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Savouring Prague: 31 Best Places to Eat in Prague

Wondering where to eat in Prague? Here are the very best restaurants in Prague.

Mention Prague and most people who have been think of its beautiful architecture; dramatic facades right out of a fairytale movie set that forms the backdrop for romantic old trams, and couples holding hands as they walk under arches.

But Czech gastronomy, perhaps overshadowed by other cuisines easily available in Prague (like French, Spanish and Italian), is not particularly famous worldwide.

This of course is a shame because it’s an exciting time for creativity and innovation in Czech cuisine. You only have to look the many restaurants in Prague showcasing Czech cuisine with contemporary flair and the many Michelin-starred restaurants in Prague.

While the endless options for places to eat in Prague (even for international food) might mean that you don’t have to plan every meal in advance, if you visit the city and don’t sample the best Czech food in Prague or dine at the best places to eat in Prague, that would be a real shame.

Plus being in a city that’s as touristy as Prague means that it’s absolutely essential to know at least a bit about where to eat in Prague before you go sit down at the first touristy place when you’re starving after a day of exploring Prague.

Forget about tourist traps like Trdelník; the so-called chimney cake is not a Czech invention and the ones sold to Instagram-inspired tourists by many shops in the Old Town aren’t even that good (and are over-priced). Locals vouch that you can skip it and you wouldn’t be missing out on anything.

If you’ve never tried traditional Czech food, then you should know that it is simple but comforting and filling, and might remind someone who grew up on a farm in Central Europe of the hearty, rustic meals of their childhood.

The good news is that it’s not too expensive to eat out in Prague, and you’ll find plenty of memorable meals at very affordable rates.

Here is a guide to tell you where to eat in Prague, what Czech food to try, classic Czech dishes not to miss, and where you’ll find the best food in Prague for every budget.

I’ve also written up a detailed guide to what to do in Prague in 3 days to help you plan your trip to this lovely city.

If you’re a wine lover, you’ll enjoy planning your own Czech wine trip to South Moravia, inspired by my trip there.

And if you’ve got an extra few days in Prague, you might be interested in the best day trips from Prague so you can visit some of the beautiful national parks and interesting towns close to the Czech capital. 

St Nicholas Church in Prague, the building stands with a green dome. In front of it a red and white tram passes, people are standing at the tram stop on the street.
St Nicholas Church in Prague
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Contributed by guest post author Guillem (plus my recommendations).

Evolution of Czech Cuisine

The location of the Czech Republic has obvious influences on its cuisine. As a Central European country, Celt and Slav influences have a presence in most traditional foods. 

As in the case of its neighbors, the traditional cuisine is based around the local produce the people had access to at the time, with very high presence of bread as the base of the meal.

Other elementary items of traditional Czech cuisine include grains, legumes, and porridge, as well as meat (mainly pork, beef, poultry, venison and freshwater fish).

A foreign introduction that rooted itself quickly in Czech gastronomy was the dumpling from Tyrolean shepherds, but the dumplings in Czech dishes couldn’t be more different than those of Asian cuisine. The introduction of potatoes also spread naturally around the whole country.

Today, the Czech capital offers food from around the world, while still keeping its true roots.


What to Eat in Prague: Czech Food in Prague

Prague is famous for Czech dishes such as Svíčková (beef sirloin in cream sauce), beef goulash, roast pork knuckle, roast duck, sausages, potato dumplings, and kulajda (traditional Czech soup with potatoes, poached egg, and dill).

Don’t leave Prague without sampling these delicious Prague specialties.

  • Beef goulash (hovězí guláš): This dish may have originated in Hungary but it is center stage in traditional Czech cuisine. It is a must when you visit Prague.
  • Beer (pivo) and beer snacks (utopenci): Beer is the pride of the Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell, Staropramen, Gambrinus… you name it. They are delicious and cheaper than water (literally). Try them with the pickled sausage. This beer-tasting tour is a fantastic way to try different beers. Or for an experience you won’t forget, take a beer bath.
  • Fruit dumplings (ovocné knedlíky): Although this may seem like a dessert or a snack, they are usually served as a main dish.
  • Roast duck (pečená kachna): Delicious with a pickled beetroot salad on the side!
  • Fried cheese (Smažený sýr): The king of street foods in the Czech Republic, this breaded and fried cheese snack is real comfort food.
  • Pork knuckle (vepřové koleno): This glorious piece of meat, usually cooked with dark beer, is one of my go-to dishes every time I am in Prague.
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Traditional roasted pork knuckle
  • Czech sausages: It doesn’t matter which variety, jaterniceklobásautopenci… try them all!
  • Svíčková: Beef sirloin in cream sauce. One of the most popular traditional Czech dishes prepared with vegetables and seasoned with spices and herbs and boiled with double cream. Usually served with bread dumplings.
  • Vepřo Knedlo Zelo Roasted pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, this is the national dish of the Czech Republic.
  • Kulajda: A traditional Czech soup with potatoes, poached egg, and dill, kulajda is very flavorful and perfect for a chilly evening.
  • Becherovka: This medicinal digestive is not really from Prague, since it is produced in the spa town Karlovy Vary, but it is very popular in Prague.

Where to Eat in Prague: Recommendations for the Best Places to Eat in Prague

Whether you’re eating out in Prague on a budget or ready to splurge for a truly spectacular meal, here are the best places to eat in Prague.

I was led to most of these places by people who live in Prague and have called the city home for a long time. The locals in Prague love to eat at casual pubs, breweries, and rooftop restaurants where the focus is on the quality of food, fresh ingredients, and innovative flavours, and they know where to find all of that without exorbitant price tags.

For each of these restaurants in Prague, I’ve also included locations and linked them to Google Maps locations for each one, so you can easily save them and use this list on the go during your trip to Prague.

Don’t forget to see the map of where to eat in Prague at the end of this post.

Best Czech Restaurants in Prague

Budget Czech Restaurants in Prague

If you’re on a budget while visiting Prague, don’t worry. It can be pretty cheap to eat out in Prague if you eat at casual local restaurants, pubs, and brewery restaurants. There are also casual international restaurants serving Indian, Vietnamese, and other cuisines where you can eat comfortably on a budget.

Eating on the cheap in Prague is easy and by no means linked to bad quality. To try Czech food on a budget, head to one of many Czech pubs for meat dishes, goulash, and (unpasteurized) tank beer.

It’s the quintessential Czech dining experience that you have try at least once when in Prague. Come to think of it, traditional Czech food goes well with beer, as you’ll experience on this Czech beer and dinner tour.

Here are some recommendations for cheap places to eat in Prague. 

1. Krčma

(Address: Kostečná 925/4, 110 00 Staré Město)

Find splendid Czech food in one of the city’s medieval taverns, such as Krčma (Kostečná 925/4, 110 00 Staré Město). The rustic interiors and brick walls of this basement restaurant truly transport you to medieval times.

For those on a budget, Krčma is one of the best places to eat in Prague Old Town. The food here is great and can be pretty meat-heavy with dishes such as Hungarian-style sausages, pork roast, roasted duck, beef goulash and schnitzel.

The Czech menu and grilled meats are the highlight here but there are also salads and some options for vegetarians.

My recommendation? Go for the pork knuckle, but plan to share it with someone (unless you’re planning to eat 1.4 kg of meat).

Don’t forget to order a beer to wash it all down.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

2. U Parlamentu

(Address: Valentinská 52/8, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město)

Another option to taste good but inexpensive Czech food is the Old Town area of Prague is U Parlamentu, (Valentinská 52/8, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město), a casual restaurant in the heart of the city.

On the menu are dishes such sausage and beef goulash but I can personally recommend pork knuckle and roast pork, both are good choices. It seems like it’s hard to go wrong here with the Czech dishes on the menu.

Service is quick, and thanks to good food at budget-friendly prices, this place can be busy.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

3. Lokál Dlouhá

(Address: Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Staré Město)

Lokál Dlouhá (Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Staré Město) is a no-frills Czech pub (apparently Prague’s longest) where you can wash down local dishes such as dumplings with goulash and meat, and fried cheese (typical bar food) with Pilsner.

Lokal is one of the best restaurants in Prague for casual dining and is wildly popular with locals as well, especially on weekends. It’s also one of the top places to eat in Prague Old Town, if you find yousrelf hungry while exploring that area.

If you ask a local about where to eat in Prague so you can taste some local dishes and bar snacks, they would most likely recommend this place.

There are other branches around the city including a busy one at U Bílé Kuzelky, just near the Charles Bridge.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

4. Sisters Bistro

(Address: Dlouhá 39, Prague)

Sisters Bistro (Dlouhá 39, Prague) comes highly recommended to those looking to eat on the cheap in Prague. You could think of this as a street food in Prague, except that you can actually enjoy it in the very nice Sisters Bistro (breakfast and lunch as it’s open till early evening) at reasonable prices.

This little sandwich place started by two sisters, one of the best places to eat in Prague really, is so unassuming that you might walk right past it. So pay attention if you’re using Maps to get there.

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Open sandwiches at Sisters

Go here for chlebicek or Czech open-faced sandwiches (that reminded me, Natasha of the Scandinavian smørrebrød) with rye bread they bake themselves.

They add toppings such as ham and potato salad, goat cheese and beetroot puree, crispy pork, and shrimp and egg (so delicious!).

You should be full with just two of these and absolutely stuffed with three. At CZK30 a piece, they’re also easy on the pocket. Ask about their soup of the day when you visit.

Sisters Bistro is one of the best options for lunch in Prague in my opinion. Staff here is very friendly, and this is just one more reason why it’s my favorite place to eat in Prague on a budget.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

5. Naše Maso

(Address: Dlouhá 39, Prague)

Naše Maso (Dlouhá 39, Prague) Judging by the crowd in and queue out of Naše Maso, right next to Sisters Bistro, you can tell that this butcher shop plus bistro, is loved equally by locals as it is by young tourists wanting to eat on a budget.

The name itself translates to ‘our meat’ and high standards are maintained when it comes to how and where the meat is sourced from.

This bistro, recommended by locals for some of the best food in Prague, isn’t a place for vegetarians but heaven for meat lovers.

You can get ham and meals such as a grilled pork sausage or hotdog, pate, burger, braised pork belly, meatloaf or freshly grilled meat that you can select from the display.

This is a very satisfying budget meal in Prague.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.


Midrange Restaurants in Prague for Czech Food

6. U Medvídku

(Address: Na Perštýně 344/5, 110 00 Staré Město)

If you’re prepared to spend a bit more, my suggestion is U Medvídků (Na Perštýně 344/5, 110 00 Staré Město). A traditional restaurant and brewery with rustic wooden interiors, U Medvidku is a good choice for a casual but satisfying Czech meal.

The history of this place goes back to 1466, and the brewery also hosted the first ever Prague cabaret! Ask to see the smallest brewery in Prague located at the back of the restaurant. This place comes highly recommended as one of the top places to eat in Prague Old Town.

On the menu are Czech specialties such as roast pork knuckle, sausage, roast beef, confit of duck leg, pork schnitzel, and beef goulash. You’ll also find salads, appetizers, and a delicious burger if you’re in the mood.

They offer a fantastic Brewer’s tasting menu made of a three-course beer-based meal paired with excellent beer.

The brewery here produces X-Beer, which they claim is the strongest beer in the world!

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

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Beer-based menu of the restaurant U Medvídků

7. V Kolkovne

(Address: V kolkovne 910/8)

Try V Kolkovne (V kolkovne 910/8), a casual brewery and restaurant in the Jewish quarter that offers excellent Czech food in a cozy setting.

On the menu are dishes such as goat cheese croquettes, salmon tartare, pastas and risottos, and kulajda (traditional Czech soup with potatoes, poached egg, and dill). 

There are also plenty of Czech specialties such as Svíčková, goulash, and rolled beef sirloin, but for me personally, the roast duck is the star of the menu.

Their smoked lamb sausages (prepared in their own smokehouse) and served with chilli beans and bacon are also delicious.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

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Traditional roast duck with pickled cabagge and beetroot, served in the restaurant V Kolkovne

High-end Restaurants in Prague for Czech Food

8. La Degustation Bohême Burgeoise

(Address: Haštalská 18, 110 00 Staré Město)

If you ask a Prague local about a high-end Czech meal they will probably send you straight to La Degustation Bohême Burgeoise (Haštalská 18, 110 00 Staré Město).

A one Michelin-star restaurant housed within a historic building, this is one of the most popular high-end restaurants in Prague, specifically in the Old Town, for Czech food. The focus here is on seasonal flavours and produce that is sourced locally and sustainably.

The food is innovative but with Czech origins. Expect to see dishes like lamb schnitzel and trout with horseradish and parsnip.

Their menu is degustation style which works out for the best as you get to try their signature dishes. Not only do they have excellent wine pairings for their dishes, but they’ve also got great non-alcoholic beverage pairings.

A meal here is slightly pricey, but that’s perfectly justified by the quality of your meal here.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

9. Kuchyn

(Address: Hradčanské nám. 186/1, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia)

When I (Natasha) visited Prague most recently with the local tourism board, I had the pleasure of a fantastic dinner at Kuchyň (Hradčanské nám. 186/1, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia), located by Prague Castle.

Not only does Kuchyn have some of the best food in Prague, this is also among the best restaurants in Prague with a view.

This is hands down one of my top restaurants in Prague, and also in the Czech Republic. I loved it so much I’m sure I’ll return when I’m back in Prague.

Views of Prague from Prague Castle and Kuchyn

The location of the outdoor terrace is fantastic, with sublime views of Prague and its beautiful rooftops. The service is top-notch, and the food is simply divine.

On the recommendation of my Czech hosts, I tried their mushrooms in butter, kulajda (potatoes and eggs in dill sauce), a fish main dish I can’t remember the name of, a blueberry cheesecake, and a local dessert of dumplings with cottage cheese that made the uphill stroll worth it!

It’s hard to go wrong with whatever you choose at Kuchyn. I loved everything that I tried.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

Mushrooms at Kuchyn Prague, the freshest ever!
Dill sauce with eggs and potatoes at Kuchyn
Fish at Kuchyn
Cheesecake with blueberries
Dumplings with apricot cottage cheese at Kuchyn Prague
Dumplings with apricot cottage cheese at Kuchyn Prague

It was also here that I tried half dark-half light beer for the first time (delicious).

Don’t forget to make reservations as it’s a popular place.

Half dark, half light beer in Prague
Half dark, half light beer in Prague

(Address: Liliová 1, Liliová 216, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1)

10. V Zátiší

The Michelin-recognized V Zátiší is just one of many stellar examples of the Czech culinary creativity and innovation that’s being showcased in Prague’s wildly exciting food scene at the moment.

This place, run by a talented chef and global-minded team, does a modern take on Czech cuisine with Indian and global influences. If you’re after contemporary Czech food, then V Zátiší is among the best places to eat in Prague’s Old Town.

On the menu are dishes such as traditional Czech soup Kulajda (potatoes, wild mushrooms, poached organic egg, dill), roasted foie gras, duck breast with croquette, and dry-aged beef tartare.

It’s worth asking about their degustation menu where you’ll get to enjoy their best dishes paired with quality wines from South Moravia and their local feast menu if you’re more inclined towards Czech fare.

If you’re visiting for lunch on a week day, ask about their lunch menu with reasonable pricing for 2 or 3 courses (appetizer, main, and dessert).

It’s highly recommended to make a reservation.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

11. Field

(Address: U Milosrdných 12, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia)

A One-Michelin star recipient, Field is helmed by Chef Radek Kašpárek whose bold, experimental approach to Czech cuisine has quickly established Field as one of Prague’s top restaurants for modern Czech cuisine.

The space is stylish yet understated, and luckily, it’s the food that commands most of your attention. Meat lovers will be pleased with the variety on the menu which includes trout, pork, deer, pigeon, and duck, but there are also some options for vegetarians.

Ask about their lunch menus and degustation menus for the best value (six-course and ten-course at the time of writing).

They’ve got a great wine list if you want to pair your meal with local wines.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

Best Restaurants in Prague for International Food

Budget Restaurants in Prague for International Food

12. Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan

(Address: Anglická 529/15, 120 00 Praha 2)

Asian food is coming strong in Prague, with its star being Vietnamese cuisine. This makes sense, as my local host (and now friend) Marek explained to me on my last trip to Prague, there are plenty of similarities between Czech and Vietnamese flavours, leading to brilliant Vietnamese-Czech fusion creations.

If you’re wondering where to eat in Prague on the cheap, the inexpensive Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan (Anglická 529/15, 120 00 Praha 2) offers delicious Bún Bò for 85 CZK (3.3 €) and shrimp, pork and egg summer rolls for as little as 30 CZK (1.2 €).

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

13. Beas Vegetarian Dhaba

(Address: Týnská 19)

If you are a vegetarian or need a break from meaty Czech food, head to Beas Vegetarian Dhaba (Týnská 19). Hidden in a small courtyard, this place does self-service style dining for Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Czech dishes.

The owners were inspired to start this chain, offering dishes without meat or eggs, after a visit to India. They hired an Indian chef and the rest as they say is history.

Beas Dhaba offers affordable vegetarian platters and combo meals of fresh food for 49 CZK (2 €). There are also 18 other branches around the city.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

Midrange Restaurants in Prague for International Cuisines

14. Pivo & Basilico

(Address: Zámecká 203/2, 118 00 Malá Strana)

Headed by a Tuscan chef, Pivo & Basilico (Zámecká 203/2, 118 00 Malá Strana) is a great little restaurant to visit if you’re in the Prague Castle area and looking for a good Italian meal.

There are also Czech dishes on the menu, but it’s a good idea to stick to Italian food here. Both the pizzas and pastas are excellent here and as I (Natasha) found will warm your heart on a rainy day in Prague.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

15. Engawa Yakiniku & Sushi

(Address: Petrské nám. 1664/5, 110 00 Nové Město)

If you crave (and you probably will) something fresh, try Engawa Yakiniku & Sushi (Petrské nám. 1664/5, 110 00 Nové Město) a very popular Japanese restaurant that offers dishes like (fantastic) sushi, noodles and BBQ.

Is it the most authentic Japanese restaurant? No, but it does the trick when you want some sushi in Prague.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.


High-end Restaurants in Prague for International Food

16. Café Imperial

(Address: Na Poříčí 1072/15, 110 00 Nové Město)

To dine like royalty in the old world grandeur of Prague’s iconic cafés, head to Café Imperial (Na Poříčí 1072/15, 110 00 Nové Město) where mosaic-tiled walls, high ceilings, and grand pillars transport you to a time gone by.

This place isn’t cheap and might seem touristy, but there’s a good reason why it’s so popular. It’s still fantastic breakfast, good food (both Czech and international), and great coffee and cakes, in what is a very popular (and iconic) restaurant in the city.

On the menu are Czech dishes such as confit of duck, braised beef with creamy sauce, and rabbit with garlic sauce with spinach and potato dumpling.

If you’re in the mood for other cuisines, then choose from dishes like duck breast with cherry sauce, roasted quail with foie gras and Teriyaki salmon.

There are also sandwiches, salads, and some choices such as truffle gnocchi for vegetarians.

Dining here isn’t just about the food or good service; it’s about enjoying it in the majestic art deco interior, complete with ornate pillars and walls covered with ceramic tiles, in a café that makes up the city’s cultural heritage. Thanks to this, it is also Michelin-recommended.

Make reservations for dinnertime or go for breakfast and lunch if you want to walk-in.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

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Coffee and Cake at Cafe Imperial

17. La Gare

(Address: V Celnici 1038/3, 110 00 Nové Město)

To treat yourself to a fine French meal (think Coq au Vin, smoked duck breast, escargot, and baked rabbit) in Prague or the best Eggs Benedict in the city (as described by a Prague local), head to La Gare (V Celnici 1038/3, 110 00 Nové Město) considered among the best restaurants in Prague.

There’s also a deli with wines, cheeses, breads, olive oil, marmalades etc available for purchase.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

18. Divinis

(Address: Týnská 1053/21, 110 00 Staré Město)

Divinis (Týnská 1053/21, 110 00 Staré Město) is a Michelin-recommended Italian restaurant with charming decor in an interior that makes you feel like you’re inside the lovely home of your favorite aunt.

Everything here is guaranteed to be delicious, what’s tough is making a choice. On the menu are Italian specialties like crab-stuffed ravioli, pumpkin risotto, grilled octopus, and deep-fried shrimps. They’ve also got a daily menu.

Don’t forget to order a glass of wine, they source wine from small producers in Italy. Absolutely save room for dessert (the coffee panna cotta is to die for).

They’ve got a great degustation menu worth checking out (2,150 CZK at the time of writing).

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

Where to Eat in Prague: Best Cafés and Breakfasts in Prague

Best Cafes in Prague Worth Visiting

19. Prague Chocolate Café Bistro

(Address: 44 Nerudova Malá Strana)

If you’re in the Prague Castle area and want to have a good coffee, light breakfast or lunch and indulge your sweet tooth in some seriously good pralines and chocolate cakes, then head to Prague Chocolate Café Bistro (44 Nerudova Malá Strana). Friendly service too.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you might be interested in this tour of the Prague Chocolate Museum (it has UNLIMITED tastings you guys!)

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20. Cukrkavalimonada

(Address: Lázeňská 7, 118 00 Malá Strana)

For a nice breakfast or brunch head to Cukrkavalimonada (Lázeňská 7, 118 00 Malá Strana). This cosy cafe is famous for its delicious bubbly lemonade.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

21. Kavarna Místo

(Address: Bubenečská 12, 160 00 Praha 6),

If coffee is what you’re looking for, Kavarna Místo (Bubenečská 12, 160 00 Praha 6), a minimalist coffee shop that also serves tasty breakfasts with Czech and European influences.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

22. Vnitroblock

(Address: Tusarova 791/31, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice-Praha 7)

Looking for something different? Check Vnitroblock (Tusarova 791/31, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice-Praha 7) a concept store/cinema/dance studio/exhibition space that offers cool community vibes and is located in a trendy industrial venue.

Of course they’ve got a coffee shop too, called Signature, that does great coffee and cakes, as well as lemonade.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.


23. Cafe Savoy

(Address: Vítězná 124/5, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha-Smíchov)

If you’re looking for a fancy breakfast at a place that isn’t just a café, but something of an institution in Prague, then Café Savoy (Vítězná 124/5, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha-Smíchov) is your pick.

This spectacular art nouveau café is extremely beautiful with ornate ceilings and crystal chandeliers, and it leads most lists for a great breakfast in Prague.

However, be ready to wait if you don’t have a reservation or head later in the day for a quieter experience.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

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Enjoy delicious breakfast while admiring the spectacular art nouveau decor in Café Savoy

Where To Drink in Prague

You can go out for cocktails in Prague, but beer is the heart of the drinking culture in the Czech Republic and they are, rightfully, very proud of it.

24. Prague Beer Museum

(Address: Smetanovo nábř. 205/22, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město)

If you want to taste different kinds of Czech beer somewhere other than a bar and really learn about beer, visit the Prague Beer Museum (Smetanovo nábř. 205/22, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město).

I recommend that you order a flight (a selection of five or ten beers). It’s very inexpensive and there is no bad beer to be seen (or drunk).

You can also do this tour of Czech beer pubs where you’ll visit a couple of these and taste all the amazing beer!

Otherwise, take a beer bath for a unique and fun experience.

25. U Fleku

(Address: Křemencova 11, 110 00 Nové Město

Hit the oldest pub in town, U Fleků (Křemencova 11, 110 00 Nové Město) and enjoy their self-brewed dark beer and shots of Becherovka, the national digestive produced in the spa town Karlovy Vary.

It’ll cure any stomach upset that a heavy Czech meal may have caused. The evenings in U Fleků are lively and fun, filled with live music.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

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Interior of the oldest pub in Prague, U Fleků

26. Bukowski’s Bar

(Address: Bořivojova 689/86, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov)

If you prefer cocktails and a more hip crowd, head to Bukowski’s Bar (Bořivojova 689/86, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov) serving delicious cocktails at a reasonable price.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

If you’re keen to check out the clubs in Prague, this nightlife ticket gets you into ten clubs in Prague plus buy one get one cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe.


27. Pivovarksy klub Benedict

(Address: Krizikova 17)

Head to Pivovarsky klub Benedict (Krizikova 17) to choose from an extensive menu of beers (both Czech and international) and enjoy delicious food in their cellar.

Read their TripAdvisor reviews.

Prague Restaurants with a View

I don’t blame you if you’re after epic views to go with your epic meal while dining out in Prague. The spires and rooftops of Prague, sunlit a rose-gold by sunset skies, are an enticing sight for any visitor.

Luckily, there are plenty of rooftop restaurants and terraces from which to enjoy your evening. Visit these Prague restaurants with a view for a perfect evening.

28. Terasa U Prince

(Address: Staroměstské nám. 460/29, 110 00 Staré Město)

If you want a drink (and a Czech meal) with a view, then hotel rooftops such as Terasa U Prince won’t disappoint. Romantic views abound all around at Terasa U Prince, the rooftop terrace of the family-run Hotel U Prince.

There are beautiful views over the Old Town square of Prague, best enjoyed a little before sunset. Thanks to instagrammable views this spot is very popular, so call to make reservations.

This is also a great place for breakfast in the mornings. If you’re hoping for a proper meal, choose from salads, appetizers, and pastas and risottos as well as steaks and grilled meats.

They’ve also got a nice wine list to choose from. Terasa U Prince is one of the best romantic rooftop bars in Prague.

The terrace is partially covered and heated so you can go here for a drink and a meal any time of year.

Read their TripAdvisor review.

29. Terasa U Zlate Studne

(Address: U Zlaté studně 166/4, 118 00 Malá Strana)

Housed in a 16th century building Terasa U Zlate Studne (U Zlaté studně 166/4, 118 00 Malá Strana) is an award-winning restaurant located on the 4th floor of The Golden Well Hotel. With stunning interiors and delicious food, this is a spectacular setting for a meal, but if it’s rooftop views you’re after, ask to be seated at their rooftop terrace.

Italian architects Lorenzo Carmellini and Katrin Herden designed the interior with contemporary and Renaissance influences. With gorgeous views over the Mala Strana area, the rooftop terrace seating area is popular, so be sure to make reservations.

This is a fine-dining affair with dishes such as veal sweetbread, fjord trout with caviar, and lobster on the menu. Their wine list is extensive with a wide selection of Czech, Italian, Austrian, and even New Zealand wines.

If you want to sample several of their signature dishes, ask about their degustation menus.

They’re also open for breakfast (expect a fancy breakfast though).

Read their TripAdvisor review.

30. T-Anker

(Address: Náměstí Republiky 656/8, 110 00 Staré Město)

If you want something casual and laidback but with fabulous rooftop views go to T-Anker (Náměstí Republiky 656/8, 110 00 Staré Město). Even though it has a fantastic view of the Old Town, it’s quite unknown to tourists.

You’ll find plenty of casual dining options of the menu such as burgers, steak, and waffles, and even some Czech-inspired dishes. They’ve got a large indoor section as well, but a table outside on the terrace gives you brilliant views to enjoy alongside your food.

To get there, stand in front of the department store KOTVA and on your left side follow the store. When you reach the middle of the store’s left side you will see an external elevator. Take it and go up to the 5th floor and there you are!

Read their TripAdvisor review.

If you’re a beer lover, here’s a guide to beer in Prague.

Bonus Recommendations for Where to Eat in Prague

31. Manifesto Market Andel

(Address: Ostrovského 34, Prague 15000 Czech Republic)

A fantastic place for laidback but lively vibes, Manifesto Market Andel is a cultural and gastro food hall in Prague, very close to the metro stop Andel. This is one of the coolest places to eat at in Prague.

This spot is a must-visit to enjoy great food and drinks from different restaurants under one roof in a modern market setting. Expect to find everything from ramen, burger, and pizza to tacos and poke bowls.

This is also an especially great spot to enjoy fresh beers from Pilsner Urquell and Vinohradský pivovar.

Beside stalls by restaurants, cafés and pubs in Prague you’ll find cultural events such as screenings, exhibitions, dance workshops, karaoke nights, beer pong, quiz nights etc. There’s also live music on the weekends.

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Great ambiance at Manifesto. Photo credit: Jakub Cervenka, Manifesto

Make sure you don’t miss this amazing gastro-cultural experience. It has a bit of everything so it is meant for everyone!

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The Jazz Boat

Another special way to enjoy Prague during a meal is the Jazz Boat. It’s a cruise on the Vltava river with live music from jazz bands where you can enjoy a nice meal while exploring Prague from a different perspective.

While the meal is not stellar, it is decent, and the highlights of this experience are the live music and the view of the city from the water. It all adds up to a great evening! There’s also a lunch cruise option by the way. 

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View of Prague from the Jazz Boat

As you can see, Prague’s culinary experiences can be just as rich, varied and enjoyable as those of other cities more famous for their food.

Frequently Asked Questions About Where to Eat in Prague

What food is Prague famous for?

Prague is famous for Czech dishes such as Svíčková (beef sirloin in cream sauce), beef goulash, roast pork knuckle, roast duck, sausages, and kulajda (traditional Czech soup with potatoes, poached egg, and dill). Traditionally, Czech cuisine is quite heavy on meat.

Is it cheap to eat out in Prague?

It is cheap and affordable to eat out in Prague if you’re visiting the city on a budget. A main dish such as roast beef with bread dumplings costs about 179 CZK (8 USD) in a casual pub-restaurant like Lokal Dlouha, while a platter of sausages would set you back by 135 CZK (6 USD). A large Pilsner beer would cost about 62 CZK (2.8 USD).

While Prague might be more expensive than other cities in the Czech Republic, it is cheaper to out in Prague than it is to in other European cities like Barcelona, Rome or Austria.

Where do the locals eat and drink in Prague?

The locals in Prague love to eat at casual pubs, breweries, and rooftop restaurants, serving both Czech and international cuisines. They favour places that pay special attention to the use of fresh ingredients, bold techniques, and new global flavors rooted in Czech traditions.

Is it expensive to eat in Prague?

It’s not too expensive to eat in Prague. In fact, eating out in Prague is far more affordable than it is in cities like Madrid, Florence, Milan, or Zurich.

Is it rude not to tip in Prague?

While tipping is not mandatory in Prague, it is polite to round up to the nearest crows or tip around 10% of the bill. You can tip up to 15% if you’re very pleased with the service.

Can you use euros in Prague?

Euros are not widely accepted, though some places might make an exception. It’s best to exchange your euros into Czech crowns.

Is there a dress code in Prague?

There is no strict dress code in Prague for when you want to eat out. As long as you’re dressed in a smart casual style, you should be okay.

What do you wear to dinner in Prague?

Prague locals dress up in a smart casual way for dinner. For women, this means a nice dress, or top and jeans/ skirt/ trousers with shoes (that are dressier than sneakers). For men, this means a smart shirt and jeans or trousers with dress shoes or stylish sneakers. For fine-dining, men might add a sports coat, but it is not mandatory.

Generally, I observed that Czech people dress nicely and appear well put together when heading out to dinner.

What is the local drink in Prague?

Locals love to drink beer in Prague. If you visit Prague in autumn, i.e. the wine harvest season, you’ll find plenty of burčak or sweet young wine, being sold at markets.

Between autumn and winter, mulled wine is also popular.

Locals also like Becherovka, an herbal Czech liqueur that is the national drink of the Czech Republic.

Where do the locals drink beer in Prague?

Locals drink beer in Prague’s pubs, rooftop bars, breweries, and beer gardens because let’s be honest, there’s no bad beer in Prague. There are also many microbreweries and a robust craft beer scene in Prague. Some places that locals in Prague like to go for beer are Vinohradsky Pivovar, Lokál Dlouha, and Letná Beer Garden with beautiful riverside views.

How much is food per day in Prague?

Prague is affordable to eat out in and you can budget anywhere from 10 USD to 30 USD for food per day, if you’re visiting on a budget. On the lower end, you’d be eating at casual pubs, restaurants and cafes, but would still get a delicious warm meal.

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The recommendations above are just that, recommendations, based on personal experiences, but make sure to also explore for yourself, since there are plenty of other restaurants in Prague that are worth visiting.

Prague is a magical city in every sense of the word, so make sure you enjoy it to the fullest!

If you are planning on visiting Prague, check out this post about the best way to experience the city, with the top 12 activities in the Czech capital.

It’s also worth trying to get out of the city to see some beautiful natural sights such as Bohemian Switzerland, going n a wine trip to South Moravia, or visiting a cool city or spa town on one of these day trips from Prague.

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Where To Stay in Prague

You should know that Prague offers different types of accommodation types for every budget. Whether it’s hostels, apartments or luxury hotels, you’ll definitely find something in Prague.

But it it a wildly popular summer destination, so you should book accommodation in advance- I’d say at least a month or more if you want choices.

You’ll want to be close to the main sights and attractions, or at least within walking distance of metros and trams so you can get there are nightlife areas as well.

Personally, I go for scenic, even if quieter parts of town, sometimes even residential areas, if I can get to the city center and main sights in under 20 minutes by public transportation or walking.

The hop-on-hop-off bus is also a good way to get around while sightseeing in Prague and this e-scooter tour of Prague is a fun way to see the city.


Prague 1, which is where almost all of the city’s attractions are is the most popular when it comes to tourist accommodation.

This includes Staré Město or the Old Town, Mustek and surrounding areas like Wenceslas Square and Republic Square which are home to sights, museums, restaurants, cafés and bars, and plenty of nightlife (especially in Wenceslas Square and Republic Square).

But to me, this area seems too noisy- it’s somewhere I might like to go, visit, spend time in, but not necessarily sleep in. But you might like that it’s super central- it all boils down to preference.

Budget Stays in the Old Town

Royal Road Residence

Dream Hostel

Ahoy Hostel

Mid-range Stays in the Old Town

City Nest Prague

Charles Bridge Palace

Luxurious Stays in the Old Town

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Grand Hotel Bohemia

Art Deco Imperial Hotel

The two times I (Natasha) stayed in Prague, I stayed on the other side of the Charles Bridge, in the much quieter Malá Strana or Lesser Town, which is the oldest part of the city, especially just under the Prague Castle.

This area is a quick, lovely walk to Charles Bridge and Old Town, but because much of the action is concentrated on the other side, it tends to be much more peaceful. Not to mention, it is insanely beautiful here and there are plenty of lovely restaurants serving traditional food.

Both times I stayed at this one street called Nerudova, just under Prague Castle. What can I say, I fell in love with it.

After I stayed here the first time in a hostel, when I came back I found a great apartment with large windows that looked out on the picturesque street with all of its fairytale architecture.

While I can’t find that one listed anymore, this apartment looks very similar to the one I stayed at. That view was priceless to have when it rained for an entire day. The area also felt very safe.

I’ve also listed some options that look good to me and I’d book with some level of confidence.

Apartments in Malá Strana

Blue Oak

Nerudova Apartment Prague Castle

Old Town Apartments Mala Strana

Hostels in Malá Strana

Hostel Santini Prague

Charles Bridge Hostel and Apartments

Little Quarter Hostel (stayed here in a female dorm and it was decent)

Budget Stays in Malá Strana

Hotel U Krize

Royal view Apartments

Mid-range Stays in Malá Strana

The Golden Wheel Boutique Hotel

Hotel Roma Prague

Luxurious Stays in Malá Strana

Hoffmeister & Spa

Design Hotel Neruda

Malostranska Residence

If you don’t mind taking a tram or metro to Prague 1, then from what I hear Vinohrady in Prague 2 is also a great area to stay in as it’s quite lively with restaurants, cafés, and bars and a tad less touristy.

Zizkov in Prague 3 is also a great residential area to stay in- something I like to do just to get away from the tourist crowds, especially if you’re staying for a bit longer.

Holesovice and around Letna Park in Prague 7 is also popular if you’re looking for accommodation on a budget and don’t mind staying somewhere residential.

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Best Places to Eat in Prague: Your guide to where to eat in Prague and where to find the best Czech food in Prague for every budget. #Prague #Praguefood

Guillem is the Writer, Photographer and Publisher at Feast of Travel. While he is working on his Ph.D. in Biomedicine he tries to fit in his dreams of traveling the world place by pace and meal by meal. That is why he created Feast of Travel: a travel blog dedicated to sharing his experiences during his journey and helping his readers, even if only a bit, to enjoy their own trips even more. You can find Feast of Travel on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


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