Zofin Palace is a beautiful neo-Renaissance building set on Slavonic Island (Slovansky ostrov), near the National Theatre
, in the centre of Prague.
The palace is the only building on the island, set amongst parkland. It is an idyllic setting, surrounded by nature, with lovely views over the Vltava River.
Zofin Palace Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the palace. It is an elegant dining room with high ceilings, long draping curtains, and finely dressed tables.
At first glance Zofin appears rather formal, so must be expensive. But it is quite the opposite. It offers relaxed dining in a special environment, and is suitable for all age groups. The waiters are attentive and the food is reasonably priced. The restaurant is popular with local Czech people, which should tell you something.
The menu comprises Czech and International dishes, so all tastes are catered for, and there are daily specials. There is always fresh river fish, steak and other meats, pasta, and Czech dishes such as duck, venison and goulash on offer.
The drinks list has Czech and International wines, along with cold beers, spirits and great value freshly prepared cocktails.
The quality of food and drink is assured, because Zofin is a sister restaurant to three of Prague's finest restaurants: Bellevue, Mlynec and V Zatisi. While these present a true fine dining experience, Zofin offers more informal dining in a unique setting.
Zofin Palace has extensive grounds, so al fresco dining is on offer from Spring to Autumn. If you make a reservation, on arrival you will be offered the choice of dining inside or outside depending on the weather conditions.
Zofin Palace Restaurant welcomes families with children. And once they have eaten, kids can play outside in the spacious parkland where there is a playground, trampoline and small railway.
Whilst on Slavonic Island, take a stroll in the grounds, enjoy the woodland, and watch the birds on the river. In summer you can even hire a boat and paddle around the island!
Slavonic Island is just 20 metres offshore, accessible via a short bridge from the river embankment.