Welcome to the Masaryčka Restaurant, a restaurant located at the oldest steam-engine railway station in Prague where you can feel the atmosphere of the First Republic. No wonder that it was on these premises that the former Císařská restaurace (Imperial Restaurant) used to be located, which attracted many visitors and enjoyed great fame in Prague and beyond, not only among passengers.
History of the building
The history of the Masaryk Railway Station building itself dates back to 1842–1845, when the railway station and its buildings were designed and built according to individual, i.e. non-standardised plans, in a slightly official spirit but without opulence or luxury, as part of the Prague–Olomouc line (the first train arrived at Masaryk Railway Station, then called Prague Railway Station, on 20 August 1845 from Olomouc, with a ceremoniously decorated locomotive named Bohemia).
Emphasis was placed on solidity, practicality and a clear structure. The buildings designed by the engineer Antonín Jüngling were in the Classicist-Empire style. It is almost a miracle that we can still admire Masaryk Railway Station in the city centre, because due to the new transport concept approved in the 1950s it was supposed to be closed and demolished.
The new restaurant building, where our restaurant is now located, was built in the years 1872–1873 at the corner of Hybernská and Havlíčkova streets. Although it is a building that is almost 30 years younger than the original buildings, their architectural concept is almost identical.
With numerous competing restaurants in the area, the railway station restaurant at Masaryk Railway Station has a very special position due to its surroundings, being the restaurant of an extraordinarily busy railway station in the city centre, and must not only be seen as a first-class restaurant to foreigners visiting Prague, but its managers must also try to surpass other restaurants in the city, which requires great and long-term experience and constant high costs of its management.
(Zdroj: Vůně pražských nádraží — Stanislav Musil, ISBN: 80-86523-49-7, rok vydání 2005)
The design of our restaurant was created with an emphasis on several key pillars: The restaurant must offer space to serve up to 500 lunches a day. It should reflect the Pilsner Urquell brand, as an icon among Czech beers, which will be on tap to be served in the restaurant with non-traditional Czech dishes. The space of the former Císařská restaurace (Imperial Restaurant) is very opulent in itself, both in terms of its proportions and the decorativeness of the walls and columns, so we had to choose an approach in the form of a contrast between history and modern interior.
The restaurant has a really long history on these premises and this is what we decided to respect from the beginning to the end of our design. The shaping of the wall tiling is based on the motifs of railway lines from a bird’s eye view. The tiling lines are a kind of modification of the top view of the depot with glowing trains. In order to emphasise the line motif, we also used it in the restaurant logo to make sure that the overall experience is consistent and our visitors are always aware of where they are sitting. For this reason, we also decorated one wall with the names of the stops of one of the oldest and longest lines running from this station.
Our menu offers delicious dishes of traditional Czech cuisine in a modern concept, as well as well-poured tank beer, a wide selection of wines, soft drinks and hot drinks.
Check out our menu and choose what to tickle your taste buds with.
Rychlík RestaurantA brand new multibrand pub in a modern design with industrial elements from the railway environment. A wide range of beers on tap (Radegast, Gambrinus, Kozel, Volba sládků, Birell) and excellent food on the menu to satisfy your taste buds before a trip outside Prague or after a long train ride to the capital.
You will find us in the Central Station hall, right at the main entrance, on the right side when coming from the park.
Looking forward to your visit!
Pilsner Urquell Original RestaurantPilsner Urquell Original Restaurant is a Pilsner Urquell concept restaurant offering a unique environment with an inspiring original atmosphere. The high quality of Pilsner Urquell beer ensured by state-of-the-art storage and tapping technology enhances the great experience of every sip.
The interior is designed in the atmosphere of restaurants from the 1920s, with period newspapers and advertising signs on the walls, wood panelling and a unique copper bar.
You can find the opening hours and the exact location of all four restaurants at Václav Havel Airport at the link below.
Looking forward to your visit!
Based on many years of experience, we operate several restaurants in Prague. Visit the Rychlík (Fast Train) Restaurant at the Central Railway Station or one of our four Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant at Václav Havel Airport.
Looking forward to seeing you!
(Source: The smell of Prague railway stations – Stanislav Musil, ISBN: 80-86523-49-7, year of publication: 2005, Wikipedia.org)
Where to find usMasarykovo nádraží
Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Get in touchE-mail: masarycka(at)lagardere-tr.cz
Tel.: +420 739 932 098
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OperatorLagardere Travel Retail, a.s.
Praha 8, 180 00