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Naše farma

The name of this restaurant (Our Farm) is a statement of its priorities – serving fresh local produce (mainly pork and beef) raised on organic farms in the surrounding region. Dishes are simple but delicious, focusi…
Czech in České Budějovice

Hospůdka U Divadla

Hospůdka means 'little pub' in Czech, but this refined restaurant is much more than that. The highlight here is fish, sourced locally and served fresh, but there are also a few traditional meat dishes. The daily lun…
Square in České Budějovice

Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II

The attractive arcaded buildings grouped around Samson's Fountain (Samsonova kašna; 1727) constitute the biggest town square in the country, 133m on each side. Among the architectural treats is the 1555 Renaissance …
Indian in České Budějovice

Gateway of India

Oddly for a city of its size, České Budějovice has two Indian restaurants. We prefer this smaller, more intimate place close to the train and bus stations; the other branch is near the main square. Climb the stairs …
Brewery in České Budějovice

Budweiser Budvar Brewery

One of the highlights of a trip to České Budějovice is a chance to see where original Budweiser beer was born. Brewery tours depart daily at 2pm (plus 11am July and August, less frequently from November to March). T…
Czech in České Budějovice

Masné Krámy

No visit to České Budějovice would be complete without stopping at this local institution (open since 1954), a renovated 16th-century meat market serving excellent Czech food and cold Budvar beer. You'll find all th…
Classical Music in České Budějovice

Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia

A highlight of a visit to České Budějovice is attending a concert at this former church that's been converted into a concert hall. The repertoire ranges from baroque all the way to modern, and there are also regular…
International in České Budějovice

Life is Dream

This eclectic restaurant traditionally scores high on user-generated websites, but more for the cosy atmosphere and friendly staff than the quality of the food. The menu ranges around the globe, from Turkish pilaf t…
Czech in České Budějovice

U Tři Sedláku

Although the interior is lacking in historic atmosphere, the menu hasn't changed much at 'The Three Farmers' since its opening in 1897 and the traditional Czech food is among the best in town. Choose meaty dishes su…
Pub in České Budějovice

Staré Časy

It's hard to pinpoint why exactly, but we love this smoky old-style pub by the canal. Maybe it's the wood-panelled walls, dotted with old photos and maps, the hidden tables that invite long chats, or the friendly se…