Where do I start? The food is amazing, super super cheap but tasty. And if you can drink alcohol, esp beer – that’s almost cheaper than water… So, following on from my last post I stayed at the Grand Majestic Plaza which was really near Old Town Square (approx. 10-15 min walk). This was also near a shopping centre (Palladium) and lots of places for food that I had researched (I’ll asterisk the places that are within a 10-15min walk of this hotel below). This was also near a supermarket for goodies that I took home and breakfast was included with my hotel package so I didn’t eat out as much.
So I’ll go through what I ate chronologically. ☺
- Trdelnik – A must eat street food. Dough wrapped around a stick with a bread like texture and crispy outer shell. Look for freshly made ones and make sure they don’t look burnt. You can have it plain, I had chocolate added to mine. I wanted to try this with ice cream but it was too cold, that looks delicious though.
- Goulash – Another traditional must eat. Usually with beef, in a rich soup served in a bread bowl. Such a filling dish! I could only manage to eat about a quarter of my bread (it was so nice but I couldn’t handle it – KO Chi.) My favourite was at Mlejnice Zatecka – it is near Old Town Square, super popular and advised to book in advance. The hot mulled wine was lovely there too!
- Dessert at Cafe Imperial* – A short walk from the Palladium, a fancy cafe which made me feel underdressed as if I walked into the Savoy in London or something similar. We had the chocolate fondant and Cherry Bomb surprise. A bit rich but satisfying (and affordable compared to London though above average for Prague). There were also a selection of cakes on display to choose from. Treat yourself and feel like a Queen here.
- Nase Maso* – Another short walk from the Palladium, Popular with tourists and locals alike, this is a modern butchers where you can buy raw meat to take away or have grilled in their kitchen. I tried a variety of sausages, meatloaf and sirloin steak. I think it all came to approx £11 with a 50Koruna grilling fee. Each dish came with bread so this was quite a meal in itself. It was all really good and the reviews I read really recommended the meatloaf – it lived up to expectations and even these American tourists that we talked to really enjoyed it too. Also, you can pour your own beer and wine from the wall!
- Pernickuv Sen* – Down the road from Nase Maso, this is a little shop that sells biscuits and specialises in gingerbread. It is adorable and the biscuits are so so cute!
- T-Anker* – Opposite the Palladium, you can go round the side of Kotva where there are stairs/an elevator to take you up (it looks a bit dodgy). I read that you can go up from Kotva but they were doing works upstairs and noone seemed to want to tell us where to go… But anyways a lovely rooftop to have a drink if you’re nearby and the weather is good. Nice views to enjoy. Heard the food is not that great but I didn’t try – just get a drink and soak up the views.
- Butcher’s Restaurant Grill & Pasta (Beef House) – The reviews said Butcher’s Restaurant but I think it recently changed to Beef House? but the inside decor like the mat still referred to Butcher’s Restaurant. I read on the reviews that this was nice and it was indeed! I had grilled salmon and my boyfriend had a filet mignon which he has said was the best he has ever tasted!
- Cafe Louvre – A neat little cafe, with beautiful decor. Walk in, find a seat and sit down. (seriously I was too shy even though I read the reviews but noone was coming up to seat us…) There is smoking/non smoking seating so beware as it gets quite unbearable for someone who doesn’t smoke/has asthma 😐 . That aside the food is nice, a bit fancy and more pricey than your average Prague meal though.
Wish I had more time to enjoy the food in Prague, I just can’t stress how cheap it was. I only exchanged £200 and I had about £30 spare after food, tourism activities and buying souvenirs!
So that’s all guys, let me know if you have any questions and I’ll see if I can help!
P.S. Check out the food I ate in Prague on Instagram with the hashtag #LFAinPrague