Authentic Dishes as Your Czech Grandmother Would Prepare Them

Prague's Old Town district is dotted with restaurants serving traditional food. Come with a big appetite because portion are huge. The flavor of the dishes is authentic, as if prepared by your Czech grandmother, if you had one. An all time favorite is vepro-knedlo-zela in other words pork, dumplings and sauerkraut. Most restaurants have this on the menu. Ceska Hospoda Na Vinohradech is paradise for meat lovers who want to try traditional Czech cuisine, their pork and dumplings are second to none.

If you haven't eaten pork knuckle, you haven't been to Prague. Enjoy this at the Strahov Monastic Brewery right on top Petrin Hill. Be warned: the horseradish sauce is very strong. Wash it down with St Norbert Beer, brewed on the premises. This restaurant fills up quickly and be prepared to share your table with others. Homestyle roast duck is what every visitor to Prague should eat at least once. It is always on the menu in Ferdinanda in the Mala Strana district. Include before or after your meal a visit to the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Church of Our lady of Victory just across the road. The sausage stands at Wenceslas Square are the ideal spot for a quick lunch. Their speciality in the winter months is mulled wine.



Sausage Stands
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The sausage stands at Wenceslas Square are an institution. They are greasy, they are noisy but above all they serve food people crave for. Spicy sausages and Frankfurters sizzle on the griddle. With a hunk of brown bread they are meal in itself....  Read More

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Strahov Monastic Brewery
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The Strahov Monastic Brewery, Klastarni Pivovar, occupies a platinum location right next to Strahov Monastry and close to Prague Castle. Sample unfiltered amber or dark St. Norbert beer in the brewery pub. In summer join the locals and tourists...  Read More

Restaurace U Rozvarilu
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Na Stare Fare
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Restaurant-cum-patisserie Na Star�are, In the Old Vicarage, is a place that everyone loves. Make yourself comfortable under shady umbrellas in the garden. Enjoy your coffee with Sachertorte, Austrian of origin but Czechs have used the...  Read More

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Ztráty a Nálezy
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Ztr� a N�zy is only a short walk away from bustling Wenceslas Square. This atmospheric restaurant is strewn with Ztr� a N�zy, which is Czech for lost and found. Boxer gloves, a robust bicycle, ancient set of skis, a...  Read More

Ovocny Svetozor Sokolovska
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Ceska Hospoda Na Vinohradech
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Jama Bar & Grill
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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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