Czech food can be best described as comfort food. The main staple of the Czech diet is meat. One of the mainstays of every Czech meal happens to be hearty dumplings, made from wheat or potatoes, dumplings are large and filling, perfect for soaking up meat gravy.
Czech snacks, which are served in pubs, include fried cheese, pickled sausage (called ‘drowned men’), and fried potato pancakes.
Desserts include many fresh pastries and cakes, as well as yummy fruit dumplings, which are yeast or cheese dumplings filled with berries or other fruits and served warm with melted butter and crumbles of sweet cheese. Popular drinks include, of course their world famous beer, Slivovitz, Fernet Stock and Becherovka (herbal liqueurs) and Czech wine.
Below you will find restaurants that offer traditional Czech cuisine as well as many other International offerings.
If you are looking for a fancy upscale dining, there is a restaurant with remarkable city views at the top of the Žižkov Television Tower.
Ginger & Fred
Jiraskovo namesti 1981/6 | Nove Mesto
+420 221 984 160
Upscale modern European dining. This restaurant is located at the top of the Dancing House, a popular landmark in the city center. When making a reservation, ask for a table facing the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge.
Rybalkova 739/13, Prague 101 00,
+420 603 453 773
Czech Republic cuisine, which is not a tourist trap. It is located next to a landmark Žižkov Television Tower. It is a little out of the way, which makes it more authentic.