Prague has to be one of my favourite cities in the world! At any season, and despite the masses of tourists, it is possible to escape and find some wonderful hidden away places. A short visit over the last couple of days provided the opportunity to explore some new restaurants that I would definitely recommend:
- La Provence (Štupartská 9) – in the style of a French brasserie, serving really excellent food. The salmon and steaks were delicious, but the desserts are indeed special: outstanding sorbet (beautifully presented) and fantastic Tarte tatin. This restaurant is really worth searching out – and beneath the ground floor brasserie, there is a romantic cushioned dining room in the downstairs cellar. An interesting wine list combines local Czech wines with fine French wines.
- Mount Steak (Josefská 1) – a very different kind of restaurant from La Provence, and definitely not for vegetarians! Mount Steak serves an enormously wide range of steaks from kangaroo to crocodile, but also has a good range of fulsome local Czech dishes with plenty of dumplings! The pork and chicken were really good value and delicious.
- Černý Slon (Týnská 1) – I first visited here almost a decade ago, and remember enjoying the traditional Czech food and wine. Little has changed since then! Hidden away near the Old Town Square, Černý Slon still serves good traditional Czech fare – the duck (with dumplings) is definitely worth trying as an example of old-style Czech cuisine.
- Breakfast at the Hilton Old Town (V Celnici 7) also has to be one of the best international hotel starts to the day – with excellent friendly service and really fresh food.