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Reviewed 16 February 2024

really delightful evening, food absolutely delicious! Mezze has such exquisite flavours, highly recommend and my sea bass was a very nice big fish, fresh and well prepared, all the food very fresh and vibrant. Our waitress was so patient with all our dietary concerns, and...friendly. The food came really quickly, and the prices are highly competitive, would have paid a lot more in a restaurant in the city center. Loved everything about it, we wil definately be returning! We are all good cooks and hard to find a place that beats home cooking, Thanks so much!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Been here 3 times in last 2 months. Every time has been excellent. Friendly staff, nice surroundings, great value. Food is excellent, the hot mixed mezze, the lamb kleftico and the cheesecake all worth the visits. Good cocktails too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

A local spot in Hanham. We just wanted a light dinner and they were quick with bringing out our drinks and food which we were impressed with! We only ordered main meals this time and it was amazing value for the amount of food you...get.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance they had a table after passing it for a long time and saying we must try there! From service, to food, prices, it was perfect!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

I was shopping in Hanham with my wife this week and noticed Zest was open, so we popped in, it was very quiet but were told it had only been open for lunch a few days, and the weather was awful! We started with a...couple of coffees which were really good, we didn’t understand everything on the menu but the young gentleman explained it to us, he recommended the two Turkish egg dishes which we ordered, and have to say we were not disappointed. I had the poached eggs with yogurt and my wife had the scrambled eggs with tomato and spicy sausage both with Turkish bread; there were some lovely desserts but we were too full - definitely be back to try them!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

So after a disappointing visit 2 years ago I decided to try zest again. Staff were pleasant albeit a bit keen. Ordered Halloumi starter which came out as 2 thin pieces, overcooked on a bit of salad and drizzle. As the plates were cleared out...came out maim course within seconds! The lamb was delicious but wasn't very big and with a few potatoes and sauce. At £19.00! I feel this was disappointing and most people would leave hungry. Sorry Zest, you need to up your game. Italian kitchen Hanham all day long for me...More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 November 2022 via mobile

Not the same lamb shanks microwaved Fish dry NOT THE SAME Must of changed chef as last time we went food was lovely

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Really great place to eat Good food Fun and friendly staff Nice cocktail Baklava to die for I am looking forward to my next visit

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

My wife & I visited at 20:30 yesterday having booked on-line about 10 days earlier. We arrived a little early and had to wait for our table to be ready. We were soon seated and ordered a bottle of Montepulciano d'abruzzo and 2 glasses. This...was served promptly. A few minutes later our order was taken, we had the sharing mezze for two to start (£9.95), for mains I ordered Sirloin steak (well done £18.95) and my wife ordered grilled salmon (£14.95) The sharing mezze soon arrived - a platter of stuffed vine leaves, Hummus, tzatziki, couscous, baba ganush, pilaki beans, falafel, halloumi , koftas and pitta bread. This was very nice and was well enjoyed. Our main courses arrived in a timely way, my steak came with a large mushroom , chips and a peppercorn sauce, all excellent. My wife enjoyed her grilled salmon too. We were too full for a dessert. Service was excellent throughout , the background noise was high as the restaurant was quite full, ambient lighting was a bit low for me. Total bill was £60.80 plus tip - we enjoyed the experience of dining at Zest.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

After wandering around this area looking for somewhere nice to eat we found Zest and were pleasantly surprised. We both had meze meals one with meat and one vegetarian and both were very good. It was busy but not noisy. The staff were friendly but...one man in particular was in control and very good at cleaning and clearing the tables.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Visited here for some lunch, and everything was perfect. The food is outstanding with lots of gluten free options available. The service was very good and nothing was too much for them. Lots of cocktails available so would be a nice place to visit in...the evening as well. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing food every time been eating here for months cocktails and really good also the cheesecake worth every penny all staff are brilliant

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

We had heard great things about Zest but were a bit disappointed. The food was nice (and good size of portions) but nothing special. Service was friendly but a bit haphazard, perhaps because they were busy. The restaurant was full, with little room between tables,...which wasn’t great from a covid perspective but also meant it was very noisy and I had to strain to hear my friends. May try again on a weekday evening.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

We have looked at booking this restaurant for a while based on the reviews. Managed to get a table on a Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. We were allocated our table which had a table of 2 practically touching it. No one was seated...there so I didn’t think that was to bad. Then a couple came in and was shown to this table which they clearly didn’t want. They sat then them in the window. Fine I thought. Then they stated rearranging the other tables a bigger party must of been booked in and they put a table along dude a table of six. I could touch this table which was how close it was. When I asked the waiter what time the party was coming in he was very vague 7 to 7-30. This was 6 o’clock. I told him I was happy with how close it was to me and all he said was it would of been closer if it was left behind me like when we arrived. They eventually moved them. This spoilt our evening. The food was ok, not enough to fill you up. We didn’t feel we wanted to spend any more money there and left. We were in and out within an hour. I was so looking forward to it and left disappointed. Won’t be going back. COVID rules or not it’s to close to other tables.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on an evening because of the excellent reviews. I really am not sure if we visited the right place because I can’t see where five stars comes from. This is the first restaurant I visited in the last six months that has...a list of rules at the table. I have heard of Covid safe but in a mezze style restaurant to have a rule that you can’t share food seems very strange. They refuse to supply you with an extra plate. The one thing they weren’t too worried about was me signing in which actually is the only thing that is a legal requirement. I felt really sorry for the waitress because she obviously didn’t want to be there. There is absolutely no atmosphere in the restaurant which is probably the reason that only two other tables had customers at them. Food wasn’t bad to be fair but we kept getting the impression that if we dared share any we would be asked to leave. Will not be trying this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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