Zinc Port Douglas

4.3
85 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Zinc is the perfect combination of restaurant & cocktail lounge…relaxed lunch and lounge by day, restaurant and cocktail hotspot by night.

Alfresco or indoor dining offers a sophisticated tropical dining experience, an elegant venue for a romantic dinner or casual catch up with friends. The menu presents fine, contemporary Australian cuisine with a hint of French & Italian flare, utilizing the abundance of fresh local seafood, through to locally grown tropical fruit & vegetables.

With an excellent wine list of over 100 wines, combined with a cocktail & beverage menu which includes 8 beers on tap and some outstanding new age cocktails, there’s something for everyone.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Four Mile Beach.

Join us from 12pm daily for lunch, dinner & late night lounge.
What 85 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food better staff. Also good to see a kids menu

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VG
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service very slow. Took almost half an hour before even asked for drinks or to order.

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AO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc has a great atmoshere with delicious food. The gnocchi and lamb dish was fantastic but maybe just little small if your only ordering a main course. Service as excellent. One of the best meals we have had in Port Douglas.

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress. Friendly and quick service. Kid friendly food.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We may have caught them on a bad night but service was the kind where you have to ask for everything (eg water) three times before it came. We have been before and had a significantly better experience than this time - food was good not great but service was big problem

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good overall but what is good food with terrible service. Saw our assigned waiter intermittently through the meal. 3 or 4 others serves us. One nearly threw out entrees onto the table. Leave your problems at home I say, don't take it out on your customers... always come to work ready to smile and work hard! Dishes left on table a long time, food too a long time to come out. No hand soap early in evening in toilets. Matre' D grumpy, a sign, the whole evening was a downhill from thereon.

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H
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall was an ok experience, service was friendly however they did get my meal order wrong and also one of our meals wasn’t cooked to satisfaction as it was cold

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AR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waitress was really fun and bubbly and got all our orders 100% right. The steak was lovely and the restaurant has a very relaxed vibe. It was an excellent choice for our family.

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S
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening, great service . I enjoyed my mushroom risotto, flavoursome. My partner said the ragu pasta was delicious. Portion sizes were excellent, value for money .

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C
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The wait staff were annoying. There was insufficient light when going to the toilets. There was a general feeling of disrespect for the diners.

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NK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good wine list but the food was pretty overpriced. Raw Oysters were gritty and small. Paid AUD $44 for an Eye Fillet steak that had fat on it (?). Both my companion and I asked for medium steaks but they were very rare. Sides were extra. The flavours on the plates were very nice. There were other restaurants in Port Douglas that were better value but they were booked out, which is why we ended up here. I should have complained about the steak but I couldn't be bothered going through the rigmarole of waiting for another one, or having a possible debate around the Chef's interpretation of what a medium steak was. Such a shame, it was a gorgeous location and decor, nice ambiance and the staff were very nice and attentive.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dining experience but prices are high and value for money not justified in my view. Lovely meal though, and great attentive staff.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food service & atmosphere of Zinc on our recent visit there. We had been told that Salsa was THE restaurant to go to but we enjoyed Zinc more. The best restaurant in Port Douglas in my opinion.

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KR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an absolutely excellent dinner at ZINC - the food was just beautiful, and they catered to my dietary needs perfectly.
We will definitely be back!

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C
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Fantastic venue and food. Service however was a little slow on this occasion. Will be come again.

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S
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Faultless. Wish I could eat there everyday. Creative dishes, extensive wine list, perfect cocktails and exceptional service.

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W
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only comment I have is that the choice of background music was questionable (and a tad irritating)? Other than that it was as good as it is every year we come back! Wend

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K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, delicious food, good atmosphere. Would recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited 40 mins for our booked table admittedly we arrived 15 mins early.
Then waited15 mins for a drink at the bar.
Our table was ready and empty when we arrived but still waited 40 mins.
Others who arrived after us were taken to their tables before us.
Waited 30 mins for main course to arrive.
Food was very good but very expensive and small portions.
The Steak did no come with any sides and it was $20 to orders fries and greens!
Won’t be going back in a hurry

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was fine but we were expecting better for the price we paid. It was just OK. We were disappointed in the side dish options.

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did a lot of research as it way my husbands 50th Birthday. We were overwhelmed with the service, food and whole feel of the night. We will definitely recommend you to family and friends. Thank you

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piper was a great waitress on both occasions we came in.
Personable, efficient & lovely.

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w
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great the service very good and friendly. Very good atmosphere

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CP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc was a last minute booing for us but we were really pleased. The food was amazing, the staff friendly and helpful even though the weather wasn't great we had a really good night and great food.

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DH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing end to our holidays. We were there 10 yrs ago for a wedding and were pleased the restaurant was still there. Great service from the greeting to the end. Food was amazing and the wines were fantastic. Will be back hopefully sooner than later.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful NYE here before heading out to see the Fireworks!
Good food and lovely staff

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LS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, so were the portions we had a great time with a good selection in the drinks.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there twice in a week it is that good. Amazing food, amazing service, amazing staff. Highly recommended

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and they were having a hard time keeping up. My fish was tasty but over cooked and I didn’t understand the decision to serve a huge pile of heavy dense pumpkin with such a light beautiful fish.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Party of 7, all meals were excellent and good value, service very good, all round we were impressed. Zinc is a real stand out and happy to recommend .

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GH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great night and really cool toilets :) It was a little bit noisy, but apart from that it was great

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and good service

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FS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice food -BREAD - ENTREE- MAINS -WINE AND BEER and good service.
But did NOT LIKE TO BE ASKED FOR A TIP BY THE WAITRESS, WHEN THE BILL WAS PRESENTED....???
Hence, we did not give her any......

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MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and wine were of the highest quality. Transient staff would be hard to mange as they it is a means to an end for them but our waitress was functional but not invested in our experience. We tried to have a chat but she wasn’t up for it even when we told her we had been to her country of origin.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best restaurant in Port Douglas. Excellent service by the most friendly French waitress.. thank you for a great meal.

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h
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab fillet steak, though charging extra for a side of vegies is cheeky. Service was very good. Food quality high (unlike last time some years ago when we found a rubber band from broccolini in our food).

However, don't always expect your second visit to be as good as your first - somehow the first visit on a holiday to PD at Zinc always seems the best.

Staff are fantastic, though managerial attention to the entire restaurant appears a bit thin.

Be sure to check out the aquarium near the toilets - its breathtaking.

OVERALL: much better than 2fish across the road.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful meal and to top the evening off the service was wonderful thank you Regards David Speechley

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GL
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Difficult to understand the waitress.
Not flexible in modifying dishes
Overpriced for what we had.
Attended 8 restaurants during our stay and rated this the worst

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P
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This met our every expectation for our anniversary celebration!

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A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food a good service for a fine dining restaurant.

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