For many people, going out to eat is a big part of the joy of travelling. Prague has an incredible number of restaurants and eateries, but how do you find the best ones?

I’ve lived in the city since 2007 and I’ve visited countless restaurants of all kinds. Over the years, the quality of the food, the presentation on the plate and the service has increased, at least in general. However, there are still restaurants that capitalise on the influx of tourists and where neither prices, quality nor service attract locals. I avoid these types of restaurants like the plague.

Important note: few industries are as fickle as the restaurant industry, and while I’m trying to choose restaurants for this article that I hope have a good future, something may have changed by the time you read it. I link to all the recommendations – do yourself a favour and check the link before you decide. Something may have changed and if so, I apologise in advance.

Important note 2: I am not paid in any way to recommend specific restaurants. The following is a subjective attempt to take you to my favourite places. I do not accept bribes or commissions!

In this article, I will talk about restaurants that serve original Czech food. But of course, I’ll also touch on the many other types that are worth exploring.

A big advantage of travelling in Prague is that the price level is much lower than we are used to in most of Europe. And while I’m on the subject of prices, it’s not because I assume that you can’t afford it. But I do think that most people don’t like to feel cheated and end up in a tourist trap. For me, it’s a good sign if I sense that a restaurant has local customers. In my recommendations, you’ll also find suggestions that aren’t located in the absolute centre. Because that’s rarely where I get the best experiences. But of course there are exceptions, and I’ll mention a few of them. But most of all, I want to entice you to move a little away from the places where tourists flock.

Towards the end of the article, I’ll also mention some real gourmet restaurants where you’ll primarily come for a tasting menu with many small dishes and perhaps an accompanying wine menu. If you appreciate this kind of experience and pampering, you should do it while you’re in Prague. You’ll get so much more for your money.

Here’s how to avoid some of the worst tourist traps – look out for this:

  • Signage. If a restaurant claims to be an ‘Original Czech Restaurant’ and therefore has a façade proclaiming this in a multitude of languages, that’s hardly where the locals will go. ‘Original Czech Cuisine’, ‘Traditional Czech Restaurant’ in English, German, Russian, Italian, etc. is unnecessary information for Czechs. In the very centre of Prague, I checked out some of these places on a stroll and generally the prices were about double what you would expect and the only Czechs in the restaurants were the staff. Usually within less than 100 metres you can find a restaurant that is actually Czech but has less noisy signage.
  • The address. In the very centre of Prague (Prague 1) and especially in the Old Town, there are very specific routes where tourists mainly go. I generally avoid these places when looking for a restaurant. On Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square), for example, there are countless restaurants and they look inviting. Most of them are downright miserable, expensive and bad experiences, with one exception, the Czech Restaurant Mincovna, where there are plenty of locals who come to eat good food at reasonable prices with a well-poured Pilsner Urquell. In fact, it’s usually necessary to book a table because the Czechs arrive well in advance to get a seat. Much the same is true on Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square), but if you wander into the many arcades, you can find good local places. Hospoda v Lucerně is my best bet, located inside the Lucerna passage. The ‘worst’ street is possibly Karlova Street, which runs from Charles Bridge to the Old Town Hall Square. I can hardly imagine Czechs even considering looking at the eateries here, they just rush on to a better place.
  • Outside menu: in a short time you can get an idea of what is a reasonable price. If there is a menu outside with prices, you can check before entering. If there is a menu without prices, you should move on.
  • U Fleku. This traditional old brewery and pub used to be a lovely experience. Well, that was mostly before 1989. Now, in my opinion, it’s a disgrace to good restaurant practice. The waiters are arrogant, they try to trick guests into drinking countless shots with a hint that they are ‘on the house’. Of course they are not, on the contrary, they are double the price, but if you refuse, you are treated as if you were a leper. The prices are unreasonable, the beer is much better elsewhere and the food is poor. If you’re still curious because countless neighbours and other acquaintances have told you about the place, remember to count the bill. There will probably be a lot extra that you haven’t eaten and drunk, and there will probably also be a tip written on the bill, which is not allowed. Personally, I wouldn’t go there if I was paid for it!

Czech Restaurants in Prague

There are many, and it’s hard to choose. The following are some of my favourite places to go.

MincovnaStaroměstské nám. 7, Prague 1. Czech gastropub in a former mint (hence the name Mincovna). Traditional Czech cuisine and also more modern interpretations, many local guests. Serves unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, among other things. Daily lunch menu. Ask for it if you are not automatically offered it in the middle of the day. Table booking is recommended.


Pivnice ŠtupartskáŠtupartská 9, Prague 1. A beer pub serving traditional dishes. Many local guests. The food is ‘old-fashioned’, but that can be one of the things you want to go for when you want to try something traditional. Lunch menu at low prices, be sure to ask for it.

Pivnice Štupartská

Lod’ Pivovar (’Brewery Boat”), Štefánikův most Dvořákovo nábřeží, Prague 1. Microbrewery on a boat that can be found right by the Štefánikův bridge. It’s not going anywhere, and if it feels like it is, it’s because of the good beer. Their black beer has won gold among 214 participants as ‘Czech Republic’s best black beer from a small brewery’, and personally I find it excellent, far better than the otherwise famous beer from U Fleku. The menu has some Czech dishes, the prices are just as the locals expect, and both food and beer are of high quality.

Lod’ Pivovar

MasaryčkaMasarykovo nádraží, Prague 1. Masarykovo nádraží, Masaryk railway station, is Prague’s oldest railway station that could accommodate steam trains. It dates back to 1845 and was given its current name in 1919 in honour of the first president of modern Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. For many years this railway station seemed neglected, but it is currently undergoing an extensive renovation.

Restaurant Masaryčka opened its doors in the late summer of 2021, in the midst of corona restrictions.  It had taken a very long time to renovate the premises, which had been unused since 1990, and they simply opened when they were ready. The modernisation, which has cost the equivalent of €3 million, has taken into account many original details. Modern design meets old details, if you look closely. There is room for around 200 guests. Menus feature many Czech dishes inspired by the ‘First Republic’, the period from 1918-38, but they are served in contemporary and tasty versions. On weekdays there is a special lunch menu that changes daily and the prices are very affordable – but so are the prices on the evening menu. Unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell is served, and the black Kozel, a favourite of many Danes, is also available on tap. As well as plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, shots and wine.


U KrokaVratislavova 28, Prague 2. Czech restaurant that could have the motto ‘can’t we do a little better?’, because I think they generally do. The food is really good, the service is friendly and usually the place is completely full. I don’t take a chance and visit the restaurant without a reservation. On a normal evening, you may find that more people miss out than the number who actually have a table. Many locals come here, but because the restaurant gets well-deserved good reviews on Tripadvisor, there are also a lot of tourists. Take tram 2, 3, 7 or 17 to Vyton and you’re almost there. Or enjoy a stroll along the river to the south, an experience in itself. It’s easy and simple to book a table online via their website.

U Kroka

Ossegg Praha, Římská 45, Prague 2. Just off the lovely Náměstí Míru square, which is well connected by both metro and tram, you’ll find this relatively new microbrewery, which has quickly become a favourite among locals. They brew really good beers at prices that tourists from expensive Western countries can barely understand, and the food is made from scratch using good and honest ingredients. Take a look in the basement and marvel at the beautiful brewery equipment.

Ossegg Praha

Italian restaurants in Prague

Good Italian restaurants in Prague tend to be on the pricier side. There are pizzerias everywhere, but I won’t mention the ones that are most like each other.

Pasta FrescaCeletná 11, Prague 1. As the name suggests, the restaurant is mainly focused on pasta, but of course they also serve fish, poultry, beef, veal and pork. It’s not a vegetarian-focused place. The restaurant is part of the Ambiente group, which over the years has developed into a guarantee of good quality in Prague. Rarely cheap, but you can expect the quality to match the prices, and for a Western tourist, Pasta Fresca will also be quite affordable.

Pasta Fresca

La Bottega LinkaHavlíčkova 13, Prague 1. As with Pasta Fresca, La Bottega Linka is also a member of a larger ‘family’ of restaurants in Prague, and the ‘father of the family’ here is Italian Riccardo Lucke, who has achieved almost hero status in Prague. His first restaurant was Aromi, which is definitely worth a visit. If you want the ultimate indulgence in an Italian restaurant, Aromi is the place! It’s a gourmet restaurant with prices to match, but quite reasonable from a tourist’s point of view. There are a number of restaurants in the La Collezione group that have ‘La Bottega’ in their name, and it’s a matter of taste which one you prefer. I could have mentioned any of the others, but Linka has become my favourite. All Bottega restaurants have counters with Italian delicacies and I love the selection of ham, sausage, cheeses, olives and so on as a starter. If you like tapas, it’s a bit like that. It’s suitable for sharing. You can choose yourself or ask the waiter to put together a selection. Bottega Linka has a special grill, so if you like steaks or fish, it’s a good, if not cheap, choice. The wine list is extensive.

La Bottega Linka

Grosseto Pizzeria RistoranteFrancouzská 2, Prague 2. At Náměstí Míru you’ll find this Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta and other great dishes. It’s very popular with the locals and bookings are essential, but can easily be done online via their website. The pizzas are baked in a stone oven and are of the Roman type, with a fairly thin base and a narrow crust, which appeals to many people. If you’re the type of person who likes to cut the crust off a pizza, you should go for the Roman type. There are many delicious pasta dishes on the menu. Behind the restaurant is their lovely courtyard, which is an attraction in itself during the part of the year when you prefer to sit outside. Grosseto is cheaper than the Italian restaurants I’ve mentioned above, and it might also be better for a family with different food preferences.

Grosseto Pizzeria Ristorante

Da Antonio Pizzeria Napoletana, 2 addresses: Dittrichova 25, Prague 2 and Milada Horákové 9, Prague 7. Pizza is said to originate from Naples and my Italian friends generally agree that a ‘real’ pizza should be Neapolitan style, i.e. with a relatively wide crust, which should preferably have some slightly sweaty spots and which smells heavenly when it leaves the oven fresh and piping hot and is placed in front of me on the table. This is my favourite type of pizza and in recent years, restaurants have sprung up in Prague that specialise in these pizzas. They’re not the cheapest, but affordable. Antonio is a legendary Italian pizzaiolo and is considered one of the best in Prague.

Da Antonio Pizzeria Napoletana

Restaurants in Prague with a focus on steaks and meat

There are a few steak restaurants in Prague that get good reviews and are often recommended, but for my taste they are too expensive. Feel free to try them for yourself, I’m sure you’ll get a good steak. I haven’t tried them. The most expensive is George Prime Steak. Their cheapest steak is a New York Strip for 55 Euro without sides. Add sauce (4 euros) and, say, fries (7 euros) and for that price I can get 3 courses and a full bottle of wine at The Eatery or a lavish brunch/lunch with wine and bubbles at Mlynec. In both cases I could tip well and still have something left over. I’m too cheap! Not quite as expensive is La Casa Argentina, where you can get the cheapest steak from 40 euros (from Argentina) and 75 euros (from the US) + sides. Some reviewers don’t think it’s worth the price. But as mentioned, I haven’t tried it.

Beefhouse PrahaMlynářská 3, Prague 1: The meat is cooked on a charcoal grill and you can taste that. There are many different steaks to choose from, and of course other dishes as well. Personally, I’ve only had tender and flavourful versions there, so I dare to recommend the restaurant even to those who really appreciate a good steak.

Beefhouse Praha

Bila KravaRubesova 10, Prague 2: The name means ‘White Cow’. This restaurant is almost reminiscent of a cosy French bistro in its decor. They specialise in Charolais beef cattle from the Czech Republic, cattle that have had a good life and have been gently slaughtered before being served in the restaurant after 1-2 months of maturation. The wine list is characterised by a particular fondness for the Pinot Noir grape, but other types are also served. Really good quality, but if you have someone with you who doesn’t eat beef or meat in general, it’s not the right choice. However, if you want to invite me for a steak with wine, I’m ready!

Bila Krava

Stejkárna HolešoviceVeletržní 5, Prague 7: If you know Prague, you’ll know that Prague 7 is not too far away and Stejkárna is easily reached by tram or metro.  Here, locals flock to the steaks, especially South American Aberdeen Angus beef cattle. A Ball tip steak can be had for less than 15 euros, but that doesn’t make it bad. You can choose between 220 and 320 grams for most steaks, and you can also order chicken, duck and pork. The wine list is not too expensive and value for money is something that characterises the restaurant. Therefore, you should also book a table, which can be done online via the website.

Stejkárna also has a restaurant in Vinohrady for your convenience – the address is Říčanská 7

Stejkárna Holešovice

Brasileiro, 2 addresses: Na Příkopě 22, Prague 1 and U Radnice 13, Prague 1. The two locations share the same menu and concept, but the spaces are very different. The first is relatively modern and airy, the second is in old vaulted basement rooms with atmosphere but less airy. It’s a matter of temperament what you prefer. These are not steak restaurants, but instead specialise in Brazilian Churrasco, which is food cooked on skewers over a grill. There is also a delicious buffet with salads and cold delicacies. It’s all-you-can-eat, and the waiters come to the table in a steady stream, offering freshly grilled food until you beg for mercy. The quality is high, and if you’re a good eater, it’s good value for money. A ‘pro-tip’ from the foodie is to say no thank you if they bring a type of meat or cut that is not your first priority. They want to ‘fill’ the guests with the slightly cheaper types, and the business has to make ends meet. But YOU deserve the best!

The more frugal can come on weekdays and get a lower price if you just give up and leave before 6pm. It’s quite a party to eat there, but – and this is a major but – there’s not much peace at the table due to the constant stream of waiters offering food. This makes it suitable for some groups and not for others. If you want to sit and enjoy long conversations, take your time and concentrate on the food and each other, this is not a good choice. Table bookings are essential and can be done online via the website.


Vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Prague

When I moved to the city in 2007, it was almost impossible for a vegetarian to get an appetising meal in Prague. A salad, mind you, and if you were lucky, they had remembered to leave out the bacon. Or one of the Czech national dishes, fried cheese, which, along with French fries and tartar sauce, is still the hangover cure-all. Things have moved fast, things have changed, and today Prague is actually one of the world’s top 10 capitals in terms of vegetarian/vegan restaurants per capita.

Disclosure: I’m not a vegetarian and have no experience with the restaurants. I follow what is being discussed about food in the city, so I have chosen the recommendations on that basis. I’m not going to describe them, because that wouldn’t be honest. But check out their websites.

CountrylifeMelantrichova 15, Prague 1

EstrellaOpatovická  17, Prague 1

MaitreaTýnská ulička 6, Prague 1

Lehká hlavaBoršov 2, Prague 1

Pastva, Nádražní 102, Prague 5

Spojka Karlin , Pernerova 697/35. Please note that Spojka is not a dedicated vegetarian restaurant. Instead, they define themselves as flexitarian and can present dishes that will appeal to vegetarians, meat eaters and those in between. I often hear it praised for its elaborate, imaginative and delicious menu and for the balance of the dishes, which contain plenty of vegetables, even in meat dishes. If you’re a mixed crowd, Spojka is a good choice!

Spojka Karlin

Asian restaurants in Prague

This group will bring together some of the great restaurants serving Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and other Asian food.

“K” – The Two Brothers Indian RestaurantPetrská 12, Prague 1. The restaurant belongs to two brothers from an area in India, which was originally a kingdom with a very complicated name beginning with the letter ‘K’. Hence the name. When they took over the premises, they spent 18 months renovating and decorating with Indian antiques, and it was not in vain. Personally, I think it’s the most beautiful restaurant in the city, but none of that would matter if the food wasn’t great. And it is. It’s the best Indian food I’ve had anywhere and the service is extremely friendly. It’s not a competition for the restaurant to cook the food as spicy as possible, and you can simply choose the strength on a scale of 1-10. They are good at hitting the mark. A 7 is very hot, even for me, a chilli lover, so don’t be ashamed to choose a 3 if you want to be able to relax while eating. One great thing about Indian restaurants (and many Asian restaurants in general) is that the food is great for sharing. If there are a few of you, order some rice, some naan bread and then different starters and mains that you can all try. They come in separate bowls and you each get a plate to throw your flavours on. I think the restaurant is fantastic!

Last time I was at the restaurant, I had prawns for starters, garlic naan, basmati rice and a lamb curry. 2 people could have easily shared that meal. So if there are more of you, you can just order less than you think you need. You can always order a little more…

“K” – The Two Brothers Indian Restaurant

Siam OrchidNa Poříčí 21, Prague 1. Thai restaurant. Once you find the address, you still have to look carefully among all the signs, figure out how to enter the building, go up to the first floor and pass a massage parlour – and then you come to the humble-looking restaurant, which most of all reminds me of an eatery in a soi (side street) in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. There’s no fancy, expensive furniture and high-end modern gimmicks, but there is a Thai waiter behind the bar and of course a Thai chef in the kitchen, and it’s this whole atmosphere combined with the quality of the food that makes it my favourite Thai restaurant in Prague. On the menu you can see how spicy the dishes are, which is worth noting because unlike most Thai restaurants in Prague, the strength is authentic. Of course, you can explain how you like it and there are also dishes without chilli or other dangerous stuff. In my opinion, Siam Orchid is the most authentic Thai restaurant in Prague.

Siam Orchid

NOI – the art of tasteÚjezd 19, Prague 1. Thai restaurant with modern and tasteful decor and a hip lounge atmosphere that many will find delicious and inviting. Occasionally there’s even a DJ discreetly mixing the lounge music, which is not too loud in my opinion. It’s not discotheque volume at all. In good weather you can sit in the courtyard. The menu is extensive and they adapt the seasoning to local flavours, unless you insist (and I mean insist!) that it be more like Thailand. As with all my other Asian suggestions, it’s nice to order some dishes to share if you’re in a group.

NOI – the art of taste

Yori RestaurantMasarykovo nábřezi 12, Prague 1. Asian restaurant – and what is that, you might ask? It’s actually quite common in Prague for a restaurant not to stick to a particular national cuisine, but to call itself an ‘Asian restaurant’ instead. They’re rarely bad, but they’re also rarely great, because it’s as if they’re neither really good nor bad at any of the things they try to excel at. Fortunately, there are exceptions, and Yori is one of them. You can get dishes from Vietnam, Thailand and a bit of Korean, and everything I’ve tasted has been really delicious and authentic. The dishes are light, there are fresh vegetables in them, and both vegetarians and vegans will be able to have a good experience with any meat-eating friends. The prices are fair and the times I’ve been there, the team of young waiters have been sweet, friendly and helpful. So much so that I found it became part of the experience. But that kind of thing depends a lot on who is currently employed, so I’m not making any promises.

Yori Restaurant

Macao & WokTruhlářská 3, Prague 1. Chinese restaurant – or the closest you can get to a Chinese restaurant in the centre of Prague at the moment. There have been some that were more authentic, but unfortunately they didn’t make the grade, so chicken feet and pickled pig’s ears are out of the question.

Macao & Wok has a good selection and their prices are fair. It would be my favourite ‘Chinese’ restaurant at the moment, far better than the Chinese restaurants I’ve tried in Denmark, and here you can also get dishes that are not so heavy – and again it would be obvious to order food ‘to the table’ so you can taste something different. Vegetarians and vegans can join in!

On the latest menu, I see that they also offer sushi and Thai food. So many in the family can fulfil their specific desires.

Macao & Wok

Pho Vietnam Tuan & LanAnglická 15 and Slavíkova 1 Prague 2. The largest non-European immigrant group in the Czech Republic is Vietnamese – there are historical reasons for this, dating back to the Vietnam War. For many years, Vietnamese mostly opened some kind of Chinese restaurants, which were neither authentic nor special, but always cheap. They weren’t/aren’t bad either, so it’s a great way to find a good and cheap meal. But in recent years, interest in Vietnamese specialities has grown, and it was Tuan & Lan who spearheaded the popular spread of this new ‘movement’. So it’s only fair that it’s their restaurants that are highlighted here. If you like freshly prepared food with good ingredients, a light feeling in your stomach and affordable prices, visit one of their two restaurants. Vietnamese food is usually not very chilli-influenced, but the flavours are fresh and almost crunchy.

Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan

Ngô restaurantJugoslávská 661/23, Prague 2. Ngô restaurant was originally located in Prague 8, Karlin, but has now moved to Vinohrady, a stone’s throw from Náměstí Míru.

As mentioned, there are many Vietnamese restaurants in Prague and they are usually excellent. But as soon as you walk into Ngô, you can tell it’s next level – a little more inviting, a little more modern, a little more detail-orientated. As it turns out, the food is a little more delicious too. The menu has some slightly fanciful names for the otherwise traditional dishes, and don’t let that confuse you. If there are two or more of you, you can order the ‘family dinner of the day’, which is several different dishes to share. It changes, if not daily, then regularly.

The food is not chilli-spiced, so everyone can join in. The ingredients are good and fresh, the preparation is delicious!

Ngô restaurant

Gourmet experiences in Prague

If you appreciate an extraordinary restaurant experience and are willing to pay for it, you should visit a few of the exclusive restaurants in Prague. The dishes will be works of art on the plate, the service will be exquisite, and there will usually be a wine menu available for purchase, where the restaurant’s sommelier will have selected the wines that go perfectly with each dish. It’s rare that I can afford to go out and spend perhaps 150 euros on a dining experience, but because there used to be a restaurant festival in Prague every winter, where some of the city’s top restaurants created a special tasting menu at an affordable price (around 25 euros for 3 courses and 2 glasses of wine), I’ve still had the pleasure of trying some of the city’s very best restaurants.

The EateryU Uranie 18, Prague 7. The first restaurant in this category is slightly different from the rest, as it doesn’t offer a tasting menu with many small dishes and a matching wine menu. Instead, you choose à la carte, typically 3 courses and also choose your own wine. The Eatery is cheaper than the next two restaurants on the list, but the food is fantastic and fully gourmet.

The owner of The Eatery is Pavel Býček, and for a number of years he was the head chef at the Michelin-starred Alcron restaurant. But at some point he wanted to move on and although the head chef, Roman Paulus, remained at Alcron, they lost their Michelin star the following year. I can’t say for sure that was the reason, and Alcron still makes great food. But Pavel Býček opened The Eatery instead, which serves very high class food but in slightly larger portions to suit most people’s appetites with a 3-course menu. High quality ingredients are used, but often some unconventional and not particularly exclusive products that are given a life of their own in the hands of a master. If you find some of the dishes too ‘weird’, you can bypass them in favour of something more traditional. Prices at the time of writing are in the region of 35-45 euros for 3 courses. The restaurant also has an incredible wine list, with bottles ranging from 15-2300 euros.  Generally speaking, the profit per bottle is not as high as it usually is in restaurants, so you really get something extra for your money if you decide to spend 10 euros more than you originally intended. Personally, I consider The Eatery to be one of the most exciting new restaurants in Prague in recent years and I think the quality of the food far exceeds what you have to pay for it. But it’s not for everyone – if you consider yourself picky, you might be a little put off by the menu. However, if you’re curious about food, then get going!

The Eatery

Grand CruLodecká 4, Prague 1. When I ate here during the restaurant festival a few years ago, I was so impressed that my friends were probably tired of hearing about it for a while. The dishes were imaginatively composed, but each element on the plate had a flavour and texture that contributed to the whole. The service was relaxed but also very friendly, and ‘my’ waiter, with whom I chatted a bit, even invited me to see the kitchen where the chefs prepared the treats with great precision. An amazing experience. At the time of writing, a 5-course tasting menu with accompanying wines costs a total of 110 euros.

Grand Cru

Restaurant MlýnecNovotného lávka 9, Prague 1. Right by the Charles Bridge is this spacious gourmet restaurant. I’ve eaten there quite a few times during the restaurant festival and it used to be one of the highlights. It has simply never disappointed me. The dishes are imaginative without being ‘far out’ and the service is friendly. At the time of writing, a 4-course tasting menu with accompanying wines costs a total of €105 and a 5-course tasting menu with wine costs €120. They are worth every cent.

A particular highlight is their weekly brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30-15:00. I say ‘brunch’ because it’s more like a luxurious lunch.

You get 2-3 small starters, 2-3 main courses and 2 desserts, all served at the table. Throughout the brunch there is prosecco, red wine, white wine, freshly squeezed orange juice, beer, various non-alcoholic drinks and coffee – everything you can drink.

Everything is of high quality, the service is helpful and friendly and for the price (Czk. 1,345,-, 55 euros on 30 August 2023) it is nothing less than a bargain. Entry by reservation only, the price is possible because they know exactly how much to cook and serve.

Restaurant Mlýnec

Prague also has 2 restaurants with a Michelin star. Actually, writing that there are two Michelin-starred restaurants in Prague is misleading, because no stars have been awarded in the Czech Republic since 2022. The people behind the Michelin Guide charge a very substantial amount of money to even show up and rate restaurants, and since 2022 no one has been able to agree on who should pay this bill.

Unfortunately, I haven’t eaten there, but I hear positive things about them, and especially the first of the two is said to be very exciting and quite amazing.

La Degustation Bohême BourgeoiseHaštalská 18, Prague 1. This restaurant has had a Michelin star for the longest time. It is relatively small and usually it is wise to book a table well in advance. There is no a la carte menu, but usually two tasting menus that focus on Czech traditions in modern and very refined versions.

Field RestaurantU Milosrdných 12, Prague 1. The restaurant focuses on presenting great ingredients in a modern and often seemingly simple way. Expect surprising versions of dishes you thought you knew.