Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience
Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

The ADR architectural studio has been involved in the ongoing renovation of the Broumov Monastery over a long period of time. Respecting the masterpiece created by the builders of the monastery, the studio's projects strive to connect with the work of Baroque architects such as Christoph Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz

Following extensive alterations to the monastery gardens, which included a project for the development of the multifunctional civic centre Dřevník (woodshed), the studio also designed several other buildings in the complex. These include the Café Dietzenhofer, the revitalisation of the Růžový Dvůr (Rose Garden), a new visitors' centre and, first and foremost, the U Tří růží (Three Roses) restaurant in the south wing of the complex

Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

The restaurant symbolically refers to the original pub, which existed in the same location from the 17th to the 20th century. The last century, however, was characterised by the typical communist regime's approach to cultural heritage and unfortunately it left deep scars on the building. The monastery was left to decay and was affected by a series of unprofessional adjustments typical of the time. The investor called for a renovation in order to revive the space by returning it to its original intended function: serving food and drink

Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

The most challenging task for the ADR architectural studio was to design a functional layout. The original layout had to be respected in order to maintain authenticity alongside the surviving objects with high historical value. As it has been for centuries, the central part of the restaurant is accessible from Růžová Street, with a three-tiered space. Centred in the south wing of the restaurant is the kitchen, which connects to a spacious room available for private hire, with four vaults and a central pillar. A corridor provides access to outdoor seating with a summer bar in the Růžový Dvůr, as well as access to the kitchen's toilets and pantry

Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

The general atmosphere of the interior is defined by the elegant curves of the original arched structures. The original flooring is restored while contemporary recycled materials such as the veneer of the bar counters are introduced alongside. Another interesting feature of the interior is expressed by the use of the original layers of paint, which creates a natural time-long patina along the perimeter walls. From the restaurant a traditional window allows a glimpse into the kitchen. There are antique elements scattered throughout the restaurant that have been brought back to life, such as the original tiled stove, stone mouldings and a series of small windows and doors are found in unexpected locations

Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

The hallway floors feature paving tiles with a striking checkerboard pattern by a Czech manufacturer. Low recessed toilet cubicles fill the arched spaces, allowing the original arches to remain airy and visible. A significant element of the interior are the original casement windows and solid wood doors. Valuables have been renovated and others have been replicated. Lighting and other essential technical elements have been designed to minimise any interference with the overall appearance of the interior. Oak tables, wall coverings and neutral light grey seating complete the ambience. The use of wood and the open spaces with sparsely furnished vaulted ceilings bring the experience of tasting the traditional local menu into an upscale setting

Baroque Restaurant Three Roses in Broumov Monastery, amidst arches and vaults, is offering you a unique architectural and gastronomic experience

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