Tweet The other day with my better half, we celebrated our fifth anniversary together. Every year we go for dinner to a different place, somewhere fancier than usual. this time we chose Klášterní Šenk.
This restaurant is located in the area of the Břevnov monastery, in the neighbourhood of the same name, not too far from Prague's Castle. Nowadays the place is open to the public and you can walk around its beautiful gardens and admire the imposing baroque church of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret.
Atheist as I am, my spiritual calling was good food and good beer. Fortunately, both can be found at Klášterní Šenk.
I knew this restaurant already. I had been there several times and had always liked their food. Not only because it tastes really good, but also because it's great value for money. It also has a very nice atmosphere, and if that wasn't all, everything can be washed down with excellent Klášter beers, but gold and dark.
The restaurant is in a building that before must have been stables or granary. The main room is big and spacious. The stuff used for decorations seems to have been found in the building while it was being done up to accommodate a restaurant. Using old agricultural tools and kitchen utensils is nothing very original for Czech restaurants, specially those at villages. Many times the sheer quantity of them make the decoration something way too kitsch. Fortunately, the people from šenk had some Benedictine austerity when hanging things from the walls and ceiling. The room is dominated by a big open fireplace and the furniture are hardwood with a nice rustic look. It all gives a country atmosphere, almost like a shelter from our noisy modernity. Even the menus match. They are bound in old tin trays, written is sort of Gothic typeface and with funny and informal language used to list the offer.
Prague. They are all very good quality beers. It makes me happy to see a restaurant like this resisting the temptation of stocking the usual stuff. Good for them!
Monasterio de Břevnov
Břevnov - Praha 6