Eating in Prague

The good news is that there are hundreds of restaurants in Prague offering food which students will like. Students should also be encouraged to try some Czech dishes which are fairly basic but very tasty and safe to eat! Probably the only food which it might be advisable to avoid are fast food stands in Wencleslas Square – the hot dogs here can be very tasty but can sometimes cause problematic digestions issues which nobody wants on a school trip! There are many McDonald’s and KFC’s in the centre of Prague which are still the best bet for getting a large school group fed quickly and successfully especially if you are on a tight schedule in the day!

McDonalds are situated:

  • Right at the top of Wencleslas Square opposite the National Museum
  • Half way down Wencleslas Square on the same side as above
  • On Na Prikope right next the Communist Museum
  • On Vodickova street
  • On the Mala Strana side of the river, just the other side of the Charles Bridge
  • At Andel metro/tram stop

KFCs are situated

  • At IP Pavlova metro stop
  • At Florenc metro stop
  • On the way from Old Town Square to Staromestska metro stop
  • On Narodni Trida street opposite the huge Tesco (MY) shop en route to the river and National Theatre.
  • At Andel metro/tram stop

Andel Food Court, Pizza Colloseum and others

At Andel (metro and tram stop) there is a large shopping centre called Novy Smichov with a large food court providing many cafes and restaurants serving different types of cuisine : Czech, Italian, Chinese, Asian, Sushi plus an ice cream parlour and another McDonalds! The Cesky Svet restaurant here might be a good place for students to try some Czech cuisine! There are also many restaurants situated immediately outside the shopping mall including a large Pizza Colloseum right above the metro escalator.

 

As in all capital cities caution should be exercised when choosing somewhere to eat because restaurants can be extremely expensive, particularly those in Old Town Square, Wencleslas Square and those specialising in traditional Czech food. If you know the right places to go however there are many opportunites to eat good food at a reasonable price. The Pizza Colloseum chain is a good bet for school trips as their restaurants are quite large and not overpriced although sometimes the pizzas can take a long time so uuuorder pasta if you’re in a hurry! In In addition to the one at Andel, there is one right at the bottom of Wencleslas Square opposite the New Yorker shop – this is a good location because it is on the first floor with window seating overlooking the Square.