Best of Prague's Fine Dining: Dancing House, French Cuisine and Roast Pork

Czech food doesn't have the reputation French food has. But a Czech dish you should certainly try is roast pork with knedliky, a Czech type of dumplings, and sauerkraut. It brings together the three most popular ingredients in Czech cuisine: pork, dumplings and cabbage. A large mug of Czech beer to wash it down with, completes the meal.

Mlynec Restaurant is one of the best places to savor traditional Czech cuisine prepared by chef Marek Purkart who won the prestigious Bib Gourmand award. Roast duck with red cabbage and knedliky features on the menu of U Tri Zlatych Hvezd,  is located in a three-hundred year old building in the Mala Strana district.

Have you ever had French food in A Dancing House? Celeste's French chef prepares authentic French dishes. The dancing House is an architectural wonder; it consist of two elegant towers which are vaguely reminiscent of a woman and a man dancing together. If you are a fan of Jaroslav Hasek's book 'The Good Soldier Sveijk', be sure to dine at least once in U Kalicha. You will have no problem in reading the menu because it is in sixteen languages, which means that you won't be the only tourist.

Here is a list to help you find your favorite restaurant.





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



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

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



Located on Slavonic island, Zofin Garden restaurant is the most idyllic spot in Prague to enjoy a gourmet meal at affordable prices. In summer, sit under palm trees in the gazebo that resembles an orangery with a multitude of Mediterranean...  Read More



Dine in style in the dining room, the winter garden or sit on the riverside terrace with views of Charles Bridge. No matter where you sit, Kampa Park Restaurant is one of the best places to spot celebrities. The menu features fresh fish and...  Read More



Set in a tastefully renovated Gothic house dating from the fifteenth century, Lahka Hlava is both a restaurant and a tearoom. Lahka Hlava, Czech for Clear Head, is a place where you can clear your head, in a relaxed atmosphere, satisfy your...  Read More

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U Kalicha
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Jaroslav Hasek author of the Good Soldier Svejk and Josef Lada who illustrated the book often drank and ate in Hostinech U Kalicha. Hasek's stories describe a good-natured soldier who is driven by the desire for a good mug of beer. Svejk's...  Read More

U Tri Zlatych Hvezd
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U Tri Zlatych Hvezd, The Three Golden Stars, is situated in a three-hundred year old building under the arches of St Nicolas Church in the Mala Strana district. It's No 8, but you will find the restaurant quicker if you look out for a house sign...  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



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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