On a recent visit to Prague where we spent a week, we generally enjoyed the people and found restaurants and bars quite reasonable for us. One day we were looking for someplace to have a beer and something light for lunch, we came across this restaurant which had little racks from which large pretzels hung on all the outside tables. We decided to eat there even though the food seemed a bit expensive in comparison. We each ordered a pint of Pilsner and Kobasa which came with salad. We asked for bread and received a piece of brown bread with a bit of ham salad. We found the Kobasa very fatty and not very good. The only other people there were an American mother and daughter and we should have realized something was wrong when they received their bill they seemed upset. About 5-10 minutes before we were going to leave this large Russian looking guy sat at the table in front of us looking out on the street. We thought it strange that the wait staff didn't acknowledge him and he just sat and smoked and didn't order or speak to anyone. We were quite taken aback when we received our bill as the beer we were used to paying about $2 each for cost about $4.50 each, we were charged $1.50 each for bread. The Kobasa was $10 each. We were charged a cover charge of $5 each (I don't mind paying a cover charge in Europe when cloth table cloths and napkins are involved but we weren't charged a cover in other restaurants that were much nicer) and then a 20% tip was added (with the provisor on the bill that a gratuity had not been added crossed out) We were going to start to complain when all of a sudden we wondered what this big Russian guy was doing there and decided that we really didn't find out (and still didn't know if he had anything to do with anything) The bill was 850 Kr (about $42.50) and then the waitress and restaurant of course didn't have more than 100 Kr change for my 1000 Kr bill. We felt decidedly uncomfortable and realized that nothing illegal had been done so we left. In other words discretion was the better part of valor. We spent more on that middday meal than any evening meal with good food and wine that we had in Prague.