When you want a really great cut of meat, who else would you trust but a butcher? It’s an elegant solution to a simple problem. So, in a genius move, Prague restaurant specialists Ambiente have brought together a butcher’s shop and restaurant in one sleek, sexy spot – Kantýna. Found in Prague’s Nové Město (or New Town), Kantýna serves up both the usual and the unusual by way of meaty goodness. Even when a dish is seemingly “simple”, the quality sets the offerings here apart. This is basically a temple to meat where you can choose to dine in or just stop by to get your steak on the fly for later carnivorous consumption.
And the 19th-century space is suitably grand to match Kantýna’s ambitions, with sculptures presiding over the space from above, along with some sleek custom copper lighting, and marble, tile and quartz basically everywhere. Even the meat itself, from beautifully marbled Wagyu to the ruby red gleam of expertly prepared steak tartare, seems part of the decor.
There’s a hoof to snout philosophy here that serves both the butcher’s and the restaurant well, drawing in punters who are keen to tuck into offal as well as others who just fancy a well-crafted burger. And for New Town denizens, the question of what to cook for dinner just got a lot simpler to answer – just pop along and see what the butcher recommends. Done.