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“So close...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Bar and Cafe - CLOSED

Zoo Bar and Cafe
4 Challenor Drive | Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia, Australia
08 9193 6511
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Price range: $5 - $43
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Zoo bar and Cafe combines the Old Zoo Cafe and Zeebar into one building. This provides an awesome atmosphere whether you want relaxed dinning out on the deck or Tapas and live music in the bar area. We are open from 7am to 12pm Monday to Saturday and 7am till 10pm on Sundays. We offer Breakfast from 7am to 12pm every day. Lunch from 12pm till 5:30pm and Dinner from 5:30pm till late dialy. Tapas are available from the bar 3pm till 12pm on weekdays and 12pm till close on weekends. There is live Music every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night.Mondays: Mad Mondays, half price TapasTuesdays: Trivia TuesdaysWednesdays: Members night with live music from 6:30pmThursdays: $12 Pizza NightFridays: After work drinks with Live Music from 9pm Saturdays: Ladies Night, $10 Cocktails in the barSundays: Cider Sundays!
Perth, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“So close...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. The welcome was smiling (a rarity in Broome it seems) the service was attentive and it had a great (albeit slightly cavernous) vibe.
The barramundi croquettes, once I recovered from the molten interior (serves me right for not waiting) were very good, right mix of fish and potato served with aioli. The salt and pepper squid was just underdone but still flavourful, couple more seconds and it would have been perfect. The ten-hour pork belly, unfortunately, was not good all. Ten hours cooking had taken a lot of the moisture out, leaving the meat tender yet slightly dry, and the crackling wasn't scored or seasoned, so a tasteless impenetrable cap sat on top of each hunk. The scallops were both undercooked to the point of being still cool in the middle, and the accompanying passion fruit sauce was a hideous accompaniment. Not a good dish.
The white chocolate and pistachio parfait was overly sweet even with the berries along the side, and the Persian floss on top was just more unnecessary sweetness.
The wine list is short with limited choice available by glass, and the markups are big.
Overall, it could have been so much better, there are some good basics here but more care needs to be taken in the kitchen.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great tapas and half price on Monday night.... So cheap!!!! Great variety on the menu. Had the pizza - delicious! Quick and friendly service.

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Amazing Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Loved this place, amazing tapas. You have to order the barramundi crockets. I would love the recipe. A great place to end your day in Cable Beach, relax with a drink awesome company and friendly service.

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Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia
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“Impeccable service and exquisite food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Travelling around WA over the past 6 years, we have wined and dined in many places. The food and service we received was second to none. Very impressed, stunning, vibrant, clean and classy restaurant. Compliments to the Chef and waitresses Kristina and Alison who were professional, table service was prompt and the restaurant was full, the meals came out quickly and the flavours were amazing, a great atmosphere. Great place for kids with colouring-in paper n pencils.
Highly recommend and definitely going back before we leave.
10/10 :-) :-) The Barker Family

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“Zoo restaurant, Broome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Absolutely lovely! Food was fresh. We weren't very hungry, so just ordered an entrée to share, with salad and garlic bread. The serving was very generous and delicious. Nice bar as well

Visited January 2014
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