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U Medvidku in Prague, Czech Republic

While visiting Prague – see more at praguehere.com – I went to the front desk of the hotel we were staying at and asked the lady where we could find a great place to eat. She recommend U Medvidku. Another guest who was staying there over heard and was excited and raved about how great the place was and how she was headed there now. So of course we too had to go!

U Medvidku in Prague, Czech Republic www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Now here is the thing about this place. I saw about 3 different names for it. It was actually pretty confusing at first. The front of the door says the Pivni Bar, the menu had Jidelni Listek written on it, but then I also noticed it was attached to a hotel, U Medvidku. I figured it out and luckily it was a 2 minute walk from the hotel, so it wasn’t too hard to spot.

Kettle inside the restaurant ©2016 HollyDayz
Kettle inside the restaurant ©2016 HollyDayz

It was a very nice place and despite hearing so many horror stories about customer service in restaurants, by those who live in Prague and experiencing it as well, I was very surprised with how quick and nice the staff was. We were quickly seated. If you weren’t aware Prague is known for their beer, they have hundreds. So it was pretty cool that they sat us inside of an actual beer kettle, which is made of copper.

Inside the kettle ©2016 HollyDayz
Inside the kettle ©2016 HollyDayz
Oldgott 13 Barigue ©2016 HollyDayz
Oldgott 13 Barigue ©2016 HollyDayz

I am not much of a drinker at all, but I wanted to try the beer so I ordered Oldgott 13 Barigue. Beer in Prague is extremely cheap everywhere. This particular one was only about $1.22. It was pretty good and I actually enjoyed drinking it. When it came time to order food, we got duck and potato slices. I believe that is the best duck I have ever had. The sauce they used was beyond delicious. I wish I had some of it right now!

Delicious meal ©2016 HollyDayz
Delicious meal ©2016 HollyDayz
Bread ©2016 HollyDayz
Bread ©2016 HollyDayz

They also gave us some bread to go with the meal. I really wanted to come back and have some dessert and eat here again, but I didn’t get the opportunity. I would certainly go back in a heartbeat if I get back to Prague. The restaurant has more seating areas besides the beer kettle as well. The prices are also really good!

Have you ever eaten at U Medvidku in Prague, Czech Republic?

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  • Passportsandgrub

    Prague has not been on my bucket list. I may need to rethink that.. When I think of Prague in my mind it’s cold, rainy, and gloomy!!

    • Holly Dayz

      It wasn’t on mine either, but it was an amazing city that I would go back to. It was definitely none of those, it was sunny, with blue skies, and warm!

  • kemkem

    Beer being cheaper than water in a lot of places in Europe..haha! Loving it. The meal looks good 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      Crazy right? I was thinking the same thing like wow water cost more money then this. That meal was delicious!

  • EH - What's Haute

    I keep hearing great things about Prague so I think a trip may be in order! That good looks so good, and I love that you can sit on a giant kettle!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great place I really enjoyed it. The food was delicious.

  • Donna Shana (@byDonnaShana)

    You are changing my thoughts on Prague. Cool post!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great city. You should consider it.

  • Real Wife Coach

    I never thought to visit Prague. It looks beautiful though.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a beautiful city.

  • Rosemarie of Travel and Beyond

    Love how simple the food looks set so tempting. Never been to Prague, it is on my list.

    • Holly Dayz

      The food was great. I was just looking at the picture like I wish I had some of that at the moment.

  • fivebeansfood

    I remember visiting Prague in 1995, amazing place. This restaurant sounds really cool, especially with the kettle inside the place.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a beautiful place. I really enjoyed it.

  • OhNikka (@OhNikka)

    One of my friends went to Prauge last year and she came back with some beautiful pictures of the city and the food.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a beautiful city so I am not surprised.

  • prateekdasgupta

    Beer in copper vats sounds interesting, lovely cook on the duck! Prague is definitely on my bucket list!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was interesting. That duck was so good. I hope you get to Prague soon.

  • Tia

    I’ve never been to Prague but it looks like you had a great experience. I would def become a beer lover for those prices.

    • Holly Dayz

      I really enjoyed it. I would go back. The beer was surprisingly really good.

  • Evelyne CulturEatz

    Once you find it, it looks like a fabulous fine indeed, great looking dishes. I was there last in 1996 (ouch) and we ate so well, 3 courses with a few pints for $5-7 back then.

    • Holly Dayz

      The beer is still cheap lol. It was a great find.

  • Jonna

    Looks like a delicious restaurant. The hotel staff shared a gem with you.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes they did. Was glad too. I want some of the food now.

  • Naturally Stellar

    That dish looks really good! I love little places where you can get a nice hearty meal. That kettle is cool! I’m not much of a beer drinker either so I would have no clue on what to try.

    • Holly Dayz

      It really was. I am not into beer, but it was actually really good out there. I asked the waiter what he suggested. Otherwise I really don’t know much about it.

  • Vashti@veepeejay.com

    Never been to Prague and it honestly haven’t been somewhere I actively tried to visit. I may have to rethink that. The restaurant was definitely a great find.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a very nice city. It wasn’t very high on my list, but I see why so many people love it.

  • Arnitris Strong

    Beautiful photos! I am inspired to visit Prague, now. The duck made my mouth water!

    • Holly Dayz

      It made mine water too. Wish I had some at this moment.

  • Kiwi

    Girl you asking me if I ever ate at Prague or been…girl no not yet! I love your travel post because it inspires me to go to go to cities I wouldnt of thought of thanks fro the recap!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you so much! I hope you visit soon. Great city with delicious food!

  • Christopher

    Prague, definitely one of my favorite cities. Some really awesome beer and lots and lots of history…Awesome post!!!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. It is a great city. I see why so many people love it.

  • Lillie

    Hah! I love that you sat inside a beer kettle! Interesting that the reputation of restaurant service in Prague isn’t great (I haven’t visited yet), but I’m happy you found a good spot!

    • Holly

      I thought it was cool and I was glad to find a place with good service and food.

  • anna

    Oh maaan I miss Czech beer and food. That was practically all I did in Prague. YUM!

    • Holly

      I understand why. Both were really good.

  • Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

    I haven’t been to U Medvidku. It’s always nice to find a restaurant you enjoy while traveling. I’m heading back to Prague in December. I’ll have to check this place out. 🙂

    • Holly

      It was great. I would go back in a heartbeat. Yes, please check it out. Great food.

  • Brenda, Andrew & B (@DishOurTown)

    I’ve jotted down U Medvidku on my list of places to eat in Prague. My family and I have yet to visit but it’s a town we’ve always wanted to visit. Now, I have a first stop for when we finally go. Thanks for the tip.

    • Holly

      It is such a beautiful city and this is a great place to eat. I think about the food often lol.

  • Brianne Miers

    I love Prague, but I haven’t been there since college – a very long time ago (15 or so years!). I’ve heard that it’s changed a lot in the years since, but it sounds though that the beer prices have remained low. That’s very important 🙂 Cheers!

    • Holly

      It is a great city. Seems like everyone loves it. I understand why. I would love to go back.

  • wanderingwagarschristina

    I love duck so I need to keep this place in mind if I find myself in Prague. Thanks for the tip about the name confusion! It will definitely make it easier to find.

    • Holly

      Me too and this is some of the best tasting duck I have had. Yes the name thing through me off.

  • Megan MacNee

    Meat, potatoes and bread! Sounds like a delicious meal to me. And sure the beer was worth giving a try as well.

    • Holly

      It was delicious. I enjoyed it and think about how good it was every now and again lol.

  • Claudia Laroye

    Your post should have a disclaimer that one should not read until after eating lunch. 😉 That meal looked delicious, and the setting lovely as well.

    • Holly

      haha so sorry! It was very delicious. I miss the food!

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  • thestyleperk

    The beer kettle that you were seated in looks really cool. I’m not a beer drinker either, but it looked pretty tasty, and can’t beat that price! It’s so nice when restaurants live up to their hype!

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