Best Old Town Restaurants in Prague: A Foodie's Guide!

Gone are the days when finding a decent meal in this city of spires was no less of a feat for travellers. Today, though, you can easily expect a burst of heavenly flavours and platterful of wonder on your visit here. The slowly yet constantly flourishing food scene of the capital provides hope to anyone looking out for a nice indulgence.

If you wish to know what Prague's true cuisine taste like, head to the old town which with its myriad restaurants and authentic culinary style will surely win you over. Check out the list of old town restaurants in prague below to know more about them.

1. La Degustation Bohme Bourgeoise - Micheline star restaurant

La Degustation Bohme Bourgeoise - Micheline star

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Nestled in the quaint corner of Old Town, this Czech specific restaurant recently became a sensation in Prague by earning three Michelin stars, thanks to its exclusive servings of authentic country dishes. Be it the lip smacking trouts dipped in rich Moravian sauce or a simple langoustine sided by raspberries, name the dish and you will find it here. Its decor has been kept simple to complement its raw theme and is decked in mild colours.

Where - Hatalská 753/18, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 651 onwards

2. Zinc Restaurant - Best European cuisine

Zinc Restaurant - best european cuisine

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Seeking out some European delicacies to nosh on? Stop by at this amazing place to have your fill! Zinc Restaurant lies in the Hilton Prague Old Town and offers a range of traditional European food served with a touch of innovation and modernity. Another of its trademark quality is its well-known usage of fresh ingredients that are often dashed with Asian spices. Easily accommodating of 110 people, this is one of the best places to eat in Prague.

Where - V Celnici 7, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
Rates - 900 CZK for two people (approx) & 166 CZK for a pint of beer (approx)

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3. Agave - Authentic Mexican cuisine

Agave - mexican restaurant

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Popular as city's prime Mexican restaurant, Agave offers an array of delights, ranging from delicious buttery tacos to high-end elegant flavours that have quaint Mexicana taste in them. All the dishes are seasoned properly with varied spices that are unique to the country. Any day, you can come here to see Christian Dolias (Head Chef) churning out his famous spicy dishes that goes perfectly well with its amiable setting, giving one a vibe of intimate dining. It is also home to a well-equipped bar serving signature cocktails to its guests.

Where - Masná 620/2, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 151-350 (approx)


4. Bellevue - Fine Dining

Bellevue - a popular old town restaurant

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One of the critic's favourites, Bellevue is a prime restaurant near old town square known for its superb cuisine and exquisite interiors. Its chateau-like design and the superb view of the Vltava river make it a much-touted destination for anyone who wishes to have an enjoyable experience. The restaurant offers an exclusive menu that includes some very indigenous classics like fresh tuna and lovely layered cheesecake. You can go for some delectable Czech wines too while you are at it. If you are visiting in summer, you might even get to experience an al fresco dining session overviewing the beautiful vistas of the rivers around.

Where - Smetanovo nábř. 329/18, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 651 onwards

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5. La Finestra in Cucina - Delicious Meal

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Talking about the finest dine in Prague and not including La Finestra is literally impossible. The place was brought to life by Riccardo Lucque, a renowned culinary connoisseur known for his expertise and finesse in Italian food. Everything you can see in the restaurant, from decor to dishes reflects his belief in "simplicity, tradition and passion". His dishes are mainly meat based, highly focused on the quality meat imported from other lands and served delicately with wine. You can choose your own slice of meat which will then be thoroughly cooked live in front of you. Its other specialities are soups, grilled octopus sided by bean pure and a range of pasta dishes.

Where - Platnéřská 90/13, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 351-650

6. Banh Mi Ba - Vietnamese cuisine in Prague

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It was Bang Mi Ba which has brought Vietnamese cuisine in Prague. The heavenly place is located right in the heart of the city catering to the folks with its myriad noodles dishes and sandwiches. The Vietnamese sandwiches served here are made with traditional hand-made baguettes and is one of the most popular foods in the restaurant. If you are more of a noodle person or craving to delve into some of those savoury tangy fares, coming here and having its specialities Pho Bo and Bun Bo Nam Bo is a must for you! The setting of the place has been kept simple and elegant to suit the servings well.

Where - Rybná 26, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates -  CZK 380 for two

7. George Prime Steak - Steakhouse in the heart of Prague's Old Town

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It is a hustling steak house, best for those looking for a quintessential American meal. We all are aware how crazy Americans are for their steaks and it is here where you realise why. Specifically brought from Midwest, the steaks served here are rich in flavours providing an edge to the place. Decorated in the rather jaded theme of black and grey, you can always come here expecting a great time with its prime quality steaks and eclectic Californian wine collection.

Where -  Platnéřská 111/19, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 3000 for two


8. Indian Jewel - Best Indian restaurants in Prague

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Staying true to its name, Indian Jewel is really no less of a gem if you are looking for an authentic Indian eat in the multicultural den of Prague. One of the plus points of the restaurant, apart from its mouthwatering food, is its locality that rightly sits in the bustling Tyn courtyard surrounded by myriads other restaurants, cafes and bookstores. You can find here an assortment of dishes unique to the country, depicting its varied flavours vividly. Lead by an internationally acclaimed chef, Indian Jewel offers traditional Indian dishes like Pakoras, Tandoori Jhinga (grilled prawns) and Tangri Kabab

Where - Týn 642/6, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 151-350

9. Bohemia Bagel (Americana) - Quintessential American delicacies

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The place is Americana in its true essence. Featuring a variety of quintessential American delicacies including blueberry pancakes, cheeseburgers and an assortment of bagels, Bohemia Bagel has enough credits to land itself amongst the top touted food places in the city. A slice of heaven for tourists indeed. And the best part is, it has many branches covering the majority of the area of the city so that you won't have to travel much to have your fill here. Come here to enjoy a happening meal, served in a spacious comfortable niche accompanied by the rhythm of music and a vibrant hospitality. 

Where - Many locations throughout the Prague with two in Old Town
Rates - CZK 151-350

10. Buddha-Bar - Chic and cozy bar close to the Old Town Square

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Buddha Bar, as you must have guessed it, is all about Asian cuisine and its flamboyance, often camouflaged in the layers of greens and novelty. You visit here will be welcomed by a friendly staff guiding you through the classic setting of reds and golds with a huge idol of Buddha adorning in the middle. The slightly blurred chandelier lights only add to its mystical ambience, enchanting anyone visiting here. Come here and taste some of the best wok based dishes in the city including giant shrimps, vegetable tempura and its ever special Thai basil soup that will tempt you to have some more. 

Where - Buddha-Bar Prague, Jakubska 8, Prague 1, 110 00
Rates - 550 CZK onwards

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11. Bed Lounge Restaurant & Bar - Trendy Bar off the old town square

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Lying a stone's throw away from the ever bustling square of Old Town is this little dining place. Charted among people's favourite, the restaurant is known for its unique concept of merging food with comfort and providing a space that is lavish and solely yours. To top it off, this luxurious setting is accentuated by a vast and exquisite range of delectables served by master chef  Miroslav Zezulka. One of its top delights- Tiger Shrimp is much recommended along with its delicate french cheeses. Go for club sandwiches and salmons for a light eat!

Where: Dlouhá 2, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates - CZK 99 Onwards

12. Yami Sushi House - Japanese cuisine near Old town square

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The place is one of the premier food zones in the city, renowned for bringing traditional Japanese culinary to Prague. It is popular for serving a large variety fo sushi dishes, all reflecting the different style and methods of a Japanese kitchen. Your taste buds will have a happening ride indulging in its drool worthy variety of items that includes both traditional Sushi dishes and rolls with a tint of modernity. And the best thing is, it is not very far from the Old Town Square so you can come here anytime during your town visit. Highlights of the menu are Mermaid Rolls, Tiger rolls and Dynamite rolls. Ensure to try them while you are here!
Address- Masná 1051/3, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Rates- CZK 351-650

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The Old Town of the city is home to diverse interests and the food is no different either. If you are visiting Prague anytime soon, ensure to give these places a visit!

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