Czech Republic > Prague
Bryne (214) Bryne, Norway | March 6, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not that bad after all. Well, we came for the Matuska beer, and found Wheat and Tmavy Lezak. Good beer, ignorant waiter! He claimed to serve Matuska Weizenbock light and dark.... I only had some beer snack, my food review is for some excellent Piquant pickled hermelin cheese. Ok place to drop in if you are in the area, and a table at Pivovar Strahov is impossible to obtain. (Visited 25th February 2012)
gunnar (209) Sandnes, Norway | March 13, 2011
24 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
A restaurant which caters for those tourists visiting the Strahov Monastery. Big sign on the outside promised beers from small breweries, well inside, the waiter told me they were all finished. Empty big local, just a few tourists studying their maps. I say avoid.
Christian (197) Odense, Denmark | February 18, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Good things first: I had the Matuska Tmave which was a fine beer. It’s big and a bit of a tourist trap, and quite expensive for something that is nothing like the Strahov brewpub next door. My beer was served under measure too...
Dedollewaitor (274) Odense, Denmark | December 17, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Right next door to "Strahov". Large and noisy. A lot of locals and tourists. They had one Matuska beer and Urquell from draft (April 2010). Fine Tmavy Lezak. . .
pivnizub (425) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | August 14, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Touristy, expensive beer hall and restaurant close to the Strahov monastery, but n o t the official tap of the Klašterni Pivovar, which is located next door. The Matuška brews are O.K., but this place is not, what You would expect from a real Prague pub......
Marko (188) Split, Croatia | July 21, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited it with some friends in early October 2009 after sightseeing around the Prague Castle, en route to the Klášterní Pivovar. We were quite hungry so we stopped here. Huge, white walled place with vaulted ceilings, quite nice really, though quite empty when we visited it. They had two Matuška beers on tap, the wheat and the dark, quite rare at the time so that was a bonus. The wheat wasn’t spectacular but the dark lager was lovely. We ordered pizzas, two of us having capricciosas and two either margaritas or quatro formaggi pizzas. Yeah, ordering a pizza in the old part of Prague is more "dumb-touristy" than anything else but they were (at around 6.70 Euros) cheaper than most things there. A bit expensive, yeah, but you can do worse. Especially considering that the Italian-style capricciosa there is the single best pizza I’ve had in more than a year! And in some tough competition too. The "meatless" pizzas were good too but do go for the one I’ve had. The staff were friendly and fast (though we were probably the only ones in). All in all, we were all quite satisfied. At least one great item on the food menu, good, rare beers (only 2 though) and worth at least a short stop.
ladnewton (144) London, England | July 11, 2010| Updated July 16, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on 11 July during stay in the city. Full of German football supporters watching Germany v Uruguay, but none the worse for that. Two homebrewed beers, a wheatbeer and a dark "Tmavy" are worth trying out, and the food menu is more extensive (can be spelt with a T or a P) than on my last visit in 2004, but with beer still a third cheaper than UK prices who’s complaining. As with most Prague pubs there is an English version of the menu. For starters try out their chicken soup in a hollowed out loaf of rye bread. I have to say the place wasn’t full of UK/US tourists on this session
The best way to reach here is to get the No 22 tram to Pohorelec and walk up the steps through a doorway in the high wall.
Staff were helpful and conversant in English, with none of the begrudged attitude so often mentioned in guidebooks!
I am glad I visited a second time, and would recommend it to anyone for a pint after touring the castle, and for its monastic setting. But remember it is no longer as cheap as it once was.
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