Candlelit Dining, Vegetarian Panini, Belgian Mussles: Prague's Josefov District Offers All

The Josefov district is right in the heart of Prague. Pariszka Avenue is the main shopping street with lots of restaurants whose tables spill out on to the pavement on balmy summer evenings. Venture into side streets and you will find culinary delights from simple sandwich bars to chic dining.   

When you are in a romantic mood Zlata Praha offers a candlelit degustation menu that will impress. Are you craving oysters? Barock serves them with bubbly champagne.  Les Moules is specialized in mussles,  prepared the Belgian way with onions, celery and cooked in wine. Their Flemish French fries are a true treat and a good accompaniment to the main courses.

Roast duck with red cabbage and apples is best eaten in Lokal. Wash it down with Pilsner Urquel, the best Czech beer.  If you haven't eaten goulash served in a bread bowl, you haven't been in Prague. Sample this in Bohemia Bagel Masna and you will know why everybody raves about this filling dish.  'La Formule du midi', the lunch menu, of Chez Marcel has the look, the feel and the taste of Paris.

The Josefov neighborhood is known for Dim-sum Chinese Dim-sum, Indonesian fried rice or American Bagels, Belgian chocolate or Italian coffee. Here is a list to help you find your favorite restaurant.




La Casa Argentina
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It is difficult to say which cuisine is better for carnivores; Czech or Argentinian, the portions of meat are huge. La Casa Argentina consists of several rooms, each showing different aspects of the country: a seamen's tavern, Buenos Aires piano...  Read More



Lokal's unique selling point is the beer, Pilsner Urquell kept in special beer tanks and served the classic way with a thick creamy head and a full balanced flavor. Lucas Svoboda, the master beer tender, will tell you everything about the subtle...  Read More



Located close to Old Town Square, Kozicka is an unpretentious bar and restaurant. It is popular with foreigners and Czech alike. Crowded at time, Kozicka always delivers top service. All important Czech beers on tap; Staropramen, Gambrinus,...  Read More



Located in Josefov, the former Jewish district of Prague, Nostress café and Restaurant is the perfect place to sip Italian coffee while sampling Belgian chocolates or ciabatta with mozzarella and prosciutto ham. On the other hand if you like to...  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

Bohemia Bagel Masna
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If you have eaten enough schnitzels, sausages, sauerkraut and dumblings and you crave for 'home food', Bohemia Bagel is the exact 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



Paneria is a popular fast food chain and has a number of shops dotted all over Prague. They are the perfect place for an early breakfast as they open 07.00 or 07.30. They specialize in Italian style sandwiches, bread rolls, baguettes,...  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


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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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