Eat your way through the Czech countryside: Tips for dining near landmark attractions

Autumn is prime time for color tours and castle hikes. Our guide for where to dine across the Czech regions keep hungry travelers in mind. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 20.09.2023 16:59:00 (updated on 21.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Whether you're exploring castles, hiking trails, or discovering historic towns, fueling up for an adventure or winding down after a long day on the tourist trail is of crucial importance for day-trippers.

Qerko, an app that allows diners to pay at restaurants via QR code without waiting for a server has shared with us its top-rated eateries nestled near iconic Czech sights. Ranging from bistros to breweries to castle gardens, the list is an invaluable resource for travelers who want to skip the tourist traps and dine locally wherever they go.

Chata Jiřího na Šeráku – Cottage cuisine on the Hrubý Jeseník ridge

Located at an elevation of 1,351 meters, right at the base of the Hrubý Jeseník ridge, Chata Jiřího na Šeráku is the perfect spot to savor the flavors of the region in jaw-dropping mountain surroundings. Here, you can relish traditional Czech dishes, complemented by expertly poured draft beers like Holba Šerák or Keprník, or indulge in sinful sweet dumplings or pancakes.

H&H Castle Cafe – An elegant lunch in Častolovice

A stone's throw away from the picturesque Orlické mountains, amidst the enchanting Renaissance setting of Častolovice Castle, sit down to a grand culinary experience right in the castle courtyard at the H&H Castle Cafe. There's more to the menu than coffee and pastries; they're known for their exceptional sandwiches and daily lunch specials of lokše with duck, vegan tartare, and bubble waffles worth mentioning.

Karlštejn 34 – Food with fortress backdrop

Karlštejn Castle needs little introduction. This important 14th-century stronghold built by Emperor Charles IV served among other things as a repository for the royal jewels. Recently opened in the immediate vicinity of the castle, Restaurant Karlštejn 34s's kitchen sends out artisan bread, pizza, tapas, and desserts. The restaurant was awarded Google's Crystal Pin which recognizes quality restaurants as ranked by users of Google maps.

S láskou Karel – local brews and views

S láskou Karel near the Bezděz Castle's ruins offers more than just a cozy eatery – it's a tapas bar and guesthouse to extend your stay for a few days. S láskou Karel blends Czech cuisine, with tapas, seafood, and delectable French crepes. The eatery has even earned a spot on Lukáš Hejlík's gastronomic map, receiving accolades for its authentically seasoned homemade beef burgers and selection of local brews from the Lobeč and Trilobit breweries.

Kafírnictví – Coffee and ceramics workshop

Kutná Hora, a significant urban monument reserve proudly listed on the UNESCO World Heritage, boasts remarkable historical treasures, prominently represented by the Gothic Church of St. Barbara. Nestled within the city center, Kafírnictví invites visitors to cakes and espresso drinks or, in the warmer months, a picnic basket. The cafe doubles as a ceramic studio that allows guests to unleash their creative side.

Vinckovo – Mountains and mouthfuls in Jeseník

Nestled among these stunning mountains, offering a breathtaking view of the heart of the Jeseníky region, lies Vinckovo Cafe, located in the hometown of Vinzenz Priessnitz the founder of hydrotherapy spa treatments the region is famed for. This charming cafe not only serves up premium coffee but also homemade desserts, savory pastries, and a regular dose of culture in the form of live music and jazz. Unwind in the garden, conveniently situated near the Jeseník spa, for an added dose of serenity and ambiance.

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