Valentine's Day 2023 in Prague: Romantic sleepover or singles movie night?

Choose from gourmet menus designed for sharing to special screenings of romance classics, or a give a special pizza "Pal"-entine. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 08.02.2023 14:49:00 (updated on 15.02.2023) Reading time: 5 minutes

From gold-plated lamb chops to intimate screenings of “Casablanca” or “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” there are numerous ways to mark Valentine’s Day for both couples and singles. (For those who'd like to forget it entirely, get this ad blocker!)

Many of Prague’s top tables have concocted special gourmet menus with optional wine pairings for the occasion with something for every taste (including vegan-friendly options) and budget. Reservations are highly recommended as many places get fully booked.

Prague has a special connection to Valentine's Day, a somewhat gruesome relic of St. Valentine on display at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Vyšehrad. If you visiting that particular landmark sounds appealing you can make an evening of it with a Latin and swing concert taking place at Vyšehrad. For those with a more traditional hearts-and-flowers program in mind, here's our guide to where to celebrate.

All events are on Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted. 

Special experiences

The fusion restaurant Soul Love, located in Jalta Boutique Hotel on Wenceslas Square, has a shared menu with appetizers, sorbet, a main of Japanese wagyu steak and sushi, and a dessert of hot chocolate flambée with strawberries, mango, and dragon fruit. A suggested wine pairing is available.

The Michelin Guide-listed Salabka, set in a vineyard in the Troja district, is unusually opening its doors for Valentine’s Day dinner with an amazing four-course degustation menu paired with wine. Six beautiful Salabka apartments are also available to be booked for a romantic sleepover with a delicious breakfast and degustation menu. Make your reservation and see the full menu on Salabka’s website.  

Raise a glass

Nearby, taste wines from Vinotéka sv. Kláry at a special event at the vineyard in the Botanical Garden. People can sample the very first sparkling wines made there. A sommelier will be on hand to guide the evening. Reservations are required due to limited space.

See the view from Prague Castle and enjoy some wine at Lobkowicz Palace. The evening includes a talk about art (in Czech) followed by a presentation of Lobkowicz wines, a wine tasting, and a flying buffet.

Illustrative image via iStock, Inside Creative House.
Illustrative image via iStock, Inside Creative House.

Casual romance

Manifesto Anděl spreads their celebration over Feb 13 and 14 with live music plus food and cocktail specials and a deal on a new Prosecco. People can also try their piano skills at the heart of the market. Reservations can be made online.

Put an (onion) ring on it at Hard Rock Cafe, which is serving a cocktail called a flirtini and a steak scampi menu with complimentary onion rings on Feb. 9 to 15.

Žižkov's Third Coast Pizza has "Pal"-entines day on Sunday, Feb. 12, with Detroit-style pan pizza and four signature cocktails all day dop you can celebrate with friends.

Chef Martin Čáslavka has devised a three-course menu with rabbit leg and carrots as the main for people who want to celebrate at the cozy Cafe Savoy.

Top tables

Photo via the Vault.
Photo via The Vault.

A special degustation menu featuring tuna, sea bass, and veal is available at Deer Restaurant from Feb. 10 to 15.

Lamb chops in 22-carat gold are the main on the degustation menu at Fred and Ginger in the Dancing House.

The a la carte menu at La Gare has lobster or lamb as the options for mains and choux au craquelin with raspberries and chocolate for dessert.

Chef Marek Fichtner has created a four-course menu for The Vault, a part of the Červený Jelen restaurant. People can choose between cod and wagyu beef sirloin for the main.

The degustation menu at V Zátiší is highlighted by salsify, foie gras parfait, smoked cod, and veal fillet plus wine pairings.

Choose from three menus at Restaurant Zvonice. Duck or beef steak are the mains for meat eaters, while the third option is a vegetable and cheese tartalet.


Interior in Monkey Bar. Photo: Monkey Bar ()
Interior in Monkey Bar. Photo: Monkey Bar (

Augustine Restaruant has a Valentine's menu with oysters fine de claire, cured char, saffron risotto, and guinea fowl. Pastries for dessert and live piano music throughout.

The Artisan, which bills itself as a zero-waste restaurant, has a menu by chef David Rejhon that includes ash-coated cheese, shark catfish, and beef sirloin.  

Chef Marco Veneruso designed a "love is best shared" six-course candle-lit dinner at CottoCrudo in the Four Seasons Hotel.

The Hotel Fitzgerald and the Twisted Fig are preparing a six-course menu with a festive atmosphere. Highlights include veal osso buco and strawberries dipped in chocolate.

Enjoy three-course menus with goat cheese parfait and cod kataifi for her and thin beef slices and duck magret for him at Mama Shelter.

Monkey Bar in Falkensteiner Hotel Prague offers a six-dish degustation menu in three sittings, with an optional wine and cocktail pairing.

The romantic setting of Mozart Prague serves up chef Marek Koucky's menu with his signature pan-seared scallops plus main courses of fillet of turbot and Danish mussels.

The tasting menu at Terasa U Zlaté studně has several courses of fish plus duck liver foie gras, a beef pithivier, and a chocolate souffle for dessert.

The Zem Restaurant in Hotel Andaz has a sharing menu by chef Richard Belko Bielik, with a special wine and dessert selection.

Date night fun

Royal Theatre and Club Chic screens the classic Audrey Hepburn film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” plus a bottle of Prosecco or French wine at a private table. This event has proven popular in the past, so buying in advance is a must.

Humphrey Bogart fans can catch “Casablanca” at the relatively new boutique cinema Kino Kavalírka in Prague 5. Four special cocktails and a vegan menu are available.

If you want just a romantic film without the extras, Žižkov’s kino Aero has two films with Patrick Swayze: “Dirty Dancing” from 1987 and “Ghost” from 1990 as part of their ongoing Popculture Milestones series.

Kino Světozor also has an evening of romantic films in all three cinema halls. “Dating Amber” and “Carol” have LGBT+ themes. The award-winning Norwegian comedy “The Worst Person in the World” has a showing with English subtitles. Two other films are in French with Czech subtitles.

A relic of the actual St. Valentine is in the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad. The reliquary is on display in front of the main altar until Feb. 14. and a concert takes place in the Staré Purkrabství on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. featuring Latin and swing music from Betty & Bantu.

The Czech ska band Polemic has a ValentýnSKA concert at Lucerna Music Bar. The name of the concert is a pun that only works in Czech, as "Valentýnská" is the adjective for Valentine.

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