A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

Prague-based Slovak entrepreneur Tino Hrnciar, his wife Ivon, and their partner chef Petr Henes, launched Forbidden Taste, the city’s first pop-up restaurant, in 2013.

Following the success of that venture, the group has now opened the Forbidden Spot, an unusual concept dining spot at in Letná.



A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

A joint venture with Hrnciar’s streetwear brand Life Is Porno, the 1,400 square meter space is equal parts grafitti-splashed gallery and “tasting atelier” where local gourmets can strut their stuff and future Forbidden Taste events will be held.

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

“Our own venue gives us much more freedom. And it’s huge, so basically a never-ending playground for us,” says Hrnciar.

While the previous Forbidden Taste events involved secret text messages and hidden locations, the buzzword for the new project is accesibility, Hrnciar says.

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

The Spot also houses a Life Is Porno streetwear store, Forbidden Gallery, and White Room which can be rented for workshops and conferences.

How is this venue any different from the clutch of concept dining and upmarket cafes that define the area?

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague

“It’s not a bar, it’s not a café nor a bistro. It’s none of them but somehow all of them. A place to enjoy good food, coffee, and drink. We’ve got many installations and [you can] skateboard inside,” says Hrnciar.

A New Kind of Dining Experience in Prague


Elizabeth Haas

Elizabeth Haas is the editor of Expats.cz. She has lived in Prague for 12 years working as a writer and editor of cookbooks and travel guides. Her work has appeared in both Czech and American publications.

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