Those who do not have the opportunity to cook for themselves in a holiday flat in Prague will sooner or later start looking for a restaurant. We have put together our experiences with Prague food here.
In the supermarket, you’ll notice that after a bit of back and forth, you’ll quickly notice that food is often much cheaper than in Germany. For a quick snack or something to drink, it’s worth shopping there. Water is also available in bottles, but you can also drink tap water without any problems. The quality is regularly monitored and complies with the European standard.
If you want to eat in a restaurant in Prague, you should avoid the tourist centres. Here the offer is often much more expensive. If you turn off the main roads, you can expect dishes from 150 Kč per person. On top of that you should leave a tip of 10-15%, which is common in the Czech Republic.
ATTENTION: We have heard from Prague visitors who were charged for vinegar/oil or bread in the restaurant, even though they had not ordered it. It happened to us once with a basket of bread. In many restaurants, meat dishes are only served with meat and no side dish. This must be ordered separately.
Food in the Czech Republic is so much meat. In Prague, however, you can find vegetarian and vegan options.
The Czech Republic is known to be a paradise for beer lovers. We like to drink beer and have tried many different kinds. The prices for a draught beer usually start at around 30 Kč and is often cheaper than a soft drink. In Prague there is a wide range of beer offered by various breweries.
Food and drinks in Prague
The Czech food is hearty, meaty and really delicious. But you should pay attention when out and about in Prague. Especially the restaurants in the Old Town area often lure tourists in with "cheap" menus, which can quickly become really expensive through hidden costs and extra charges.