Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Bistro Proti Proudu
A design-conscious cafe in Prague’s trendy Karlín district, Bistro Proti Proudu serves great coffee and light bites, like soup and sandwiches.
Gran Fierro
Found in Prague’s New Town, Gran Fierro is an Argentinian steakhouse and cocktail bar decorated with light industrial flair.
Nejen Bistro
Offering delicious bistro fare in Prague’s Karlin district, Nejen Bistro is a chic, minimalist restaurant with a fresh, seasonal approach to its menu.
Aureole
Ultramarin
Though more an afternoon than an evening option food-wise, Ultramarin still boasts a good wide selection of dishes and is worth revisiting as a bar and nightclub come the night time.
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the 20 rooms reflect a modern ethic on an otherwise typically Czech design. the rooms look out over the busy tourist track of the Royal Way or up towards the imperial splendour of the Castle.
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
One of the highlights of the Radisson Blu is the food - the eponymous Alcron is undoubtedly Prague's finest fish and seafood restaurant; while just across the way is the lavishly Art Deco La Rotonde, which offers a more balanced menu.
Radost FX Cafe
Radost's front of house vegetarian café is worth a trip in its own right, or just pop in halfway through a night in the club downstairs to recharge with some pulses and a beer. The largely a predominantly Czech clientele.
K.U. Cafe
Run by the same people as Cafe-Cafe opposite, KU is one of the busiest and hippest bars in Prague. Czech celebs pout and toss their hair at each other (both male and female) as eager passers-by press their less fortunate noses to the large glass wind
Sahara Cafe
The atmosphere is the main attraction to this Middle Eastern themed restaurant. The candles and lanterns combine with the comfy sofas and seats to create the impression of a chilled out casbah.
Dobra Cajovna
The Czech's have really discovered the tea room and the zen-like relaxation qualities that can be associated with it. Dobra is all about the tea, how it should be prepared and how it should be served. This is the art of tea.
House of the Black Madonna
This cubist masterpiece said goodbye to its days as a store in 1994 when it opened its first art exhibition, and has never looked back, making the full transition to museum-come-gallery in 2003.
Francouzska
This is all about turning back the clock. As waiters glide across the floor in Prague's most elegant restaurant, attention to detail seems imperative from the table settings and service to the design and architecture. An excellent menu rounds things
Bilkova 13
An eclectic feel of Italian traditions intermingle with Warhol-esque portraits in this famed “cognac point” multi-functioning venue.
Caldi & Freddi
Grown-up design, civilised food and exquisite hot chocolate has finally hit Prague's café scene. Its position on the city's principle tourist track is a haven for those in search of a decent cup of coffee and something sticky.
Phenix Cafe
For a cocktail overlooking Prague Castle by the Vltava river – as well as a selection of global gastronomic delights – look no further.  
Soho+
A trendy eatery in a lightly out of the way location, Soho + will fulfil any of your culinary desires with its range of French, Greek, Italian and Japanese food. The chic-est place to eat brunch in all of Prague.
987 Prague Hotel
A welcome addition to the city's hotel scene 987 is an elegant amalgam of old and new. From the Phillipe Starck furniture and interactive light displays in the guest's rooms the hotel has looked to spice up its image in recent years.
Tretters
Tretter's is a New York-style bar from a bygone era - dark panelled wood, green leather seating and barmen in white coats mix sophisticated cocktails for an elegant crowd. The bar can get quite full so get a table and tip a waiter.
Ventana
Despite being situated in the Old Town an area in which shops and restaurants will purposely play the 'traditional' card to attract sightseers The Hotel Ventana provides a truly unique experience.
Na Prikope
High-Street is how we would describe the shopping here
Techtle Mechtle
A favourite among young party animals, 'Hanky Panky' provides a saucy night out for those who like to drink and dance in style.
Josef
A modern Swiss restaurant, Josef always delivers laid-back cool, interesting cuisine and killer cocktails
SaSaZu
Newcomer to the scene, SaSaZu has quickly made a place for itself among the best restaurants in Prague. 
Bellevue
Bellevue's accomplished international menu draws in a grown-up crowd to sample some of the city's best cooking, although at times the atmosphere can be slightly rarified. A summer terrace has views across the Charles Bridge and towards Mala Strana be
Franz Kafka Museum
For literary ignoramuses and fans alike, the museum dedicated to the Czech Republic's most famous writer is well worth a visit. The curators have tried to bring the surrealism of Kafka's novels to life. We think he would thoroughly approve.
La Finestra
Italian chef, Riccardo Lucque opened this - his second restaurant  - in 2009 and diners have been lapping up their Italian meat specialties ever since...
Zvonarka
The summer terrace makes this place worth a visit, the views over the Nusle Valley below, and the sprawl of the city's suburbs, are panoramic, if not exactly breathtaking. Worth a look in if you're staying nearby, but probably not worth a special tri
Sansho
This Asian fusion restaurant, created by acclaimed former-Nobu chef, Paul Day, is rather unique in its offering...
U Zlate Studne
U Zlate Studne's French/International cuisine is well thought of in Prague, however, the restaurant's real selling point is the spectacular panorama from the terrace over the Old Town. This is coupled with a tranquil location and a sophisticated clie
Buddha-Bar Hotel
There's nothing we don't like about Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague; found in the Czech capital's Old Town Square, the plush property - which opened in late 2009 - has gained a loyal following of regular guests, thanks in large part to its inspiring interior
ON Club
This is Prague’s most up-to-date and most stylish gay venue. Three-floors have been reinvigorated by new management and in turn has attracted an equally energetic crowd.
Elite
Virtually the only hotel in the SoNa neighbourhood, the Elite is a modern take on Prague's traditional design and architecture. Comfortable and quiet with a lively little bar/grill, it's one of our favourite hotels.
ICON Hotel
The ICON Hotel has redefined the boutique scene in Prague. Located ideally in the centre of town, the ICON reflects the cosmopolitan hotel scene that now exists in this city. The contemporary amenities will satisfy the most discerning traveller.
Barock
Barock sits on the busy shopping street of Pariszka, where models looks down at diners from the walls while the real life versions waft by outside. The pavement life is a great draw on a warm summer's evening or extended afternoon lunch.
Luka Lu
Whimsical Balkan-themed restaurant in Mala Strana.
Bugsy’s
The impossibly long bar sometimes acts as a home away from home for local girls with impossibly long legs. They pout sweetly over the delicious cocktails while courting the charms of the well connected and the well dressed.
Inn Ox Bar
Adam Tihany's bars are legendary throughout Europe, gracing some of the smartest hotels from Miami to London and, now, Prague. Inn Ox is all about refinement, service and crafted cocktails. A civilised start, or end, to a grown-up night on the town.
V Zatisi
V Zátisí is split between a pastoral fantasy in one room and a high dining experience in the other. Tucked away in the quiet streets of the Old Town the restaurant is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights.
Cloud 9
High up on the Hilton’s roof is Cloud 9 – the place to go for a spectacular view, a seductive cocktail (or two) and bit of a nibble (food or otherwise).

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