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“good food and pleasant service - don't miss the ostrich goulash!”

Restaurant U Tri Pstrosu
Ranked #1,072 of 5,763 Restaurants in Prague
Cuisines: Czech
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We had a nice meal here last night. I had the Mediterranean fish soup (2 bowls actually, because the portion was not really big and the soup was very hot and tasty - a clear, light broth with fresh delicious fish, served piping hot). My husband had the traditional soup with poached egg and dill and really liked it. I think having poached eggs in soup is genius - the combination of flavors is awesome and the idea works for almost any soup. I had their grilled/roasted fennel and veggie salad as my entree (very fresh and flavorful) and stole some chunks of ostrich goulash from my husband :) Now that's a dish not to be missed. Fantastic, flavorful, lean meat with horseradish on the side and two large bread pudding-like dumplings with bacon. An absolute delight and highly recommended. We also split a local dessert - I forget the name, but it was like a potato flour based dumpling (3, actually), filled with plum jam, boiled, and served hot with brown sugar, nuts and a bit of melted butter on top. My husband tried a local red wine and thought it was alright. Altogether, and with mineral water, all this came to about EUR 60 (we didn't have enough crowns with us and the exchange rate wasn't great - using the actual exchange rate it would have been closer to EUR 53). Good service too, and of course good location.

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2  Thank giulietta429
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

I had a great meal here, and the service was very good. Compared to other restaurants in the area, it was a little more money, but then again the food was amazing.

Thank dmiller148
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We used the garden or patio restaurant right off the Charles Bridge. Food wasn't bad; setting was fun.

Major note. In the outside restaurants most will not take credit cards. Our waiter became quite, um, unpleasant when we asked to use plastic. Which is something to note. Friends living in Prague warned us not to expect warm welcoming service at restaurants. They were 50% right. Some servers are so unfriendly you want to apologize for being there. Then there are others who are so nice. TIP THE LATTER. We need to encourage Prague servers to put on a smile.

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1  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

The Three Ostriches came highly recommended as both a hotel and restaurant by well-healed friends who stayed there years ago and raved about the food and service.

We opted for a hotel in the town centre instead, but did visit the indoor restaurant for lunch.

The location immediately at the north west end of Charles Bridge (that's on the other side when coming from the town centre) means that the restaurant also has a popular terrace.

Our waiter was clearly struggling to serve both terrace and restaurant apparently on his own, despite this being a Saturday lunchtime in May.

The restaurant is anything but welcoming (and rather bizarrely has an ATM right by the door). Customers walk into the hotel, work out they have to go through a closed door into the gloomy restaurant and wait - and wait and wait - to be seated. Several walked out unattended.

Service was passive aggressive with a smile. Our main course arrived as we were still finishing our starters. The waiter blamed this on the kitchen being busy.

Starters were okay but nothing special. Wine was very good. Main course of ostrich steaks (from a Czech ostrich farm) with a port sauce was fine but dry.

A table next to us was told off for not leaving a tip - with a smile, of course. We had to ask for a security pin code to use the toilet. Not what you expect in a top restaurant.

If I mention that napkins were paper rather than linen, I think it sums up how much far one of the oldest and previously best restaurants in Prague has sunk. Very, very disappointing.

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2  Thank Nunneylocal
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

very nice and charming place to stay in prague, just on the bridge.The area is lovely and recently restored. The rooms are comfortable and the management very professional and nice. The restaurant is very good. Easy to get everywhere.

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Thank torrettaRome
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