Tomáš Karpíšek, who also owns La Degustation and it's just across the road. It's a huge long corridor like room, split into smoking and none smoking (still legal in Czech restaurants) but the fact that it's so busy all the time saves it from being an atmosphere free empty shell. I liked the childlike drawings on the wall illuminated from behind.
There are huge tanks of beer direct from the brewers and it's amongst the best I tasted in Prague. So fresh and clean, and well more-ish!
It's a modern take on Czech food, cheap but using excellent quality ingredients. We ordered spicy sausage for starters, then beef goulash, fried cheese (what's not to like!) and pork schnitzel. All were great - simple food, and it was really inexpensive.
We noticed that a lot of people were eating the steak tartare. Gutted we missed out, we went to the second Lokál inn over the Charles bridge for a late lunch on our last day. We got the last table again in this smaller venue and ordered the nectar of the gods, that fantastic beer. We shared the Steak Tartare.
|Steak Tartare. Notice the bite. I couldn't wait!|
Praha 1 Old Town
12, Praha 1
It cost us very little money, with quite a few beers, incredible value for simple food this good.
Service: At times confused, it's very busy!
Atmosphere: Noisy, lively, bright.
Food: Simple & hearty
Star dish: Steak tartare.