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Calandstraat 12a | 3016 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The food is great, staff friendly

The food here is exquisite. I always get a really nice dinner, you can look into the kitchen, super friendly staff. Best meal in a every time. Really cosy nice atmosphere. If I have friends over in Rotterdam, I always take them here to impress them :) Afterwards take them on a watertaxi ride to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Myrthe T
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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English first
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The food here is exquisite. I always get a really nice dinner, you can look into the kitchen, super friendly staff. Best meal in a every time. Really cosy nice atmosphere. If I have friends over in Rotterdam, I always take them here to impress them :) Afterwards take them on a watertaxi ride to the other side of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Zinc is a very nice restaurant, with friend staff, nice environment and amazing food. They don't have a standard menu, as it changes every day. There are 3-4 options per dish, so they cater for all options (meat, fish, vegetarian). Before we order, they brought an amazing appetiser. Beetroots with a cheesy cream, capers and pine nuts. So simple, but... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A group of 12 of us arrived late and the restaurant accommodated us easily. The food was tasty, well cooked with a local flare. I liked how a pot of mash potato that came around after the plate of food was delivered and a plop of mash popped onto the plate.

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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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calandstraat 12a | 3016 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Description

Listed on Lonely Planet

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