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Zofin Garden Restaurant with play area, Prague 1

Restaurants and Cafes on 24 September 2008 by Karen (6 comments)

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Zofin Garden Restaurant is located next to the picturesque Zofin Palace, a stone’s throw away from the National Theatre building. It sits on Slovansky Island, surrounded by the Vltava River so is a perfect venue during the hot summer months.

When my husband and I arrived there for the first time with our 2 boys Albie and Robbie (3 and 7), for Sunday lunch, the atmosphere was very relaxed and pleasant. A few other parents with their young off-spring had already settled themselves at a table close to the play area, which is probably the restaurant’s piece de resistance. It has a climbing house with 2 swings and a slide, lots of large and colorful soft-foam blocks for building, a mini trampoline the obligatory table and chairs for coloring-in, as well as a wooden play-pen with toys to keep the little ones entertained. The play area is directly connected to the restaurant, and has a hedge surrounding it, so parents can rest assured that their kids will not fall or jump into the river.
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The feel of the restaurant is very open, green, fresh and summery, with pleasant breezes constantly coming through from the river (but there is a roof in case of rain). The ground is covered by faux grass and sprouts a few fake orange trees, and there is also a large gazebo, with more tables, right to the side of the play area.

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The menu is international, with a few Czech favorites and there is quite an extensive kids menu to satisfy both sweet and savory cravings. The kitchen is open-view and the restaurant prides itself on its year-round grilling capabilities (we had the flame grilled burgers which were just delicious!). During weekends there is also a ‘babysitter’ available from 12pm, to help keep an eye on the playing children.

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The service was a little slow but still friendly, and since the kids were able to run around and play outside, it did not matter. In closing, I’d score Zofin Garden Restaurant 8/10 for food and 10/10 for their play area.

OPEN: 11am till late (Lunch and Dinner)

ADDRESS: Slovansky Ostrov, Prague 1

DIRECTIONS: Take Tram numbers 6, 9, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 to tram stop Narodni Divadlo. Zofin Garden Restaurant can easily be reached by car and paid parking is available right on the island for 50kc per hour. In case of a function held at Zofin Ball room the parking is not available and you might be turned away.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.zofingarden.cz/zofin/

  • Darina on 15 November 2008 @ 05:07 AM

    We have been there yesterday with our Mothers group for early lunch and had a GREAT time. Staff being totally slack about the kids actively running around, being very friendly and helpful. They have a special KIDS MENUs, for example Kids pasta with ham and cream sauce costs 75 CZK. My Salomon with grilled veg was over 200 CZK. Watch out with juices, Marcus saw Michael’s juice in a box and wanted it desperately. To my surprise they had it and I just didn’t assume the juice that costs 9 CZK normally will cost 40 CZK here !!! My eyes nearly fell out when seeing in on the bill. Otherwise, dont miss this place out. Article about organising birthday parties here coming up soon.

  • Natalia on 27 April 2009 @ 03:30 PM

    We stumbled into this place jet-lagged and cranky when we first arrived in March and have been frequenting it ever since.  What I love about it is the consistency.  The food has been delicious every time and the quantities generous.  And they are very gracious and experienced servers.  The menu is smaller now than it was in early spring, but there are a decent number of choices and I think the prices are more than fair for the quality and location of the restaurant.  My child never stays in the play area.  He is always cruising around the whole restaurant (and outside!) as if he owns it.  But we always survive and no one seems to mind.  I like getting the large fresh juices.  75k, but worth it.

  • Anita on 27 May 2009 @ 09:02 AM

    Its coolllllllll pplace. I will make my home like this.

  • Darina on 16 June 2009 @ 05:14 PM

    Just make sure you add some kids to your green home :-)))))

  • Darina on 16 June 2009 @ 05:15 PM

    Natalia, thanx for your comment :-) do you still got there? just wondering if something has changed there.

  • Jana on 03 November 2009 @ 08:01 PM

    Thank you for the halloween party tip. It was great Sunday afternoon. We really enjoyed it.

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