Bily Konicek Restaurant in Prague is located in the stunning 12th century medieval cellars of one of the oldest houses on the Old Town Square
Bily Konicek (White Horse) has modern furnishings, with an emphasis on glass and dark woods; creatively blended into an array of historic alcoves and open rooms, spread over several levels.
The restaurant serves traditional Czech and International cuisine. Meals are prepared from high quality ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonal products.
The wine list includes a few good Czech bottles, along with wines from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The prices are slightly disproportionate to the food, but the wine by the glass is reasonable. And you do get a free jazz concert, so things have to be weighed up.
Bily Konicek is informal, and will suit all types of diner, with contemporary background music adding atmosphere, but kept low to allow for conversation.
That is until 8pm, when a live jazz band takes to the stage. Playing through to midnight every night of the week, and with 3 to 5 accomplished musicians to entertain (depending on the night), Bily Konicek is a terrific place to discover what the Prague jazz scene has to offer.
A further feature is the club area at the back of the restaurant, which opens by prior arrangement for large groups once the main dining has finished. The DJ stocks a mix of 80s/90s/00s/10s tunes and dancing can go on until morning.
Bily Konicek has enough areas and the right ambience to suit everyone from romantic couples to large parties. It is a relaxed restaurant, but has an air of the special occasion about it. The jazz band alone makes it worthy of a visit.
Bily Konicek is suitable for groups of all ages. The club area at the rear of the restaurant (bookable in advance) makes this an ideal all-in-one party venue for large groups to eat, drink and dance. Advance reservations are essential.