Restaurants in Prague
The city of Prague is, perhaps, better for its beauty and history than its restaurant scene, though you'll be surprised by the diversity of eateries and cuisines on offer. Largely geared to palates of all kinds, Prague's dining scene has come into its own in recent years and will not disappoint. Beer is a huge part of Czech culture and cuisine, and it is for this reason that many gastro-pubs include hearty roast meats on their menus. The most common is pork, as it pairs perfect with an ice-cold Pilsner Urquell. Knedlíky (boiled, sliced dumplings) are a common accompaniment to meals. Travellers with a sweet tooth can certainly enjoy the many pastries in Prague, such as Kolache, a type of yeast pastry filled with anything from fruits to cheeses, or poppy seed doughnuts. There are many street vendors selling local Czech-style hot dogs and mulled wine. Travellers will find just about any kind of niche restaurant in Prague, from Indonesian to Indian and Uruguayan. The most popular dining areas in the city are the Stare Mesto (Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town) and Vinohrady. It is customary to tip waiters 10 to 15 percent, though some restaurants in popular tourist areas will add a gratuity.
Visitors who enjoy the finer things in life will revel in Prague's premier restaurant, the Bellevue. Every dish on the menu is a masterpiece of modern Czech cuisine, which can be enjoyed together with a stunning view of Prague's castle, and a piano playing in the classically elegant surroundings. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.
Address: Smetanova nabrezi 18, Stare Mesto
Telephone: 222 221 443
U Fleku has been in the heart of Prague for 500 years, and offers the chance to soak up some history along with the tasty brew and hearty Czech meals on offer. Tours of the brewery are available, and there is often cabaret entertainment. Those wanting to dine should make a reservation. Recommended are the house goulash and beer-flavoured cheese on toast. Open daily from 10am to 11pm.
Address: Kremencova 11
Telephone: +420 224 934 019
King Solomon Strictly Kosher Restaurant
One of Prague's only truly Kosher restaurants, King Solomon offers authentic traditional Jewish cuisine from Eastern and Central Europe. Selections of Israeli, American, and Moravian kosher wines are on offer and the restaurant prides itself on a Frankovka red from the Aaron Günsberger Moravian cellars in Rakvice. Open Sunday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch by arrangement only. Bookings advisable.
Address: Siroka 8
Telephone: +420 224 818 752
This traditional beer hall is a great place for late pub eats and even later beers. With a restaurant downstairs and a pub on the second-floor balcony, the whole place hums well into the night. Traditional Czech food is available on an extensive menu, but most come for the renowned beer, which can be a meal in itself.
Address: Jilska 4, Prague
Telephone: +420 224 219 999
Visitors can enjoy fresh, light and delectable vegetarian dishes that draw inspiration from Greek, Thai, Italian, Indian and Mexican cuisine. The cocktails are excellent and the attractive space boasts an atmospheric gallery, a relaxation lounge and a stylish café.
Address: Belehradska 120 00 Praha 2
Telephone: +420 777 921 000
Arguably one of the best eateries in Prague, La Degustation elevates traditional Czech cuisine to the level of art. Guests can look forward to an extensive tasting menu of food prepared with seasonal ingredients, and can purchase wines sourced from a worthy list of small European winemakers. Open Monday to Saturday for dinner only. Reservations essential.
Address: Hastalska 18
Telephone: +420 222 311 234
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