Located in a 14th-century building, this excellent vegetarian restaurant stays packed from all day. The cafeteria-style set-up features a huge salad bar, soups and a selection of main courses which change daily. Popular with students, grandmas, business people and everyone in between, the restaurant also serves a wide range of fruit juices and teas. A large bakery flanks the main restaurant. Perfect for the quick snack or long drawn out afternoon meal, it is only a short walk from both Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.
This bakery stands two blocks from Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square). It offers fresh bread, cheesecake, brownies and croissants as well as sandwiches and side dishes. Many consider the desserts on offer here to be among the best in Prague. This could well be because everything is made fresh on the premises and from natural ingredients.
A popular hangout, U Maleho Glena's food and service are better than average and a comfortable vibe pervades throughout. Jazz fans take note as the tiny cellar plays host to live local jazz every night of the week. Its small size means that you always have a great seat to watch the band from. Usually frequented by people who like to linger and have conversations, this jazz cafe is open till the wee hours of the morning.
Although this immaculate 15th-century cellar restaurant is nominally Czech, the chef has diverted into continental territory. Soft lighting accompanies you down, down, down to an intimate space covered in stone-vaulted ceilings. The turtle soup is a local favorite as is the escargot in the starters department. Although straightforward beef, chicken and pork dishes are available, someone in your party must try an alligator or ostrich steak! The place tends to be quiet and usually has most guests speaking in hushed tones. There is an impressively wide selection of Moravian wines on offer.
Located in the classy Hotel Hoffmeister, ADA Restaurant proves to be a similarly luxurious dining option. The dishes served range from classic Czech cuisine to fine French-influenced dining. Whether you're eating at a table in the elegantly decorated restaurant or in the garden outdoors, the experience will certainly add to your memories of Prague.
Escape the tourist onslaught of Old Town Square, pop into the quieter Tyn Square and head down a narrow passage where you will find this restaurant hiding unassumingly in the corner. Once inside, inspect the fresh catches of the day which have been flown in (pike perch, eel and salmon, to name a few) before taking a seat in the sleek, cavernous interior. For starters, dive into sea snails in garlic butter before choosing one of the freshwater or saltwater seafood options. In the warmer months, you can enjoy a pleasant, relaxing lunch outside under the twin towers of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn. According to The New York Times, this place offers "the freshest fish in Central Europe".
Centrally located in Old Town Prague, Studio Damuza is known as the "oldest basement" in Prague. It is located in the basement of a historic Renaissance building.
Good food and great view of the Vinohrady hill make Restaurant Le Papillon a place to be, if you want to spend some quiet hours dining with your guests or all by yourself. The best seasonal ingredients from around the world are used to create a la carte gourmet meals. Eating here is a culinary experience in itself. In July 2007 this restaurant won the 'Seven Stars and Stripes', the ultimate award for Cuisine & Service.
The pinnacle of Prague's luxurious dining experiences, this opulent restaurant is located inconspicuously in a wooded area on a small island on the Vltava River, beside the National Theater. It is popular with the elite of Czech society and often the site of galas, government receptions and film sets. The Zofin offers Czech cuisine with an excellent selection of Moravian vintages and wines from various regions in France. Built in 1886, the palace was immaculately restored between 1992 and 1994.
The Kavárna 3+1 is a cafe and bar where one can enjoy a sober coffee or sip on some head spinning wine. The venue is very popular with the younger working generation as Wi-Fi is available thus, making pre or post work coffee more enjoyable. There are various events that take place here too such as plays and exhibitions, hence, making the Kavárna 3+1 quite a cultural hub. For further details on the club and upcoming events, do check their website,
With evocative Cuban decor, La Casa de la Havana Vieja is a classic Cuban cocktail bar. If you want to try different types of Cuban rum, this is just the right place for you. The bar has a large collection of trendy gastronomy beverages and one of their favorite is Rum Distillate. Testing plates can be ordered with 4 types of your choice of alcohol, to explore the variety they have. Classic snacks are available on the menu, that go well with their blend of Cuban drinks. La Casa de la Havana Vieja also provide their venue for hire for corporate events, family celebrations and public events. If you love Cuba and want a feel of it, then visit La Casa de la Havana Vieja, when in Prague.