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“Nice Option for Alternative Sunday Lunchtime Dining!”
Review of Zest Cafe

Zest Cafe
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Clane
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Zest is a well renowned local eatery, open early in the morning right throughout the day until late evening.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Passing through the picturesque town of Clane on a hot summer sunny Sunday afternoon and suffering a little driving fatigue rendered us prone to a stop for some refreshments, and yet not looking forward to a traditional Sunday joint lunch. Kerbside signage and menu attracted us to stopping at Zest Café with its acre plus of parking available just off the main thoroughfare. With just a few Sunday diners left, and three chefs visibly ready to cook, we did not delay or complicate the order for two Pizza, one with Pepperoni and one with Chicken. Pleasant interior, nice wine list on the wall featuring wine available by the glass at reasonable prices. A few Sunday papers available for customers to read made the time pass quickly and before long the Pizza presented on wooden platters arrived crispy thin and delicious! Not a Pizza slicer in sight. Maybe trying to be different from Milano and others! A side of Chunky Chips ordered with Garlic Cream Sauce were superfluous and we had a struggle to finish all. Excellent presentation, attentive service, good coffee, clean clear drinking water, rendered our visit enjoyable and price was fine for Sunday fare, if one went wild ordering a variety of items for the Pizza, price could creep up! Will remember this place when passing through Clane again.

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Thank Erneside
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Had breakfast here and was blown away, fab menu, not your bog standard, herby mushrooms on toast with poached egg was excellent. I can't wait to go back for lunch and dinner, they were writing up the lunch menu board and it all sounded yum.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Fabulous everytime, never fails. One thing missing though, after the scorching heat today, would have loved to see an outside area for dining alfresco. Anyway well done on maintaining my favourite eatery

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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

It has been quite a while since i last had a meal here, and we were very hungry this evening. Despite there being quite a few ahead of us and waiting a while, the food more than made up for the delay, it was so good.
I had the calamari starter and my friend had the catch of the day.
Really great. Thank you again Zest for making it worth our while to make the journey out.

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Thank gorgeousgussie
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I have been in Zest many times. I like the atmosphere, the staff and the food.
i like pasta carbonara ( not actually the real name of that kind of pasta, the real "pasta carbonara" is spaghetti with egg and bacon)i liked also and pizza.. But i have to say that sometimes the staff served it us cold. Very nice and cosy atmosphere the staff seems to be very professional. The food is over priced.

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Thank Laura L
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Mark C, Owner at Zest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Zest. You are certainly right about the carbonara, the authentic way is to serve it is with spaghetti, however, our customers tend to prefer penne. It is never a problem to serve with spaghetti if you prefer.

Our apologies if your dish was served slightly cold, I do hope that you made us aware so that we could rectify this straight away. It is disappointing that you find the menu over priced as we have not increased prices for almost six years now.

We appreciate you taking the time.

Kind Regards
The Zest Team

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