GREEN ZE­BRA KAWANA IS­LAND

RE­LAXED CA­SUAL DIN­ING WITH CLASS AT KAWANA

Life & Style Weekend - - FOOD & WINE -

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.

Clean­li­ness

Bath­rooms are within the restau­rant and not en­croach­ing on the din­ers’ ex­pe­ri­ence.

They are tidy and clean.

Pre­sen­ta­tion

The staff were all dressed pro­fes­sion­ally.

The ta­bles weren’t clut­tered and the set­tings are ap­pro­pri­ate for the style of restau­rant.

Ser­vice

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.

Food

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.

Wine list

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.

Value

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/

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

BY THE BAY: The Green Ze­bra has an en­vi­able lo­ca­tion at Dou­ble Bay, Kawana Is­land.

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