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“Excellent food, service and cocktails in a resort like ambience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zinc Port Douglas

Zinc Port Douglas
Ranked #16 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opened in December 2004, Zinc has become a must do for visitors and a favourite venue for locals. Since opening, the restaurant has picked up many awards including restaurant of the year for Far North Queensland. Call in for a coffee, cake, cocktail, snack, light lunch or to use our free wi-fi at any time from 10am daily. Or visit Zinc in the evening to sample the superb dinner menu featuring fresh local seafood and produce; offering something for everyone including many Gluten free and vegetarian options. Kids also dine free at dinner with one free meal from the children’s menu for every main course ordered before 6pm. Looking for a relaxed spot for a drink? Zinc's casual lounge bar features a large range of wines by the glass, over 70 cocktails, over 110 spirits & liqueurs and a selection of cold beers on tap.....perfect for that pre-dinner drink or after-dinner nightcap. Every day from 4-5pm Zinc also offers specially-priced cocktails & beer of the day. Be sure to plan a visit to Zinc during your visit to the Port Douglas.
West Hollywood, California
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“Excellent food, service and cocktails in a resort like ambience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

A great evening with friends at an excellent restaurant. We have been frequently visit Zinc during the day to sample their amazing cocktail list which I have previously reveiwed. We decided to try it out for dinner at the recommendation of the cute New Zealand bartender :)

You have to try their different flavored Mojitos - they are to die for. I fell in love with the Mango and my gf was addicted to the Strawberry.

Food was excellent and superbly presented. The only down side was having to wait quite a while before being seated by a rather abrupt man who behaved like we were inconvenicing him. This was recitified immediately by Our awesome waiter (who just happened to be the cute bar tender from the day). He provided excellent service, great recommendations and put up with three girls getting quite tipsy and asking him stupid questions about fish in the aquarium.

Highly recommend the Chicken Supreme and Cajun Salmon. We finished the night off with liquid alcohol desserts from their amazing cocktail menu. Expresso Martini, Tobler and Calaway Port :)

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“Good food & friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Ate here once while staying in Port Douglas. Best to book in advance, this is a very popular restaurant, we didn't but it was not peak holiday time, (mid October).
The staff were very helpful and the kitchen was very happy to alter dishes to take account of one lactose intolerant customer.
The Mille-fuille of Coconut Coated Local Banana Prawns was very good.
Would go again.
Apparently, the loos have floor to ceiling fish tanks but we never got to see them!

  • Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fabulous Zinc”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

One of the best restaurants in Port. Location is perfect and the tapas/bar area is great for relaxing. The staff treat you like guests, unlike other places in town and the food is always fabulous. Can't rate high enough - worth every cent!

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West Hollywood, California
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We did nor have a full meal here (yet) but sampled pretty much most of the cocktail list and some of the finger food. The only place to go for a chill drink in the afternoon. Their cocktail list is second to none. The service is exceptional and they make the best chips EVER if u like them super crunchy.

We kept going back. Loved the lounge chairs and the great music mix as well. Worth the money.

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“Super Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

The service at Zinc was perfect. Our group of 7 loved our dinner experience.

The food was great, the Goat's Cheese souffle was to die for.

Thanks for a great night!

Visited October 2012
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