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“Traditional Czech pub - great beer and good food”

Restaurace Formanka Original 1869
Ranked #1,567 of 5,494 Restaurants in Prague
Price range: US$0 - US$9
Cuisines: European, Czech
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Good for: Local cuisine
Neighbourhood: Praha 5
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Traditional Czech pub - great beer and good food”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a very traditional Czech pub - and I love it. It's round the corner from the Hotel Barcelo Five, so good place to go if you are staying there. It's definitely for the locals and not for tourists, and the prices reflect this - average 32 Czech crowns (less than 1 GBP) for a variety of beers, including unfiltered Gambrinus and Pilsener Urquell. Food is very traditional Czech with main courses from under 100 crowns - so really good value. They do have a menu in English, though all the times I was there (several!) I didn't spot any tourists. There are 2 rooms - one smoking and one non-smoking so you can choose - the smoking room is very smoky! Staff are friendly and efficient. So overall summary: great value and an insight into how the locals socialise.

  • Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“lunch menu”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Cheap lunch menu
low price non-alcoholic beer to lunch menu
smoking and non-smoking areas
you can sit outside

  • Visited July 2014
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Pub”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

For beer not bad, classical pub. Too much smoke there, cigarets, kitchen. Close to Anděl, centre of Praha 5.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Katerina D
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