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“Great location let down by poor service”
Review of Zimzala

Zimzala
Ranked #8 of 145 Restaurants in Cronulla
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sydney
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great location let down by poor service”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had the most perfect day and the beach-side setting took full advantage of that. As with other reviewers, we found the service to be quite slow, which is quite a pity as it holds back from what would otherwise be a really good dining experience. We had a table booked for 1.30, and didn't mind having to wait a few minutes for one to be clear for us as we realised that it was full from earlier sittings.

However once seated, it was a long time before anyone came to take our order. Only one of our five ordered an entree, Oysters Natural, which still took about 15 minutes to appear, which meant it was even longer (over an hour) before the mains arrived, so 4 of us went hungry, wondering if we were going to end up having dinner rather than lunch. The food was quite pleasant enough, but a bit pricey for what it was in my book.

  • Visited July 2013
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Overland Park KS
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful View”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stood at entrance for a bit before anyone acknowledged us. Plenty of employees walked by us but never said a word. The view is amazing. Right on Cronulla Beach. Crispy skin salmon with gnocchi was delicious. Wish there has been more gnocchi.

  • Visited February 2014
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Cronulla, Australia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“great view”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Last visit was on a weekday for breakfast. THe view was magnificent, the food very good, but the service, although very friendly, was very slow.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank MzJenny
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Maianbar NSW Australia
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place for brunch or lunch”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have come here for years for a special daytime outing together or with friends and have never been disappointed with a meal. It is usually very busy at peak times so we tend to go in the tween time. Staff have always been good and the position is wonderful so close to the beach. I might add that are friends are usually from overseas and used to varied international travel.

  • Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Most enjoyable lunch topped with a great view”
Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

What a nice way to spend a day. My wife and I just enjoyed a delicious lunch at Zimzalas on Cronulla beach. From the moment we arrived till we walked out the door we felt like welcome guests. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We shared a tasting plate for entree and were pleased with the variety and flavour of each bite. For mains we had the pan fried schnapper and the angel hair seafood. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and very satisfying. Overall we couldn't fault a thing and will be back.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Jeff C
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