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“Cosy and nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zinc

Zinc
Calandstraat 12a | 3016 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #78 of 555 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Description: Listed on Lonely Planet
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Netherlands
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cosy and nice”
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!

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One of my favorites!”
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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent all round!”
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!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A real gem”
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 without question one of the best places to eat north of Paris. Utterly without pretense you enter past a prep kitchen, into a single small room with a concrete floor. The decor seems unchanged, but the food has moved in a more contemporary direction, exploring more natural flavors.

Come with an open mind, and come hungry.

This is not to be missed, whether you're in Rotterdam for business or on holiday.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Don't forget your cash!”
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 were truly lovely about it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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