Prazska trida 2306/14, Ceske Budejovice, CZ, 37004
- Phone: (420) 389 102111
- Fax: (420) 389 102333
George is a touch of Merry Old England in the heart of Prague. This is a congenial place to down a pint or two or three as well as enjoy the latest in world sports. Catch all the action on one large projection screen and 12 TV screens. The mixed crowd, combined with the large assortment of beers, makes for a very fun atmosphere. If you want something stronger, cocktails are available. The Bar is located in Old Town Square, and on hot days the crowd usually settles onto the pavement outside. In addition to the alcohol, there is a menu which features tempting selections like Bangers and Mash smothered with Onion Gravy, the George & Dragon Club Sandwich, Steak and Kidney Pie, and Tuna and Sweetcorn. If you're a sports fan who is craving a fun night out with good food & drinks, George & Dragon Bar is ideal.
A popular haunt of British and American expatriates who have yet to figure out they are in a foreign city, this pub tends to attract a noisy crowd of hooters and hollerers in an fun atmosphere. Tucked in a corner of Old Town Square, the restaurant/bar attracts its fair share of tourists stumbling by, especially those longing for a pint or needing to speak real English. In addition to traditional Irish food, with all day Irish breakfasts served everyday, the restaurant also serves excellent seafood. Naturally, the popular drinks are Irish: Caffrey's beer (of course!) Guinness and Murphy's. On special occasions - such as St. Patrick's Day - Irish dancing and live folk music pulls in the hordes. Expect typical Irish pub decor with plenty of pictures and pub souvenirs. And yes, don't miss the plasma screen TVs, placed for you to watch your favorite games!
The Khajuraho is a restaurant serving Pan-Indian fare in the heart of Prague. With an array of kebabs and other delicious starters, you are guaranteed an appetizing meal. They also serve Indian wine that goes well with everything on the menu. 'Sarson ka saag' for the vegetarians and the tandoori chicken for the meat eaters is sure to bring delight. The Khajuraho also organizes private events and provides catering services. Call ahead for details.
This theme restaurant based on the classic Czech novel The Good Soldier Svejk serves traditional Czech cuisine. Their mixture of folklore and traditional food has been so successful that the restaurant has expanded and become a veritable franchise. Beef, pork and chicken dominate the menu and vegetarians will be hard pressed to find much more than the usual fried cheese, mushrooms or cauliflower. As the original restaurant is located near Prague's Old Town Square and in the Jewish Quarter, it is frequented by tourists and locals alike. Outdoor seating in the summer never fails to pull in the crowds.
Finally, a restaurant that understands the annoyance of a coat. Diners can shed their obligatory layer in the coat check and dine without the worry. If that doesn't please you, then don't bring a coat.
The hippest stop in the burgeoning world of Prague jazz clubs is conveniently located in the upscale Tyn shopping precinct. The underground space in olde worlde Czech pub style reverbrates nightly to the sounds of old-time blues, electric blues, funk, fusion and jazz.
Nestled appropriately in the heart of the city's Jewish Quarter, King Solomon Restaurant hides behind an unassuming entrance. Once on the other side, an interior designed in the style of an ancient temple awaits, with cozy alcoves perfect for intimate conversation. The restaurant serves up a wide array of the best kosher recipes from Central Europe along with excellent kosher wines from the Czech Republic, Israel and Morocco. A tastefully arranged conservatory is available a change of scenery during the warmer months. Reservations are also accepted for Friday dinners and Saturday lunches. Check website or call ahead for details.
This romantic, candlelit cellar space hides behind a simple almost drab façade on a non descript street outside the main center. Once inside, however, the brightly painted walls and ornate decorations create a pleasant environment for sampling Tex Mex treats with a Czech twist. The place feels more like a restaurant than a café and its reasonably-priced menu ranges from standard Tex-Mex fare of spicy soups and salads to burritos (chicken, beef or vegetarian) to Pollo (chicken). Mexican beers and alcohol are also served. Frequented by locals which range from hip young professionals to older business types to couples of all ages, this is a well-kept secret off the normal tourist trail. Service is prompt and friendly and the staff speaks English.
Located in a 14th-century building, this excellent vegetarian restaurant stays packed from all day. The cafeteria-style set-up features a huge salad bar, soups and a selection of main courses which change daily. Popular with students, grandmas, business people and everyone in between, the restaurant also serves a wide range of fruit juices and teas. A large bakery flanks the main restaurant. Perfect for the quick snack or long drawn out afternoon meal, it is only a short walk from both Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.
If you want to enjoy a good music and great food, La Bodeguita del Medio is where you want to be. The place is well-decorated and spacious, with more than enough room to enjoy dancing. The walls have grafitti all over and the place has a dingy look with not too much lighting. The floors are tiled. Beans and rice is the specialty here, so do try it out if you visit.
Hands down this is the runaway favorite for mid-priced Italian food in a downtown location, and for once the crowds have it right. The large menu is excellent, featuring pizza, pasta, meat and fish. Indoor and outdoor seating resemble a sleek Milanese trattoria but without the brusque service. In fact, the multi-lingual waiting staff often bend over backwards to accommodate diners even in the face of a packed dining room. As it is especially crowded at lunch, reservations are recommended.