Zinc Port Douglas

4.6
312 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 312 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sharon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food but the service isn’t very cheery and a bit lacking in atmosphere.

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BevC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful fresh flavours, wide variety of choices, excellent service, wonderful cocktails in a lovely setting.

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ChristoLDS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are have pretty high expectations when it comes to “higher end” restaurants, and we loved our experience at Zinc.
All the food was good and some was really excellent. A great balance of flavours and textures.
Even though my dining experiences are always impacted by sitting across from my strikingly stunning wife, and the wonderful conversation, I highly recommend this restaurant especially if you are looking for an exceptional culinary experience.
It was pricey, but totally worth it.

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IsabelV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travelled up from Canberra after not having been to Port Douglas in 10 years. Made sure to book our first dinner at ZINC as they had always delivered amazing food on prior trips - and we were not disappointed! We ordered the beef and barramundi dishes and were not disappointed, slow cooked and soft - perfect! Dessert was definitely worth it too - a delicious chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet - amazing! Thanks again!

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GregoryM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Wasn’t a bad night .!I ordered the Barramundi and cold slaw . The side of the portion was small for the price . The wife’s meal was ok . Sometimes
I think fine dining is over done , The service and wine list was good .

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PetrosK
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything you would expect in a restaurant, highly recommend

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ChenaC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Bread was good .
Eye filet quality was good .but not instagramable.

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Alya
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The oyster and kingfish entrees were perfect, however it was the mains that were the standout dishes. Seafood linguine was well done and the lamb shank gnocchi was easily one of the best dishes I’ve ever been served in a restaurant. Thanks for a great evening, hope to be in PD again so we can come back. Will gladly recommend friends to visit!!

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Jacinta
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every bit of it, food was amazing, will definitely come back.

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An elegant and well run restaurant. Pity about the screaming baby at next table - maybe restaurants like this should have a policy of no kids under 10??
We used Privileges Card with no problem at all, giving us a good discount.

This was the third time we visited Zinc, always good.

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely evening. Great food. Lovely staff. One of Port Douglas’ best.

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

If you are looking for a memorable evening and appreciate fresh quality cooked food look no further.
No hesitation in returning!

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Joel
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Food and service were amazing. The staff are lovely! The fish tank at the front of the restaurant and in the rest rooms are so cool.
The only issue we had was trying to read our menus in the dark outside seating area where the only light is an artificial candle on the table. (Some dim overhead lighting may've helped ease this)

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Cece
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic, especially the seafood pasta. We were all quite disappointed that there didn’t appear to be an covid check-in, seems like a risky oversight given the current. All the other places we visited in port Douglas had a check-in so it seemed a little irresponsible that this didn’t happen at zinc. Waitress was great but clearly too busy to be as attentive as one would hope in a fine dining restaurant.

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MonicaI
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!! Best restaurant we visited in Port Douglas

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MickW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reception, service food and atmosphere was great. We love dining at Zinc

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JoanneP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our group had a delicious meal at your restaurant. We dined there twice the week we stayed in Port Douglas. We especially enjoyed all the seafood entrees and main meals, desserts were also very delicious. Good luck with your future endeavours.

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Sooze
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints and we live the attention to wines by the owner. Thank you.

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ElsaA
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Every aspect was very good. Only issue was sitting next to outside fan. It is very noisy.

Overall we were glad we came. And definitely would come again.

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Hannnnn
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and very fast service. Great with kids too. We will be back

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BelindaC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, everything we ordered was exceptional. Great menu and not your standard selection. Highly recommend, was one of the best in Port Douglas

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BradleyD
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We couldn't have asked for a better meal and evening for our 25rh wedding anniversary. Fantastic meal and service.

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always fantastic food and service....been coming for many many years.


Kind Regards Margaret and Darek Rybka
Melbourne

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jamieh
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

We came for anniversary dinner and booked well ahead . The food was great but service was a major letdown compared to our previous visit. Disengaged waitress took over 20 minute to take our first drink order and we has to approach waitress servicing a seperate area to order drinks during our sitting as we were not being serviced by our appointed waitress. Still loved the food but not the service let the experience down.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience here with friendly staff and great food, something for everyone on the menu.

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HannahS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was decent, but not amazing. However the service was average. We waited 15 minutes before a waitress came to the table. The waitress looked like she really didn’t want to be there...It’s hard to give a review since Port Douglas doesn’t have much choice in regards to nice dining options. It’s either this or a pub.

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KarWil
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and fabulous service. Always a great date night at Zinc.

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GlobalCritique
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

My wife and I dined here last week. We enjoyed the excellent food which was tasty and displayed with outstanding presentation. Our only gripe was the slow service that we had to keep chasing up, so the food came out lukewarm on each dish.
But that aside, it was excellent and we would go again.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Bit of a disappointing dinner at Zinc. We were a table of 4 with a late 8pm sitting. The food was all average - nothing was amazing. My steak was chewy and had to be sent back.
Service was adequate but very basic - little engagement from the staff, and no one asked us if we had a good night/ enjoyed our dinner etc.
There are better places in Port to spend this kind of money.

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JodieF
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family of 4 and there was something for everyone. Dessert is a must try

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food @ Zinc is delicious 😋 can’t wait to get back to Port Douglas to get back again

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food at Zinc was absolutely delicious! We shared the king fish ceviche and then my partner had a steak and I had the beef bourguignon which was to die for!! So tasty and the matching wines were great too :)

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LynneJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location. Menu varied. Décor lovely and spacious. Inside or outside dining. Would thoroughly recommend for lunch, dinner or special occasion.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Waitress was rude, at no point did she ask how our meal was, just returned to ask if she can take our finished plates. The flavours were not complex, nothing special like you would expect from fine dining. We had the mushroom gyoza (bland), Barra was pleasant but nothing exceptional and the Beef was way too salty and heavy.

Save your money and go up the road to Watergate where the food was next level and the service was so much better

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Glen
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Mediocre for the price. Menu changes, things like only coleslaw with the fillet steak, put me off. Wine was low quality for the price.

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LeightonP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with food to match. Our waiter was engaging but not intrusive and offered suggestions when asked. The food was first class from the first bite to the last.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We booked for NYE at the 5:30 sitting. Our waitress was well below par. Our bill came to $800 for 4 people. Food was very good. We would have spent more on alcoholic beverages if we had received quality service.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal on New Years Eve. All the dishes were delicious and the service was great on a busy night. Wine was nice as well

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Kewarrabeachcairnsqld
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regular customers. Always enjoy the meal and service. Highly recommend.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Kyle our waiter was awesome and really made the evening. Very attentive and knowledgeable and great personality.
A little bit underwhelmed by the restaurant as we went in with high hopes.
Was disappointed to find out there was a surcharge for a “public holiday” on the 28th of December . This normally wouldn’t bother me but there was no mention of it online when booking, at which point your credit card details are taken so you can be charged if you change your mind. I completely understand why it exists but it would have been nice to know before booking not when showing up at the restaurant.

FAQs

Zinc Port Douglas offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4099 6260.

Zinc Port Douglas is rated 4.6 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.