Best Restaurants in Prague
The city of Prague may be known for its beauty and cultural
history, but visitors will be surprised by the diversity of
eateries and cuisines on offer. Largely geared to intrepid
tourists, Prague''s dining scene has come into its own in recent
years and will not disappoint.
Beer is a huge part of Czech culture and cuisine, and it is for
this reason that many gastro-pubs exist with hearty roast meats,
the most common being pork, and vegetables being the perfect
accompaniment to an ice-cold Pilsner Urquell. Knedlíky (boiled
sliced dumplings) are a common accompaniment to meals. Those with a
sweet tooth will enjoy the many pastries in Prague, such as
Kolache, a type of yeast pastry filled with anything from fruits to
cheeses, or poppyseed doughnuts. There are many street vendors
selling local Czech-style hot dogs and mulled wine.
Just about any kind of niche restaurant can be found in Prague,
from Indonesian to Indian or American to Uruguayan. The most
popular dining areas around the city are the Staré Mesto (Old
Town), Nove Mesto (New Town) and Vinohrady. It is customary to tip
waiters 10-15%, although some restaurants in heavily-touristed
areas will add a gratuity.