We were told about this “garden restaurant” and decided to find it. Not really a garden, but for many tourists, it’s a secret high above Olde Town Square in Prague.
With some of the best views in the city, we found a restaurant that was a surprise. Prices, as in most of Prague, were reasonable. Food good, but a highly recommended special location, placed on a rooftop of a small upscale hotel. A very romantic location.
The U Prince Hotel has several dining options, a couple on the street, one even away from the hotel and inside dining as well. But you have to ask to find your way to the rooftop.
And at the lowest end of the same building is a dramatic multi-story bar that goes every which way, within the stone walls that support the building. That option, while neat, did seem to have a thick air of cigarette smoke.
Dining there provided just about every type of cuisine you can imagine, but the restaurants offering “typical” cuisine offered bacon, cabbage and potatoes. And everywhere whole pigs (Prague ham) were being cooked out in front of restaurants.
A popular street vendor offering that we like is Trdelnik, a sweet dough spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone–shaped baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. Greg and Sue have had it in Romania, but we believe it to be of Hungarian origin, where it’s called Kurtoskalacs.