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Food and drink

Prague restaurants guide for foodies

 

Get stuck in to Prague’s best restaurants…

While the Czech Republic is a land celebrated for its beer, it’s also a country famed for its hearty food. If you’re heading to its capital, take some time to visit some of the best restaurants in Prague and appreciate the city’s delicious gastro delights.

With just short of 5,000 eateries to choose from, you’ve got cuisines from all over the globe on offer, with hundreds of local delights, too. Whether you fancy a bite between sights or an all-out fine dining affair, you can’t go wrong with this line-up of Prague restaurants. They’re dotted all over the city so it doesn’t matter where you are, there’ll always be somewhere tasty to try.

Here are ten of our faves…

  1. Café Savoy
  2. Blue Wagon
  3. CottoCrudo
  4. Field
  5. La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise
  6. Estrella
  7. Amuni
  8. Letem Svetem
  9. K The Two Brothers
  10. Curry Palace

1. Café Savoy

Part the velvet curtains of Café Savoy to enter a dining hall that dazzles. Everything about this place exudes luxury, from the bow-tied waiters to the crystal chandeliers.

Over at the cake counter decadent slices of paradise topped with bronze dusted nuts, plump berries or swirls of meringue wait to be picked, while the heavenly hot chocolate is served with a dollop of deliciously whipped cream. Sit and simply enjoy, as the hum of conversation and clink of pastry forks chime through the air.

2. Blue Wagon

Ooh la la, Czech cuisine takes on a French twist at the award-winning Blue Wagon restaurant. Expect colour-popping plates laid with everything from wafer-thin cured meats to quirky presentations of the veg we know and love.

When it comes to décor, things are cool, crisp and low key, with a couple of random decorations thrown in for good measure – we’re talking a giant life-sized panther. Yep, really. And the ambience? Romantic meets relaxed.

3. CottoCrudo

CottoCrudo has got to be one of the best restaurants in Prague’s old town. You’ll find this indulgent Italian eatery tucked within the five-star Four Seasons Hotel!

Dishing up exactly what it says on the tin, (CottoCrudo means cooked and raw), you’ll have your pick of delicious fresh fish, plump ravioli and delicious artisan cheeses. There’s even a ‘raw bar’. Got a sweet tooth? The deserts are a work of art.

4. Field

Field, a quirky restaurant tucked away in Prague’s old town, is the proud owner of a twinkling Michelin. Plain plates are nowhere to be seen, instead there are clouds of dry ice, starters served in plant pots and lobster on the rocks. Sound intriguing? Field brings the outside in with their nature-inspired menus and bold designs. Expect pumpkin served with spicy butter and garlic and lamb paired with gouda and raisins.

5. La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise

Take a seat in the modern surroundings of Michelin-starred La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise and watch the chefs work their magic against a monochrome backdrop. Feeling hungry? The eight-course degustation menu is dished up daily and includes ingredients sourced from local farmers, reflecting the season perfectly. It costs around £125, but is so much more than just a meal – it’s an experience.

6. Estrella

Off the beaten track, Estrella’s a treasure well worth hunting down. This all-vegetarian hideaway has pipped many of Prague’s meat-heavy restaurants to the post with its vibrant veggie-packed plates – and you’ll soon see why. The interiors are understated so give off a relaxed vibe, and when the dishes look this incredible – well it’s the food that does the talking! Choose between tofu Thai curry, the beetroot burger and pumpkin pasta.

7. Amuni

We couldn’t list the best restaurants in Prague and not mention Amuni. If you’re a pizza fan, this is the place to go - in fact, many have labelled this eatery’s pizza the best they’ve ever tasted!

Ever heard of the concept of ‘slow-food’? It’s all about using traditional, high quality products – something that Amuni specialises in. Think sourdough pizzas and homemade pasta, cooked to utter perfection!

8. Letem Svetem

Big portions? Tick. Great service? Tick. Excellent atmosphere? Tick! Okay, so Letem Svetem is nearly 14km from of the city centre, but it’s worth going the extra mile(s) to see what all the fuss is about.

Step inside and it’s all quirky décor, an eclectic mix of Chesterfield sofas, street lanterns and even bicycles on the ceiling! The food is a combo of Czech classics, steaks, fresh fish and salads, plus the prices are extremely reasonable!

9. K The Two Brothers

Dine on Indian delights surrounded by all-things luxurious in the lavish K The Two Brothers. This isn’t your average curry house; you’ll be crowned by dazzling chandeliers and surrounded by framed art and photography, while the table settings and service offer amazing attention to detail. It’s one of Prague’s most famous restaurants – and it’s not hard to see why.

10. Curry Palace

This fabulous family-owned restaurant offers Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine right in the heart of Prague’s hip Letná district. This is a city famed for its beer and it’s a well-known fact that beer and curry make the perfect pairing - need we say more? It’s open for both lunch and dinner and has plenty of veggie options, too.

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Posted: 10th Jan 2019.

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