Must-see restaurants in Prague

  • Mistral Café

    Staré Město

    Arguably the coolest bistro in the Old Town is frequented by local office workers and the odd student who all come to enjoy well-prepared food in a…

  • Café Savoy

    Malá Strana

    The Savoy is a beautifully restored Austrian-era cafe, with smart, suited waitstaff and a Viennese-style menu of hearty soups, salads, roast meats and…

  • Ichnusa Botega Bistro

    Malá Strana

    'Ichnusa' is the ancient name for Sardinia, which is where owner Antonella Pranteddu sources all of the meats, cheeses and wines he serves in this…

  • Sansho


    Friendly and informal best describes the atmosphere at this groundbreaking restaurant where British chef Paul Day champions Czech farmers by sourcing all…

  • Field

    Staré Město

    This Michelin-starred restaurant is unfussy and fun. The decor is an amusing art-meets-agriculture blend of never-used farmyard implements and minimalist…

  • Augustine

    Malá Strana

    Hidden away in the historic Augustine Hotel (check out the ceiling fresco in the bar), this sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant is well worth seeking out…

  • Taro


    Dining out in Smíchov doesn't always mean sitting in a crowded pub. Taro is one of the best Asian-fusion restaurants in Prague, with a sleek, open-kitchen…

  • Dejvická 34


    Dejvická 34 made a splash on opening in 2019. The brainchild of Michelin-trained chef Tomáš Černý, the restaurant brought fine dining to Dejvice by giving…

  • Kalina

    Staré Město

    Setting a trend for taking the best of fresh Czech produce and giving it the French gourmet treatment, this smart but unfailingly friendly little…

  • Osteria Da Clara


    This minuscule Tuscan-style trattoria offers some of the most authentic and best-value Italian cooking in the city, though it will take a good map to find…

  • The Eatery


    The Eatery is the best restaurant in eastern Holešovice, hands-down. The sophisticated space, bathed in steel and tones of grey, shuttles out local,…

  • Kro Kitchen


    Kro Kitchen is a rising star of Prague's gastronomy scene. The restaurant's highlights are the rotisserie chickens (you'll see them slowly turning on a…

  • Restaurace U Veverky


    This highly rated traditional pub has some of the best-tasting and best-value lunches in the city and is worth a detour. The set-up is classic, with a…

  • Benjamin


    Vršovice may be low on cool restaurants, but it does have one of Prague's most prized fine-dining establishments. Benjamin serves just 10 guests a night…

  • SmetanaQ Café & Bistro

    Staré Město

    Opened in 2017, SmetanaQ features a spacious interior with large windows overlooking the Vltava River and, in winter, offers a view of Prague Castle…

  • Lokál Hamburk


    By far the most popular place to gather in Karlín is Lokál Hamburk, an offshoot of the exceptionally successful Lokál in the Old Town. This incarnation is…

  • Naše Maso interior.

    Naše Maso

    Staré Město

    This tiny butcher has little more than a clutch of stand-up tables, but has been at the forefront of Prague's rush to embrace the foodie philosophy of…

  • Styl & Interier exterior

    Styl & Interier


    A passage opposite the Vodičkova entrance to the Lucerna Palace leads to this secret retreat, a rustic cafe with a high-walled garden where local shoppers…

  • U Dvou koček

    Staré Město

    A Prague classic, this traditional, been-here-forever beer hall and microbrewery, located under the arcading of Uhelný trh, is unmissable. The Urquell on…

  • Eska


    Part of a meticulously converted warehouse that now houses the multitasking Forum Karlín, Eska is a combined artisanal bakery and industrial-chic…

  • Maitrea

    Staré Město

    Maitrea (a Buddhist term meaning ‘the future Buddha’) is a beautifully designed space full of flowing curves and organic shapes, from the sensuous…

  • Lokál

    Staré Město

    Take a classic Czech beer hall (albeit with cool retro-modern styling), excellent tankové pivo (tanked Pilsner Urquell), a daily-changing menu of…

  • V Zátiší

    Staré Město

    Michelin-listed ‘Still Life’ is one of Prague’s top restaurants, famed for the quality of its cuisine. The decor is bold and modern, with huge pieces of…

  • Rio’s Vyšehrad


    Located opposite the Church of Sts Peter & Paul, this is an attractive modern restaurant set in an ancient building. There’s an elegant indoor dining room…

  • U Kroka


    Cap a visit to historic Vyšehrad Citadel with a hearty meal at this traditional pub that delivers not just excellent beer but very good food as well…

  • Lokál Nad Stromovkou


    This lovingly restored, traditional Czech pub is part of the Lokál chain, which has a commitment to high-quality ingredients and, naturally, perfectly…

  • Zlatý Klas


    This very popular pub and restaurant offers well-done Czech grub such as roast pork, goulash and fried chicken breast in a kitsch but comfortable space…

  • Bon Gallery & Restaurant


    The city's best Korean might very well be this neighbourhood favourite, tucked away on the quiet residential streets of Dejvice. The house speciality is…

  • Kantýna


    Kantýna is both a meat-heavy restaurant and a butcher's specialising in locally sourced meat. Set in a former bank, the interior is unique. It's not a…

  • La Bottega Tusarova


    This sleek, modern Italian bistro is a welcome addition to scruffy, working-class Holešovice. Designer touches such as iron shelves and wooden benches…

  • Siam Orchid entrance.

    Siam Orchid


    The setting – a scatter of plastic tables and chairs on a 1st-floor balcony hidden up a passage beside a department store – looks none too promising, but…

  • Detail of tiles in Kavarna Imperial.

    Café Imperial


    First opened in 1914, and given a complete facelift in 2007, the Imperial is a tour de force of art-nouveau tiling – the walls and ceiling are covered in…

  • Výtopna exterior



    Got a soft spot for choo-choos, or have the kids had enough of Charles IV and Jan Hus? Then head for this gimmicky restaurant concept right on Wenceslas…

  • La Gare exterior

    Brasserie La Gare


    It might not impress a Parisian, but La Gare is a passable imitation of a bustling French brasserie, offering classics such as fish soup, frog legs, coq…

  • Hanil exterior.



    White walls, lattice screens, paper lanterns and polished granite tables create a relaxed and informal setting where a mixed crowd of businesspeople,…

  • Room interior.



    Cool, angular and precise in shades of grey, black and avocado green, Room provides the perfect setting for some of Prague's most carefully crafted…

  • Country Life exterior

    Country Life

    Staré Město

    Prague’s first-ever health-food shop opened in 1991, and is now an all-vegan, self-service cafeteria and sandwich bar offering inexpensive salads,…

  • Restaurace Akropolis exterior.

    Restaurace Akropolis


    The cafe in the famous Palác Akropolis club is a Žižkov institution, with its eccentric combination of marble panels, quirky metalwork light fittings and…

  • Cafefin exterior



    Opened in 2017, this pioneer in Vietnamese coffee in Prague is clearly leading the trend of modern Vietnamese gastronomy. You’ll find rich noodle bowls,…

  • Kravín exterior

    Originál 1869


    The Gambrinus brewery purchased and renovated this long-time traditional pub on a corner of náměstí Míru, giving it a fresh coat of paint, a swanky modern…

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