Where to find excellent restaurants, pubs, bistros, coffee shops, bars and music clubs in Prague
V Zátiší restaurant is a gourmet gem hidden in a tangle of picturesque Old Town streets near the Bethlehem Chapel. It was one of the first luxury restaurants to open after 1989, and since then it has sparkled in the Prague culinary scene.
Situated on Old Town Square, Brasserie Mincovna offers traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist, with an emphasis on elegant presentation. The restaurant’s atmosphere is both modern and welcoming, with wooden tables and chairs in a high-ceilinged room typical of Prague’s old houses.
Close to Charles Bridge, Lokál U Bílé kuželky (At the White Skittle) restaurant is an excellent mix of good food and reasonable prices, in a traditional Czech setting. All Lokál restaurants are the work of Václav Červenka, in-house architect at the Ambiente group, which owns them.
On the first floor of an inconspicuous multi-storey building, Café Louvre stands on Národní třída. In fact, this institution consists of several spaces, each with its own function. You’ll find a restaurant, billiards room, summer terrace, and a café oozing Belle Époque atmosphere.
Just a stone’s throw from the Church of St Nicholas in Malá Strana, renowned chef Jan Kaplan concocts dishes served on original Morricone plates. The menu is rather succinct, and goes in two main directions: it perfectly represents traditional Czech cuisine, but will also satisfy lovers of world cuisine.
Construction of the Municipal House was a joint effort involving architects, sculptors, painters, mosaic artists, plasterers, and other artists. Together, they created a gorgeous work of art that has justifiably become the symbol of Art Nouveau in the Czech Republic.
Divinis is one of the Prague restaurants that can boast a Michelin Bib gourmand award for the quality of its menu and value for money. Located in an alleyway leading to the Old Town Square, it specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, particularly Italian, which brings out the natural flavours of the ingredients.
If you’re a fan of quirky things or curiosities, Grand Café Orient – a unique Cubist café – is for you. The buffet-bar has an entirely Cubist design concept, as have the mirrors, chandeliers, chairs, curtains, and door handles ... Basically, Cubism everywhere you look.
They have one Michelin star, but they deserve at least two... In the whole of Central Europe, you won’t find a restaurant that so elegantly combines innovation and culinary tradition, revisiting the latter with originality while using local produce.
The entire menu at the Strahov restaurant is based on the local beer, Saint-Norbert. The dishes are based on beer, or at least designed to go perfectly with the different types: light amber, brown or India Pale Ale.
Maitrea is one of the zen vegetarian addresses in Prague's Old Town. It's the ideal place for anyone looking for vegetarian food in an elegant, hushed atmosphere. Looking for inspiration or spirituality? The Maitrea restaurant offers high-quality vegetarian cuisine in a 100% Feng Shui interior.
The story of this restaurant on the Novotného lávka quay is a dramatic one: barely two years after opening, it was literally submerged by the waters of the Vltava during Prague's great flood of 2002. Only the upper part of the building escaped the flood.
In Czechia, the name of chef Zdeněk Pohlreich is synonymous with and a guarantee of quality. Pohlreich has an iron fist not only in television programming, but also in his own kitchens, which recently included the Next Door bistro.