The U Maliru restaurant first opened in 1543 and counts Emperor Rudolph II as a guest so expect “classic” rather than “contemporary”. The salons are luxuriously decorated in rich colours and fabrics. The alcove decor of frescoes and murals gives you an idea of how the restaurant U Maliru (at the painters) got its name i.e. for historically accepting artists work in payment for food and drink.
U Maliru – The Food
You’ll find the menu has a lot of French elements but it’s really a place for eating Czech dishes with French preparation and presentation. The starter has the more recognisable elements like Foie Gras and snails etc and the duck leg from the main course has a very French feel. The degustation (complete with amuse-bouche) is good value but is completely independent of the a la carte menu i.e. different to the usual style of taking the chefs favourites out of the menu and combining them. And don’t miss the chance to take a MOET CHANDON MAGNUM, ESPRIT DE SIECLE with your meal (if you happen to have a spare 45,000 pounds, not kidding) from the private cellar. Otherwise you’ll have to make do with the regular Czech and French wine.
Maltézské námestí 11
Prague 1, Lesser Town