Zinc, essential to many things, including immune system support and sunburn prophylaxis. This latter is especially important if you’re down at Cronulla’s famous southern Sydney beaches and, if sunbaking and surfing tends to incubate a mighty thirst and hunger you’ve got Zinc Bar to turn to when you need a little help. Ideally located at the foot of Kingsway (off Gerrale Street and McDonald Street strictly speaking), between South Cronulla beach and the main strand, Zinc Bar is a one stop refreshment shop for lovers of sun and surf.
Open midweek from noon until late and all day over the weekend, Zinc Bar has you covered if you’re beachside in Sydney’s Cronulla. Zinc has a McDonald Street address proper, but it’s easier to simply head straight for the surf down Kingsway and find Zinc sitting pretty on the corner with Gerrale Street. You can’t miss it with its raised and shaded terrace area packed with patrons enjoying superlative bistro fare in a chilled and unpretentious setting. Afternoons are long here, so book a table and kick back with friends and family.
Zinc Bar is also a restaurant, equipped with a menu that is perfectly suited to its Cronulla beachside setting. Skip from the briny to Zinc and a plate of salt and pepper calamari or simple beer battered onion rings for post-swim satisfaction, or venture deeper with mouthwatering grills like Egyptian chicken or marinated beef skewers. If you’re with a group, go for Zinc’s share plates – classic Italian antipasti or the premium cheese board loaded with Tasman double brie and Viking blue vein among others. Our picks for the most compatible eats here are the Sydney rock oysters by the half or whole dozen, kept natural or jazzed up with Kilpatrick or Mornay sauces. Best bet’s to order up the platter and sample 4 of each.
We always have a great night with our friends at Zinc, love the dj and the cocktails. Cant wait to spend more time there in Summer!
Great place, excellent service. We were well looked after by the management and staff. My whole group had a fantastic night and will be back there again soon
Great atmosphere and food. Service was good. It's definitely a favourite of mine. I was there a Sunday and music comes on around 3pm and had a good vibe.
A great place for a lunch and a few wines on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Sit in the sun and watch the world pass by.
three of us had a lovely breakfast. the service was efficient and friendly even though the restaurant, we had booked (always a good idea) and so had the best table with the best view below and of the beach. each of us was slightly annoying by asking for minor changes to set dishes but the waiter handled our requests politely. we will definitely go back.
Pros - Nice place. Cons - made a booking for 8pm. When we called to say we were running a bit late, we found out then that the kitchen would be closing at 8.30pm. We attended as a family to celebrate a birthday and unfortunately the attending waitress showed poor fundamental hospitality and interest in us being there. Zero engagement and explanation given it was our first time. She made us feel like we were imposing. The meat (other than the chicken) was tough and had to be cut up in small pieces in order to chew it in the wraps. Not enough avocado and tomato condiments to properly compliment the extent of meat and wraps. Should have also come with tsatziki. Given the great location of the venue and its nice settings, its disappointing that we can't rave about our experience and look forward to going back. Not recommended for the food and hospitality.
Sorry guys, waited way too long for the meal to come out. The food was good once it arrived and the staff friendly and apologetic. If you're serious about offering breakfast, a decaff coffee selection and some more menu options would be a good idea. I really like zinc but the competition springing up around cronulla is going to make things tough if this is the offer. Hope you find this feedback useful.
First time experience at Zinc Bar and Grill, Food was good and staff friendly, great views overlooking the park and beach, would go there again.
Was fabulous! Had a great night with good food and drinks. The music was a good mix but may have been a tad loud as was having to yell quite loudly across the table for anyone to here. Definitely coming back
We booked a table which is wise. However due to the weather there were plenty of tables. Sunday is DJ afternoon and we didn’t realise that. Our purpose of the evening was to catch up with friends and unfortunately the music was too loud to hear each other. We left for a quieter establishment. We have eaten here before and will continue to do so as the food is good and staff friendly. Just not last night.