The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Prague
Prague is famous for its lavish and downright delicious cuisine. This ancient city has taken only the very best cooking techniques and flavour combinations from its neighbouring European cities and has created some of the finest restaurants in the world. From fine dining, luxury speakeasies and stunning rooftop views, to quick bites, traditional pubs and budget eats, there is a Prague restaurant to suit everyone. So, if you’re looking to eat your way through the city, check out the best places to eat and drink in Prague.
Top Restaurants in Prague
We know that many Prague visitors who want to eat their way through the city are on a budget. While we do sometimes visit fine dining venues when we travel, we think you do not have to compromise on quality even if you have a tight travel budget. And many times going for the cheap eats in Prague actually brings you the local immersion travelers crave wherever they go. Because we want you to eat well in Prague even if you do not have a gold credit card, we bring you some tips for the best cheap food in Prague.
Top Bistro: Maso a Kobliha
Prague is absolutely littered with bistros, but the one that always seems to come out on top is Maso a Kobliha. This cute little restaurant is located just steps from it’s older sister Sansho restaurant, but don’t let that fool you, Maso a Kobliha has gained a spotlight all for itself. The magic of this picturesque bistro comes from the partnership of two people; Paul Day, the owner of The Real Meat Society Butcher’s and their world-class Czech meat, and Julka, arguably the best baker in the city. Must try dishes include their famous scotch eggs, gravlax on toast, meat pies and the best doughnuts in Prague!
Top Bar: Black Angel’s Bar
This devilishly good bar is located in the Gothic cellar of the medieval U Prince Hotel in Prague’s Old Town Square. Everything about Black Angel Bar screams 20th-century luxury speak-easy, and for a very good reason. The entire menu of this bar has been created based on the notes and sketches of the famous 20th-century bartender Alois Krcha. Every aspect of this lavish bar is dripping with dark elegance and wicked fun. Their speciality cocktails consist of creative gin, rum, whiskey and even Absinthe mixes, so this old timey bar is sure to bring out your dark side.
Top Fast Food: Sisters
We know that when you’re running around the city, trying to fit in all of the amazing attractions and sites, it can be difficult to find time to sit down and enjoy a meal… That’s what Sisters was invented for. This traditional Czech fast food restaurant has made it to our best places to eat and drink in Prague list for a reason. Sisters serves up some of the most delicious ‘Chlebicek’, traditional Czech open-faced sandwiches in Prague, and they are super affordable. The proud owner Hana Michopulu states that eating his Chlebicek is like having a three-course meal on a piece of bread. Try their classic ham and potato salad, smoked mackerel, or for the more adventurous taste buds, their pickled herring with wasabi mayo.
Top Pub: U Buldoka
No best places to eat and drink in Prague list would be complete without mentioning a Czech pub. Prague is full of these friendly and vibrant watering holes, but not all of them are cut from the same cloth. We wholeheartedly recommend a trip to U Buldoka. Not only do they serve up some of the best and cheapest pub-grub in the city, but they also have free-flowing beer and live music. What makes U Buldoka so unique is their crazy decor. The moment you step through the door, you’ll notice the walls are full of various Czech sports souvenirs and postcards from all over the world. For the true Prague pub experience, a trip to U Buldoka is not to be missed.
Top View: T-Anker Bar
Absolutely nothing beats sitting on the T-Anker rooftop with a crisp and cool beer in your hand while gazing out over the stunning architecture of Prague. This amazing rooftop bar is located in the very heart of Prague’s Old Town, and is reachable only by an external and private elevator. T-Anker change their amazing 9-faucet beer menu every week and showcase some of the best Czech and world beers. Their specially trained team will give you recommendations from their impressive 60 beer selection menu, while you enjoy the absolute best view of ancient Old Town Prague.
For more beer recommendations, see our top nightlife activities picks.
Top Fine Dining: Belcredi
A trip to Prague wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the city’s fine dining cuisine. There’s no better place to do this than at the fantastic Restaurant Belcredi. Their lavish dining room is located in the stunning chateau Letenský Zámaček, nestled in the heart of the very charming Letná Park. Enjoy their gourmet menu filled with luxury European dishes, all with distinct Italian and French influences, and of course, a touch of Czech. Enjoy their tantalising cuisine while sipping on a full-bodied red, by the soft glow of candlelight.