Plzenska Restaurant in Prague is situated inside one of Europe's finest Art Nouveau buildings, the stunning Municipal House
Plzenska Restaurant, named after the famous Czech beer Pilsner Urquell, presents classic Czech cuisine in a typical beer hall atmosphere.
As this is Municipal House, the interior of the restaurant is exquisite, with magnificent Art Nouveau features from the days of the First Republic, including ceramic mosaics, a golden clock and beautifully restored furniture by Sadílek. The decorative windows are all original.
The food at Plzenska is good, traditional Czech cuisine, prepared and presented with style. For a true taste of hearty Czech fare, we recommend the chef's specials like the Spicy Grilled Marinated Spare Ribs, the Roasted Pork Joint and the Bohemian Duck. The latter is served with typical red cabbage and dumplings.
There are other classic Czech dishes to choose from too, like smoked pork, sausages, goulash and fillet stroganoff, plus juicy wild boar medallions, brushed with cranberry sauce and served with potato pancakes - delicious!
For a more international palate, Plzenska Restaurant makes a nice leg of lamb with grilled aubergines, grilled salmon and several fresh salads.
You may also want to leave space at the end of a meal at Plzenska for a nice blueberry cake or apple strudel.
The Czech wines are reasonably priced, but we highly recommend ordering an ice-cold glass of Pilsner Urquell beer to accompany your meal, in the traditional Czech fashion.
A live accordion or double act, 'Duo Švejk', complete the atmosphere, providing good entertainment every night. The high ceiling and the beer hall style setting carry the music well.
Plzenska is an all smoking restaurant, but don't let this deter non-smokers. The ceiling is very high and smoke from other tables generally dissipates before it comes anywhere near you.
Plzenska Restaurant is located just a few minutes walk from both Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square.
For well presented, tasty Czech fare in the heart of the city, and in a stunning building, Plzenska Restaurant takes some beating.
For a fine dining option within the same building, Municipal House also offers the Francouzska Restaurant.