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Zinc

Calandstraat 12a | 3016 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #37 of 465 restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Description: Listed on Lonely Planet
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Eating at Zinc feels a bit like having dinner at a friend's house, if your friend was a superb cook with a great deal of wine. Lovely staff, very good value and the best vegetarian food I've ever eaten.

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Netherlands
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cosy atmosphere. Good food. No fixed menu, just what they happened to buy that day. And that was good!

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Tampere, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A real breath of fresh air! Friendly staff, great food and never gets boring. Time flies in this restaurant. You will go out and be shocked that you have spent 3 hours in it.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

After arriving late due to flight problems, the staff were very accommodating and still prepared us a wonderful meal even though the chef was finished for the night! Staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend!

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Zinc has been around for quite a while, and has had the honor of watching the rest of the world catch up with the philosophy of sourcing super-fresh local ingredients , with an ecclectic and constantly changing menu. The restaurant is on its second generation of ownership -- we remember both the father and the son's cooking, and this is... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great fresh market restaurant, lovely mussels, fish, goose, Great sorbet made with fresh fruit! Lovely service, we only wanted a half litre of wine, they gave us a bottle but only charged us for what we drank! Sadly, they so not take credit cards so we had to go for a little adventure to find a at machine but they... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Being a local I should have been here long ago! I heard a lot of nice things of this place from my acquaintances. It is my turn to tell about the place... We reserved in advance to avoid any disappointment. It is situated in Veerhaven, which is one of the posh locales of Rotterdam. We were there at 6pm, a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We've been to Zinc four or five times now and never been disappointed. Food is French style with an innovative twist and the menu changes daily depending on fresh seasonal local produce. Last week I had a starter of gazpacho with scallops, a main of sole with white asparagus and a dessert of rhubarb tarte tatin but the food is... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We'd never been to this part of the city before. It was one of the few areas untouched by any bombs, so is steeped in history with beautiful architecture and next to the water. It was unfortunate that the restaurant didn't have our reservation (as it was our anniversary) but fortunately we were early enough and so they were still... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Second time visiting Zinc and I will definitely come back again! Located in the beautiful old harbor, Zinc is a small and cozy restaurant serving local and fresh dishes. Wonderful atmosphere, always packed with locals and laughter, and they bring you a pre-starter every time that is a specialty of the house. Great value for money, a 4-course meal is... More

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