It’s difficult to take a good picture of food, especially when you’re secretly taking a photo from your restaurant seat. Easier for restaurants, as the chef can plate artistically and take several photos. So how good are Prague’s Irish pubs at photographing their food?

This article isn’t about taste, quality, price nor ambience – just who took the best (and worst) pictures of their food. Well, okay, there is a quality variable as the food has to be reasonably good and the chef has to care about the appearance.

All pictures were taken from the pub’s Facebook page. Order is from oldest Irish pub in town to newest. Also added is the price of Guinness.

The James Joyce
U Obecního dvora 794/4
110 00 Staré Město

https://jamesjoyceprague.cz/

The grandaddy of Prague’s Irish Pubs has always been a relaible source of classic pub food; from full breakfast, to sausage and mash, to Sunday roast.

0.5l Guinness 120 Kč

James Joyce – Lamb Shank

J.J. Murphy’s
Tržiště 4, 110 00 Malá Strana

https://www.facebook.com/jjmurphysirishpubprague/

Who knew that JJs is now the second-oldest pub in Prague? I can’t remember the last time I visited, but this breakfast looks good.

0.5l Guinness 109 Kč

J.J. Murphys’s – Breakfast

O’Che’s
Liliová 14, 110 00 Staré Město

https://www.oches.com/

O’Che’s have certainly upped their food game with this burger.

0.5l Guinness 110 Kč

O’Che’s – Burger

Caffrey’s
Staroměstské nám. 10, 110 00 Staré Město

https://www.caffreys.cz/

Caffrey’s is another Irish pub where I haven’t been for years. The breakfast looks decent.

0.5l Guinness 125 Kč

There was a better picture of a breakfast on their Facebook page, but then I saw almost the same picture on the Rocky O’Reillys page (Caffrey’s version edited to change the tomato to black pudding) and decided it was stock photo. Also the butter doesn’t have ‘maslo’ written on it. .

Caffrey’s stock photo breakfast
Caffrey’s – Breakfast

Rocky O’Reilly’s
Štěpánská 32, 110 00 Nové Město

https://www.rockyoreillys.cz/

Rocky O’Reilly’s is almost two pubs in one place. The left entrance is more like a saloon bar and the right, the public bar. Most of you probably won’t remember when pubs were split like this.

0,568l (pint) Guinness 125 Kč

Here’s Rocky’s breakfast – or is it Caffrey’s breakfast?

Rocky’s stock photo breakfast
Rocky O’Reilly’s – Chicken Wings

The Dubliner
Týn 639/1, 110 00 Staré Město

https://aulddubliner.cz/

I’m guessing the Dubliner is Prague’s largest Irish pub cellar – everything is underground until the weather warms up and tables appear outside in the Týn Chruch courtyard.

The breakfast looks good – butter labelled as ‘maslo’ so adds provenance to this picture.

0,568l (pint) Guinness 119 Kč

The Dubliner – Breakfast

The Irish Times
Karlova 20, 110 00 Staré Město

https://irishtimesbar.cz/

The Irish Times is always busy when I pass by. And I can always hear live music playing in the evening.

This lamb shank was definitely taken in the Irish Times – and looks good.

0,568l (pint) Guinness 125 Kč

The Irish Times – Lamb Shank

Becketts
Londýnská 473/22, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady

https://www.irishpubbeckettsprague.com/

Becketts calls itself an ‘Irish Gastro’ pub and the last time I had a roast dinner there it was pretty good.

No drinks prices shown on the website.

Ironically, Beckett’s are terrible at taking photos of their food. For example, their sausage and mash.

I’ve posted some more Beckett’s food photos at the end of this article.

Becketts – Sunday Roast

McCarthy’s
Rytířská 406/10, 110 00 Staré Město

https://www.mccarthys.cz/

I’ve never visited McCarthy’s, but their breakfast looks good – nice touch to feature it with a Bloody Mary.

0.5l Guinness 125 Kč

The Three Fiddles
Nerudova 210/12, 118 00 Malá Strana

https://www.thethreefiddles.cz/

Another Irish pub that I’ve yet to visit. The breakfast served on a skillet looks good, although I’d prefer a plate.

0.5l Guinness 119 Kč

Durty Nelly’s
Melantrichova 472/12, 110 00 Staré Město

https://www.durtynellys.cz/

The newest Irish Pub on the Prague scene. I haven’t been yet, but the sausage and mash looks pretty good.

0,568l (pint) Guinness 125 Kč

Durty Nelly’s – Sausage and Mash

The Guinness price was taken from each pubs website on 20th January 2023. Those pubs that serve a pint make it harder to compare. The table below shows the prices for a 0.5l – even though in some places they serve a pint (0,568l).

Pub0.5l Guinness
The James Joyce120 Kč
J.J. Murphy’s109 Kč
O’Che’s110 Kč
Caffrey’s125 Kč
Rocky O’Reilly’s110 Kč
The Dubliner105 Kč
The Irish Times110 Kč
BeckettsPrice not shown
McCarthy’s125 Kč
The Three Fiddles119 Kč
Durty Nelly’s110 Kč

Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub – Food Photos

Ironically, for a place that calls itself a Gastro Pub, Beckett’s are terrible at taking pictures of their food. Here are some examples taken from their Facebook page – but please remember, I’m only joking about the pictures, I’m sure the food is fine.