Among several notable traditional Czech restaurants in Prague, there is a rather special one, the famous U Kalicha.
U Kalicha (The Chalice) is a pub-style restaurant located 5 minutes walk from the top of Wenceslas Square.
According to a popular Czech book (a story known throughout the country), it was from here that the Good Soldier Švejk set off to take part in World War I.
U Kalicha has all the elements of a good Czech tavern: hearty and plentiful food; large frothy ice-cold beers; and live traditional music - an accordionist plays in the evening, moving around the restaurant as he does so.
This unique restaurant has been in operation for decades. There are one or two poor imitations around town, but nothing beats the original. And there is a saying: 'If you haven't been to U Kalicha, you haven't been to Prague'. We tend to agree!
Note: U Kalicha is popular and large groups can block book the whole restaurant. To be sure of table, all diners should pre-book.