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“Too expensive and not good enough”
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Zinc
Cuisines: European
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We have enjoyed having Zinc nearby and have kept loyally going back but too many bad experiences have finally made us say enough is enough. The very high prices don't help either especially when you are eating at a neighbourhood cafe with little in the way of comfort or glamour.
A recent smoked fish pie was made with one of our coarser, cheaper fish, served in a small pot that was barely a cupful and accompanied by a heap of undressed salad leaves that had seen better days. $25! Even after a very long wait, the children with us rejected the heavy, doughy ricotta cakes, one cake decidedly undercooked.
Pork sliders should be luscious little burgers not just a bun filled with an undistinguished coleslaw and a very few scraps of frizzled pork. Again, even the kids wouldn't eat them. The belly pork also promised more than it delivers. A few small squares of rubbery, dry meat, chewy crackling, a pond of sweet sauce and a heap of a sodden noodle salad don't add up to an expensive main.
Good fries but then they are hardly difficult.
So it's farewell from us after many hundreds of dollars spent on disappointing meals. I suggest keep the interesting menu, up the quality and quantity and lower the prices. There are too many excellent cafe choices in Hamilton to be bothered with Zinc.

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2  Thank Bea962
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

As two self-confessed foodies we have struggled to find quality places to eat in the Tron. It is likely that if you're reading this you have already discovered Chim Choo Ree and Victoria Street Bistro. For a similar culinary experience we'd definitely recommend Zinc.The menu is ecletic, fresh and, of the 5 main meals our group had, beautifully cooked and presented. The ganache chocolate pudding was, without doubt, one of the best desserts any of us have eaten. Service was casual but attentive. The only reasons for the slight mark-down on value and atmosphere were that we took the kids (which ramps up the cost) earlier in the evening so the restaurant was a bit chilly. However, by the time we left, there was a pleasant buzz and the place had warmed up. Clearly we should have gone a bit later WITHOUT THE CHILDREN. We'll definitely go again, as we didn't even sample the entrees, in the knowledge that we won't be irritated by the lack of easy parking nor the never-changing Chim Choo Ree menu (love the food guys but we've now been through the menu twice!!).

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Thank HillJas
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