Two Prague restaurants retain Michelin stars

The overall number of listed restaurants dropped down to 31

Prague has two restaurants with Michelin stars, plus four designated as Bib Gourmand and 25 as Plate Michelin, for a total of 31 mentioned eateries. This is down from 33 in the previous edition of the Michelin Guide: Main Cities in Europe, and 34 in the 2017 edition.

The two restaurants given one star are the same as in 2018, Field and La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise.

Michelin stars are designated in travel guides put out by French tire company Michelin. The guides first started in 1900 and were meant to provide destinations for people in their newly invented automobiles, and of course to encourage wear and tear on Michelin tires along the way.

The stars are given out by anonymous inspectors, and restaurants can earn up to three stars, although the Czech Republic only has only ever had one-star restaurants.

One star means top quality ingredients are used and that dishes with distinct flavors are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.

Field won its star in 2016, while La Degustation Bohême Bourgeois has had a star since 2012. These are not the only Prague eateries to have ever had stars. Alcron lost its star in 2018, falling down to Plate Michelin, where it remains. Two other eateries that had stars in the past, Allegro and Maze, are now closed. Allegro won the country’s first star, back in 2008. Maze, run by Gordon Ramsay, closed before the star was even awarded.

Current star holder Field, located in Prague’s Old Town, is described as a “stylishly understated restaurant, which has a warm, intimate feel.” The décor, the well-balanced Scandinavian cooking and non-alcoholic beverage suggestions earned praise.

La Degustation Bohême Bourgeois, also in Old Town, uses a famous 19th-century Czech cookbook as “inspiration for creative modern dishes which stimulate the taste buds.” The chandeliers and inlaid tables inside a historical building earned a mention.

The category under the star is Bib Gourmand. It goes to restaurants that offer exceptional good food at moderate prices, according to local economic standards.

The four Bib Gormand winners in the 2019 guidebook are down from six in 2018. The four that carry over are Divinis, Eska, Na Kopci and Sansho. Dropping off the list are Maso A Kobliha and Bistrøt 104, both of which are closed.

Divinis, near Old Town Square, was praised for its being intimate and “homely” (perhaps they mean homey), and for its rustic seasonal Italian dishes and Italian wines.

Eska, in Prague’s Karlín district, was noted for its “stark, industrial feel with exposed bricks, pipework and girders” and modern versions of old family favorites.

Hidden away in Prague 5 is Na Kopci, which offers Czech and French dishes plus local beers. The décor includes family photos.

Back in Prague 1, Sansho serves Asian cuisine made from the owner’s organic and free range ingredients.

New to the Michelin Plate list are Benjamin in Vršovice, Levitate in New Town and Salabka in Troja. Also among the 25 Michelin plate venues are Casa de Carli, and Zdenek's Oyster Bar as well as some of the city’s best known and long-established eateries such as Aromi, Bellevue and V Zátiši.

One star restaurants:
Field
U Milosrdných 12, Prague 1

La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise
Haštalská 18, Prague 1

Bib Gourmand:
Divinis
Týnská 21, Prague 1

Eska
Pernerova 49, Karlín, Prague 8

Na Kopci
K Závěrce 2774/20, Prague 5

Sansho
Petrská 25, Prague 1

For the complete list, visit guide.michelin.com

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