Where to eat in Prague
For a taste of what’s tempting local palates in Prague restaurants these days, order a phenomenal tenderloin at George Prime Steak within the clubby environs of the Emblem hotel in Old Town.
The old-school Café Louvre across the way, complete with clack of billiards in the back – is still a mainstay for modern-day Prague intelligentsia, just as in Kafka’s day, with all the precious cakes and espresso that implies.
The Kavárna Adria, meanwhile, offers the finest terrace hideout downtown from its rondo-cubist perch. Universal is a nearby dining room done up as a string of antique train cars that still rules the back streets behind the National Theatre with French-style classics.
Meanwhile, Lokal in Old Town has restored the vintage Czech beer hall menu (plus new high-tech tanks that deliver supreme levels of pivo purity). Luka Lu’s luscious Balkan menu has a loyal following as the new favourite among Prague restaurants back across the Vltava in Malá Strana.
Restaurants and cafés venue details
George Prime Steak Platnéřská 19 +420 226 202 599.
Café Savoy Vítězná 5. +420 257 311 562.
Café Slavia Národní 2, +420 224 218 493.
Café Louvre Národní 22, +420 224 930 949.
Kavárna Adria Národní 36, +420 224 948 039.
Universal V Jirchářích 6, +420 224 934 416.
Lokal Dlouhá 33, +420 222 316 265.
Luka Lu Újezd 33, +420 257 212 388.