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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve just attended a concert in the Smetana Hall or you’ve just been admiring the buildings on Wenceslas Square. Either way, you're feeling enthused by the elegance of Belle Époque and don’t want to lose its magic. Keep the wonder alive by visiting the unique Café Imperial.