Prague Restaurants Offer Quality Meals at Affordable Prices

One of the joys of travelling is eating out. Prague offers lots of opportunities for quality meals at very affordable prices. Lunch is the main meal and can start as early as 11 am, by 2 pm lunch is over and you can order a la carte. Poledni Menu or lunch menu is the secret. It features authentic Czech cuisine and often a few 'foreign' dishes like pasta or hamburgers at prices that make you smile.

When you are with the kids IKEA offers the best value for money meals. No one, young or old, can resist their delicious meat balls. For carnivores, Ceska Hospoda in the Vinohrady district offers traditional schnitzels as large as doormats served with crispy French fries. If you like a panoramic view with your meal, the panorama from the ninth floor of Zlata Praha is hard to beat. Chef Miroslav Kubec will impress you with roast duck Czech style.

French cuisine is best sampled at Chez Marcel. Who can resist coq au vin followed by chocolate mousse? Mussels washed down with Stella Artois are best sampled at Les Moules, a restaurant that specializes in Belgian favorites. If you are fond of seafood, Barock is the restaurant to eat oysters and drink champagne.

The following restaurants tickle your taste buds without emptying your wallet.

Bohemia Bagel Masna
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If you have eaten enough schnitzels, sausages, sauerkraut and dumplings and you crave for 'home food', Bohemia Bagel is the right place to go. The peanut, butter, jelly bagel will certainly tickle your taste buds. Breakfast is served all day....  Read More

Chez Marcel
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Chez Marcel has the look, the feel and the taste of Paris. A young crowd sits around the tables laid with red and white checkered tablecloths in the two brightly painted yellow rooms. The menu is stuffed with French favorites such as snails a la...  Read More



As a break from shopping in chic (and expensive) Pariszka street, Barock is a heaven of peace. The menu takes you on a journey with specialties that are inspired by culinary art from the occident and the orient. Lunch al fresco in summer or...  Read More

Zlata Praha Restaurant
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Situated on the ninth floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, Zlata Praha is dining with a view. The panoramic windows of this rooftop restaurant offer striking views of the Vltava River, and the spires and rooftops of the Old Town. In summer...  Read More



Les Moules is simply one the best Belgian restaurants in Prague. The delicious and fresh meals are marvelously well presented. The kitchen specializes in moules, mussels. The mussels arrive from Denmark within 12 hours from fishing and are...  Read More

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Vozovna Stromovka
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Vozovna is Czech for Tram Depot and that is exactly what the building used to be. Totally revamped, Vozovna takes advantage of the park environment that surrounds it. Indoor plenty of tables, but on a warm day you can sit outside under bright...  Read More

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Ceska Hospoda Na Vinohradech
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If you are looking for authentic Czech cuisine, head for Ceska Hospoda Na Vinohradech. It is a popular place and often packed for lunch especially on weekdays. You will find a place because it is quite usual to share a table. Most young Czechs...  Read More

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IKEA is not only famous for its Swedish design furniture but also for its excellent meals that won't break the bank. Swedish meat balls are the favorite of everyone, small portion if you are not so hungry, large portion for the big eater. IKEA...  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



More than fifty types of pizza plus pasta, salads, a kids' menu and entertainment tempt fathers , mothers and grandparents on a regular basis. Pizzas are prepared in front of you in traditional wood-fired ovens by experienced chefs. Neapolitan...  Read More


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