Prague Restaurant Week crowns the city's most popular bistros

Votes from last month's inaugural festival are in, and Prague bistros Amano, Sansho, and others have been chosen as the best in the city by diners. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 28.05.2023 12:44:00 (updated on 28.05.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Prague's inaugural Restaurant Week, based on the culinary festival that originated in New York in the 1990s and has spread worldwide, took place last month with 29 of the Czech capital's top restaurants preparing special three-course menus and diners voting on the best of the best. This weekend, organizers shared the results of the competition.

During Prague's Restaurant Week, each venue prepared a set three-course menu for a fixed price (CZK 790). From April 12 to 23, more than 6,000 diners booked out 22 percent of the restaurants' available space to sample the special Restaurant Week menus.

Guests were also invited to share reviews of the Restaurant Week menus they sampled, and rate each restaurant across a number of categories.

In choosing an overall winner of the Restaurant Week competition, festival organizers looked at both the number of special menus sold, and well as the number of reviews submitted for each restaurant.

According to these criteria, Amano Restaurant on Na Poříčí street in Prague's city center was crowned the winner of the city's inaugural Restaurant Week. Nearby Next Door by Imperial came in at number two, and Restaurant Pod Věží in Malá Strana came in third.

User reviews also assessed each restaurant across a handful of individual categories, with the three aforementioned restaurants each represented. Diners selected Amano Restaurant as the Best Service and Best Atmosphere, Next Door by Imperial won Best Dessert, and Restaurant Pod Věží had the Best Main Course.

Sansho on Petrská street was crowned the most popular restaurant during Restaurant Week 2023, while Vietnamese bistro Nhà hai hành in Smíchov won for Best Appetizer.

"During the festival, it was confirmed that the key to success was not only a high-quality festival menu, but also the overall experience of visiting the restaurants," Restaurant Week organizer Petra Kubálková stated in a press release. "Visitors were delighted not only by the varied menu of dishes, but also evaluated the professional the level of service and the atmosphere of the restaurant."

"Restaurant Week met our expectations and became not only a cultural and social experience, but also the culinary delicacy that we were all waiting for. We would like to thank all the restaurants that participated and prepared fantastic meals and of course everyone who became their visitors. We thank everyone who helped to realize this project and those who became sponsors and partners."

Read more about the concept behind Prague's Restaurant Week and its history worldwide in our article here, and look out for updates about next year's edition at the official Restaurant Week website.

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