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A medieval Down of Loket is not registered in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list by accident. In the past Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad in German) belonged administratively to this town. The famous Czech king Charles IV, who, according to a legend, took place in hunting a deer and found mineral springs, came there from the Castleof Loket (Elbogen in German). The house where the restaurant of „Staroslovanská Kuchyně“ is situated is one of the oldest houses in the town.
Conservationists of historic sites claim that there is „a black oven“, which means that the smoke from the open fire simply rises up out of a roof hole. This stone storey with the oven was built from raw stones, part of which are still seen in the wall of an inside yard of XV century. By the way, Moscow, which was completely burnt in the early XIX century with the arrival of Napoleon, had been all wooden. However, Loket was also hit by fires. Therefore, supporting rafters of the roof of our house were there „only“ until the rule of Peter I. The arched cellar gouged out in the rock, which is of the same age as Loket Chateau (XIII – XIV centuries) survived all fires thanks to well preserved humidity. There is still a spring running from the rock. The burgomaster´s (mayor´s ) family lived in the house where the restaurant of „Staroslovanská Kuchyně“ is found, and which is situated at the entrance to the Loket Chateau (we found some remains of a medieval road and wooden sewage pipes).
There are 12 tables for guests in the garden restaurant. From the garden there is a wonderful view of Loket Castle on the right, imposing church in front of it, and on the left there is the medieval town itself with its narrow streets paved with cobbles – old stones cut from one side – most of medieval roads were like that. There are number of other tables for the restaurant guests in an inside yard under a roof. The tourists are mainly from Germany and from former Soviet Union, but also local people visit it. When we look towards the kastle we can see visitou consume real non -filtered, non –pasteurized and the tastiest unusual beer in Bohemia – „Starý Hrad“ and „Karlsbader Beer“, a deer sausage, skewered moufflon meat or trout. The meals are prepared in the stone oven on oak wood without fat and butter. It is a real paradise for your soul and body! When the weather is not good it is possible to sit Nera an ancienit fireplace. There is a more impressive view of the old Down with its marvellous houses from the second floor. In the room ,which can seat 60 guests, has been practically remained everything since XVIII century: windows, floors, doors, even doorhandles.
People from Central and West Europe usually fall for substantial „Boršč“, a kind of soup made of beef meat, crispy cabbage, served with home fat, onion and garlic. Its popularity can be compared to the roasted mushroomsoup. There is a true saying: Better to try once than just read about it a lot of times.
We look forward to you every day from 10.00 to 22.00 at the addrees: Zámecká 70, Loket 357 33 (by the stone stairs to the Loket Chateau)
You can book a table on the telefone number: +420 725 507 032