Kolkovna serves good honest Czech food and fresh Pilsner Urquell beers, in a historical pub style restaurant.
Set in a quaint location in the heart of the Old Town in Prague, Kolkovna is a clean and well maintained restaurant. Its walls are decorated with historical photos and advertisements, and with old tools and artefacts traditionally used in beer brewing. These illustrate the history of Pilsner Urquell, the Czech Republic's foremost beer.
The clientele at Kolkovna is a healthy mix of Prague locals and tourists, which generally ensures a high standard of cuisine. Portions are large and dishes are extremely well presented, certainly much better than they would actually have looked back in the historical era the restaurant represents!
The food is reasonably priced, with a large selection of traditional Czech fare on offer, ranging from goulash and venison to baked ribs and a delicious roast duck served in a roasting pan. Main courses are served with traditional side dishes like dumplings and red or white cabbage, as well as the more modern mashed potatoes and fries.
The menu also has international dishes such as a lovely lamb hock braised in red wine, beef steaks, chicken and salmon dishes, plus various pastas and some of the best salads to be found in the city.
For drinks, you can enjoy the freshest Pilsner Urquell in Prague because Kolkovna is one of only a few establishments in the city to sell tank beer, delivered fresh from the brewery by tanker lorry. There are also several kegged beers to choose from, both light and dark, as well as wines, Champagne and cocktails.
In the summer, Kolkovna puts tables out on the pavement alongside the restaurant to allow for Al Fresco dining - an ideal spot for people watching in this Old Town location.
Kolkovna gets very busy, so reservations are highly recommended. It may be pub style, but this is definitely a restaurant, and people generally book for this type of place in the Czech Republic.
Overall, if would like a taste of Old Prague and traditional Czech fare, but with high modern standards, you won't find better than Kolkovna in the Old Town.
Kolkovna is popular with groups of all sizes, and for all occasions, from business lunches and family gatherings to stag and hen parties. Food and drinks are inexpensive and the atmosphere is good. Advance reservations are essential.