The Royal Down Under
Great pub food. Awesome kids’ corner. Five big screens for sport. Fantastic wine list. Amazing breakfast. Sounds like multiple venues, right?Wrong! It’s the Royal Down Under. Nestled under the Royal Theatre on Vinohradská is Prague’s latest venue suitable for the whole family.
The brainchild of The Pie Shop’s Ashley McGlynn and Chateau Hostačov’s Meagan Hasa, the Royal Down Under is unique for many reasons. Kangaroo sandwiches, Aussie burgers, salt and pepper squid, a truly classic eggs benedict, and of course The Pie Shop’s delicious pies make the menu anything but common, and there is sure to be something for everyone. The 36m² kids’ corner, visible from the whole restaurant, makes parenting in the cooler months anything but a chore.
And when it comes to comfort, lush leather seating that reminds many of a hug from an old friend is unlike any other restaurant, pub, bar, or kids’ corner in the city. Then there is the sports bar, with enough big HD screens to keep even the most demanding of supporters happy.Is it hard to imagine we are speaking of the same place?
Weekdays at The Royal Down Under are filled with kids’ activities and daily lunch menus while quizzes, live music, and sports take place in the evenings. Weekends will be sports central, with space for the whole family to come and escape the bitter cold during the winter months in Prague.“When Meagan and I first spoke about this place, we didn’t know that we had both had the same vision in the past,” Ashley says. “
We have a lot in common – love of food, drink, our kids, and sport. There just wasn’t anywhere in Prague to enjoy all of those in one venue.”Identifying itself as a family pub, The Royal Down Under fills a void in Prague’s culinary, sports bar, kids’ corner, and cafe market.“We know we have created something unique here,” Ashley continues. “It’s an untried concept and we truly believe it is one that will be well received.”From the look of it, he’s right.
Now it’s up to you to be the judge.