Where to eat in Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary is a great place to relax, which will become even more pleasant if you take this opportunity and pay tribute to the signature recipes of Czech cuisine. In the famous European resort there are also inexpensive bistros to have a snack during a walk without stopping, and beautiful cozy restaurants where you can celebrate a memorable event and just spend a memorable evening. You can find 10 such places in this review.
Bistro Slunicko Near the Jan Becher Museum there is a small bistro with simple home furnishings and a quiet terrace in the courtyard. Food prices in this cafe in Karlovy Vary are among the most affordable: everything costs between 15 and 90 Kč (per 100 g): soup, stewed pork with dumplings, pasta, schnitzel, meatloaf, boiled or baked potatoes. For those who prefer to refrain from eating meat, there is a small vegetarian menu. In the bistro you can also take food with you: baguettes with various fillings (cheese, ham, tuna, salami) for 35 Kč or traditional breads (chlebíčky) – open sandwiches for 17 Kč. They are offered a large selection of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Dr. Davida Bechera, 23 Old Carlsbad Grill This fast-food cafe is hard to miss: it is located in the very center of the tourist flow near the Mlyn colonnade. So if you need to eat fast while walking, then Old Carlsbad Grill is best. The assortment of food here is pretty standard for Czech fast food: grills (from 60 Kč), burgers with meat (185 Kč), hot dogs (from 110 Kč), salads (from 95 Kč), ice cream (from 50 Kč). There are several tables on the street. Address Prices Map Schedule Site Lázeňská, 19/1 Restaurace Ve Dvoře In the area of the Lower Station in Karlovy Vary, you can eat tasty and inexpensively in a restaurant in a small enclosed courtyard – it is cozy and calm, plays unobtrusive music and there is always a free table for hungry guests. The menu is designed for fans of local cuisine: traditional onion soup (45 Kč), real fried Czech schnitzel (88 Kč), a large beef tartare with a bunch of tops and garlic (for two, 320 Kč). And in Restaurace Ve Dvoře you can taste the signature “Moravian Sparrow”, which, by the way, has nothing to do with a simple little bird. This is pork in a sauce with stewed cabbage and dumplings (98 Kč), very tasty and hearty.
Krymská, 1188 / 7A Restaurace Sklípek If you are looking for a cheap place to eat in Karlovy Vary near the center, Restaurace Sklípek is a very good option. Guests are offered a choice of about 40 national dishes, including Olomouc cheeses with salad and bramborams, boar knee, baked duck in the old Czech style – all portions are large and tasty. For food, you can order a glass of dark “Goat” or homemade lemonade. On average, a hearty lunch with drinks (per one) will cost no more than 300 Kč. The service is quick and friendly, in the warmer months you can eat outside – there are small tables.
Restaurace U KŘÍŽOVNÍKŮ In the center of the spa part of Karlovy Vary between the Vřídelná colonnade and the church of St. Maria Magdalena is a colorful restaurant with a large selection of traditional Czech snacks, draft beer and good wines. It is part of the KARLSBAD GRANDE MADONNA resort, but has its own private entrance and is very popular. An impressive section of the menu is occupied by dishes that were cooked by Czech great-grandmothers: baked pork knee (265 Kč), goulash with dumplings (185 Kč), beef tenderloin in sour cream with lingonberries and whipped cream (185 Kč). You can also indulge yourself with delicious signature specialties from the chef: stuffed rabbit paw, Tatar beef steak, fried ribs or cold cuts. Every day from 11.00 to 14.00 in Restaurace U Krizovniku you can dine for 150 Kč (soup + second).
Becherplatz Pivovar Karel IV In the building of the former Becherovka factory in the very center of Karlovy Vary, today a wonderful restaurant with a brewery is opened. A significant part of the former decoration has been preserved in the premises, in the halls you can sit on wooden chairs made of old barrels and bask in the inclement weather of the batteries – they were made of stainless steel Becherovka pipes. Most dishes are made with local products. Here you can eat spicy Tatar steak (218 Kč), home-made pork ham with horseradish (138 Kč), traditional South Bohemian kulailu soup with wild mushrooms (62 Kč), wild boar stew with rosehip sauce (258 Kč), deer medallions (308 Kč). But the most important thing is its own beer: 7 branded varieties, including the original fruit and herbal (41 Kč per 0.3 liter), which is incredibly popular among guests. In a word, the place is atmospheric and practically cult – especially among connoisseurs of foam. Address Prices Map Schedule Website T. G. Masaryka, 282/57 Velkopopovicka pub This authentic beer pub has a friendly and warm atmosphere, friendly and fast service.