REST. restaurant is located in Podolí, right below the Institute for the Care of Mother and Child.
When you enter the restaurant, there is a modern open kitchen and fresh fish displayed on the bed of ice. The interior is beautiful, light, clean and cosy. A fireplace in the middle of the restaurant creates an appealing home atmosphere. The whole place is non-smoking and there is a small kid´s area with books, pencils, block sets, one small chair and some plush toys.
We waited about ten minutes for the waiter but it was ok since there were many interesting items in the menu and we all found it difficult to decide. The menu featured great food options from international cuisine.
The waiter was pleasant, helpful and a very good salesman.
For starter we ordered vittelo tonnato, a pumpkin soup and a beef soup. The beef soup had strong beef flavour and a good amount of noodles, vegetables and meat. The pumpkin soup was made from traditional ingredients and was very tasty. Unfortunately, vitello tonnato lacked key ingredient – tuna fish. There was a shortage of sauce and the sauce contained hardly any tuna fish or tuna flavour.
For the main dish, we had risotto alla seppia nera with calamari, tagliatelle with sun dried tomatoes, spinach leaves an chicken meat and lamb with potatoes. I found the risotto dish superior, high quality ingredients were mixed together perfectly. Tagliatelle were very nice. Even though pasta was a bit overcooked for my taste, the combination of sun dried potatoes, meat and spinach leaves was great. Our companion was not completely satisfied with the lamb dish because he found it too dry. In the end, it turned out that they forgot to bring him a sauce. We were all satisfied with food portion sizes, they were neither too big nor too small.
We were to full to order a dessert. We only had a coffee, which was really good.
Overall I would recommend the restaurant. I plan to go back and try some fish. They obviously have a knack of preparing it. The airy light interior, unique location near the river and cosy atmosphere have a special charm.
Podolské nábřeží 34/6, Praha 4 - Podolí
Friday - Saturday 11.00 - 24.00, Monday - Thursday, Sunday 11.00 - 23.00
TEL.: +420 273 130 230