Czech Cuisine is More than Dumplings and Cabbage

When in Prague, it is essential to sample authentic local cuisine in a beer garden, but if you like to eat healthier food stick to international cuisine. The Czech Republic prides itself in some topnotch produce from smoked meats to game and wild mushrooms. 

Forget about cholesterol and calories, share a table in Ferdinanda. Feast on schnitzels as big as doormats, heaps of sausages and generous helpings of goulash. Non-carnivores have a difficult time but not when they dine in U Maltezskych Ryteru, whose menu always features several vegetarian dishes. Havansky Pavilion is dining with sweeping city views. French cuisine is at its best in Restaurant Celeste on the top floor of the Dancing House. Michelin has not awarded stars to many restaurants in Prague. The prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand status, a reward for reasonably prices, high quality food has been awarded to Restaurant Mlynec. 

Here are ten restaurants that will tickle your taste buds and make your trip to Prague one to remember.

Restaurace U Rozvarilu
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If you want to experience Prague before the revolution, come for a meal to Restaurace U Rozvarilu on the top floor of Bila Labut Shopping Center. The restaurant is a time capsule of Socialist Prague, when orange, red and dark brown were the...  Read More

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Hanavsky Pavilion
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Nestled among pine trees in leafy Letna Park, Hanavsky Pavilion overlooks the winding Vltava River and offers the best bird's eye view of Prague's bridges and towers. Neo Baroque Hanavský Pavilion was built for the National Jubilee Exhibition...  Read More

Jama Bar & Grill
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The Jáma Bar & Grill, near Palladium Shopping Center, is a pub with extraordinary cuisine and Czech beers on tap; Pilsner Urquell, Jihlava, Lobkowicz, ?erna Hora, Kla?t?r or Rychtar. Choose from the daily lunch specials chalked on the wall...  Read More

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Locals are common and tourists are rare at Ferdinanda, thanks to its location just far enough from action, but still close enough to one of Prague's secret tourist's sights; Infant Jesus of Prague in the Church of Our Lady of Victory. As you...  Read More



Bellevue means French dining with a breathtaking view, that's so spectacular it will give you goose bumps. The multicourse tasting menus includes crisp roasted duck in honey-lavender sauce or grilled suckling pork chops with mustard sauce...  Read More



Celeste Restaurants's circular dining room atop the Dancing House offers sweeping, views of Vltava River and Prague Castle. In summer, tables spill out on to the terrace. The French chef Gwendal Le Ruyet makes every meal a culinary adventure....  Read More



U Maltezskych Ryteru is located in a medieval building that once served as a hospice for the Knights of Malta. Candlelit tables are tucked away in stone and brick Gothic vaults. This is a place only possible in Prague. The short menu lists...  Read More



Nebozizek Restaurant surrounded by woodland is half-way up Petrin Hill. Sit for the best panoramic views in the glass conservatory, heated in winter, or retreat to the main building where the pianist plays most nights. Some of the Czech...  Read More



Sit in the Baroque dining room or on the summer terrace with a corner view of Prague Castle. The candle lit dining room is the perfect setting for a romantic meal. Crystal chandeliers, bowls of shining fruit and colorful flowers in elegant vases...  Read More



Chef Marek Purkart of Mlynec Restaurant believes in a climate smart menu, in other words do not expect fresh strawberries in December or pumpkin soup in spring. Dining in Mlynec Restaurant is a pleasure for the taste buds and easy on your...  Read More


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Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

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