Strolling about Prague you might come across more than one Vinograf. There are indeed a handful of these wine bars dotted about. Vinograf Senovážné in the Nové Město (Prague’s New Town) is the biggest and it’s got a food menu that’s enough of a draw to get you through the doors.
But while the food is good, the wine is great. Vinograf Senovážné alone has over 700 wines on the menu, with a few dozen available by the glass. The menu shifts according to what’s good, and what’s open. But to say there’s plenty to choose from is something of an understatement. The staff here are knowledgeable and happy to guide, whether you’re looking to take a bottle home, or settling in to enjoy it in situ. The space, after all, is designed to entice, with chunky, comfy wooden tables, rows upon rows of bottles, and plenty of natural light.
If you’re in the mood to dine as well as imbibe, you can expect dishes like homemade duck pate and goose confit. Roast pork with fried potatoes, ratatouille, and a herbaceous thyme sauce, and a red lentil salad with chicken, mango-chilli foam, cashew nuts, and coriander. And for something a little sweeter, there are all manner of treats, from gluten-free chocolate cake to apple pie with, appropriately, wine custard.