Cetina Valley, Omiš, 21310
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation
Best for Families - Expert review of Radmanove Mlinice
The Cetina Valley, a high-sided rocky canyon and home to the turquoise River Cetina, is a popular venue for rafting. If you’re staying in Split, you might also come here specifically to have lunch at the lovely Radmanove Mlinice. Dating back to 1722, this stone watermill has been converted into a pleasant garden restaurant, serving guests at wooden tables under the trees. A great excursion for families with kids, it's possible to arrive here upriver by boat from Omiš, and the waterside restaurant has a children’s playground. In July and August, every Wednesday at 8pm, they also stage traditional Dalmatian music and dancing.
Locals come here to eat fresh pastrva (trout), jegulja (eels) and žabe (frogs) from the river. The menu also features platters of pršut (prosciutto) and sir (cheese), soparnik (like pizza, with a layer of spinach inside), excellent janjetina (roast lamb), and a limited choice of seafood dishes.
The house speciality is lamb and potatoes prepared under a peka. The meat and vegetables are placed in a terracotta pot, which is set upon glowing embers and covered with a peka (a metal dome). This slow-cooking method produces wonderfully tender and flavoursome stews. The bread they serve here is also baked under a peka.
It's informal, with outdoor tables, lots of greenery, and the river as your focal point.
The staff are informal and friendly.
On the banks of the River Cetina, it's 6 km upstream from Omiš, which lies 25 km southeast of Split. A road runs from Omiš to Radmanove Mlinice and there are also regular excursion boats departing from the bridge in Omiš (journey time 40 minutes).
Expect to pay around 350 kuna for a two-course meal for two people with wine.
More information on Radmanove Mlinice:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- East European, Mediterranean, Traditional
- Cetina Valley, Omiš, 21310
- 021 862073
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- May-September: daily 11am-11pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary