Where to find excellent restaurants, pubs, bistros, coffee shops, bars and music clubs in Prague
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.
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.
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.
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.
With its eight dining rooms and terrace, this brasserie near the New Town Hall can accommodate almost a thousand customers. A figure that is sometimes really reached, especially when there is a musical production consisting mainly of old Prague songs.
The Municipal House Restaurant is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurants in Europe. Here you can enjoy classic Czech dishes in a modern concept as well as delicacies of international cuisine, perfectly treated Pilsner beer and wines from all over the world.
The Malostranská beseda (Malá Strana Circle) building, on the corner of Malostranské square, houses three separate establishments: a café, a restaurant and a pub. The restaurant’s menu offers mainly traditional Czech dishes matching Pilsen Urquell beer served with mastery.