Lunch at Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou

by Zhiqiang & Tingyi on September 7, 2009 · 6 Comments

Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou

Considering that this Karlstejn Castle is such a big tourist attraction, we expected that food here would not cost any cheaper than in Prague.  However, thanks to the recommendation of our Karlstejn Castle tour guide, we found this interesting restaurant located just downhill of the Karlstejn Castle.

We had fried fish fillets with potato pancakes (the round brown pieces you see in the picture below).  This restaurant also serves wild game meat such as venison.

Pod Draci Skalou

The restaurant decor is Gothic-style with different types of antiques hanging around e.g. irons, guns, knifes as well as their hunting trophies – stuffed animals.


We rate Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou

  • Food (Good Fish Fillets, dessert not as good as Vienna’s Sacher Torte):      3/5
  • Ambiance (quiet and welcoming):                                                                                3.5/5
  • Service (helpful and friendly – explained the Czech menu to us clearly):     4/5
  • Location (an easy downhill walk from Karlstejn Castle):                                     3.5/5
  • Value (affordable for such huge servings):                                                                3.5/5

I will not be including a map to this place as it is not very helpful (map of the Karlstejn areas generally show sparse spaces with some main roads – since most of the places are covered by vegetation). Instead just follow these specific instructions to find this cheap and unique restaurant –

  1. Once you come out from the main gate of Karlstejn Castle, turn left and follow the trail downhill.
  2. You will reach a main road at the foot of this hill. Turn right and look for dragon heads or the words “Pod Draci Skalou” (about 3-min walk)


There is a pre-meal ritual that we always carry out – the photo-taking of our food.  The photographers will arrange the food in various positions with different backdrops e.g. menu, salt and pepper shaker to obtain the perfect shot, often at the expense of hungry friends :-)

Routine Lunch Ritual


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1 Asian Traveler September 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Interesting place. I like how you design your photos artistically, very unique. :)
.-= Asian Traveler´s last blog ..I HEART HELLO KITTY CAR =-.


2 Tingyi September 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Hi Asian Traveler, thanks for your compliment. ;)


3 Nawee January 21, 2011 at 12:46 am

My mum and I are planning a trip to Czech and Austria this April/May. What to eat is such a worry for my mum. She’s a bit difficult when it comes to food. So your posts about places to eat are much appreciated. Could you also give us an idea of the prices as well?


4 Zhiqiang & Tingyi January 21, 2011 at 12:56 am

i know what you mean – the fried fish fillet cost about 10 Euros and the potato pancakes about 7 Euros. The cakes are about 5 Euros. Main courses served in European restaurants are generally quite big in serving, sometimes we manage food costs by sharing a main course and having a dessert.


5 Gianna Stike February 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

These are my New Year’s resolutions: 1)Make an effort to make someone’s day brighter once a week. 2) Sustain my GPA, and volunteer far more each on campus and within my community. 3) Get in shape to run the 5k Susan B. Komen run in May/June with my sister 4) Get rid of unnecessary or negative stressors in my life 5) Produce a recipe binder, attempt new things, be more creative with food and eat healthier 6) Make an effort to stay in contact with friends and family. 7) Get far more sleep!


6 Zhiqiang & Tingyi February 16, 2011 at 8:19 am

Thanks for sharing Gianna :-)


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