Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hergetova Cihelna: Riverside Dining on the Vltava

Housed in a converted 18th-century brick factory, Hergetova Cihelna enjoys one of Prague’s most scenic locations with a gorgeous riverside terrace on the bank of Prague's Vltava river offering sweeping views of the historic Charles Bridge and lovely waterfront of the Old Town. Peaceful and relaxing with friendly attentive service, the menu of this landmark restaurant is as delicious as the view, ranging from Czech and international favourites to fabulous fresh local fish and seafood. Before arriving for lunch, we spent the morning exploring Prague's Old Town and the visiting the spectacular Klementinum with it's exquisite Baroque Library, historic Astronomical Tower and beautiful Mirror Chapel. Founded in 1232, the site is one of the largest building complexes in Europe. Making our way across the famous and always bustling Charles Bridge, we headed down the water to our culinary destination, Hergetova Cihelna, for an absolutely lovely lunch on a glorious warm and sunny day in what must be the world's most beautiful city.

Waking across the Charles Bridge, we made our way through the gates and down to the Vltava to our culinary waterside destination — Hergetova Cihelna

The lunch menu at Prague's Hergetova Cihelna overlooking the Vltava River

The lovely sunny modern waterside terrace overlooking the Danube with views of the Charles Bridge

Sensational view of the Charles Bridge

Housemade bread with nutted butter

Domaine Camaissette Cotes de Rhone Rosé

A light and delicious Cote de Rhone perfect on a hot autumn afternoon in Prague

Salmon ceviche with radish, endive, preserved lemon and rocket salad

Green pea soup with bacon, hazel nuts and extra virgin rape oil

Crispy veal schnitzel with hazelnut crust and light potato salad with warm sour cream dressing with garlic chives

Baked pike perch with green peas, tomatoes, potato fondant, rye bread crumbles and warm Tartar sauce

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