When you think of food in Prague or traditional Czech food you might think of big hearty plates full of flavour. Well, Prague does have these delicious traditional dishes, but we were so pleasantly surprised by the variety of Prague restaurants. We were blown away with modern and creative restaurants and delicious Czech restaurants that took traditional dishes to the next level. Experiencing the food quickly became our favourite thing to do in Prague. So we put together our Prague food guide full of our picks for where to eat in Prague so you can experience what we think is the best food in Prague.
For more of our favourite places in Prague see:
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Where To Eat In Prague Map
Here is our Prague food map pinpointing all of the best places to eat in Prague. At the end of the post, you can download a printable Prague food map to save to your phone or print out and take with you for your trip to Prague.
Best Places To Eat In Prague
One of my favourite food experiences in the Czech Republic was at U Kroka. It was a nice restaurant in the Visherad neighbourhood with excellent service. It had an outdoor terrace on the footpath and a nice indoor seating area too. Although it’s not right in the main city centre, it’s easily reachable and perfect to do before or after sunset at Vyšehrad fortress.
After a very meat heavy diet throughout our latest travels through Munich, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov and now Prague, I was immediately interested in their vegetarian options. At first, I thought, with such a meat-heavy cuisine, these vegetarian options wouldn’t be great. But in need of a meat break, I tried my luck with the Barley risotto with grilled zucchini, pumpkin and orange. To my surprise, the most delicate, pretty plate of risotto arrived in front of me, and I was instantly impressed. It tastes as good as it looked, and I was so happy that such love was put into the vegetarian dish.
If you’re not after a vegetarian meal, you’re in luck as most of the menu is meat heavy. Chris got a pork knuckle with gnocchi and beer sauce. It was just as delicious in a completely different way, more rustic in its plating and its flavour. One of the best restaurants in Prague for a mix of Czech food and modern dishes.
Vratislavova 28, Prague 2
Every day from 11 AM to 11 PM
A modern food experience that will be unlike any other meal you have in Prague. Eska has a Bib Gourmand from Michelin and is definitely one of the best restaurants in Prague. We went for brunch and loved the wild mushrooms dish and refreshing cucumber salad. They also have a bakery and coffee shop here onsite, where we tried the Kremrole which was perfect. Delicious, flaky pastry with marshmallow-like cream that left you feeling like more with the perfect balance of sweetness. The coffee here is also excellent, as was the Iced chai latte. You can see Eska featured in our best desserts in Prague article and our best coffee in Prague article.
Pernerova 49, Karlín, Praha 8
Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 11:30 PM & Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 11:30 PM
Lokal is a popular beer hall and restaurant with many locations throughout Prague. It’s a great place to try the local dishes and enjoy the beer hall atmosphere. It’s well priced and the meals are simple yet tasty. It’s known for it’s breaded and fried cheese dish, and we also enjoyed the pork goulash with bread dumplings. Although it’s a great option to taste local dishes, if you want to try the best food in Prague, there are better options. It’s still a great experience, so I’d combine a visit here with some other restaurants during your time in Prague.
Dlouhá 33, Prague 1
Monday to Saturday from 11 AM to 1 AM + Sunday from 11 AM to 12 AM
Sisters serve chlebíčky, essentially an open sandwich with some modern toppings. We loved the beetroot topping and roast beef topping. Simple but tasty, perfect for a light meal or snack throughout the day.
Dlouhá 39, Prague 1
Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM + Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM
This is a very popular butcher shop where you can order cooked meat dishes and either sit at one of the few indoor tables or stand at the bench outside. Here the dishes are simple but tasty and obviously revolve around the butcher shop products. We loved the meatloaf dish and 3 sausage dish. Highly recommend a meal here during your trip to Prague for a unique and tasty experience.
Dlouhá 39, Prague 1
Monday to Saturday from 8.30 AM to 10 PM
A casual restaurant with great service, this one was recommended by our Airbnb host. At lunch, they have a small lunch special menu only, and then at dinner, they have a much larger menu with Czech dishes and things like burgers. The lunch menu was tasty and great value for money.
Opatovická 24, Prague 1
Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 11 PM
We sat in the peaceful courtyard of Cafe Lounge for breakfast. Food was delicious and service friendly. We loved the courgette frittata with confit duck and mushrooms, as well as the brioche with fried egg and hollandaise sauce. Coffee was great here, from EMA Espresso. And the dessert was delicious, I loved their laskonka.
Laská 615/8, Prague 5
Monday to Friday from 7.30 AM to 10 PM + Saturday from 9 AM to 10 PM + Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Wine Bars, Beer Gardens + Breweries In Prague
A cosy wine bar that serves a variety of Czech and European wines by the glass or bottle. They also serve cheese plates and cured meat plates. There’s a really nice atmosphere here with dim lighting and a cave-like design.
Dlouhá 37, Prague 1
Monday to Friday 5 PM to 1 AM + Saturday 3 PM to 1 AM
Letna Park Beer Garden
Letna Park Beer Garden is a beautiful leafy garden in a fairly large park with views over the city. It’s all about the views. We didn’t eat here but it was a beautiful place to sit and relax, have a drink, and there is food available.
Letna Park Beer Garden
Letenské Sady (Letná Park), Prague 7 (Tram stop ‘Letenské Náměstí’)
Open in Summer, as well as the warmer parts of Spring and Autumn
The Strahov Monastic Brewery
Located not too far from Prague Castle in the Strahov Monastery, you will find The Strahov Monastic Brewery. Here you can try their year-round and seasonal beers, as well as grab a meal. We didn’t try the food but loved their IPA. We also tried their seasonal coconut wet hop ale, but we preferred the IPA. A great place to visit to relax after visiting Prague Castle.
Strahovské Nádvoří 301, Prague
Every day from 10 AM to 10 PM
We can’t talk about the food here, because we didn’t have any. But there is a buzzing beer garden here that is a fabulous place to sit outside on a summers evening, and have a drink and some snacks.
Jungmannovo nám. 15/16, Prague
Every day from 10 AM to 11 PM
More Options For Where To Eat In Prague
Prague restaurants we didn’t get to try but looked amazing…
Kantyna | The Real Meat Society | Bistro Milada | Next Door by Imperial | Maitrea | Lehka Hlava | U Parlamentu | U Veverky Restaurant | Aromi | Restaurant Alcron | Field Restaurant
Your Printable Prague Food Map
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