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Prague restaurant guide
Historic Lvi Dvur brings the spirit of 16th century Rudolfine Prague alive. The restaurant is located behind Prague Castle on the edge of, and looking over, the beautiful Royal Gardens.
Lvi Dvur (Lion's Court) dates from 1581. It is spread over several levels, each room with its own style.
Original period furnishings are combined with modern touches to present a special, but none-the-less relaxed environment to dine in, with food priced to suit most visitors.
Waiters provide pleasant service and the food is mostly authentic traditional Czech cuisine, with the addition of some International dishes to provide balance of choice.
The typical Bohemian dishes are hearty with plenty of taste, such as goulash cooked in beer, roast leg of duck, marinated beef tenderloin, cabbage and sausage soup, and Czech river fish. All are well presented, with generous servings.
There are also nice salads, a variety of delicious desserts and cheese platters, plus the Lvi Dvur speciality: roast pig on a spit, which harks back to the 16th century.
The wine list has some fine Czech wines on it, plus there are good International bottles too. It is traditional to drink beer with Czech food though, so you may like to try the kings beer, Krušovice, from one of the Czech Republic's oldest breweries.
In the warmer months Lvi Dvur opens a large terrace at the rear, a beautiful, serene setting on a sunny day. Tables overlook the castle gardens and offer fine views of St. Vitus Cathedral.
If you are visiting Prague Castle and are seeking a nice restaurant for lunch or dinner, Lvi Dvur is the place. Or if you fancy a short trip on a tram one evening, Lvi Dvur makes for a fine excursion up from the low lying areas of the city.
Lvi Dvur is in the city centre, but it is quite a walk from the Old Town and New Town. However, it can be accessed either on foot from Prague Castle, or very easily via a tram ride up from the Lesser Town (the tram stops outside the restaurant).