I previously wrote about my Prague food deliveries and provided rankings for each restaurant. Bruxx lost points because of their Fish & Crisps, but have since redeemed themselves with some delicious dishes.

Today, I also discovered that Uber Eats will shutdown their Czech operation in June. I’m amazed that any delivery operator would consider closing in what is probably the most profitable time for them. I only use Uber Eats to deliver McDonalds and I hope that Wolt will pick this up.

Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list as it is driven by my location and cuisine preferences. It’s also difficult to compare a pizza with a complete restaurant meal – a lot is based on expectation. These ratings are based on food quality, how tasty, value and packaging. I usually add a 30 Kč tip for the courier irrespective of the cost of the order, type of food etc.

Botič Restaurant

Order 2 x Duck breast with wild cherry sauce and mashed potatoes with onion (Kachní prso s višňovou omáčkou, šťouchaný brambor s cibulkou )
Price 2 x 219 Kč + 8 Kč for the box.
Delivery Service Restaurant delivered for free (within a 5km radius)

Delicious food, delivered by the restaurant – great to see them avoid paying a delivery service. How to order and a full review here.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10

Giallorossa Vinohradská

Order Pippo Pizza (219 Kč), Diavola Pizza (219 Kč)
Price 492 Kč including a delivery fee of 54 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

I’ve had several pizzas delivered since my initial review below and every pizza has been as good as the first – they stay at 10/10.

Two perfect thin crust pizzas – I especially like the truffle oil on the Pippo.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10

McDonalds Eden

Order Double Big Tasty Bacon (2 x 129 Kč)
Price 307 Kč including a delivery fee of 49Kč
Delivery Service Uber Eats

I’ve had two more Big Tasty deliveries since my initial review below. All of have been good so they stay at 10/10.

The Big Tasty is probably the only burger I have from McDonalds – it’s a good burger for the price. I chose Eden instead of IP Pavlova because it’s a drive-thru, whereas IP is a window with a group of delivery guys standing next to each other.

I struggled over the ratings for the Big Tasty. Of course a burger from Dish would likely be better, albeit three times the price. In the US, I  don’t even eat at McDonalds when looking for fast food; on the West Coast, I’d have In’n’Out Burger and elsewhere a Wendys. But this Big Tasty was perfectly packaged and delivered, was tasty, is excellent value and the ingredients appear good quality. So please don’t blame me for putting 10/10.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10

Mikrofarma Praha

Order Philly Cheesesteak (2 x 165 Kč) Sweet potatoes with chilli (85 Kč)
Price 469 Kč including a delivery fee of 54 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

I didn’t order anything since, so Mikrofarma Praha stay at 10/10.

A classic Philly Cheesesteak and great potatoes with chilli (85 Kč)

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10

Las Adelitas Americká

Order 2 x Beef Burrito (249 Kč), 1 x Guacamole (115 Kč)
Price 652 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

I’ve now refined my order to what I think Las Adelitas do best; beef burrito and guacamole. The burrito’s are delicious, full of meat and come with a side of sour cream, re-fried beans, chilli salsa and onion. The result is a big improvement in the rating.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
9/10 9/10 9/10 10/10 9/10

My previous order was for the Fiesta Pack 664 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč but rated 7.5/10. The Fiesta Pack is supposed to contain four chicken Flautas (deep-friend tacos), four mushroom quesadillas, a beef burrito, chilli salsa, chilli tomato sauce, sour cream, re-fried beans, iceberg lettuce, red onion. Ours was missing one of the chilli sauces, but most importantly missing the sour cream. The chicken Flautas weren’t very good. The quesadillas and burrito were good.

Bruxx

Order Belgian Meatballs with roast potatoes (195 Kč), Rooster in red wine (205 Kč), Bruxx Fries (79 Kč)
Price 548 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

I already knew that the meatballs were excellent. Now we can also recommend the rooster. The Bruxx fries weren’t as amazing as I expected – just decent fries. Their packaging is really good (although plastic). It also appears that the prices are slightly lower than before. Bruxx have redeemed themselves and rating has improved – although still reflects some past mistakes.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
8/10 8/10 8/10 10/10 8/10

My previous orders:

  • A ridiculous dish of Fish and Crisps – 2 for 337 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč and rated 6.5/10.
  • Boeuf Bourguignon  – 2 for 509 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč and rated 7/10.
  • Belgian Meatballs with roast potatoes, Two Rabbit legs stewed with Abbey beer, apple and cranberry jelly, roasted seasonal mushrooms, strong gravy and home-made wide noodles. 529 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč and rated 9/10.

Edamame by Café Buddha

Order Salmon and Tuna Maki 16 piece Set (222 Kč), Veggie gyoza 4 pieces (135 Kč), Beef dim sum 4 pieces (145 Kč), Springs rolls 2 pieces (99 Kč)
Price 669 Kč including a packing fee of 44 Kč and a delivery fee of 24 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

There’s a snobbery about Cafe Buddha that irritates me. Their food is really tasty, but they nickel and dime you when you dine in the restaurant and that has extended to their delivery – small portions and a 44 Kč charge for packaging.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
10/10 10/10 5/10 10/10 8/10

Emi Restaurant

Order Spring roll (60 Kč), Duck and Lemongrass curry (2 x 179 Kč), Jasmin rice (40 Kč)
Price 497 Kč including a delivery fee of 39 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

Emi inhabit the space that used to be U Emy Destinnové. They produce good Vietnamese/Thai food and the duck curry is worth ordering. The packaging is always leaking and messy on arrival.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
8/10 8/10 8/10 3/10 7/10

Agora

Order Keftakadia (165 Kč), Souvlaki (2 x 115 Kč), Pita bread (55 Kč), Baklava (115 Kč)
Price 649 Kč including a delivery fee of 84 Kč
Delivery Service Wolt

I ordered chicken Souvlaki without onions but the delivery was pork Souvlaki with onions. It was still pretty tasty, but expensive and not what I ordered. I really didn’t like the Baklava.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
7/10 6/10 4/10 9/10 6.5/10

QQ Asian Kitchen

Order Duck Betutu Curry (1 x 240 Kč), Honey miso gratined salmon w/ cashews (280 Kč)
Price 520 Kč including a delivery fee of 54 Kč.
Delivery Service Wolt

The Duck Curry was very good. The Salmon terrible: A ridiculously small piece of Salmon, surrounded by Brussels sprouts (which I hate and weren’t shown as part of the dish). I left a comment for QQ on Wolt and heard nothing, so I emailed QQ and heard nothing. I won’t be ordering again from QQ, nor will I visit the restaurant when they re-open.

Food Quality How Tasty Value Packaging Overall
6/10 5/10 4/10 10/10 6/10

Always order local and choose a dish that won’t suffer from a quick microwave reheat

If you choose a restaurant that isn’t local, the delivery fee will be higher and the food will likely be cold. Couriers can often carry multiple deliveries and if you are third on the list then the food will suffer.

Almost everything you have delivered will require a zap in the microwave – so choose a dish that won’t suffer from that process.

Stop using delivery apps when the current restrictions are lifted

All the food delivery operators take a hefty percentage from the restaurants they serve. You often see platitudes from them that mention how they are ‘glad to support businesses during these trying times‘.

If these operators really wanted to support restaurants, they’d offer free restaurant registration and halve the commission fee they charge on each order – I’ve read that can be 30-40%.

When restaurants do open, please support them by visiting and dining in the restaurant. Not only will they save the commission fee, you’ll enjoy nicely-plated, hot food, delivered to your table by a lovely waitress, while you enjoy a glass of wine within the ambience of the restaurant.

Bruxx Meatballs

 

Bruxx Packaging

 

Bruxx Rabbit

 

Edamame by Cafe Buddha Sushi

 

Couriers wait outside McDonalds at IP Pavlova

 

QQ Honey miso gratined salmon w/ cashews – don’t order this dish!