Food and drink in Prague
Czech people are well-known for their positive attitude towards food, and Czech cuisine is famous all over the world. Many people will have heard about the bread dumplings, hearty sauces, and thick soups, and Prague is filled with restaurants that offer this enticing, traditional type of cuisine.
We will guide you on how to spot traditional food, and share prices and tips for Prague restaurants that serve local cuisine.
Czech cuisine and which type food and drink is available in Prague
1) In Prague, you can taste the unique svíčková sauce with bread dumplings.
2) How about authentic roast pork with sauerkraut and bread dumplings (knedlo-vepřo-zelo)? With such an excellent lunch or dinner, we recommend you try a proper Czech beer.
3) Another favorite is goulash with potato dumplings -- try it with meat or vegetables.
If you are in the mood for something different, there are many other types of worldwide cuisine to choose from - you'll never get bored of the food in Prague! There are plenty of alternatives like Chinese bistros, Japanese sushi, Thai and Mexican restaurants and also Italian pizza places that are sought after by food lovers in the Czech Republic.
Fast food is are another option, which gives you a choice of quick, quality food if you don't want to spend too much time in a restaurant.
Hamburger restaurants and new unique bistros with a selection of hot dogs have become more and more popular in recent times. You can also visit farmers' markets, where you can purchase different fresh foods from local Czech farmers.
Don't forget to visit the Thai restaurants Yam Yam or NEB.O.
Tips for restaurants serving Czech cuisine in Prague
1) U Modré kachničky restaurant (Little Blue Duck restaurant)
Found in two locations, one is situated in Michalská street here check Google map - For reservations contact +420-602353559; and the second is in Nebovidská street - Google map preview here - Call this number to make a reservation: +420-224213418.
The average cost of a main meal is about 500 CZK. TripAdvisor reviews here.
2) Mincovna Restaurant
This restaurant has an excellent location, right in the middle of Old Town Square. You will see it on a typical tour of the sights in Prague. Reservations: +420-727955669
Prices are about 300 - 400 CZK per main meal. Google maps preview here.
3) Cafe Imperial - eating in style
Close to Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square) subway station, Café Imperial provides excellent food in its classic interior setting. Reservations: +420-246011440. Prices are approx. 350 CZK. Google maps preview is here.
Beer is one of the most popular Czech drinks. All Czech restaurants stock a variety of well-known beer brands on tap (e.g., Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Kozel, Bernard, Holba, and others) You'll also come across many family breweries in and around Prague, and currently there are about 25 of them. High-quality beer is brewed in Únětický pivovar, Pivovarský dvůr Chyně and Břevnovský klášter in Praha 6. Check out our interesting article about Czech beer here.
Beer is not only sold in restaurants but also in specialized beer bars and beer shops. For those who would like to learn more the history of brewing, there are beer museums (e.g., The Beer Museum in Husova Street) and beer spas (Budweiser Budvar, Bernard or Krušovice).