The Prague Feed: New openings, pop-ups, and events for summer 2023

From fine dining to traditional, 19th-century Czech cuisine, and bakeries from faraway places, here is our selection of newly opened Prague eateries.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 20.06.2023 16:24:00 (updated on 21.06.2023) Reading time: 5 minutes

Summer is in full swing, and the dining opportunities in Prague are virtually endless. From pub dishes from the 19th century to French tapas, and from burgers to pizza, without forgetting a selection of desserts and pastries for foodies with a sweet tooth, our latest edition of Prague Feed has something for everybody.

fancy french

A newly opened venue at Manifesto, Frenchy Restaurant is, as the name suggests, a venue offering French wine and tapas. Their menu includes sandwiches, authentic French baguettes, fresh oysters, artisanal cheeses, and charcuterie. As a tasty bonus, their staff can advise you how to best pair wines – including from owner Adrien Bricout's own family winery and exclusive French vineyards – and champagnes with French tapas.

Indulge in the art of French cuisine at L'Avenue Café, a meeting place for French cuisine and lifestyle. Its dishes – which include mussels with wine, rib-eye steak, plus breakfast all day with an impressive selection of dishes to choose from – represent the essence of French cuisine. For a perfectly rounded meal, check out their rich wine selection illustrative of French wine-growing regions.

Pub fare

A staple of Prague 5 for more than a century, Hostinec U Váhy recently reopened after renovations. Enjoy historic Czech dishes based on traditional recipes from the iconic 19th century "Household Cookery Book" written by Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, such as smoked beef tongue, or fried pork ear; or eat snails with herb butter and crispy frog legs in the style of bourgeois families of the First Republic.

Don't wait until St.Martin's Day in November to feast on goose: Bohemia Goose offers a carefully curated menu consisting of goose and duck dishes all year long. Sample goose foie gras, goose "kaldoun" soup with homemade noodles, or baked goose goulash, which go well with their varieties of home-brewed beers also named Bohemia Goose.

Photo via Facebook/Bohemia Goose
Photo via Facebook/Bohemia Goose

If you go sightseeing at Vyšehrad, stop by Na Hradbách, a grill place offering dishes for meat lovers – think pulled beef in a bun – and vegetarians keen on sampling their grilled vegetables with hummus. In addition to beer on type, quench your thirst with giant puree lemonade in a mango, pineapple, or passion fruit flavor.

fine dining

Hotel NH Collection Prague Carlo IV’s new 1890 Restaurant & Bar is welcoming gourmets with a new menu and new team members. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Radek Benetka,  enjoy a choice of international dishes from the a la carte menu, a menu of gluten-free meals, a vegetarian menu, dinner served in private, as well as a wide selection of drinks. 

Photo courtesy of NH Collection Prague Carlo IV
Photo courtesy of NH Collection Prague Carlo IV

Every Thursday in the coming weeks, Augustine Restaurant is offering live cooking shows hosted by Executive Chef Jan Horák. During the memorable cooking experience, Horák will share stories about his professional and culinary journey, including his inspiration for creating one-of-a-kind dishes that embody local and international trends. 

A restaurant with a cocktail bar and an open kitchen, Alma has a history that goes back a century, when it was the site of the popular Alma cinema. The present-day restaurant offers elegant dishes such as aged pork steak on the bone, duck hearts, and aged flower tip steak, while the wine bar in the backyard is a place to sample a selection of wines, from all over Europe, including their own variety.

Photo via Instagram/La Finestra Oaks Golf Club
Photo via Instagram/La Finestra Oaks Golf Club

La Finestra Oaks Golf Club is the offspring of the acclaimed La Finestra in Cucina, an established place for upscale Italian cuisine. The newly opened restaurant is located at the PGA National Czech Republic, one of Czechia’s premier golf clubs. In addition to a Bistro Menu featuring dishes such as Beef Tartare and Spaghetti with Prawns, it also offers a Golf Menu with Poke or Thai Salad and snacks for golfers on the go. 

cafes and bakeries

If you like croissants, you will most likely love its Argentinian cousin –the medialuna– a staple of Cruz Panadería. Other tasty items on its menu, like alfajores cookies, incorporate traditional ingredients like dulce de leche and quince; on the savory side, you can try chipa cheese buns made from tapioca flour (naturally gluten-free), sandwich de miga, and pintxos.

Elias Coffee Shop Prague has recently opened within the Czech capital's iconic Alcron Hotel, which underwent a complete renovation and reopened earlier this year. The new cafe is the sister branch of an Elias location inside the Almanac Palais Vienna hotel in Austria.

Photo via Instagram/Elias Coffee Shop Prague
Photo via Instagram/Elias Coffee Shop Prague

Wish Café Jen a happy 10th birthday in its new location at Villa 63. The cozy spot, complete with a garden and veranda, offers sandwiches, and a selection of cakes (such as banana bread and fruit cake with crumble, plus matcha cookies). The location is open by appointment only, and suitable for events.

If you have a soft spot for Korean baked goods, Manifesto's Bakery60 offers savory and sweet snacks—from cakes and donuts to cheesy corndogs, floppy milk bread, and coffee specialties like mint and matcha lattes. The place is the passion project of a Korean-Nepalese couple who fell in love with each other in the kitchen, Mari and Loki.

Photo via Bakery60
Photo via Bakery60

The first establishment in Prague devoted to the art of taiyaki is popular for both its flavors and Insta-friendly creations. The owner of Taiyaki Bar told Expats that the secret recipe revolves around the dough, whose "texture is chewy inside and crunchy outside." The accompanying soft serve comes in a variety of Asian-inspired flavors (brown sugar milk tea, jasmine milk tea, matcha, and pandan).

new pizza places

Another newly opened venue at Manifesto, Fasù stands by its philosophy that Italian street food means culture, sharing, and taste. Enjoy their honey pecorino, Parma rolls, rich and royally named Principe and Principessa pizza, as well as regional specialties from Apulia, the birthplace of Fasù's creators.

It's the final countdown until the opening of Domino's Pizza Prague branch in the Nusle district on June 24. The popular U.S. pizza chain opened two branches in Brno in 2019 but didn't make any forays into the Czech capital until this month.

bites and drinks on the go

Are you partial to some bareback sandwich riding in Letná? Sandwich Rodeo is holding pre-opening test days this week for its menu. Judging by a review from food Instagrammer czech_please (which praised the "tender and juicy" cut and "pillowy white bread" of a chicken sandwich), they're in it to win it.

Quench your thirst, cheer on your favorite football or hockey team, and listen to live music at Hákovna Craft beer pub. If beer is not your poison of choice, go for Frizzante or draft cider, or, for a true taste of summer, an ice-cold Aperol spritz.

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