Even though the Czech Republic section of the Michelin Main Cities of Europe guide only rated restaurants within Prague, many restaurants of an equally high standard exist outside of Prague, especially in Brno or Olomouc.
2 Michelin stars in Prague
Two restaurants that kept their Michelin star rating in 2018 were La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, with chef Oldřich Sahajdák, and Field, with chef Radek Kašpárek. Both restaurants are about 600 metres from Old Town Square. Each has one star, indicating a “very good restaurant in its category”.
Bib Gourmand restaurants in Prague
Another Michelin award, the Bib Gourmand, which is awarded to restaurants with “exceptionally good food at moderate prices”, have six restaurants: Divinis, Eska, Maso a Kobliha, Na Kopci, Sansho and Bistrøt 104.
The Michelin Plate in Prague
The Michelin Plate – awarded for interior, service quality and atmosphere, with less focus on haute cuisine – has been picked up by 25 restaurants in Prague. The best result went to Alcron, with 3 covers (fork and spoon symbol) out of a maximum 5, while both Michelin-starred restaurants picked up only 2 covers. Other restaurants awarded with The Michelin Plate are: George Prime Steak, Kalina, La Veranda, Zdenek’s Oyster Bar, La Finestra, Casa de Carli, CottoCrudo, Le Terroir, Pot au Feu, Monarch, V Zátiší, Bellevue, Kampa Park, Portfolio, Café Imperial, Lokal Inn, Grand Cru, Spices, Terasa u Zlaté Studně, Café Savoy, Atelier, Aromi, Yamato and Sasazu.
History of Michelin-starred restaurants in Prague
The first restaurant to gain a Michelin star was Allegro in the Four Seasons hotel, in 2008, under chef Andrea Accordi. This restaurant had been awarded the star three times, but later closed. Also picking up a Michelin star, in 2009, was the Maze restaurant in the Hilton hotel, with chef Gordon Ramsay, but this restaurant closed even before the award had been announced. Alcron restaurant had a Michelin star for six years (2012–2017), but lost it in 2018. No restaurant in Prague has ever been awarded more than one star.
Sasazu and Aureole lost their Bib Gourmand in 2018.