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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Dahab
Dahab is fast becoming a Prague institution, the somewhere-beyond-chilled atmosphere, great food, cheap drinks and comfortable seating has made it one of Prague's most relaxed cafes. Dahab's following is more studenty than ladies who lunch in Parizsk
Klementinum
Part of the National Library, concerts are held in the Mirror Chapel on a daily basis. Built in 1720, the chapels marble, gilded stucco and wall-to-floor and ceiling mirrors make this a memorably romantic candlelit concert venue.
Kogo
Kogo has managed to maintain its extraordinary popularity over the last few years with delicious Italian food at affordable prices...
Goldfingers
Goldfingers is the Rolls Royce of Prague's adult establishments, a salubrious basement club with strict policies and tight securities employ the most attractive girls in Prague. The drinks are expensive, as are the dances - but it's worth every penny
Kolkovna
If it's a beer hall with charming decor and relaxed ambiance that you're looking for then Kolkovna is the place for you. Tucked away from the main tourist drag, there is a selection of beers and traditional dishes to suit everyone.
Globe
Globe offers a New American style menu with an Italian spirit....all very very late at night.
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt is an Art-Deco beauty set in the wonderful Hotel Paris in the Old Town. The Czech and French cooking is superb and service excellent.
Mamaison Riverside Prague
The Mamaison Riverside Prague has rooms with large enveloping beds, a modern take on old-fashioned glamour and a hotel bar worth taking a digestif in.
U Modré Kachničky II
The Blue Duck or U Modré Kachničky II is one of Prague's more charming Czech restaurants set in the cobbled streets of the Old Town
Royal Way
If any of Bohemia's great monarchs could see what has become of the once Royal Way today, they would surely rise from their mausoleums and restore some national pride into this mawkish tourist track.
Mirellie
The second in this chain of Mediterranean restaurants in Prague, Mirellie in Vinohrady is similar to its counterpart in Dekvice, serving up a pleasant meal for very reasonable prices.
U Patrona
U Patrona is almost the perfect restaurant in Prague for an intimate evening, especially if you can secure the balcony table on a warm summer's evening. Sophisticated and elegant with attentive service and refined cooking.
Cross Club
Cross Club claims to be the home of alternative culture in the city, and its claim is fairly well founded, for this spot is certainly the most eclectic of Prague's clubs. 
Duplex
This club has two floors of high designed porn chic interiors, with amazing views over the square below. International name DJs play and Duplex is now styling itself as the in-town in-club, taking away customers from the likes of Radost and Mecca.
Hotel Paris
In the late 19th Century everything French was seen as the height of civilisation, which is why the Hotel Paris Prague is one of the city's finest.
Bellevue
Bellevue's accomplished international menu draws in a grown-up crowd who take advantage of the terrace with views across the river and Charles Bridge
Perla Hotel Prague
Decorated with enormous pearls, the Perla Hotel Prague is just a little bit kitsch and not far from the sights of the Old Town.
Slovansky Dum
Slovansky Dum is trying to up the ante on 'high-street' Na Prikope, the presence of some more fashion-conscious labels, a high-end cinema and the constantly buzzing Italian restaurant and courtyard garden, make it a pleasant place to shop.
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...
Ecsotica Spa & Health Club
Sansho
This Asian fusion restaurant, created by acclaimed former-Nobu chef, Paul Day, is rather unique in its offering...
U Zavoje
Upmarket and stylish, the location of U Zajove alone would make it worth a visit. As it is, the food, wine and ambiance are all pretty good too.
La Veranda
Café La Veranda's sleek interior sits beneath street level, viewed through long windows set at ankle height. The menu (innovative, for Prague) fuses foods, spices and cuisines from East and West into a simple and healthy cuisine.
Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club
Situated in a subterranean vault from the 11th century Ungelt certainly has character. The intimate surroundings of this jazz cellar make the music sound all that much better in our opinion.
U Medvidku
An authentic traditional Czech beer Hall in the centre of town. As yet not too touristy, but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while it lasts.
Cowboys
Having revamped one of Prague's more famous name restaurants, Bazaar, the Kampa Group have created a super stylish steak house, complete with bar and summer terrace from which Prague's bright young things and green-eyed tourists can enjoy the view.
La Bodeguita Del Medio
One of the livelier bars in Prague is La Bodeguita Del Medio. Drink, dance and be merry -- with expertly-crafted mojito in-hand, of course.
Lucerna Music Bar
Lucerna is set in the bowels of a shopping centre, not far from Wenceslas Square. During the week live music is the draw, but at weekends the cheesy club nights bring in a young, drunk crowd. Suitably hidden to keep most stags and tour groups away.
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.
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
Hotel U Zlaté Studne
Hotel U Zlaté Studne is a charmingly romantic hotel set up on the hill with a fabulous panorama stretching out over the city of Prague.
Monarch
If wine is your thing then make sure you don't miss this well stocked 'vinny sklep'.
Bakeshop
If your Czech experience has left you craving the comforts of the West, this New York-style bakery and deli is the place for you - none of the other cafes in Prague can compete with the delights that Bakeshop wheels out of its kitchen.
Paintballing
Ideal for stag dos and other groups, these places cater ideally to those looking for a fun, if slightly painful, way to spend an afternoon. Book ahead to make sure your numbers are accommodated.
Marionette Theatre
One of Prague's longest-running shows, this incredibly energetic and eccentric performance with traditional marionettes is not to be missed.
Bar and Books
If the candlelight doesn't lure you in then the fabulous cocktails certainly will!
Kavarna Obecni Dum
The Kavarna is housed in the Municipal House, one of Prague's finest Art Nouveau buildings, consequently it draws crowds of tourists rightly wowed by the architecture and design. This makes it expensive and creates a slightly sterile atmosphere.
Jungmannova Namesti
Being around the corner from Wenceslas Square could be seen as both a boon and a curse, here it's definitely a boon. Jungmannova, a small square, has a few upmarket shops, and is a far more pleasant experience than the retail behemoth around the corn
Metropol Hotel Prague
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms of the Metropol Hotel Prague offer fabulous views over the red roof tops of this Gothic, Kafkaesque city.
Bukowski’s
With a loyal crowd of boozy locals, Bukowski's has easily slotted into the Beat, low-life ways of the bar's namesake. Settle in, down some cans and take a bet on the horses...

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