Historic Lvi Dvur brings the spirit of 16th century Rudolfine Prague alive.
The restaurant is set at the rear of Prague Castle, on the edge of, and looking over, the beautiful Royal Gardens.
The Lvi Dvur (Lion's Court) building dates from 1581, and is spread over several levels, each room with its own style.
Original period furnishings combined with modern day touches ensure a special, yet relaxed dining environment, which will appeal to all manner of guest.
Waiters provide pleasant, friendly service, and the food is both authentic, traditional Czech and International cuisine.
The typical Bohemian dishes are hearty with plenty of taste, such as goulash cooked in beer, roast leg of duck, cabbage and sausage soup, and Czech river fishes. All are well prepared and presented, with generous servings.
The Lvi Dvur speciality of roast pig on a spit harks back to the 16th century, and can be fun especially if you are a group.
International dishes are equally as good. Succulent, Argentinean tenderloin is combined with horseradish-mashed potato and spinach. Marinated New Zealand chops and sirloin steaks are grilled to perfection, and the sea bass and yellow fin tuna are nice and fresh. There are also a few decent salads.
Desserts range from apple strudel and strawberry gateau to a daily selection of cakes, and a cheese platter.
The wine list presents an opportunity to try out fine Czech wines. And there are some good International bottles too. Alternatively, try the kings beer, Krušovice, from one of the Czech Republic's oldest breweries.
In the warmer months Lvi Dvur opens a large terrace to dine on. This is a beautiful, serene setting on a sunny day. Tables overlook the castle gardens and have fine views of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle.
If you are visiting Prague Castle and wish to combine your visit with lunch or dinner, Lvi Dvur is the place. Or if you fancy a trip on a tram one evening, Lvi Dvur makes for a fine excursion.
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).
Lvi Dvur is ideal for groups. There is something for everyone on the menu, and the ambiance is warm and convivial. And groups of up to 30 people can order from the Ŕ La Carte menu on the day, so no need to choose menus beforehand. Advance reservations are essential.