Today, Prague is a cosmopolitan city where side by side we find restaurants with
cuisines from around the world. In this babel of flavours and aromas, however, you
will still easily recognize a typical Czech restaurant with toothsome dishes, Czech
beer on draught and excellent Moravian wine.
For centuries, traditional Czech cooking was influenced by
other nations due to its location in the centre of Europe,
and likewise Czech cuisine had a big influence on Austrian
and Bavarian cooking. Yet it still maintains a very distinctive
character. Popular Czech dishes include variations of sauces
with meat and dumplings, roast poultry, freshwater fish,
hearty soups, sweet buns, and cold meals that are a perfect
accompaniment to beer.
Many gourmands set off to Prague in search of excellent
. It is offered by most restaurants and bars.
These days, the best beer is being poured in the so-called
brewpubs, which are large, often multi-storey, restaurants
where beer is brewed on site in brass tanks. The best foods
to enjoy with beer are spicy goulash, roast duck, roast pork
knee or, when you are not terribly hungry, sausages pickled in
vinegar called utopenci, literally “drowned men”.
Overlooking the Mandarin Hotel
The Alcron at the Radisson Blu Hotel
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Gastronomy at the highest level can be experienced at the
Alcron restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel (Štěpánská 40) and at
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise (Haštalská 18), which boast
When dining at a restaurant, order the popular Czech dish svíčková
na smetaně –
in cream sauce.
Your plate will arrive
with a slice of quality beef with dumplings, all bathing in a mild yet
flavourful sauce made from vegetables and cream.
If you are looking for a quality restaurant, choose one
that is marked with the
designation guarantees high-quality Czech cuisine in
a pleasant environment. Look for more about Czech
, where food producers from the
Czech countryside come to sell their products – homemade cheese,
sausages, ham, fish delicacies, sweets and wine. Large farmers’
markets take place seasonally, for example, at George of Poděbrady
Square (Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad) and along the waterfront near the
A romantic table for two
Beef tenderloin in cream sauce