Royal Canonry

Premonstratensians at Strahov

One of the oldest Premonstratensian monasteries in the world. 

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The first evidence of the restaurant's existence dates back to the 12th century. It came to fame in the 14th century, when King Charles IV brought vines from France to Prague and the Premonstratensians, with their skill, grew wine of such quality that, despite the unfavourable local weather, it was equal in taste to French wines. They were awarded a coat of arms by Charles IV, a cast of which hangs in the restaurant above the bar. Charles IV himself was fond of visiting these cellars, as it is well known that he was fond of good wine.

You can combine a visit to the restaurant with a visit to the famous Strahov Library or Gallery and a walk to the Petřín Hill s with a lookout tower.  If you want to stay longer in Prague, we recommend using the services of our boutique hotel Questenberg which is located in close proximity to the gardens of Strahov Monastery.

Many famous personalities, statesmen and artists have eaten in our restaurant for example, Alois Jirásek or Mick Jagger. The playwright and the first president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, was one of the restaurant's regular guests during his lifetime. Our current visitors appreciate this place for its excellent cuisine and unique premises. 

of the Premonstratensians

The Strahov Monastery is an active monastery which, in addition to its spiritual activities, also manages a renowned library and gallery. The Strahov Library of the Royal Canony of the Premonstratensians at Strahov is located just a few steps from our restaurant, right in the courtyard of Strahov Monastery, next to the Church of the Assumption. The historical part of the library contains over 400,000 volumes in its collection. The Strahov Library is one of the most visited cultural monuments in the Czech Republic.

The oldest part of today's library, the so-called Theological Hall, was built between 1 671 and 1 674 under the design and direction of Giovanni Domenico Orsi. The hall houses mainly theological literature. The main vaulted hall of the historic library, called the Philosophical Hall, extends over two floors of the building. The ceiling fresco depicting the spiritual development of mankind was painted in 1 794 by František Antonín Maulbertsch and his pupil Martin Michl. The library and gallery can be visited as a regular visitor from 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:45. A guided visit to the library is also recommended. This special tour can be booked by emailing  

Our Family

"I wish that your visit to Strahov will delight you in body and spirit, that you will be inspired by the spirituality, beauty and art here, and thus invite God's grace to touch your heart."

Dear guests, we wish you a wonderful experience.

Daniel Peter Janáček,

Abbot of Strahov Monastery

Allow yourself to be treated by true Czech culinary
experience in a lovely restaurant with unique atmosphere

Strahov Monastery

We invite you to our seasonal specialties! Let the cuisine of the Czech Crown enchant you. Now we are waiting for a feast - enjoy young veal, spring herbs from Strahov Gardens or salad of green and bitter leaves.