The Czech Republic, in addition to standing out as one of the favourite tourist destinations for Europeans in recent years, also occupies an important place on the hierarchy of countries with good gastronomy. Czech food is indeed one of the tourist attractions that you cannot miss. In the capital, Prague, à la carte restaurants and authentic places are abundant, and will submerge you in the pure atmosphere of the traditional Czech Republic, and at very affordable prices! Discover our guide to eating in Prague here!
U Jindřišské věže
This locale with an unpronounceable name is situated in the tourist centre, beside the Jindřišská Station. Here you will be able to find typical Czech dishes, among them, Goulash, a meat dish typical of this region and one of the main things to eat in Prague. They take the tip into account as it is included directly in the bill to the save tourists from having to think about it, a somewhat objectionable strategy. The portions are generous and they give out menus. One of the most favourable recommendations to the average tourist.
Address: Jindřišská 972/26, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město
Pivnice pod Petřínem
If you find yourself close to the Castle area and the Church of the Infant Jesus of Prague, this restaurant will delight the tourist that wants to get off the beaten path and acquaint themselves more closely to the typical local traditions and some of the best food in Prague. Although this locale is intended for the local Czechs, more and more tourists pass through here to try classic and simple dishes, and at a good price.
Address: Hellichova 5, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana
Located in Wenceslas Square, the tourist centre of Prague, the Bonavita restaurant will be another that gives you a unique gastronomic notion of the country’s culinary products and food in Prague that surprises you. Among the most ordered here is the Goulash soup, at a more-than-reasonable price. Another of its strong points is the climate control. Adapted to summer, on a terrace, or to winter, inside. Remarkable, given that in Prague there are very few restaurants that have a terrace.
Address: Václavské náměstí 819/43, 110 00 Praha 1
FOR THE SAVERS:
Eating in Prague doesn’t have to be gourmet! With generous serving hours, from 11:00 to 15:00, this restaurant offers a buffet in which, for only €5 (the equivalent in their currency), you can eat as much as you wish. Although it is not exactly situated in the tourist zone, it is more than recommended if you have already spent too much money and you want to have a hearty meal before leaving the Czech Republic. Furthermore, there is Wi-Fi, the staff are kind and the food is served quickly.
Address: Těšnov 1162/9, 110 00 Praha 1-Petrská čtvrť
We continue with restaurants in Prague serving food that is kind to the wallet. For its traditional kitchen and its privileged location in the history city centre, this locale offers a menu appropriate for tourists, without skimping on traditional cooking. Some of their most generous cost no more than 4 euros, including goulash! For vegetarians this is the recommended option, as they have a menu especially for them, and the desserts are all a symphony of flavours. It is not a place well-known tourists but is, without a doubt, completely suited for them. One of our most valued options in Prague.
Address: Veleslavínova 10, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
FOR THE LOVERS OF GOOD FOOD:
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Moving away a little from the idea of low-cost meals, we approach this locale, that offers typical Czech food of a very high standard, to the side of the Castle. Their speciality is pork shank and we say its one of the best restaurants in Prague for this dish. The pig is one of the most common animals in Czech cooking, so going here will not stop you from eating healthily and traditional. Likewise, standing out are their variety of beers, their terrace and their 10 euros per head menu, in case you remain committed to not spending too much. One thing you must bear in mind: they do not take debit or credit card here.
Address: Šporkova 521/5, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana
FOR THOSE WHO ALSO WANT COFFEE:
When eating in Prague, it’s also important to consider cafes and cake! This café is special for students. Inside you can find many theatre school students, meaning that it is an artistic space, full of people who are interesting and interested by the world of art and culture. It is a multifunctional space, where cafe meets concert hall, and where many different activities are organised that also may be of great interest to tourists.
Address: Náprstkova 10, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
Týnská Literární Kavárna
Carrying on with the café culture linked to artists, this out-of-the-way establishment is another of the favourites of students, artists, and writers. Its name is translated as ‘literary café’. The building takes us back to the past, their prices are some of the most economical for being in the centre of Prague. Although we are not students, we can feel young again in spirit during coffee hours thanks to places like this. Just enjoy it!
Address: Týnská 6, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
NoNa is a café situated on the second floor of the crystal extension to the National Theatre. It is a new and wide space, that allows for impressive views of the river, and that is also located in a rather touristy zone. The spot has good music and atmosphere, and provides WiFi for the customer’s use. One of the most recommended places for dessert or coffee.
Address: Národní 1393/4, 110 00 Praha 1
Translated by Matt Thomas