Founded by the city’s ‘king of tea’, Lubos Rychvalsk, who introduced Eastern tea cultures following the 1989 revolution, Dahab is a Moroccan tearoom and mezze restaurant that combines an ethnic funkiness with a sedate, laid-back atmosphere – adding something different to the list of Prague restaurants.
It’s the essence of what an Arab tearoom should be: pink vaulting supports a sky-blue ceiling, mosaic counters hide Arabian delicacies and waiters scurry about with hookah pipes while chilled music adds an extra touch of serenity. Persian carpets and cushions set in front of traditional tables accommodate a mixture of loyal Czechs, young ex-pats and the occasional tourist.
The Lebanese menu offers a choice of savouries, starters and mezze, plus a wide selection of teas, coffees and cocktails; tajines and couscous dishes are also available. Everything is reasonably priced and the food good, making this a great place to unwind. If only it offered massages as well.