GREEN ZEBRA KAWANA ISLAND
RELAXED CASUAL DINING WITH CLASS AT KAWANA
With waterfront views and a welcoming vibe, Green Zebra on Kawana Island makes you feel right at home from the moment you enter.
A focus on quality service and one of the best casual wine lists on the Coast mean you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
Ambience and appeal
The restaurant has a wonderful indoor and outdoor covered deck with ample seating in line with an up-market, but casual dining restaurant.
It is air-conditioned inside with gas heaters for the deck seating area – perfect as it’s on Kawana Island on the Double Bay waterfront/beach.
Artwork is minimal, with the view and surroundings acting as nature’s painting.
Green Zebra is well-lit but not too bright, with strong natural lighting.
The restaurant makes you feel relaxed and welcome.
You don’t feel like you need to whisper.
The vibe is positive and lively.
Green Zebra is focused on quality of service, food, beverages and ranks highly compared with venues of this type.
Pricing matches the overall quality of food, beverage and experience.
Bathrooms are within the restaurant and not encroaching on the diners’ experience.
They are tidy and clean.
The staff were all dressed professionally.
The tables weren’t cluttered and the settings are appropriate for the style of restaurant.
We were greeted by our waiter on arrival and guided to our table.
Menus were delivered, and the waiter engaged with us in a friendly, sincere manner.
Drink orders were taken and then we were given ample time to decide on what we wanted.
The waiter gave great suggestions on starters that we could share.
He really knew the menu and all specials in detail.
The waiter attended to our needs very nicely, without being over the top or pushy.
He was very knowledgeable overall, able to explain to us where each food item was sourced and also suggested wines to match the dishes we chose.
We were very lucky to have him serve our table on the evening.
Green Zebra’s menu is a good example of using fresh local ingredients (when available) to create a great range of dishes.
There are options for all tastes, ages and dietary requirements.
Our entrees included pan-fried Mooloolaba king prawns, Green Zebra calamari, tempura zucchini flowers and old English-style baked camembert.
For mains, we enjoyed: crispy skin Cone Bay barramundi, roast sovereign lamb rump, chargrilled black angus, The Surf and Turf Board (for four).
That amounted to huge amounts of food – all of which was cooked very nicely, with well-balanced flavours across all dishes.
The waiter suggested we try the
chardonnay, Shaw & Smith M3, which is always a great wine.
Then we ordered the Borgo Salcetino, Chianti Classic DOCG.
Both were well-priced for their quality.
As a casual dining restaurant, the wine list at Green Zebra presents a range of wines sourced from Australia and Italy and champagnes from France.
There are many choices by the glass across all categories.
The wines are well-priced for all who enjoy a good glass with their meal.
But there are also additional premium wines and champagnes for those who want something extra special.
This must be one of the best casual dining wine lists on the Sunshine Coast.
Green Zebra offers great value for diners looking for a flavoursome, fresh-style eating and drinking experience on the Sunshine Coast.
The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
You will walk away feeling very satisfied and full, to say the least. GREEN ZEBRA
Address: 5 Grand Parade, Parrearra Phone: 5438 8466
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11. 30am
Website:www. green zebra. restaurant/ dining-menu/
BY THE BAY: The Green Zebra has an enviable location at Double Bay, Kawana Island.