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Lehka Hlava Restaurant, Prague 1

Restaurants and Cafes on 09 April 2009 by Larissa (5 comments)


Lehka Hlava (Clear Head) is a smoke-free vegetarian restaurant minutes from the Charles Bridge and the well trodden tourist paths of Prague. Yet it’s discreetly hidden in a romantic lane way that’s obscure enough to avoid the pedestrian mayhem that affects much of the city. That’s not to say that Lehka Hlava is an undiscovered gem, it’s a very popular spot for those in the know, the prices are excellent and thus reservations are absolutely recommended.


So if you’re sightseeing or just looking for a really tasty meal that doesn’t involve Smoked Meat, Sausage or Schnitzel, then this is the place for you. The menu is diverse and like I said, tasty. A range of vegetarian dishes from the yummiest cuisines are on offer - Lebanese, Spanish, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Indian etc. Depending on your appetite you can stick to a range of Tapas, Houmus, Red Lentil Soup or large fresh Salads with ingredients such as Goats Cheese, Tofu and Seaweed. Or if you’re after something more substantial try out one of the Quesadillas or an Asian speciality such Thai Red Curry with Rice. The desert menu is generous and decadent and a range of drinks are available from fresh mint tea to beer and wine. Mmm I’m making myself hungry just writing this all down!


The great thing about Lehka Hlava is that it’s smoke-free and they have 3 dishes especially for kids - Pasta with Basil Pesto, Walnuts and Cream, Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Lucie’s favourite Rice Pudding with Apples, Raisins and Cinnamon (she has to stop us from attacking her plate, adults will enjoy finishing off any leftovers!). There is just one high chair that I’ve seen, possibly another exists but alas no baby change facilities (there are just two small toilets on the premises).


Lehka Hlava is divided into two dining spaces, spectacular is the back room where the ceiling is painted dark blue and lit by small fibre optic lights - giving the effect of being under a star filled sky. The second dining area faces the street and has fibre optic cabling set into the tables and an aquarium. The interior design is artistic and pleasing to the eye and the wait staff are always really friendly despite the popularity of the place and busy turnover of clients. And if you’re child-free on a night out and ready for a drink then I can highly recommend the laid back old school cool bars in Karoliny Svetle just around the corner (be warned though, they ain’t smoke free!).


Lehka Hlava offers a daily lunch special of soup and a main dish for 105 CZK and they also have regular Sunday Brunches that they advertise on their website. I’m not sure how that would work, the space is quite tight in there. If any of our readers have tried it out can they share with us below?


OPEN: Monday to Friday from 11.30am till 11.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 12pm till 11.30pm. Note: from 3.30pm till 5.00pm warm meals are unavailable.

ADDRESS: Borsov 2, Prague 1


FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.lehkahlava.cz/en_novinky.htm

DIRECTIONS: By Tram take 17 or 18 to tram stop Karlovy Lazne or trams 9 or 22 to Narodni Divadlo, in both cases walk down Karoliny Svetle to Borsov Street. By Metro you have several options, catch the green A line to metro stop Starometska or Mustek or take the yellow line B to Narodni Trida.

  • Alex on 10 April 2009 @ 10:49 AM

    Thanks for the article! We were there once, but I forgot name and location of the restaurant, so wasn’t able to find it again :)

  • D on 10 April 2009 @ 11:07 AM

    Wow, looks like a spaceship :-) something for my Star Wars little fans :-)

  • Natalia on 14 April 2009 @ 02:51 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion.  We would have never found this little place, even though it is a very short walk from our flat.  The waitress brough our 2-year old son a small suitcase of toys, books and coloring materials.  At first he was itching to get outside, but ended up happily muching on an eggplant quesadilla while his dad read him a book.  Then he played with a little car from the suitcase til we were ready to go.  Delicious, healthy food.  Lucas also enjoyed the hummus and guacomole that I scooped up onto bread bits for him.  We will definitely go back!

  • Todd Woelfl on 04 August 2009 @ 05:37 AM

    It took awhile to find it.  But once we entered our 4 year old daughter quickly found the room with the stars.  She was thrilled!  My only word of caution is that the place seemed to have a quiet relaxing vibe and so we had to control our daughter’s excitement as she played astronaut in the room with the stars. A couple had reserved a table in the room and we were worried that we were disturbing their romantic lunch date.

    We don’t eat vegetarian very often, but the food was very good and the staff was very nice.

  • Zuzka on 05 December 2011 @ 09:08 PM

    Thank you for mentioning this tip. We went there now before Christmas and I really recommend to visit this place. They have nice Christmas decoration, real fireplace that makes the place warm and most of all - delicious food. If you want to spend some nice time and enjoy the Holiday season this is the right place for you.

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