+420 606 096 861


U Prašného mostu 6
Prague Castle


11 am – 11 pm
every day



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The origin of Lví dvůr (Lion’s Court) dates back to 1581, when Italian architect Ulrico Aostalli built a magnificent enclosure at the request of Emperor Rudolf II. The enclosure housed Rudolf’s menagerie, including his lion and kindred spirit Mohamed, whose fate Rudolf found in the stars with the assistance of astrologer Johannes Kepler.

The gastronomic traditions of this site were established by gardener Adam Ultz, who opened the first pub here in the 18th century.

The building underwent several restorations over time, which carefully preserved its Renaissance aesthetics. The restaurant was opened once again to the public in its present form in 2018.

1581 Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, orders construction of Lví dvůr for his lion Mohamed.
1612 Mohamed the Lion dies; the Emperor himself dies just three days later.
1780 Gardener Adam Utz opens the first pub.
1972 The first restaurant with a garden is opened at Lví dvůr.
1996 The Arcimboldo Restaurant is established in the building.
1999 Following renovation work supervised by architect Jan Špaček, the restaurant is reopened by the first Czech President Václav Havel.
2018 Restaurant Lví Dvůr is opened once again following its most recent renovation. It offers visitors Czech cuisine with elements from the era of Rudolf II as well as cuisine influenced by modern gastronomic trends.

Catering & Events

We offer first-class catering and buffet services, either at the restaurant or at the venue of your choice. Our cooks and staff attend a variety of specialised seminars every year and are therefore capable of preparing the perfect menu for you consistent with the most recent gastronomic trends from around the world.

Whether you choose specialities from our menu or have a menu created especially for you, we guarantee that all the ingredients will be of the highest quality, fresh, and prepared according to your wishes.

Parties at Lví Dvůr

Restaurant Lví Dvůr has been specifically designed over two floors in order to maximise privacy and promote an atmosphere of exclusivity.


Two separate salons with their own entrances, each accommodating 6–8 people.

Summer terraces

Two separate terraces with a capacity of 60 to 80 people.

Entire restaurant

For major events it is possible to rent out the entire restaurant, which has a total capacity of 320 guests.

Catering and buffets

If you prefer your own venue, we do catering for up to 1,000 guests for any event, from private parties to trade fairs, in Prague and the throughout the Czech Republic.

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Restaurant Lví Dvůr

+420 606 096 861

Prague Castle
U Prašného mostu 6
Prague 1, Czechia

Opening hours
11 am – 11 pm
every day

Garáže Prašný most
ul. Milady Horákové