Prague is renowned for its incredible history, culture and amazing food scene. Before our trip, I’d heard so much about the various things to try while we were there so it’s safe to say I had a pretty long list of where to eat, drink and party in Prague before we’d even set off!
We ate so well while in Prague and I actually think it’s my favourite ever place for the foodie scene; every single thing we ate and drank was just heavenly!
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my best foodie recommendations in Prague, in case you’re planning a trip there and want to try everything that it has to offer.
Here’s where to eat, drink and party in Prague.
We were in Prague for four mornings in total but as we had our own apartment, we actually bought breakfast to cook in the apartment for two days so that we weren’t eating out for every single meal, every day.
However, when we did go out for breakfast/brunch in Prague, we were delighted to discover the vast range of options and incredible offerings of food.
The first place we ate at while in Prague was a gorgeous little cafe called Proti Proudu. The interior consists of soft wood furnishings, a glass cabinet showcasing all their delicious treats and a smattering of tables dotted around for customers.
While the atmosphere was lovely, it was just a tad too hipster for my liking, However, the food that we ate here more than more up for that!
Matt opted for the fried eggs and bacon served with a side of crusty bread and salad garnish. Already being a huge fan of fried eggs, Matt’s dish certainly lived up to his expectations and he was thrilled with the runny consistency of the eggs, the crispiness of the bacon and the delicious crustiness of the bread.
If there was one qualm to be made about Matt’s breakfast dish is that it wasn’t really the biggest portion, but it was certainly enough to fill a hole and was so yummy that he really didn’t mind!
I went for something that was a little out of my usual full English breakfast comfort zone; the beef brisket on sourdough bread with crispy onions, salad and lashings of mayonnaise and relish.
I’m so glad that I decided to branch out because this breakfast option was one of the best breakfast choices I’ve ever eaten while on holiday. The brisket was intensely flavoursome and paired perfectly with the crispy onions and mayonnaise. The sourdough bread made the perfect base for the brisket and I honestly couldn’t recommend this dish enough if you ever get the chance to visit Proti Proudu while in Prague.
Hot chocolates: 80Kč each (£2.70)
Fried eggs and bacon: 125Kč (£4.20)
Beef brisket: 165Kč (£5.50)
On our last morning in Prague we paid a visit to one of the most highly rated cafes in the area we were staying in; Muj Salek Kavy. Again, this place was pretty hipster but the food was absolutely heavenly and it was such a lovely, cute cafe.
This time I did actually go for a full English breakfast that came equipped with sausages, bacon, beans, mushrooms, potatoes, eggs and toast.
It was such a good portion size and tasted absolutely delicious! The eggs were runny, the sausages were some of the nicest I’ve had in another country and it was the perfect way to start our last day in Prague.
At Muj Salek Kavy, Matt went for the poached eggs that were served on a bed of ham, horseradish sauce and sourdough toast. The eggs were unbelievably runny (just how you want them to be!) and they paired perfectly with the thick cuts of ham and sourdough toast.
At first, Matt wasn’t sure if he even liked horseradish sauce but it’s safe to say he’s been fully converted after this exquisite breakfast meal!
Poached eggs: 140Kč (£4.70)
Full English breakfast: 150Kč (£5)
Matt’s coffee: 70Kč (£2.30)
Breakfast tea: 60Kč (£2)
While we were in Prague, we ate at some of the most highly recommended restaurants on TripAdvisor; Matt and I always do our research whenever we eat out as we want to ensure that we get to sample some of the city’s best food.
After our first full day of exploring Prague, we’d managed to walk over 20,000 steps so it’s safe to say we were just a little tired. We were intending to go out to dinner but as soon as we got back to the apartment, we just crashed.
Thankfully, there was an Italian restaurant literally right next door to our apartment building so Matt ran down and picked up some pizzas for us to take back up to our apartment.
It did kind of feel like we should have at least eaten in the actual restaurant but it was actually pretty bloody divine to just chill out in the most beautiful apartment (blog post coming soon!), eating cheese and ham pizza and reflecting on our first day in Prague.
The pizzas were lovely, incredibly cheesy and piping hot; they weren’t necessarily the best pizzas I’d ever eaten (hello, I’ve been to Venice and Rome!) but they did the job and I’d still highly recommend it if you’re staying in the Karlín vicinity of Prague.
Pizza: 162Kč (£5.40)
I mentioned Výtopna in my post about the best things to see and do in Prague, and now I’m including it again because I think it’s one of the coolest places I’ve ever eaten at!
Výtopna is a restaurant that serves your drinks straight to your table via a modern railway set! It was such a unique experience seeing my glass of wine delivered to our table on a miniature train!
We also decided to grab a bite to eat while we were there and went for the mix of meat specialties which was a platter consisting of pulled beef and pork, pork ribs, chicken hot wings and roast beef slices accompanied by a side of coleslaw and meat juice gravy.
The food was nice and tasty but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had; the portion size was also meant to be for two people but we found that there wasn’t actually quite enough food for both of us so we ordered a side of fries too!
Despite the food not being out of this world, I would still highly recommend paying a visit to Výtopna, simply just for the incredible experience. Make sure you either book a table or get there as early as possible as the queues can get quite long and you may find yourself waiting up to an hour for a table!
Cider: 65Kč (£2.17)
Wine: 99Kč (£3.30)
Mix of meat specialties: 585Kč (£20)
Fries: 59Kč (£2)
We kind of almost just stumbled across Serial Burgers one afternoon when we were feeling a tad delicate after going out the night before and were in some serious need of something carbolicious! I’m so glad we did discover it though, as it’s definitely one of my favourite places that we ate at while in Prague.
Serial Burgers had some of the most varied options of burgers I’d ever seen; from rabbit burgers to pulled pork burgers, all the way to the most traditional and popular offerings. Both Matt and I were feeling a tad adventurous and decided to go for something out of the ordinary seeing as there were so many options to choose from!
Matt opted for the white rabbit burger that was served with fresh tomato, beetroot, pear and homemade chilli fries. The portion sizes were absolutely huge and we both struggled to finish everything but Matt thoroughly enjoyed his burger choice and would highly recommend it.
Again, I went for something that was a little out of my usual food preferences; the duck confit burger that consisted of duck thigh, red cabbage, potato pancake and plum BBQ sauce. I also ordered a side of homemade garlic fries to go with it – we all know just how obsessed I am with all things garlic!
My burger was an eclectic mix of flavours and textures and both Matt and I agreed that mine was the better out of the two burgers; the meat was tender and juicy, with a crisp exterior that complimented the potato pancake and salad perfectly. I would highly recommend going for the duck confit burger if you ever pay a visit to Serial Burgers!
While we both thoroughly enjoyed dining at Serial Burgers, it definitely wasn’t a place that I’d recommend to vegetarians or vegans as there wasn’t really any veggie-friendly options which is the only downside as I would love to recommend the restaurant to everyone! If you are a meat eater however, then you absolutely need to add Serial Burgers to your list of places to eat in Prague!
Duck burger: 305Kč (£10.20)
Rabbit burger: 255Kč (£8.50)
Coca cola: 45Kč (£1.50)
Cider: 90Kč (£3)
We ate at U Modré Kachničky on our last night in Prague and it was definitely a great place to conclude our final proper meal while in Prague! While the above image doesn’t make the food look too appetising, I can assure you that it absolutely was!
We went for one of the Czech speciality dishes which was a ‘Bohemian baking pan’ for two. The dish was served in a huge roasting dish and consisted of a variety of meats including duck, pork, veal and rabbit and was served with numerous vegetables and potato varieties.
The portion size was absolutely enormous and we both really struggled to finish it off! The meat however, was cooked to perfection and it made for such a wonderful meal for our last night in Prague.
Bohemian baking pan: 1150Kč (£38)
I didn’t actually manage to snap a picture of this hot chocolate as I was just so eager to drink it but it was an absolutely divine hot chocolate! It was located just near Prague Castle and is renowned as the “best hot chocolate in Prague” – I’m not sure I can actually attest to that as I didn’t quite manage to sample enough hot chocolates while in Prague but it was definitely incredibly luxurious!
It actually reminded me an awful lot of the hot chocolate we had in Paris; incredibly rich and decadent and just oozing luxury!
Hot chocolate: 109Kč (£3.65)
One of the most popular things to eat in Prague is their infamous Trdelník; a spit cake consisting of grilled dough that’s topped with sugar and served with a filling or topping of your choice. There are hundreds of places serving Trdelníks in Prague but this particular one was from a street vendor right next to Charles Bridge.
They all vary in price depending where you purchase them from and what kind of filling you have but they usually range in price from around 60Kč to 120Kč for a standard one.
Trdelník: 69Kč (£2.30)
Another incredibly popular Prague delicacy is the Czech take on the classic hot dog. Matt ordered this from the same street vendor where I bought my Trdelník from and it was served with lashings of fried onions, mustard and ketchup.
It was an absolutely mammoth sized hot dog and would definitely make for a great lunch option while walking around Prague!
Hot dog: 99Kč (£3.30)
As we were on holiday, it was only right that we tested out a few of Prague’s bars (for research purposes for this food and drink guide, obviously…). We both knew that Prague was a pretty affordable city compared to the likes of Paris, but neither of us realised just quite how affordable it is. In some places, you could get a pint of beer for £1.50 or cider for £2!
Naturally, it was only right for us to try out a few of the best bars in order to give you guys a comprehensive review 😉
Neither Matt or I are whiskey drinkers at all, but there was something about a whiskey bar inside a 15th century bell tower that instantly piqued our interest.
The interior of the bar was warm, cosy and very hygge and seemed like the perfect place to serve whiskey. We told the barman that neither of us had ever drank whiskey; so naturally he poured us two glasses worth of whiskey to “try”.
I have to say, I’m still not a converted whiskey drinker but if that’s your tipple, then you definitely have to pay a visit to St Henry’s Tower for a glass or two!
Pure malt whiskey: 180Kč (£6)
Old Pulteney whiskey: 105Kč (£3.50)
We were recommended this bar by Matt’s dad who had visited it ten years ago! We were delighted that it was still up and running so we paid it a visit and enjoyed a cheeky cider and white wine while sat at the bar.
The Rope Maker’s Wife also serve food which looked absolutely bloody delicious but we didn’t actually eat there; I’d definitely like to though if we ever go again!
Cider: 75Kč (£2.50)
White wine: 43Kč (£1.40)
This little bar was based underground and we made a brief pit stop here one day after hours of walking. The owners were very friendly and we were pretty much the only people in the bar apart from a group of lads who looked pretty worse for wear!
At just over £4.50 each for a cocktail, it was pretty damn affordable and made a great little place to visit for a quick drink (and to watch American football which was randomly on the TV!).
Sex on the beach cocktail: 139Kč each (£4.65)
Restaurant Gotika is located in the beautiful vicinity of Malá Strana and we stopped here on our last day while we were leisurely walking around Prague before our evening flight.
The glass of wine I had was absolutely huge and at only £3 a glass, it certainly wouldn’t take long for me to be on the floor! We sat outside and watched the world go by; it’s not too far from the John Lennon wall either so it made for a great pit stop on our way there.
Cider: 80Kč (£2.60)
Wine: 90Kč (£3)
Another thing we noticed a lot of in Prague was the number of Absintheries; so of course, we decided to go and check one out ourselves…
I can safely say that Absinthe is absolutely rancid and I won’t be in a hurry to try it again anytime soon, but it was still a pretty cool experience to enjoy while in Prague. It’s definitely not a drink that you’d order on a night out, but while in Prague it only seemed fitting to embrace the Absinthe culture!
Absinthe Red: 110Kč (£3.60)
Prague is largely renowned for its incredible nightlife and bar scene; made popular in recent years due to stag parties and ‘lads’ holidays. While we were there, it only seemed fitting that we try out the Prague nightlife for ourselves, and while we didn’t go on a massive night out clubbing, we did manage to visit a few cool places that I’d highly recommend.
One of my favourite things that we did on our whole trip was visit the rooftop bar at Hotel U Prince. While it’s not quite classed as a nightlife club per se, it was still a wonderful place to start our evening.
We ordered a huge bottle of prosecco to share and enjoyed the spectacular views over the Old Town Square. I’d highly recommend visiting a rooftop bar while in Prague as you’re sure to experience a wonderful selection of food and drink, as well as stunning views of the city.
Prosecco: 699Kč (£23)
Le Valmont was actually the only proper ‘club’ that we visited while in Prague. It was based underground and you had to descend a spiral staircase to get to it; it was free entry to get in and the drinks inside were pretty affordable too.
There were dancers and fire eaters performing too, as well as the most amazing DJ playing throwback dance tracks of the nineties and noughties; it was definitely right up our street! It did get pretty crowded as we were there late on Saturday night so if you’re looking for a more chilled bar crawl, I’d probably skip a visit to Le Valmont.
However, if you’re looking for what promises to be a fantastic night out in Prague, then definitely make sure you pay a visit to Le Valmont!
Cosmopolitan cocktail: 145Kč each (£4.85)
Overall, I’d definitely say that Prague is one of my favourite city breaks in terms of food and drink. Everything was remarkably delicious, affordable and convenient and I’m already dreaming about another burger and Trdelník!
Have you ever been to Prague? Where did you eat, drink and party while you were there? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.