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“Pleasureable experience”

Zinc Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #349 of 605 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Being total strangers to this city, we had no preconceived ideas of what to expect. However, the friendly welcome and general helpfulness of the staff we met at coffee-time convinced us to return for an evening meal. The atmpsphere was buzzing, with a pretty full house, but we were again given a very warm welcome and a suitable table found for us in the midst of the Father's Day clientele. The meal was tasty, attractively presented and cooked to a "T". Service was good, considering the crowd, and staff were attentive, without being overbearing. We would certainly return if we were back in town.

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Thank Murray L
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Full on a Saturday night, noisy inside, but better out the back, where they had gas heaters going, with good effect. The service was a little patchy, with our waitress asking us whether we wanted the bill before our meals had arrived.

My pork belly was not hot through, although it was edible, as it had been pre-cooked. The fat was not rendered sufficiently, and the skin was not crisp in any sence of the word. The kumera mash underneath was well seasoned and creamy.

My wife had a schnitzel with chips which would not have looked out of place in any pub around Australia. Not interesting. I had a riesling, which was of a pretty low standard - too cloying.

At the end, my belly was full, but i felt something was missing.

Thank Zedscape
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great place in Newcastle! Very friendly & helpful staff.
I will definitely go again! Great food and reasonably priced.

Thank Dean C
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

One of my favorite spots on Newcastle's Darby Street precinct.

Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff are some of the friendliest in Newcastle. Great modern Australian cuisine.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great little place. Food was nice, atmosphere was good too. Would go back.

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Thank Emma P
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