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Zofin Palace is a beautiful neo-Renaissance building situated by the river on Slavonic Island (Slovansky ostrov). The palace is the only building on the island, which is just two minutes' walk from the National Theatre.
Given that this is the centre of Prague, the palace enjoys a remarkably idyllic setting in parkland, surrounded by nature.
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.
Zofin Palace serves Czech and international cuisine, so all tastes are catered for, and there are daily specials. The menu choices include fresh river fish, steak and other meats, as well as pasta and several traditional Czech dishes.
The drinks list has Czech and international wines, along with cold beers, spirits and great value freshly prepared cocktails.
The quality of the food and drink is assured, because Zofin is the sister to three of Prague's finest restaurants: Bellevue, Mlynec and V Zatisi. While these restaurants offer guests a true fine dining experience, Zofin is more informal (although still impressive).
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.
On special occasions, for example New Year's Eve and corporate functions, a marquee is erected adjoining the restaurant. This creates a large area full of ambience, a terrific venue for a celebration.
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 situated just 20 metres from the river embankment. It is accessible to pedestrians and taxis via a short bridge.