One of the ALE traditions is to have a “dinner with a stranger”. Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like, the idea being that you sit down with strangers, yet leave with friends.
For this activity, we will make the restaurant reservations and you sign up for one of the spots.
Our reservations will be at the following places:
(1) Slavia $$
Smetanovo nábř. 1012/2 | +420 257 941 589 | www | map | route | yelp
This restaurant is a long-time classic with deep roots in Prague, opened since 1884, and is often visited by heads of state such as Bill Clinton, yet equally accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life. Located just in front of the National Theatre, this place is also frequented by theatre goers, for before or after the show meals and snacks.
(2) U Fleku $$
Křemencova 11 | +420 224 934 019 | www | map | route | yelp
This place became famous for its locally brewed dark beer. If you wish to explore a classical Prague beer, this place needs to be on your “must” list.
(3) The PUB Praha 1 $$
Veleslavínova 3 | +420 222 312 296 | www | map | route | yelp
Grab a glass and draw your own beer. If you’re competitive, watch the main screen displaying other tables’ consumption and beat them. 🙂
(5) Zlatý Klas $
Plzeňská 9 | +420 251 562 539 | www | map | route | yelp
Do you want to experience a typical Czech pub and meals in company with locals? Free of gilding for tourists, no fancy pseudo-Czech menu.
(6) Cafe Imperial $$$
Na Poříčí 15 | Phone number +420 246 011 440 | www | map | route | yelp
Architectural gem full of Grand Cafe atmosphere attracts its guests since 1914 not only with unique ceramic decorations. Btw, check out the sinks on the toilets! They are shaped as gold swans!
(8) Na Kopci $$
K Závěrce 20 | +420 251 553 102 | www | map | route | yelp
Family Restaurant Na Kopci serves French and Czech specialties in a cozy friendly atmosphere. The restaurant also received a prestige award Michelin Bib Gourmand 2015, 2016 and 2017.
(9) Il Giardino Restaurant $$$
Mozartova 1 | +420 257 154 262 | www | map | route | yelp
Just up the hill from conference area. Sumptuous food, convenient location (just a cable-car ride uphill from the conference venue). Less time traveling, more time connecting. Plus GREAT VIEW of Prague, and also you can walk around the park area up the hill.
(11) Pizza Nuova $$$
Revoluční 655/1 | +420 221 803 308 | www | map | route | yelp
Top rated Italian restaurant, short walk from the Old Town Square, highly focussed on a cuisine authenticity. They specialise in Naples-style pizzas baking them in a traditional oven using a beech wood fire. Perfect for dark crust, thick on the edge and thin in the body.
European / Mediterranean
(13) Bistro Špejle $$
Jindřišská 16 | +420 606 773 553 | www | map | route | yelp
Fresh and unique concept serving tapas-like meals of different kind. You can get tapas-ish burger, pancake, roastbeef, as well as cake. Daily menu usually consist of twenty options. Besides, it’s one of the best places to get gyn & tonic.
(14) BlackDog Cantina $$
Gorazdova 1 | +420 735 750 050 | www | map | route | yelp
Just across the river, 10min travel from the ALE venue, you can find very popular restaurant by locals – BlackDog Cantina. The restaurant’s menu concept can be characterized as “Fine Street Food” as specializes in tapas, burgers, steaks, tex-mex, and Latin American cuisine.
(16) Taj Mahal Express $$
Mozartova 942/10 | +420 257 941 589 | www | map | route | yelp
Kust across the street from NH hotel. Delicious Indian & Bangladeshi food, cooked by Indians. You can ask for adjusted hotness of the dishes.
(17) Indian Jewel
Týn 6 | +420 725 107 059 | www | map | route | yelp
The Indian Jewel is one of the best Indian restaurants in Prague and located in the heart of Old Town. They also offer vegetarian variations.
(18) Las Adelitas $$
Malé náměstí 13 | +420 222 233 247 | www | map | route | yelp
When Praguers think about tacos, they often visit Las Adelitas. This particular branch is located just few steps from the famous Astronomical Clock. The restaurant is run by Mexicans, whether you think about cook or staff, preparing very authentic meals.
(19) NEB.O $$
Perlová 365/10 | +420 224 248 678 | www | map | route | yelp
Modern Asian restaurant. Whether you prefer Pho, Pad Thai or Bo Xao and Udon noodles as well. If you with to experience the unique night Prague spirit, Old town is just few minutes walk.
(20) Lehká hlava $$
Boršov 280/2 | +420 222 220 665 | www | map | route | yelp
The prettiest veggie spot in the city very popular by locals. Their menu features vegetarian as well as vegan and raw meals. When you finished, have a walk back to hotel over the Charles Bridge which is located just behind the corner and the walk is just 30min in total.