From Rooftop Meadow to Urban Courtyard, New Picnic and Grill Spots In Prague

Picnic and barbecue spots around Prague are plentiful; here are some new options for 2018 plus a handy map
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With some 200 parks and gardens to its name, Prague is a picnicker’s paradise. And if you like a little smoke and fire with your outdoor dining experience, you’ll be pleased to note that the city of Prague has opened two new grilling locations just in time for the 2018 season. High-quality grills with tables for large groups have been installed in Central Park, Stodůlky and at Chudenická near Hostivař.

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There’s also a couple new picnic services sure to delight: The National Museum of Agriculture in Letná, which opened its rooftop meadow last year, is now loaning out blankets, basket, and utensils for a small fee. Žluté lázně has expanded its picnic baskets menu this year to include panini, salads, pickled vegetables, cheese, and wine which can be enjoyed on a grassy bank of the Vltava.

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Photo via National Museum of Agriculture / Facebook

Two weeks ago, grocery service Rohlík.cz launched delivery to Stromovka, Letná, Riegrovy sady, Parukářka, Ladronka, and Náplavka; DameJidlo will continue its Pick-Up Point delivery this year, bringing food from Prague restaurants to popular locations like Grébovka and Petřín.

Another lesser-known option for getting your grill on? Ježkovy Voči Bar & Tapas, unique for its funky seating sourced from retro public transport. For just 30 CZK, the bar’s courtyard can be used to host a grill party.

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A new map highlights some additional “hidden” spots for firing up the bbq in Prague; it features a 360-degree view map of each venue and important info like the proximity to toilets and drinking water. These are just some of the grill areas from the map:

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Petřín, Prague 1

Where: Rose garden at the Hunger Wall
Grill on site: no
Drinking water: yes
Public WC: yes
Playground: yes
Sports area: no
Nearest shop: 1.8 km

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Jeseniova, Prague 3

Where: Eastern edge of Parukářka Park
Grill on site: yes
Drinking water: yes
Public WC: yes
Playground: yes
Sports area: no
Nearest shop:  850 m

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Petřín rose garden / photo via: www.grilujemevemeste.cz

Vítkov, Prague 3

Where: A short walk from Ohrada tram stop
Grill on site: no
Drinking water: no
Public WC: yes
Children’s playground: yes
Sports ground: yes
Nearest shop: 800 meters

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Stromovka, Prague 7

Where: Picnic area u cesty na Císařský ostrov
Grill on site: no, but a rental nearby (800 m)
Drinking water: no
Public WC: yes
Playground: yes
Sports area: yes
Nearest shop: 1.8 km

Kunratice Forest, U Gizely,  Prague 11

Where: a short distance from the Petýrkova stop
Grill on site: no
Drinking water: no
Public WC: no
Playground: yes
Sports area: yes
Nearest shop: 1.3 kilometers

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Chodovská tvrz / photo via www.grilujemevemeste.cz

Kunratický Forest, Vyhlídka, Prague 11

Where:  On a hill at IKEM and Thomayer Hospital
Grill on site: yes
Drinking water: no
Public WC: no
Children’s playground: no
Sports ground: no
Nearest shop: 2.5 kilometers

Central Park, Stodůlky, Prague 13

Where: At the Kuželkárna restaurant
Grill on site: yes
Drinking water: no
Public WC: yes
Playground: yes
Sports ground: yes
Nearest shop: 500 m

Hostivař, Prague 15

Where: Parking lot at Hostivař reservoir
Grill on site: no
Drinking water: no
Public WC: no
Playground: yes
Sports ground: yes

h/t Metro.cz, www.grilujemevemeste.cz, denik.cz

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