As regular readers will know I recently went to Prague. Now whilst I know the typical brown food of the Czech Republic isn’t what everyone gets excited for, but there’s some great places to eat in the city of Prague.
Thanks to Katy I invested in the newest version of the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guide to Prague. The guides have recently been updated and include newer food and drink recommendations as well as great guides for different lengths of stays in the city. It also has some great ideas for walking routes around each of the quarters of the city. But today I’m sharing with you Three Places to Eat in Prague.
We were staying in the Smíchov area (nearest metro station is Andel). On our first night we walked up to Mala Strana and took the recommendation from my DK book of Baráčnická Rychta. This is a traditional Czech restaurant, with wonderful wooden panelling and a traditional menu. I had the Beef Goulash with potato dumplings and Dr W had the Wild Boar with onion and garlic dumplings. Let me start by saying ALL HAIL THE DUMPLING. This meal set the tone for future meals (aka. ALL the dumplings). Anyway, back to this meal. It was absolutely divine and I must admit, my favourite of the whole weekend. It was also one of the cheaper meals, costing 400 CZK (about £14) each.
On our first proper day we walked A LOT. I’ll be sharing more about what we did in another post. But basically on the first full day (a Saturday) we made the mistake of going to the Jewish Quarter. Duh, the Sabbath. Anyway, on our way back into the old town we ended up stopping off for a late lunch at Krčma. This restaurant is in a basement and the stairs are unassuming so it’s a little easy to miss. Here I went with a wonderful Schnitzel with Onion and Garlic Mash Potato. Whereas the boys went with a ridiculous sharing Meat Platter. There was Pork Knuckle, Sausage and many different kinds of Ribs. It was a little ridiculous, especially as it came with a platter of 3 different kinds of dumplings (again ALL HAIL THE DUMPLING!) It was a lunch that I needed rolling out of the restaurant after, and definitely one that you need to add to your list.
Restaurant V Kolkovne
The other restaurant on the list is Restaurant V Kolkovne, now this place is a little less cosy than the above two restaurants. I have a feeling it’s more of a chain than an independent. The menu was the biggest of the week, but we had no issue with the food. It just wasn’t the first night! I ordered an intriguing dinner called “Moldovian Sparrow,” which is actually pork, not a tiny sparrow. That came with dumplings and two types of cabbage (yup, cabbage is another thing you have to like if you’re coming to Prague!) We also ordered Garlic Bread and Sausages to share, which were pretty tasty. Now for those not into the Czech cuisine, Restaurant V Kolkovne did offer more American/English options, like burgers, sandwiches and fries. It’s also brilliantly accessible whether you’re exploring the Old Town or the Jewish Quarter. Having googled since, it gets hit and miss reviews on service, but we had no issues on our visit.
Have you been to Prague? Would you try any of the places we ate at? Let me know in the comments,