only pin where missing, Pin was inserted and then he had chosen DKK instead CZK another way to get a bad exchange rate. Hope this help others to make their choise of place to eat, there are several other resturants in the area,More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We thought we would give this restaurant a try after looking at the menu. We had to wait some considerable time before we were even acknowledged. When we’re finally seated we had another long wait before we were able to order. I had dumplings filled...with smoked meat which was acceptable but nothing to write home about. My other half had beef Goulash. It was pleasant but didn’t have much beef in it. Overall the food was ok and the price was reasonable for the area. The service could be a lot better. I doubt I would go there again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

The staff is extremely rude to the point wehad to leave. We went there to eat and headed downstairs, a guy in very rude manner just said "go upstairs" , so we did, then upstairs the waiters simply did not pay attention, when we asked...that we would like to sit down a guy said that "you are coming here for the rain but I have tables booked for people who come to eat" , all of our family were shocked and blown away by the rude attitude. Even thought we were looking forward to try the local food dishes they had, we simply could not stay due to the unbelievably rude attitude. We travel a lot and so far this place is in my top 3 rudest attitudes I have come across ever.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5