Czech Restaurant London

Czechoslovak Restaurant London

The Czechoslovak National House and Restaurant remain nearly unchanged today to the original style and decor.

A unique and satisfying experience for any visitor wanting to enjoy traditional Czech - Slovak cuisine in London, with the ideal complement of Czech beer. CS Restaurant is located in West Hampstead, North-West London.


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Every Czechoslovak Pub has Czech Beer on drought and so do we in London. At present we offer traditional lagers Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar.

Did you enjoy delicous Czech food when visiting Prague or other parts of the Czech Republic? Come and experience the same dishes in Czech Restaurant London. If you are after a classic Slovak Restaurant in London we may not fully satisfy you but you will definitely find that we serve tasty Central / Eastern European cuisine.

A brief history of the club

The history as we tell it here, comes from the recollections and memories of a man who has witnessed and been a part in the formation, operation and management of the Czechoslovak national house since its very beginning.

Martin Barančice, born in the town of Břeclav in south Moravia, was a legionary and used to serve as a personal bodyguard to President Edvard Beneš in the time of WWII. After this he remained at the Czechoslovak National house, and continued his loyality and dedication as one of the directors until he passed away at the age of 94.

In 1939, the Duke of Bedford Place first initiated a club in Holborn, for the Czechoslovakian legionaries who fought for the British army. This club remained here until 1946, but due to the slight inconvenience regarding a ban for serving beer in Holborn, the legionaries bought a new property in 1946, with money that they saved and with the aid of £3,000 from President Beneš. It is this club that sixty years later still exists for the Czech and Slovak community living and visiting London, and certainly anyone else wishing to experience a small bit of the Czech and Slovakian heritage right here in London.

In 1946, the club saw and suffered the absence of many legionaries who were leaving Great Britain to return to their homeland, after the end of WWII.

In 1948 people emigrated to Great Britain from communist Czechoslovakia, some being these same legionaries and many more were new emigrants who fled from communism.

1950's and 1960's brought financial prosperity to the club and saw it provide an element of home for those unable or not wanting to return.

1970's experienced even more emigration from Czechoslovakia, and hence more business and popularity.

The Czechoslovak National House remains nearly unchanged today to the original style and decor. A unique and satisfying experience for any visitor wanting to enjoy European cuisine, with the ideal complement of Czech beer.



Česky / Slovensky / English


Address

Czech Club Restaurant Ltd.
74 West End Lane
West Hampstead
London NW6 2LX
Co Number 06438547
Book by phone
t:+44 (0) 207 372 1193

Czech Restaurant London