Medieval dinner at “U Pavouka” in Prague – Is it worth the money?

People come to Prague to walk across the Charles Bridge, to visit the Vitus Cathedral, to drink local beer, and to walk up and down the streets in Prague’s old town. But, where are you going to eat your dinners in Prague? Have you heard about the very popular restaurant named “U Pavouka”? This is a restaurant giving you a medieval dinner experience with lots of drinks and food, and a program consisting of sword fights, belly dancing, loud music, and much more. Is “U Pavouka” worth the money? Should you spend an evening in the restaurant during your trip to Prague?

“U Pavouka” is located in the center of Prague, only 2 minutes by foot from the Old Town Square. As a result, you don’t need to make a lot of arrangements to get there. If you visit the popular Christmas markets or Easter markets at the Old Town square, you can just walk towards the famous Powder Tower near the Municipality Hall, and the restaurant will be on your left side within 2 minutes. In other words, the location is perfect!

medieval restaurant prague

There are several cities in Europe with similar theme restaurants. In Budapest (Hungary), Sir Lancelot is the most famous medieval restaurant, while Rozengrals is a popular medieval restaurant in Riga (Latvia). But, should you reserve a table and spend a lot of money on a quite expensive dinner in “U Pavouka” in Prague?

What makes “U Pavouka” so special?

As you arrive at the restaurant, you will be escorted down into a dark cellar where there are lots of candles. The entire atmosphere takes you back to what you might think of as a tavern during the Middle Age. As the program starts, you are welcomed by musicians playing typical medieval music as they march through the entire restaurant, giving everyone the chance to see the musicians up close. This is a quite fantastic way to start the evening and the atmosphere the musicians and the music brings along gives the program a flying start!

The restaurant has a schedule for the food, meaning that the food is served at set times. In other words, this is a full-evening program, and not a place you visit for 30 minutes and then run to the next program. If you arrive around 20.00, you should know that the main course will only arrive at the table around 80-90 minutes later. But, before you get to the main course, you will get a starter, a soup, a pancake, and lots of entertainment.

u pavouka praha

The menu might change in the future. It is also worth knowing that children are only served three courses, while adults are served five courses in the restaurant.

As the musicians get back to their places, the dancers arrive, and you will see them lots of times during the evening. These are good-looking and skilled dancers that will accompany you and entertain the visitors. But, there are also actors/actresses performing, and do not be surprised if you witness a sword-fight or other battles close to where you are seated.

Is “U Pavouka” a family-friendly restaurant?

If you are coming with teenagers to Prague, this is probably going to be one of the most popular programs you attend. It isn’t a coincidence that many people refer to “U Pavouka” as a theater and a restaurant, and not just as a restaurant. This is a restaurant with a full program, and teenagers will enjoy both the acting, the dancing, and the atmosphere.

Kids under 5 will have trouble understanding what’s going on, but kids aged between 5 and 10 will most likely have a good time, even though some might find some of the entertainment a little bit scary (but that wouldn’t stop us from bringing such kids along).

To answer the question; “U Pavouka” is probably one of the most family friendly activities in Prague, and one that your kids will remember for a long time after you leave the city!

It is worth knowing that there is unlimited beer consumption included in the program (normally). What does this mean? You shouldn’t be surprised if other guests get in a good mood and start to sing, dance, and get in an extremely good mood due to consuming too much alcohol. If you don’t want your kids to see that, then you might want to go elsewhere, but you can also use it it as an opportunity to teach them about alcohol consumption and about life in the taverns in the Middle Age.

What is the food like in “U Pavouka”?

So far we have written a lot about the entertainment in the restaurant (which is awesome). But, what is the food like? If you buy a full menu, then you will be served five courses. During our stay we were first served a salad, followed by a soup, a pancake with spinach, a gigantic piece of meat, and then a dessert in the end. You can see pictures of the food we were served below.

We loved the show, but we weren’t as enthusiastic about the food. The soup was splendid, the main course (the meat) was juicy and a lot, but the starter, the pancake, and the dessert were easy to forget. The kids who only received three courses looked very much forward to the dessert, but neither of them liked it, so that wasn’t a success for them, nor among the adults. The pancake would have been a bigger success with Nutella, but that wouldn’t have been very authentic. The problem was only that the kids weren’t happy about a pancake with spinach, even though it had a good taste.

To sum up the food; it felt authentic, but it could have been better and more kids-friendly.

How much does a “U Pavouka” dinner cost?

If you book your dinner through a page like GetYourGuide, the price is €78 per adult (12 years or more) and €47 per kid (4-11). That is an expensive dinner, but it is important to take into consideration all the extras you get in addition to the food. One thing is the unlimited drink consumption (beer, wine, and soft-drinks), the other thing is the show and the entire atmosphere you get throughout the evening.

Powered by GetYourGuide

It is still an expensive experience, so a family of four with two teenagers can easily end up spending €320 paying for a dinner in “U Pavouka”. Is it worth it? That is up to you to decide, but we are quite convinced that it will be an experience most guests will remember for a very long time.

It is possible to eat at a lower price in “U Pavouka” if you reserve a table for the early-dinner which starts at 16:30. This is a quite similar show, but cheaper due to the fact that most people want to be there in the evening and not at this time.

What do you think of “U Pavouka” in Prague?

Have you been to the restaurant? How did you like the experience? Was it worth the price? Was it an experience you will remember?

Many people say they wouldn’t visit the restaurant twice, but as a one-time event, it is definitely worth the money. Do you agree?

Prague International Food Festival 2020

Would you like to experience a fantastic mixture of cultures and food at one and the same place in Prague? Come to the city and visit Žluté lázně between October 11th and October 13th, and you will for sure have fun and be able to taste lots of food.

The dates for the International Food Festival in Prague in 2020 aren’t official yet. Come back later for the updated dates and information!

Prague International Food Festival
Prague International Food Festival

As you visit the festival area during the International Food Festival, you will be able to eat a slice of real Italian pizza in one place. But, as you move on, you can suddenly taste some real delicious Asian food, before you move on and eat a juice American burger, and then go ahead and try some real Czech cuisine. If you come to the International Food Festival, you can try it all!

The center of the festival is a big stage on which you can listen to all sorts of music. Here you can listen to Mexican Mariachi music, followed by some Chanson music from France, and then some interesting dulcimer music. But, there will also be samba dancing and more going on at the stage. And, we almost forgot… here you will be able to learn how to throw the pizza around as you prepare it, there will be competition (who can eat a hamburger fastest), and lots of other stuff. There will also be animators taking care of kids, and several children-friendly activities on the spot.

Where is the festival arranged?

The International Food Festival is arranged at Žluté lázně, an area in the fourth district of Prague, located next to the Vltava river, but a bit outside the main city center. So, you will not bump into the festival while walking around in the old town of Prague, but it is sure worth a visit if you want to taste and drink and enjoy an area most tourists never visit!

Prague International Food Festival
The location of Prague International Food Festival

We hope you will have a great time as you visit this festival in Prague. If you want to enjoy the city, even more, read about all the river cruises in Prague, our awesome authentic Czech beer dinner, our private airport transfer service and much more here at

If you want to find other events in Prague, make sure to check what’s on here in our Prague Guide.

Beer trip to Kozel from Prague

Have you heard about the beer from Kozel? The Kozel beer is exported to lots of nations worldwide, and it is easy to understand why you are eager to visit the homeplace of this fantastic beer.

Kozel Beer

The Kozel brewery is located in Velke Popovice, a city only 25km from the heart of Prague. For that reason, you can easily do a trip to the brewery and taste some unfiltered beer, and continue with your program in Prague both before and after the program. Does it sound cool?

Which restaurants are open on 24th December in Prague?

Which restaurants are open on 24th December in Prague?

There are plenty of restaurants which are open on 24th December in Prague so here you can find the names of some of them! These are all restaurants with great quality, but do not forget that you will for sure need a table reservation to get a free table, so make sure to book your table as soon as possible if you want to visit any of these restaurants.

Bily Konicek (Staroměstské náměstí 548/20, 110 00 Praha – Staré Město, Czech Republic)

Bily Konicek (White Horse) restaurant is open on Christmas Eve. The restaurant is located in the heart of the city just right at the Old Town Square. The restaurant offers a wide range of various dishes and drinks from the best international to the most delicious Czech foods. The meals are prepared with the best quality ingredients and spices. The restaurant is open every day from 11 in the morning until 01.00.

Chagall’s Restaurant (Kozi 5, Old Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic)

Chagall’s Restaurant is also located in the centre of the city nearby to the Old Town Square. The restaurant only has international dishes from the best burgers through steaks and different pastas to desserts as well. All the dishes are for reasonable prices. The restaurant is open on 24th December from 11 in the morning until midnight.

Christmas Eve dinner in Prague
Como Restaurant is open on December 24th in Prague

COMO Restaurant (Václavské náměstí 818/45, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic)

COMO Restaurant is a nice and stylish restaurant located in the centre of Prague nearby to the Wenceslas Square. At the restaurant you can eat mostly Mediterranean dishes but you can also have some of the best and most delicious Czech foods as well and all this for friendly prices. The restaurant is open every day from 7.00 until 01.00. They have a special menu at Christmas Eve, and this you can find right here.

Do not forget that in addition to these restaurants, most nicer hotels have open restaurants, so that could also be an option. Enjoy your meal and we wish you a merry Christmas. If you want more information on the Christmas markets in Prague, you can find that here. If you plan on visiting Budapest you can also read more about restaurants open in Budapest on December 24th in this article.

Where to eat breakfast in Prague?

Prague is among the most visited cities in Europe and thousands and millions of people visits Prague every year. Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. In Prague there are a lot to do and the city offers a wide selection of programs and activities during the whole year.

It is a great tourist destination and it is also a perfect place for a romantic get away as well. In the city there are plenty of attractions, historical buildings and museums, restaurants and pubs to check out. In this article we will list some of the best places for breakfast in the Czech capital.


The first place of our list is the Bakeshop. Bakeshop is absolutely one of the best places to have breakfast in the city during a holiday. The place offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, all kind of desserts and there is also a possibility to take away. The Bakeshop has a wide range of breads, prepared fresh salads, scrambled eggs and all kind of desserts as well. The place has no seats so you will have to eat on stools near to the window. The Bakeshop is located in the central of Prague which means it is always busy and crowded.

Kozí 918/1


Bohemia Bagel Burger Bar Holesovice

Bohemia Bagel Burger Bar Holesovice is the second bar from our list which is also one of the most popular breakfast places in Prague. The Bohemia Bagel Burger Bar offers breakfast and brunch. The place offers a rich selection of the best sandwiches, home made chips and burgers with fries. At Bohemia Bagel you can have various burgers and freshly baked bagels filled with baked salmon, cream cheese red onions and so on and all this for a really reasonable price. At the bar you can also enjoy the best Czech beers.

Bohemia Bagel Burger Bar Holesovice
Dukelských Hrdinů 906/48

Bohemia Bagel
Bohemia Bagel

Jan Paukert

Jan Paukert is buffet in Prague. The place is located in the heart of Prague near to the National Theatre and the place offers the best breakfasts, brunches and lunches. Jan Paukert has a wide selection of various, fresh and delicious sandwiches filled with roast beef, smoked salmon, ham, salami or egg. Each of the sandwiches and dishes are masterpieces. The bar also offers other traditional Czech dishes for breakfast along side with a wide selection of desserts and salads as well for fair prices. It is highly recommended for everyone.

Jan Paukert
Národní 981/17

Jan Paukert
Jan Paukert

Erhartova Cukrarna

Erhartova Cukrarna is a small cafe in the central of Prague. This cafe offers a wide selection of the most delicious, freshly made cakes and all kind of pastries. It is the best place to get the most delicious cakes in the city for a really good and fair price. It is a perfect place to eat some cake and drink some coffee as a start of the day or during a sightseeing with the family. The Erthartova Cukrarna has a lovely atmosphere with simple retro interior which reminds of the old cafe houses. Erthartova Cukrarna is open from Sunday until Saturday every day from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening.

Erhartova Cukrarna
Milady Horákové 387/56

Breakfast in Prague
Erhart Cafe

These cafe houses and bars are among the best in Prague but there are several other places where you can have a breakfast in the city.

Best hamburger in Prague?

Hard Rock Cafe Prague
Hard Rock Cafe Prague

Many people come to Prague to eat and taste the traditional Czech cuisine. But for others the Czech food is not at all as attractive as a good hamburger. But, where can you get the best hamburgers in Prague? According to many people, one of the best place to go for a real good hamburger in Prague would be Hard Rock Cafe. The location is ideal, the price level is nice and the atmosphere is amazing!

While our little brother Budapest has just recently opened their first Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, Prague has had Hard Rock Cafe for a long time, so they have a long experience in serving you some of the best hamburgers in Prague.

So take a walk from the Old Town Square in the direction of Charles Bridge. Just after the Astronomical Clock you will find Hotel Rott on the right side, and just there you will find Hard Rock Cafe as well! Enjoy!