The entire menu at the Strahov restaurant is based on the local beer, Saint-Norbert. The dishes are based on beer, or at least designed to go perfectly with the different types: light amber, brown or India Pale Ale. It was a mistake, in fact, that this IPA was born: the blend was originally intended to be used to produce a hop flower eau-de-vie. But the administrative authorisations needed to produce brandy take a long time to obtain, so an unexpected beer appeared before all the paperwork was in order, and it has been on the menu since 2012. Among the beer dishes on offer at the brewery are beef fillet with beer and ginger, pork knuckle with dark beer, beer-marinated ribs, onion soup with beer and beer ice cream. To accompany an ice-cold pint, there’s nothing like a fricassee of fragrant Olomouc cheeses served on toast, homemade game terrines, roast pork chops or a hearty goulash soup. Although the brasserie’s dining rooms are particularly spacious, from spring to autumn the most coveted seats are in the pleasant inner courtyard. The rough wooden tables and benches invite the locals to laze around and enjoy a beer, especially the special vintages served at Easter. Tourists, for their part, often end up here after a walk to Prague Castle or a visit to the nearby Strahov convent.