Maso a Kobliha
Maso a Kobliha is many things to many people. It’s a pub, a butcher’s shop, a bistro. And it serves what many consider to be the best doughnut in Prague; fluffy, sugary, and filled with vanilla-spiked custard. At Maso a Kobliha they take serious care with their food, whether it’s with the freshness of those finger-licking doughnuts or the seasonality of the veg. And the meat? Well, it’s well-sourced – from their sister butcher’s shop, The Real Meat Society – and organic (or free range), grass-fed, free from all sorts of nastiness (pesticides, chemicals, hormones and what have you), and dry-aged. After all, they’re a responsible whole animal restaurant. And they do their own cured and smoking, to boot.
So, a visit to Maso a Kobliha isn’t really complete until you’ve had a few bites – whether you just came in to buy from the butcher’s side of it or not. It’s not much of an ask to be convinced to settle in at the communal table and partake of a dish or two. The scents wafting out from the kitchen are likely to convince you instantly anyway. The Scotch Egg is a popular menu staple, and a good place to start. But there are so many moreish options, from the fried cheese slider and the ham hock croquettes, to the house-cured salmon with avocado on sourdough toast. You can opt for English pub stables like bangers and mash or even a plate of bubble and squeak. The plates can be small, to be enjoyed as a pick-me-up alongside a glass of craft Czech beer, or as a more substantial meal. The choice is yours. But once you’ve stepped into Maso a Kobliha, caught a glimpse of the food on offer, and let the charm of the eclectic space – with its white walls and exposed brick, neon signs, and plenty of wooden accents – entice you, you’ll be a goner. Best bit? Even if you fill up when dining in, you can always take a doughnut to go. Provided they haven’t sold out, of course.