The Best Restaurants Around the Prague Castle
After exploring the entire Prague Castle complex, you are sure to work up an appetite. With cathedrals, old-school houses, cobblestoned streets, dark corridors, towering turrets, and historical buildings, the Prague Castle complex is one of the most beautiful – and most-visited – tourist attractions in the city.
Since this sprawling complex often takes at least half a day to visit and really soak in the historical atmosphere, by the time you are done strolling around the Castle, it is time for a quick bite, hearty dinner, or strong glass of wine/beer.
Let’s check out the best restaurants in the Prague Castle District so you can refuel within 10 minutes of leaving the castle’s doors.
U Cerneho Vola
This authentic Czech establishment is known for always having a packed interior of locals and tourists alike. Serving dark beer that is perfect for those cold and wintry Prague days, you can pair this strong pint with fried cheese or beer cheese to warm up after a day of sightseeing.
Location: Loretanske Namesti 107/1, Praha Hradcany
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00-22:00
Trying to stay healthy while on vacation? This vegan bistro restaurant combines traditional Czech food with modern twists to ensure you stay healthy and animal-free. Walk down the beautiful Nerudova Street in the Castle district and take a seat to try contemporary dishes like veggie burgers or traditional plates like goulash.
Location: Nerudova 36, Prague 1
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30-22:00
Kavarna Novy Svet
The Czech locals might hate us for including this one on the list. Kavarna has somehow flown under the radar in terms of tourists visiting, but we had to let the secret out – the food is too good to keep quiet.
Close to the Prague Castle – but not too close to get the throngs of tourists – this establishment is a great place to enjoy traditional Czech food and decor after your full day of exploration.
We recommend coming here for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up of a strong cup of coffee and a super-sweet cheesecake slice.
Location: Novy Svet 2/87
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00-19:00, Sunday 10;00-18:00
If you are on vacation to splurge a bit, this is the place to go. Villa Richter is an extremely elegant, luxurious, and upscale eatery located along Prague Castle’s southern wall.
If you are lucky enough to visit the Czech capital during the summer months, the view from the terrace can’t be beaten, gazing out at the St. Wenceslas Vineyards – potentially your next stop for a perfectly-balanced glass of vino.
In Villa Richter, enjoy some fresh and light plates of antipasti during warm days or savory grilled meats during the fall and winter months.
Location: Stare zamecke schody 6/251
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00-23:00
For those traveling with a big group – or for those parents brave enough to travel with their children – Cafe Pointa is a great stop after a tiring day at the Castle. Just a few minutes walk from the complex or a hop-skip-and-a-jump using the #22 tram, this bright, airy, modern, and tourist-friendly spot is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building.
For those who want a taste of another country while exploring Prague, this Irish-owned eatery could be the best choice in the entire city. Complete with Guinness bread, Guinness pints, steak and ale pies, and a full Irish breakfast (blood pudding included), this restaurant brings the Irish charm to a Czech setting.
Location: Na Valech 2
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-22:00, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-21:30
Kuchyn is a European, Czech, and Eastern European-influenced restaurant located near Prague Castle.
With fresh ingredients, modern plates, and a great view over Prague’s city, this is a great stop after a long day of walking around the complex.
At this restaurant, food is the pinnacle. With no set menu, diners must use their senses to choose from various dishes, helping curious patrons decide by using their sense of smell and sight, instead of reading off of a boring menu – we like it.
Location: Hradcanske Namesti 186/1
Hours: Monday. -Sunday11:00-20:00
MLS Waffle point U Kajetana
Looking for something quick and casual? Waffle pint has you covered. This dessert cafe is a great pitstop for breakfast, tea, fresh food, or sweet dessert.
Location: Nerudova 248/17, mala Strana
Hours: Monday-Friday 10;00-19:00, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-19:00
Restaurace U Labuti
This dimly-lit restaurant feels like a cavernous dungeon – that serves delicious and quick food. A great spot for lunch, dinner, or brunch, this Eastern European eatery serves up tasty pork medallions, dumplings, and apple strudel for any time of day.
Location: Hradchanske Namesti 61/11
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00-22:00