Zinc Port Douglas

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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.
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food, best oysters we had in Port Douglas!!

g
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

BG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Main course, dessert and wine selection where fantastic. Unfortunately the coffee at the end was horrible, couldnt drink it. That said, it wouldnt stop me dining there again or recommending to others.

LJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommend coming here to Zinc and enjoying a long, relaxed dinner. The food is so fresh and delicious and plenty of options. The drinks are wonderful as well (thinking Strawberry Bellini here - unusual, different and very good). Location on the corner of the main street is not an issue - well surrounded by greenery and noise levels are fine. Love the huge fish tank by the toilets. Just a really lovely place to enjoy a good meal with friends.

SL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great ambience, good food.
Nice place for dinner or just a cocktail.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was terrible. Forgot our drinks 3 times.

MR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!! Outstanding service always. We have been coming here for years and is our favourite place to dine in Port Douglas. Awesome food! We’ll back again and again.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. Had a great night. Definitely recommend it

CH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly staff. Been there for lunch numerous times. First time for dinner. Even though school holidays, staff were mindful of seating us away from kids, as we were kid free

CA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entree main and dessert all beautiful. ONLY suggestion would be a little more kick to the kingfish entree. Whether it be a little more citrus or a little more ponzu, it just needed something.

Everything else (although kingfish was still delicious), was amazing.

Date night without our toddler, few drinks and a great meal. Highly recommend and will return when in port Douglas again

RD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found the venue and staff welcoming outlook and decor also , food was cooked and presented beautifully favours great easy to enjoy .

HW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

A very disappointing meal. Oysters were small and tired. My wife's prawn pasta main course was barely warm, the prawns were scant and overcooked and the dish was barely seasoned. My king salmon was warm but served with a large pin bone. The waitress was very professional and the only standout of the evening. To their credit they did not charge for the main courses but the overall experience would not entice us to return.

BD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful, simple food, tasty without being too creamy or rich. Very accommodating with dietary requirements. Extremely well priced for the calibre of restaurant that it is. Highly recommend it and will definitely dine there again.

CD
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent HOWEVER took an hour for them to serve our salad, side and mains after bread course. Everyone around us served promptly, some having arrived after us. The restaurant wasNot crowded. To their credit they comped the main courses but we left feeling like oyr pitentially lovely evening was sliwed and then rushed at the end, as searings in Australia max out at 90-120 minutes.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner with interesting & well presented seafood, but the highlight was the ragu with gnocchi

C
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night! Thank you for the amazing food and impeccable service!
We don’t dine out as a family as much as we would like so it absolutely made our night!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service could not fault the team at zinc. Definitely worth a visit would go back every night if we could.

JB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fine dining for special occasion, food and service was very good.

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

By far one of the best restaurants in Port Douglas. Everything on the menu was absolutely delicious, with great variety. The steaks are so tender and cooked perfectly to your liking. The staff are very experienced and aim to deliver an outstanding dining experience. Great indoor/outdoor ambiance and decor. A must visit if you are in Port Douglas.

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Zinc is one of the locals favourites, we have been there several times with the old owners and now several times with the new
It’s fantastic

j
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the experience was very good however there were some areas which could be improved.
We were seated at the rear of the restaurant when there were plenty of spare tables in the more open front area.
I had to return my main course (lamb and gnocchi) as it was cold when served. It was as though my dish had been served first onto a cold plate and then put under lights until the other 3 dishes were ready.
Waitress had no idea how to serve wine (a backpacker who had not been trained - a pity as I am sure she would have been excellent had management spent some time with her)

AS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our time at Zinc! Exceptional food, cocktails and service. Loved the bathrooms. Highly recommend this restaurant.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place to eat, especially outdoors. The food is good, but heavy on the seafood. Vegetarian options do exist on request.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our last night in Port Douglas and we could not have picked a better place for dinner, everyone was so helpful, sorry we had some many questions about the wine that our wait person could not answer as new, but she checked with a colleague who was more than helpful. The meals were lovely and the pana cotta dessert was to die for, thanks so much for a great evening.

IC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, every course was delicious! Would highly recommend a visit. The ambiance was great and the fish tank bathrooms are a great surprise!
Service was almost perfect, just a couple of long waits to order and they forgot our drinks however was quickly rectified.
Will be heading back to Zinc when we are next in PD!

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding sashimi and other seafood.Loved the Veltliner wine which is
difficult to find.Service attentive but not fawning

DN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Unless ordering a steak, everything else has is laced with chilli and spices. We asked for none to be in our meals, but to no avail. One meal was inedible! The other just bearable.
Staff did not offer an alternative, or any other inducement to make our night enjoyable, and maybe come back again. We booked on-line, and were shoved right down the back corner, out of the main dining areas. It was windy and difficult to get staff attention. Would never go back, or recommend to anyone - maybe an enemy!
They need to take lessons from Watergate, where the service, food and attention to our plainer needs was fantastic.

C
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc is our favorite restaurant in Port Douglas. We visit Port every year and Zinc is always our first night, and usually last night, dining choice. From the greeting onwards we are never disappointed. And unlike other restaurants the standard and quality of the service and food never slips. We both had the beef brisket on our first night....simply amazing. It's going to be difficult to try and chose something else on our last night. And the bread cob is delicious....totally recommended. Thank you, as always, for a lovely evening.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Very accommodating for vegans too. Would definitely go back.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food Good decor esp aquarium Service was not good for such a classy restaurant and when I mentioned that when paying the bill I was told that 3 people called in sick - not my problem There were 8 of us for dinner and restaurant was full but I thought it needed a bit of a refresh eggs dessert menus were stained and scrappy

MG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 50th wedding anniversary dinner and we were treated really well.
We received a glass of champagne each, a lovely “congratulations” message on our tablecloth and “happy anniversary” written on our dessert.
Thank you for making our night so special! 😊

NS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food at zinc was magnificent. Thsetting is excellent (we enjoyed an outdoor table). The service was okay but certainly did not match the food nor the ambience.

EC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing. Wait staff not very attentive with plates left on table well after we were finished and empty glasses of water. But they were pleasant and polite. Would still come again.

WL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We order our bottle of wine and food.
Our food arrived and we still did not have our wine. It eventually arrived while we were eating. Once we finished our meal our empty plates were left in front ages until they eventually came to ask if we wanted dessert.
Whilst the staff, and there were plenty of them, were very pleasant the service was poor. I would not return, there are too many slicker restaurants in Port Douglas.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with good range of food choices.
As locals we frequent zinc quite often

HH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ange was fantastic, she was heaps of fun and very attentive. When asked if they had bug spray they advised the6 had run out, shortly after one of the team ran to the chemist and picked up some more which promptly arrived at our table. Outstanding service and to top it off the food was spectacular. Would thoroughly recommend as a must eat here for anyone visiting Port Douglas.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had four courses with wine degustation menu and it was outstanding. Good size - I did order bread but the main course was full size. Two entree dishes and lovely dessert. Very fish focussed but highlight was pork belly. Very fair price on a voucher from our hotel.

DB
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, quality ingredients, great service and reasonable prices, nice interior with indoor or outdoor seating. Cocktails are well made too

SJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked a table for our last night in Port Douglas. Such a lovely evening, food flavours on point, very good portion size too

NL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best margarita ever! Meals were amazing and quick. Staff were impeccable. Loved it. Will be back 😀

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