|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.
Food and drink is reasonably priced and the portions are good, so most visitors will be fine ordering from the Ŕ La Carte Menu, but if you are in the mood for a complete blow out, U Kalicha offers an Unlimited Food & Drinks Menu for 1000 CZK.
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 a popular restaurant and large groups can sometimes block book the entire restaurant. To be sure of a table, all diners are recommended to pre-book.