Located in Prague 2, just steps away from I.P. Pavlova, Etnosvět gives customers a global experience through their colorful menu of internationally inspired vegetarian meals. Vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike are drawn to Etnosvět’s eclectic and flavorful menu.
Lead by Czech chef Ondřej Panoš, the kitchen holds a diverse range of chefs from all over the world, allowing them to explore authentic global cuisine. The daily menus feature a vegetarian version of dishes from a variety of cultures, with flavors, spices, and ingredients from African, Indian, Thai and other Asian cuisines providing a colorful and interesting spread of voices.
The name Etnosvět means literally “ethnic world,” and according to the restaurant’s website, they want their customers to be able to “taste the world,” during their meal.
The kitchen also focuses on making plant-based cuisine accessible and enjoyable to vegetarians and carnivores alike. The restaurant was created out of a desire to provide a higher-end, sit down vegetarian option to Prague. However, many of the chefs are meat-eaters themselves, which may be the restaurant has gained the reputation of satisfying even the most demanding carnivores.
The spacious restaurant spans three stories, with the main level and basement for lunch and dinner seating and several rooms on the upper level for workshops and events. The spaces are available to rent for parties, weddings, conferences, workshops, and corporate events. The large, sunny interior features globally-inspired decor and cozy seating. In the summer, guests may enjoy their meals in the courtyard garden.
Since its opening, Etnosvět has rose to popularity with both locals and tourists. In 2016, Etnosvět won Restu.cz’s award for Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2016. They have also been awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and received 2 Gold Lions.
The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11:30-17:00, 18:00- 23:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00- 17:00, 18:00-23:00. The daily menu changes to showcase a variety of global options, and there is also a consistent menu of a la carte options, main dishes, desserts, and unique drinks and cocktails.