Prague is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, with two Michelin-star eateries and an array of places that can’t be far away from similar honours. There’s food to suit all tastes here, with chefs across the city specialising in a range of cuisines.
With an unbeatable location on the corner of Kozí and U Milosrdných, Field picked up a Michelin star in 2018 and is more than worthy of the honour. The menu is magnificently simple. The sauces here are already legendary but it is the 10-course degustation menu that really appeals, a decathlon of flavours and recipes expertly paired with some of the finest wines in the country.
Sansho has been serving groundbreaking cuisine since 2011, and has received a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide as a result. This pan-Asian restaurant in Prague 1 took excellence and made it even better. Chef Paul Day continues to splash his magic across the board, with an ever-evolving menu of Asian dishes put together using local ingredients. Reservations are recommended, as Sansho is extremely popular and this is not food to be missed.
The name is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s no bad thing. As one of Prague’s two Michelin-star restaurants, La Degustation focusses on embellishing local products and bringing out every drop of flavour from exquisite Czech produce. A team of Czech chefs with extensive international experience is headed by executive chef Oldřich Sahajdák, and the ever-changing eight-course menu is consistently delightful.
Luxury is king at Divinis, a little slice of Italian-inspired heaven in the centre of Prague that is more than deserving of its Bib Gourmand. Zdeněk Pohlreich is at the helm of this splendid restaurant, and the country’s most celebrated celebrity chef isn’t about to let his reputation drop. The à la carte menu features a variety of meat and seafood dishes, but it is the degustation offering that shines brightest, a six-course journey including calamari, roasted peppers, wild boar and more. The juxtaposition of the sophisticated food and the bright, eccentric decor adds another layer of magic to an already splendid experience.
Artistry and appetising dishes at Xclusive Society
Restaurant, Contemporary, Czech, Asian, $$$
The food coming out of the kitchen of Xclusive Society is among the most creative in the city. Taste and sight are engaged simultaneously with a bevy of intriguing dishes, including a stunning flamed Argentinian beef sushi that will linger in your memory for weeks. Xclusive Society also does a fine line in cocktails, with a team of expert mixologists on hand to create some stunning concoctions.
Karlín is fast becoming Prague’s most fashionable district, and places like Eska are at the forefront of that revolution. Few places meld modernity and authenticity together like this Bib Gourmand restaurant and bakery in the heart of Prague 8. Eska is famed throughout the city for its convivial service, and the whole place goes above and beyond to create a delightfully comfortable atmosphere. The ambience isn’t the only thing that draws in customers: both locals and tourists come to this venue to sample succulent meat dishes and a wide range of vegetarian options.
Gourmet food often comes with a certain reputation for exclusivity, but Prague 5’s Na Kopci focusses on the complete opposite. This is hearty Czech food with a touch of class, a Bib Gourmand-worthy amalgamation of Czech gastronomy and French style. Na Kopci is either the most stylish pub in the world or the most down-to-earth five-star restaurant – or maybe just the perfect middle ground between the two. The rib-eye steak is to die for, and Na Kopci may just have the best selection of French wines in the city. This restaurant is absolutely worth venturing out to Prague 5 for.