The Prague Feed: New openings and Prague foodie events for autumn 2023

Traditional Czech duck or American brisket, bold new Vietnamese fusion, and a bounty of brunches – Prague's food scene greets a new season with gusto.

Soňa Hanušová

Written by Soňa Hanušová Published on 20.09.2023 16:48:00 (updated on 21.09.2023) Reading time: 6 minutes

Light bites, heavy on flavor

Burger Service

The Ambiente chain has already opened its third establishment in just a few months. After Marie B and Štangl restaurants comes fast food in the form of Burger Service. The business only offers outdoor seating and orders are only for takeout. Read more in our full article.

Point Café & Gallery

Point Bar moved from Bethlehem Square to Franz Kafka's house. During the day, the establishment operates as Point Café & Gallery, a light lunch and brunch cafe. As the evening approaches, the concept changes to the Dining Bar, which will pair original dishes with signature cocktails. The menu for both establishments is based on Italian cuisine, including scissor-cut Neapolitan pizza.

Whisper tip: Yet another pizza spot is debuting this fall; Kateřina Jakusová aka Slice Slice Baby will settle in Holešovice.

Fall meats duck, ribs, and more

Hearty meals for meat lovers

Ducks now run the historic building of the Hostinec nad Výtoni Customs House. In addition to grilled duck specialties, the Inn at Výtoni also offers fried catfish with smoked mayonnaise and Prague snails. Try their meatloaf sandwich: a duck meatloaf is topped with truffles and served in a poppy seed bun along with pickles and potatoes for the ultimate taste of autumn.

Autumn flavors: At the Twisted Fig Bistro new Executive Chef Petr Jakubíček is launching a hearty new menu just in time for fall. Duck leg confit with red cabbage and figs, pan-roasted rainbow trout, or a Twisted Fig burger. At pastry boutique Věnečky Janeček, focused singularly on the Czech věneček, has rolled out a limited autumn edition with a griliáš variety (caramelized nuts) and will expand its range of savory flavors, to include whipped blue cheese. Get ready for Christmas shopping: an e-shop opens in October.

Mămăm Bistro

As we anxiously await the opening of KRO in Vršovice, the Asian Mămăm Bistro has been opened a few streets away to tide us over. Run by Vietnamese couple Nugy and Meggie, the menu features dishes from their collective childhoods as well as those tasted while traveling or created while experimenting in the kitchen.

This means the concept isn't purely Vietnamese. In addition to traditional ribs they also serve a shrimp burger or five-spice chicken noodles. Vietnamese coffee is updated with its sweet aftershock softened with umami-laden miso paste.

River's Smokelab in Smíchov

Speaking of ribs, don't miss River's Smokelab in Smíchov. The modern establishment offers dishes from various world cuisines, connected by the smell of smoke. Local chefs led by Michal Šofre will convince you that not only can ribs benefit from good smoking, but also cracklings, burrata, or celeriac. Must-try dish: River's Meat Plate with beef and pork ribs, pulled pork, and bao bun with pork belly.


Pytloun Sky Bar & Restaurant

Prague boutique hotel Pytloun on Wenceslas Square has completed the renovation of the entire building. The Sky Bar & Restaurant with a 360° panoramic view of Prague has been added to the Talíř tapas restaurant. The leading Czech design studio Vrtiška & Žák was once again tasked with the final design, which furnished the spacious terrace with comfortable lounge-style seating and flowers to complete the atmosphere. The rooftop bar also functions as a restaurant and you can arrive as early as 8 a.m. for breakfast.

Autumn brunches

Andaz Prague will begin offering Sunday brunch again from Sept. 24. running until Dec. 17. Known for its edgy decor, the menu is a fittingly eclectic mix of influences from Bao buns and shrimp toast to Eggs Benedict and Scotch egg paired with pastries and coffee-infused cocktails.

Autumn at The Artisan restaurant (Marriott Hotel) will be marked by themed brunches. October will offer the best of the Vykáň Solar Farm (Oct. 1), and a pumpkin feast, which will be presented as part of the Halloween celebrations (Oct. 29). November will welcome fresh fish catches from Chabrybárna (Nov. 5) followed by burgers (Nov. 26) – vegetable, fish, and classic beef.

Seasons at Hilton Prague

A new outlet also awaits guests of the Seasons restaurant in the Hilton Prague hotel. The modern renovated space invites you to sit down and try a fun menu of gazpacho from pink radishes or tuna with eggplant caviar. For big appetites or coupled sharing the establishment offers veal steak or, on the lighter side, St. Jakub mussels with a citrus crust.

Wine bars to fall for

Bistro Karel

Located on the stunning grounds of the Troja Chateau, Bistro Karel is backed by the team behind the original Slow Cafe in Vinohrady. Keeping the original concept alive, guests in the new location can look forward to varied meals made from fresh ingredients and full of nutrients. In the waning moments of summer, in addition to brunches, you can also enjoy weekend dinners by the fire accompanied by natural wines or fermented lemonades.


Have you discovered Alma yet? In addition to the gastro-project's restaurant and cafe, the Alma Wines shop with a curated selection of natural wines has also opened as part of the Alma family. The carefully grown and processed wines from small winemakers from the Czech Republic and Europe at Vinotéka are a unique part of the sister multifunctional concept Alma Prague, which recently christened an underground bar club designed for special events, such as bartender pop-ups.

Špek a víno

Dejvice's new Bacon and Wine (Špek a víno) combines tapas and a wine bar. You can choose small snacks according to your taste from the hot and cold buffet and you pay according to the accumulated skewers that are stuck in each tapas. The staff will then recommend the wine that best matches your choice of dishes. Let the great evening with friends begin!

Events to sink your teeth into

On Sept. 23, the food festival Ochútnavej will take place on the Smíchov embankment, promising small-tasting portions of a variety of cuisines from Africa to the Caucasian region.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Kvartet v rondon cooking competition is being held in Kalendová Chabrybárna. Four chefs – Michal Daněk (Alma Prague), Jarda Kozdělka (Eska Karlín), Lukáš Nevyjel (Kluke), and Tomáš Samek (Prague Business Club) – are tasked with creating a dish from one type of fish. The guests decide who wins.

The last week of September belongs to mussels. The fifth year of the popular festival has rechristened Prague Mussel Week to Czech Mussel Week and expanded to other Czech cities. The goal of the festival remains unchanged, i.e. to prove that mussels are not an unaffordable commodity, but an excellent-tasting, nutritionally valuable, and health-promoting ingredient. About 200 businesses throughout the Czech Republic offer mussels in dozens of different ways.

Buckle up for a spicy ride on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Prague Exhibition Center. The ninth year of the Chilli Fest (which this year joined the Asia Food Festival) will take place here, with more than 50 stalls and an international competition where participants eat the hottest peppers in the world. Banán Fest 2023, a festival of Vietnamese culture, food, and entertainment, will also take place at the Hybernská Campus at the same time as the Chilli Fest.

The popular Festival of Delicious Flavors returns to the New Town Hall in autumn. On Sunday, Oct. 8, the space will be filled with goodies from Peru, India, and Mexico. There will also be European or Asian cuisine.

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