Mlynec restaurant in Prague was just what I needed to end off a wonderful six days in the city of a thousand spires.
Having researched rather extensively pre-trip, I chose Mlynec as I really wanted to try something modern, innovative and representative of the new wave of Czech fine dining.
All the while I was strolling along the Charles Bridge, I hadn’t realised that Mlynec was located just “beneath” the bridge.
I only noticed it when we were shown to our table and we had a wonderful window-side seat overlooking the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle.
While there is an ala carte menu, we chose the lazy way out and had the menu titled “The Most Popular” at 60 Euros each. It’s a 5-course, and they have a 6-course version at 66 Euros, BUT I am glad I stuck to the 5-course, because the portions were of a good size and I definitely don’t think I could have handled the 2 mains that would have come with the 6-course version.
Our meal at Mlynec
We’re served a couple of snacks and some yummy bread before the meal proper.
I’d sum Mlynec up as modern Czech fine dining. For example, the starter of Smoked Veal Tartare, it comes with Japanese-inspired yuzu mayonnaise, which adds a nice zing to the smoky meat.
Next up, the Foie Gras on a bed of pistachio puree. They introduced the usual toast accompaniment by way of a brioche and there was chicory to break the flavours with a little bitterness.
The King Oyster mushroom was meaty, and you can see the lovely char of the Brussel Sprouts.
I had chosen the Sea Bass for my main, and this shimmering sheet of ruby red appeared before me. It hid the flaky fish and together with the anchovy butter, avocado and coriander, this was a wonderful dish.
Even more impressive was my hubby’s choice – Veal Fillet Mignion à la Schnitzel.
While we were apprehensive about the description of schnitzel, having already had one too many in Vienna, we were delighted to see their version. Nothing at all like the (what I usually find to be rather bland) classic schnitzel, this was a rolled up, deep fried ball, cooked medium and served with a tasty celery puree.
Likewise their dessert, Fried Chocolate Fondant was not the usual. Love the crisp coating and, of course, the lava that flowed out.
We chose the wine pairing as well, and I must say the choices were excellent and well explained by the friendly wait staff.
After many days of typical Czech food and munching on the fare at the Christmas markets, Mlynec really was a breath of fresh air!
If you’re making your way to Prague, definitely visit Mlynec!
Novotného lávka 9, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +420 277 000 777 +420 800 165 963
Monday – Friday:
- 11:30 – 14.00
- 17.00 – 22.30
Saturday – Sunday
- 11.30 – 14.00
- 17.30 – 22.30