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“Boring food”
Review of U Maliru 1543

U Maliru 1543
Ranked #346 of 5,782 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$2
Cuisines: European, French, Czech
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Description: Upon entering the restaurant, visitors will be enchanted by the historical atmosphere and magic of old times. The restaurant was established in 1543 and, amongst its "barflies", was Emperor Rudolph II who came to dine there on recommendation from his royal staff, who were sent to find the most hospitable restaurant in the area. The remarkable menu is accompanied by unique design of the restaurant decorated with magnificent murals by R. Adámek and R Jindřich from 1936-37. The building was adjoined to the rampart of the Maltese church and monastery, and was thus obliged to follow so-called lateral law and books of the church. In 1543 the painter Šic bought the house for 40 loads of groschen from Jiřík Kuřátko and it has been called U Malířů (At the Painters') ever since. In 1604 it was bought by Jan Litoměřický from Jizbica and in 1607 Benedikt Galthan purchased it from his orphans and rebuilt it. At the end of 17th century the building went through another reconstruction and it was renamed as U bílého kohouta (At White Cockerel). Today, the look of the building comes from 1936-37 from a design by B. Mázel. At the beginning of the 20th century it became a favourite place for artists, bohemians and painters who came here seeking acclaimed Moravian wine. They often paid with their own works or were finishing the murals instead. A combination of traditional cuisine, high quality wines and historical interior will enable visitors to entirely enjoy the atmosphere and fully appreciate the dinner at such a remarkable place which restaurant U Malířů doubtlessly is.
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Maybe our expectations were a bit too high, but the food was just boring. Not bad in any way but just dull. More seasoning would do it. The peanut cake was also extremely dry.

The restaurant itself was beautiful with its wonderful sealing. We were also recommended a czech red wine which we enjoyed very much.

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1  Thank Katrin T
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent location, ambience and chateau briand. And this is why i give a 3. The service was very slow, the wine not good, the food was nothing special. Definitely overpriced for Prague.

Thank kiuura
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Me and my girlfriend, we spent beautiful evening in this unique restaurant, our head waiter Mila gave us very quality service, his knowledges about local wine are breathtaking, we ask to come Chef Rene to applaud him in front of full restaurant of customers, after that everybody join applaud, was great experience, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you all in the team "U Maliru"
You do good job!
David Palus

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Thank David S
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

One of my favorite places in Prague. The other reviewers are right about it being a bit pricey for Prague, but we enjoyed every little thing we tried here, food and drink-wise. I especially recommend their escargots dish.

The service is also very good. Our bartender was very nice and professional, but also very funny when the case. I'm definitely keeping their card for my next visit.

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Thank Ioana503
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Located in the Mala Strana, a couple of blocks off the road going to the Charles Bridge, tucked away in a small square, is U Maliru. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful, with painted, vaulted ceilings, white table cloths and upholstered chairs---reminesent of old Prague. When we dined there, a group of older, better dressed men (from legislature? university?) came in and had a leisurely dinner and conversation, adding to the ambience.

The menu choices were limited but inventive, and the presentation of all the dishes, from appetizers to main course, was well done, on interesting plates----someone in the kitchen deserves praise for this. Salads were fresh and interesting, while the mains seemed a bit more "safe". The criticism we had was that the meat, while looking like nice cuts, seemed uniformly overcooked, be it chicken, beef or pork. The local Czech wine was far better than I would have thought, but overpriced here somewhat (compared with later experience).

Service was excellent but the prices were somewhat lofty for Prague. That said, I would gladly return, but probably assemble an assortment of appetizers and sides rather than a main course. This is a relaxing, high quality, unpretentious restaurant---recommended.

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