In the very heart of historic Prague, completely separated from the surrounding hustle and bustle of the busiest Prague avenue - Na Příkopě in the inner wing of Savarin Palace, you will find not only first-class service, excellent beer and delicious food, but also the unique atmosphere of peace and contentment. Welcome to the Kolkovna Restaurant in Savarin Palace!
The palace formerly referred to by the name of its owners as Piccolomini or Sylva-Taroucca Palace is now more widely known as Savarin Palace. The building was designed by the renowned architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer in 1751. The whole structure was named after a coffeehouse, which was opened here in 1933. The coffeehouse acquired its name from the famous French connoisseur of food and drink - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826), one of the best-known gastronomes, gourmets and gourmands, and an author of many books (particularly “Physiology of Taste”) and quotes about food and good living. Not surprisingly, many a restaurant, coffeehouse and dish have been named after him. Also, he was a leading person in establishing dining etiquette – his rules are followed even today. One of his famous quotes goes: “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” Kolkovna Palác Savarin offers seating areas on one floor and outdoors. The total number of seats is 357. The premises are fully air-conditioned with smoking allowed. Apart from Pilsner Urquell, there are also other beers served on tap, such as Velkopopovický Kozel stout and Birell Světlý. Mr. Martin Kníže, Palác Savarin Master Chef, recommends the traditional Wallachian Sauerkraut Soup with Rabbit.