From stylish bars to Michelin-starred restaurants and private meeting rooms, there’s a strong hand of venues in which to make an impression, seal a deal or celebrate a new contract in the Czech capital. The city’s key central European co-ordinates and a host of excellent conference facilities have sealed Prague as a hub of international business. Negotiate over a sophisticated lunch or entertain clients with a night on the town with our recommendations for a successful and memorable Prague business trip.
For stiff cocktails served in elegant surrounds to a languid soundtrack of jazz and blues, Tretter’s in the Old Town is a solid choice. Conjuring an atmosphere of Manhattan circa the 1920s and 1930s, this cocktail bar knows how to prepare a spectacular concoction and put on a relaxed but sophisticated vibe, ideal for a night of high-stakes entertaining. There’s also a cleverly curated food menu, should the need for snacks arise.
Round off a night on the town at Týnska Bar and Books, close to Old Town Square, for a whisky and a cigar enjoyed in olde-worlde elegance. Think: wood paneling, leather upholstery, libraries of leather-bound classics on the shelves, and high, vaulted ceilings. For those not drawn in by the extensive whisky list, which includes a noteworthy team from the Scottish Isles, there’s Champagne, cocktails, and a great selection of Cognac.
Upping Prague’s gastronomic stakes is La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise. Inspiration here is drawn from a 19th-century Czech cookbook and transformed, using all manner of locally sourced ingredients and, of course, the genius of chef Oldřich Sahajdák, into modern Czech cuisine. The result? A well-deserved Michelin star—one of just two in the city. Those looking to impress clients will be well-served by the restaurant’s wine cellar, offering a curated selection of bottles from small European wine growers, as well as a thoughtful menu of non-alcoholic options, crafted to match the sensational fare.
Prague’s other Michelin-starred restaurant is Field. Chic in a minimalist way, serving an exquisite Scandinavian-inspired menu, Chef Radek Kašpárek’s restaurant is a sumptuous marriage of style and substance. With tasting menus and à la carte options, there’s plenty of ways to wow contacts during a meal here. Expect everything from aged beef with veal brain, celeriac, and morels, to desserts of sea buckthorn with juniper, bergamot, and beze.
Meeting Rooms With A Menu
Riccardo Lucque’s La Finestra specialises in fine Italian cuisine. For diners drawn to creative dishes such as prawn panzanella or ravioli stuffed with offal, truffle and pecorino, the craft of the chefs can be viewed from the table through the large kitchen window. Should privacy be the order of the day, the wine cellar, as well as a few of its choice bottles, can be secured for a meeting. Wine tastings and tasting dinners can also be arranged.
For a sophisticated seafood supper, Aromi—another offering from Riccardo Lucque—is the place to go. The dining room is chicly appointed in soft shades of grey, making it a stylish space for a business dinner. During the warmer months, reserve an exclusive table in the garden for added ambience and privacy. Italian reigns supreme here, both in the cuisine and the extensive wine list. A shot of grappa, of which there are over 100 on offer, is the perfect cap to a lunch conference.