Vytopna Restaurant at Wenceslas Square
serves good food and drinks at reasonable prices. But its unique attraction is a 400m miniature railway which runs around the entire restaurant, and even down the centre of the tables you sit at.
This is no gimmick, the technology employed is complex. The restaurant's owners are passionate about traditional railways and have developed miniature train networks for years.
The trains reach speeds of 20km per hour, and they deliver drinks to your table sitting in their wagons!
The railway tracks they travel on pass through tunnels, over drawbridges, through sculptured rock formations and woods, by ponds, and the trains pull into stations.
Vytopna is located on the first floor of a building which has huge windows looking out over Wenceslas Square.
The menu offers a fine mix of easy dining Czech and International dishes. Food ranges from Argentinean steaks, meaty ribs and chicken wings, to slow roasted pulled pork and burgers. There is also pasta and fresh salads.
If you wish to try Czech food, the Wallachian cabbage and sausage soup is a treat to start with, followed by a schnitzel with mashed potatoes.
There are several desserts to choose from, plus there is a children's menu.
Drinks include Czech wines from Moravia, draught Czech beers, spirits and cocktails, Bohemia Sekt 'Czech Champagne', and soft drinks, all at very reasonable prices.
While the local wine served by the glass is pleasant enough, for many visitors a train delivering ice-cold beer cannot be beaten!
Also, Vytopna is one of a select number of restaurants in Prague to sell "tankové pivo" or tank beer. The beer is delivered from the brewery unpasteurised in huge temperature controlled airtight tanks, to ensure the freshest beer around.
All-adult parties and couples should not be put off eating at Vytopna. The railway will fascinate most people, train enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike, and of both sexes.
Vytopna is not for a romantic meal, and it is certainly not for elegant dining in fine attire. It is simply a fun, unique restaurant for families, couples, groups, indeed for big kids of all ages!
It is well-known throughout the Czech Republic, and is popular with local Czechs because it is very good value for a restaurant right on Wenceslas Square, in the heart of Prague. Because of this, we advise booking ahead to get a table. Otherwise you may face a long wait or be turned away.
Please note: the restaurant applies a service charge of 25czk (£0.80/€1) per adult. There is no charge for children (0-15yrs).