When it comes to the food scene in Brno you have an amazing variety available! Brno has so many great restaurants to pick from – both for traditional Czech food and international cuisine!
Brno is located in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic near the Austrian and Slovakian border and just a few hours from Germany and Hungary as well. So already based on the location of the city you can probably imagine how many good international options there are to pick from.
For being the second largest city in the Czech Republic Brno actually has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars!
We absolutely love the cafe scene in Brno but in this post, we focus solely on the different restaurants in Brno that are worth checking out.
Whether you’re just spending one day in Brno or you’re staying for a few nights, you’re in for a real treat (literally).
In this post, we’ve got you covered with all the good food places to try in Brno including some more unique places that mostly only locals know about!
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10 Traditional and International Restaurants in Brno
In this post, you will find 10 restaurants in Brno that we love!
All 10 of these restaurants are within walking distance of the city center. You can also take buses and trams within the center that will get you from one side to the other quite quickly. Brno has quite a small city center though so most of these restaurants are truly only a few minutes from each other.
As we mentioned before, Brno is quite international – especially with a booming tech scene and a popular university with international programs for Erasmus students.
What you might not know though, is that the Czech Republic has over 600.000 foreigners living in the country with the majority of those residing in the capital, Prague, and Brno.
A very large percentage of those foreigners are of Vietnamese descent. So it’s probably no surprise that you can get some incredible Vietnamese food in the Czech Republic!
Let’s dive in!
As we mentioned above, the Czech Republic in general has a large Vietnamese population which also means delicious Vietnamese food.
Go Brno is a perfect example of that because the Vietnamese street food there is absolutely amazing! You truly feel like you’re in Vietnam while you’re there. It’s that good.
We personally love spring rolls so we usually go with that but there’s a good variety of meat and veggie options. There’s something for everyone at Go Brno and that’s why it’s one of our favourite restaurants in Brno.
It really is a great place with affordable pricing, a good location, and a fun interior design. In a way, it’s quite modern and fun but at the same time, it does feel very authentic and has a bit of a Vietnamese street food vibe (although we haven’t been to Vietnam yet).
Vietnamese cuisine plays a big part in the Czech Republic and it is very authentic so it’s worth trying it while you’re here exploring Brno!
Vycep Na Stojaka isn’t one of the best restaurants in Brno based on its food. They really don’t have a whole lot of food and it’s mostly pub food/snacks that go well with beer.
The reason you should check out this restaurant/pub in Brno is for everything besides the food. The idea and concept behind Vycep Na Stojaka (Pub on a Stand) is really interesting and the idea of people just stopping by for a beer and hanging out is still very much the case to this day.
On a sunny day, you’ll always find locals and travellers like us hanging outside the pub enjoying a refreshing Czech beer while chatting up other beer lovers.
The best thing is the location of the pub. Vycep Na Stojaka is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Brno with St Jakub’s Church right across the street. You really have an incredible view while you sit outside and enjoy a nice beer and snack!
It’s not necessarily a place we recommend going for lunch or dinner. But if you’re in the area midafternoon and want to take in the views, atmosphere, and just the all-around unique experience.
It’s definitely a place worth stopping by while you’re in Brno.
The beer is really really good here! It is in most of the Czech Republic but especially here at Vycep, the beer is fantastic!
Dr Indy Curry Mater downtown Brno is a delicious Indian Restaurant in the heart of Brno. It is located right next to the Vegetable Market right in old town Brno. They do delicious all-you-can-eat lunch buffets for a very reasonable price.
It’s not a fancy spot by any means but if you are craving Indian food and walking downtown Brno it’s a great place to go. You add the super affordable prices on the food and the quality of it and you can’t ask for a much better lunch or dinner.
It just opened up in 2022 so it’s fairly new but Dr Indy Curry Master is already making its name around the Brno food scene and is becoming a local favourite for quick and good food downtown.
Soul Bistro is a cozy little bistro in the heart of Brno where you can get a wide variety of delicious meals. From vegan, veggie, and meat-based meals there is something for everyone.
It’s a very welcoming place for everyone with a friendly staff that speaks a bit of English. Soul Bistro is dog friendly too so if you’re looking for a lunch or dinner spot that’s dog friendly in Brno then this is a great spot.
Soul Bistro caters to the healthy side so a lot of the meals are fresh and tasty and not heavy like traditional Czech food.
It’s a really unique restaurant in Brno that’s worth trying if you want some yummy healthy food.
We’re switching it up a bit with this recommendation and going with one of the most expensive restaurants in Brno – but for good reason. Pavillon is a steak house that offers some of the best cuts of meat you can get in Brno.
If you’re feeling up for it you can even get a Wagyu Rib-eye A5 for 1900 CZK which is about $80. For Brno and the Czech Republic, this is quite expensive compared to a standard meal at a local restaurant but it is worth trying at least once in your life if you like steak!
It is a bit of a fine dining experience but there are also standard tenderloin and rib-eye steaks if you don’t want to spend too much money but still want to experience Pavillon Steak House.
Pavillon is also located in a beautiful part of Brno. The restaurant is located inside Park Koliste and there are quite a few parks next to each other so go for a nice walk before or after dinner!
We don’t always recommend fancy and more expensive restaurants in cities since you can usually find just as good restaurants for cheaper – but Pavillon is an exception.
You really get what you pay for at Pavillon and it’s worth it if you want a nice steak dinner.
Bistro Bastardo is a “restaurant” in Brno that serves some absolutely delicious Mexican food. It’s a bit of a mix between a restaurant and more fast food but it is really good quality and true Mexican food.
From burritos to quesadillas you can get lots of American-Mexican food and it is really yummy. It is quick food so you never have to wait too long but it can also get quite busy (which is why they have multiple locations).
If you’re looking for something quick and not fancy, Bistro Bastardo is great.
There’s not much room in their restaurant. There may be enough room for 20 people but people go in and out quite quickly so you never have to wait too long.
To be completely honest there isn’t much good Mexican food in the Czech Republic but Bistro Bastardo in Brno is one of the good ones. It’s not fancy but it’s as authentic as you can get for the Czech Republic and a good recommendation for a place to eat while you’re in Brno.
Nok Nok is an amazing restaurant in Brno that is something between Czech and international cuisine. It has a very Czech feel to it with its Czech brewery vibe. You’ll be able to try all sorts of delicious Czech beer with whatever meal you decide to go with.
A quote from Nok Nok is “Why invent something new? Just stick to proven recipes, add a little imagination and modern thinking and never compromise on the quality of the ingredients.”
That’s basically what you can expect from Nok Nok: Lots of yummy and delicious familiar meals but made with a twist.
It’s nothing fancy but Nok Nok does have a cool feel to it and is one of the top restaurants to try out in Brno.
It’s located right in the center of the city so if you’re out exploring old town Brno and starting to get hungry for lunch or dinner it’s not a far walk away.
Pilgrim truly is a hole in the wall!
This restaurant in Brno is located downstairs in a cellar and serves delicious vegan Czech food. Some say vegan food can be a little bland and boring but they put a good twist on it and make vegan Czech food taste amazing.
Pilgrim is a great place to go for a casual lunch or dinner if you’re exploring downtown Brno. It’s located within walking distance from the city center and in a nice part of Brno.
You don’t need to make a reservation even though it can get fairly busy at times.
They have a standard menu but they also have a daily menu that changes all the time. If you like soup then make sure to get one with your main meal because they make some delicious soups!
One thing to note is that they only take cash. That’s not very common in Brno but this place is cash only (which is the Czech Koruna (CZK) in case you didn’t know). So if you want to try delicious Czech vegan food, bring cash!
Element Bar & Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in Brno. In any capital city in Western Europe or North America, similar meals would cost at least 3-4 times the price they do here. For the quality and type of food, you can get at Element the prices are incredible.
Element is more of a fine dining atmosphere with lots of great options for cocktails and meals. If you want to go somewhere a little fancy with a cool vibe then Element is a great spot to go. You’ll get a feel for Brno and one of the best-rated restaurants in the city!
To top it all off, they actually have food for everyone. On their menu, you can find a few delicious vegetarian options along with plenty of meat-based dishes!
The price range varies quite a bit depending on what sort of meal you get. If you want to splurge and spend a bit of money at least once while you’re in Brno then this is the place to do it.
Element is located right in the heart of Brno so after you finish your dinner you can make your way to some of the top-rated bars like Super Panda Circus or The Bar That Doesn’t Exist to keep the night going.
That’s another thing we love about Brno: It’s a very lively city with plenty of cool and vibrant places to explore!
Last, but certainly not least is the Bucheck food truck. It’s not exactly a restaurant but this food truck next to the vegetable market serves some absolutely amazing pulled pork burgers – and it deserves to be on this list!
Right in the heart of Brno next to the vegetable market is where you’ll find these pulled pork burgers and delicious fries. There isn’t much to it besides a tiny little food truck and a few stand-up tables. But in reality, this is all they need because these burgers at Bucheck absolutely hit the spot.
It’s usually always busy and once they’re out of food they’re out of food. If you go around noon you should still be able to get one of their burgers. But on busy days if you show up around 2-3 pm it may be too late (that happened to us).
So this isn’t a restaurant but if you’re fine with eating outside and love pulled pork burgers you have to give Bucheck a go! You can see in the pictures that we braved the snow and ate the burgers in the freezing cold.
It’s perfect for a quick bite if you’re in a rush or need something quick while you’re downtown Brno!
Other related questions about Brno?
Is Brno easy to get to from Prague?
Yes, Prague to Brno is a very easy trip and public transport in the Czech Republic is very good. The trip by train costs anywhere between $10-15 (230-300 CZK) and takes roughly three hours.
The train is the best and most enjoyable way to get between Prague and Brno.
You can also look at this post here that shows all the different ways you can get from Prague to Brno. It shows the times, prices, and ratings on how easy it is to get between the two cities.
How many days do you need in Brno?
To fully enjoy Brno and visit all the famous landmarks, get a good feel for Brno, and see everything you want then 2 days in Brno is a good amount of time.
You can easily see most of Brno in one day because the center is quite small but within 2 days you can visit all the hidden gems and less touristy parts of Brno as well.
Is Brno safe?
Brno and the Czech Republic is very safe in general. Of course, things can happen anywhere but in general crime, assaults, and thefts are very low in Brno.
The Czech Republic is amongst the safest countries in the world based on multiple criteria on the global peace index. In 2021, the Czech Republic was ranked number 7 on that list.
You should not worry about walking at night by yourself in downtown Brno.
Is Brno worth visiting?
Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic and also the largest city in the Moravian region. If you like good food, coffee, cool bars, and restaurants then Brno is absolutely worth visiting.
Brno is big enough but also small enough at the same time that you can completely explore the city on foot and see all the highlights the city has to offer.
Brno is known for having a great vibe and there’s always something fun going on in the city.
Recap of the 10 restaurants in Brno to visit
We hope you like these 10 restaurants in Brno that we recommend. They are all great and very different from each other. Some are fancier and a little more expensive and others are super affordable but also delicious.
You can find all sorts of cuisines in Brno from delicious vegan and veggie meals to amazing steak houses. That’s one thing we love about Brno is the absolute variety of different food.
We hope you enjoy Brno and the food scene it has to offer. All of these restaurants are walkable from downtown Brno so there’s no need to travel far which is really nice.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can check out this post with the best cafes in Brno.
We hope you enjoy Brno’s delicious food. If you have any questions about getting to Brno, accommodation in Brno, or anything else, feel free to DM us on Instagram @redwhiteadventures or leave a comment below!
We hope you have the most amazing time in Czech Republic’s second-largest city and get to enjoy everything it has to offer!