Zinc Port Douglas

4.3
110 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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 110 People Are Saying
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LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on 17 August 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 15 August 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 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

DD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 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 10 August 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 7 August 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 2 August 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 1 August 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were quite surprised to learn on arrival that there was a 15% surcharge that night!
We should have been notified of this at the time of booking!

GD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are visiting or staying in Port Douglas you must take the opportunity to dine at Zinc, the service level is first class, the food was excellent being at the quieter end of town is a distinct advantage, some place’s are memorable Zinc stands out for all the good reasons. Do yourself a favour and saviour all that this fine restaurant and bar has to offer .

LM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous on every level. We'll done on creating an awesome place. Can't wait to come again

TH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

VG
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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

AO
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
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.

DT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 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

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 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.

H
1 review
Dined on 7 July 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

TK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

was expecting more. menu items sounded nice but didn't meet expectations. Port Douglas's dining options have slipped up generally since our last visit. serious lack of vegetarian and vegan options in the town.

AR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 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.

S
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 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 .

C
1 review
Dined on 29 June 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.

NK
1 review
Dined on 22 June 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.

ML
1 review
Dined on 16 June 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.

LF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 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.

KR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 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!

C
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 June 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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