The Prague Dining Experience: from French Cuisine to Bohemian Platter

Prague's Nove Mesto quarter is dotted with restaurants, cafes and beer halls all serving Czech specialties from Bohemian platter in Pivovarsky Dum to roast goose in Mlynec. Prague is the only city with a dancing house. When the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry designed the Dancing House to fill the place of a bombed apartment, the finished building caused quite a stir in 1996. The only way to see the inside is dining in Restaurant Celeste on the top floor. You will be treated to topnotch French cuisine. The sweeping view is the bonus. You can listen to rousing accordion music in Art Nouveau decorated Plzenska Restaurant, in the Municipal House. This is also the perfect spot to rest your feet for a while and indulge in Viennese coffee and crispy apple strudel with a big dollop of whipped cream. Come back in the evening for the full meal. Join the locals and spend the evening in micro-brewery Novomestsky Pivovar drinking the home brew accompanied by schnitzels as large as doormats. Like many Prague restaurants Zofin Garden Restaurant is very child friendly. A play corner with toys, books and crayons inside. The outside playground with swings and climbing frames will make them very hungry.

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

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

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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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

No wonder that Café Louvre is perpetually crowded. The location is central and the menu goes forever. This Parisian style café dates back to 1902, was forced to close in 1948 when the Soviets took over. Since its re-opening in 1992, Café...  Read More

Plzenska Restaurant
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Plzenska Restaurant takes its name from the most famous of all Czech beers; Pilsner Urquell, brewed in the city of Plzen or Pilsen in west Bohemia. This beer hall is one of the restaurants in the Municipal House, the most elegant and elaborately...  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

Novomestsky Pivovar
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Novomestsky Pivovar is a micro-brewery and a popular restaurant where you might lose your way in the underground maze of rooms done in farmhouse décor. This pub is popular and sometimes it is difficult to find a seat. This is no problem, table...  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

Favored by locals, Pivovarsky Dum exels in light, mixed and dark unfiltered beer. This is not the only reason to pop in here. This Micro Brewery is the perfect pub to taste flavored beers; coffee, champagne, banana or cherry. These beers offer...  Read More


Meet Marianne Crone

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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