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“Gourmet experience at a normal price”
Review of Zest

Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Gordon's Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Zest Restaurant is a Mediterranean Bistro located in the small coastal town of Gordon's Bay. Zest serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. It is located on the beach front, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. It is a quaint family owned Restaurant that boasts with two qualified Head Chefs. It offers the best dining experience in the Bay, which will even satisfy the hardened critics. Their stylish menu features a wide variety, including fresh seafood, poultry, beef, pork, in season vegetables from local gardens and farms, as well as homemade soups, breads and decadent desserts, always presented tastefully. Come to Zest and enlighten your senses!
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Gourmet experience at a normal price”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful experience! The service is great, the view is great and the food is awesome. And all for a very reasonable price.

2 Thank Elanie B
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Zest is a real gem... Heard some great reviews so decided to give them a try.

My wife and I had breakfast at Zest and took our 9 month old spaniel with. The staff was friendly fast and efficient. Our spaniel got some water without us even asking.

I had the full breakfast an the Mrs the omelet... I also ordered a cupachino and and orange juice. We were delighted to see and taste the quality of the food, ample not greasy and delicious! The Mrs was also very impressed with her omelette and the cupachino was really tasty.

Real value for money, my vote 5 star's!

1 Thank John_SA_777
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london england
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Hermien and Ruben --you`re doing great”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

unpretentious and simple ---that`s always a good start for a restaurant but this one produces rather sophisticated and wonderful food ----each visit being a warm satisfying evening
how about this:- mussels in cream,tomato tart,sole florentine, pork belly, decent house red,followed by amazing choc. fondant and Kahlua Don Pedro
total inc. tip c £26 top that if you can
Dr Mrs Brian Silverstone London

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank marilBRIAN
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great for Sunsets and Vegetarians!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Being a vegetarian, eating in South Africa was difficult and not at all varied. From a recommendation by a local I decided to give this place a go. I was so pleased with the food, the scenery and the price I returned a couple of times and still didn't manage to eat every vegetarian option on the menu!

This restaurant is not just for vegetarians at all. The closest I can compare it to is modern Australian cuisine with local produce. Highly recommended, even just for an afternoon drink watching the sun set over the beach which is literally across the road.

Although this may be a little expensive for South African standards, I found it very reasonably priced. If fact, I ordered a glass of wine for the equivalent of AUD$7, which is fine especially as it was a sauvignon blanc from a local vineyard and it turned out that was the price for the whole bottle!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Aleerak
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Quaint little place next to the road, view of the beaches, Great place for Sundowners !! and a quick ice cream.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Vicky L
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