Are there any smoke-free restaurants in Prague?

Discussion in 'Travel Tips & Advice' started by saillael, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    My daughter is attending Charles University this semester and I will be visiting her the last two weeks of March. Knowing that I am allergic to cigarette smoke (asthma being my worst reaction), she has warned me that most of the places she has eaten are pretty smoky. I'm sure she spends most of her social time in pubs or bars and I would expect those to be smoky as they are most places in the U.S. I was just wondering if anyone knows of any dining places of any type that limit smoking. Also, will it be warm enough to eat outside?
  2. czechchris

    czechchris Well-Known Member

    Restaurace Sklep on Seifertova has a no-smoking section, although you have to walk through the smoking section to get to it.
    Their Website shows photos. Tram 9 from Wenceslas Square; the stop after Hlavni Nadrazi (Husinecka) and it is opposite the football ground.

    Food is very good too!
  3. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris, I really appreciate the tip. I think I can hold my breath long enough to get through the smoking section.

    Smoke filled rooms or not, I CAN'T wait to get to Prague. It looks like magic.

    "Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."
  4. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    March might still be a little cool.

    There are many restaurants that limit smoking during prime mealtimes and I'm sure there are non-smoking restaurants (may have more luck finding them around tourist areas).

    You might try eating at non-standard times - there may be smoking but there will be a lot less people = lot less smoke.

    Good luck - enjoy your visit.
  5. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    It is.

    "Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits."
  6. doman

    doman Well-Known Member

    Is there some other meaning, Glenn? :?:
  7. kimba

    kimba Active Member

    I'm allergic to cigarette smoke too. Although when I travel outside of California I just plan to be sick the whole time. After a lifetime of dealing with it, I've learned to cope if it's only for short periods of time.

    Country Life is a vegetarian restaurant where I ate almost everyday and there is no smoking there, not that I remember anyway.

    Every other restaurant I went to had an area for non-smokers, but it almost always didn't make a difference. There was one in Vinorhady 2 around the corner from where I stayed ... ... they had a non-smoking room and the food was good.
  8. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    it is just a colloquial usage (imitating an uneducated way of speaking) from an old Southern joke.
  9. doman

    doman Well-Known Member

    Aha ! I understood ! Thanks !
  10. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the helpful references and strategies. I, like Kimba, am from California and now live in Georgia where we non-smokers are spoiled by strict public smoking laws. Seriously, the worst thing Americans have ever done to Europeans is export tobacco products. I don't know why the EU health system hasn't filed its own suit against the tobacco companies.
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    One cafe/restaurant to consider is the Café Louvre, which has a separate non-smoking room. I have had some enjoyable meals there and the place has a nice atmosphere.

    Another place I can recommend is Ambiente. It is outside the center, but has good food and a large non-smoking area.

    In our restaurant section at we have an icon next to a restaurant if it has a non-smoking section or room.
  12. kimba

    kimba Active Member

    Ah yes, Cafe Louvre. I had tea there one day and it was definitely a non-smoking room. Plus it's a famous cafe that's worth a visit anyway.

    I also went to the Cafe Savoy, at an off hour (like 3PM) and not only was it non-smokey, it was almost empty.

    For a quick bite, I don't remember having a problem at either of the Bohemian Bagel shops.
  13. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the information on Cafe Louvre. It looks amazing. I think I could be happy taking all of my meals there. Dam si Beton, prosim.
  14. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    I've just Googled "no smoking restaurants in Prague" and it's thrown up several links you could have a look at, with restaurant suggestions. Of course, some might just have these nominal 'no smoking areas' which are not always strictly observed and might be right next to the smoking areas but there are a few genuine no smoking restaurants in Prague. Have a wonderful trip!
  15. Ájík

    Ájík Well-Known Member

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  16. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    Why not:
    beton = Becherovka + tonic 8) 8)
  17. Ájík

    Ájík Well-Known Member

    yeah, but how can a water-drinker like me know this ??!! :twisted:
  18. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    I agree, although I'm not sure if initially it was an American export or a British import. If there weren't such a high-power tobacco lobby here in the U.S., tobacco would probably be banned altogether.
  19. geauxboy

    geauxboy Well-Known Member

    Amen. The lobbying is disgraceful. No morals at all. Which is worse? The guys that lobby it or the guys who allow it and accept their lobbying?

    I met a guy that came in to talk to my high school. He made his millions during WW2 trafficing (legally) cigs to the Allies. I asked if he regretted it and of course he said "No" with a smile.
  20. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    The British brought tobacco from the colonies, didn't they. I think the big push to get Europeans addicted to cigarettes happened in WWII when Big Tobacco and their evil minions where passing cigarettes out for free to the soldiers and they unwittingly passed them on to their hosts.

    I think the lobbyists and the politicians who accept their influence are equally evil. I mean, what would put the lobbyists out of business faster than honorable politicians (I know, that is a magnificent oxymoron)?

    Geauxboy, you must be from New Orleans or its environs.

    "Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him. That way, when he figures out what you've said, you will be a mile away, and he won't have any shoes."

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