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Eating and drinking near Andel?

I'm planning a last minute trip to Prague next Wednesday.
I've been several times before but this time I'm staying near Andel, which I don't really know.

If anyone (Uncle Gus?) has any tips of good places to eat or drink around Andel they'd be gratefully received.

Cheers
Alan

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Challenge accepted.

My first choice for that area is Wine Food Market on Strakonická 1, just across the road from Smichovske Nadrazi. Excellent Italian food and wine bar.

If you'd like Czech food, then Tradice Andel on Radlicka is a Pilsner Urquell pub with a decent offering.

If you walk from Andel towards the city centre, you'll come to Cafe Savoy is on the Smichov / Mala Strana border, and is well worth a look. Their breakfasts are absolutely fantastic. Book online to guarantee a seat.

If you like steak, El Barrio De Angel is a meat house at the Andel crossroads. Their steaks are imported from Argentina, so make your own cost/benefit analysis there.

Finally, it is well worth hopping on either the number 7 or number 21 tram from Andel to Vyton and calling in on U Kroka. It is one of the best Czech restaurants in the city. It's pretty much directly across the river from Andel. Cannot recommend it enough.

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good suggestions from Marcus, you really are spoilt for choice in that area and given that it is a major transport hub it is very easy to jump on a tram or metro to head to other areas.
I will add a few places I like.
http://peronsmichov.cz/
I love this place and it is one of the few places in the city you can get tankova radegast beer, food is great and they have a really nice and quirky courtyard outdoor area.
http://www.kozlovna.eu/en/
I like this place but service can be a bit of a hit or a miss but most times I have been in it has been a hit.
http://www.phnaverandach.cz/
This place is the modern version of the Old Staropramen brewery bar ( oh how I remember this place in the old days) and is pretty decent plus you can try the whole range of the beer from the brewery of which this restaurant is just a very small part

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Thanks guys. A couple of those I know but the rest are new to me. I'll be sure to try them out, and raise a glass in your honour.

Alan

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Back from my trip and I thought I'd report back on the recommendations. Predictably I got sidetracked into various other places and didn't make everywhere recommended but really liked those I did. So

I went to the Cafe Savoy a couple of times and agree about the breakfast. A nice relaxed start to the day. I also went once to the Cafe Narodni across the river and opposite the National Theatre. That had a more old fashioned atmosphere that I liked.

The Tradice Andel was nice. Very similar to the Urquell bar opposite the Spanish Synagogue which I used to be one of the places I visited regularly. I also went to a place just found the corner which I liked and did unfiltered Gambrinus - http://www.smichovskaformanka.cz/. The only downside was it was a bit smoky when full.

I really agree about U Kroka. We were lucky to get a table and next time I'd reserve. The rabbit was excellent and everything else was very good.

I liked the Old Staropramen bar. I think it's a nice modern take on a traditional bar but I also remember it as it used to be and find the change a bit disconcerting!

Finally the Kozlovna was the place we went to most often. The people were friendly and we just felt very comfortable there. Definitely somewhere my friend who lives in he Czech Republic said he would go back to now he'd found it.

So, many thanks for all of those. In return if you fancy something a bit different I can recommend the Midgard Bar - https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=midgard+bar+praha&rlz=1C9BKJA_enGB728GB728&oq=m&aqs=chrome.3.69i60l3j69i59j69i65j69i57.2480j0j7&hl=en-GB&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=lie - it's apparently a must go to for metal heads (whatever they may be!) but everyone was very friendly to us fogies. More importantly they serve unfiltered beer from a craft brewery which was both good and cheap. Sorry, can't remember the name of the beer but it was a name from Irish mythology.

Thanks again

Alan

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glad things worked out for and you took us up on some recommendations and found a few places for yourself and these have been noted.I am back in Prague in 6 weeks time so hopefully will have a try of some .

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Alan, Unclegus, Marcus: Thanks for the great tips. We've been stalking this Forum for a while, taking notes in prep for our first trip to CR in September. Our rental apartment is a bit south of Andel, on Radlicka, closer to the Smichov Metro; your recommendations look terrific and even "walkable". I now feel armed to eat a bit less like a tourist in Prague. Děkuji!

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RCA - public transport in Prague is great. If you are on Radlicka there are a couple of trams which will take you down to the centre really quickly. A day ticket - validate in he machine on your first journey and you then have 24 hours - is 110kr and a 3 day 310.

Uncle Gus- one other place we go a lot is Cafe Therapy -
http://www.cafe-therapy.cz/

We go there because I have friends who work opposite but it's a reasonable place for somewhere close to Wencelas Square. The food is nothing special but the beer is nice and the people friendly. Also, it's run by a charity with proceeds going to mental health and recovering addicts so you are doing good while getting happy!

Alan