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Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist

 

About Our

Restaurant

 

Located on the beach front, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. We are a quaint family owned Restaurant that boasts with two qualified Head Chefs. We offer the best dining experience in the Bay, which will even satisfy the hardened critics.

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About Our

Cuisine

 

Our 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.

 

 

About Our

Catering

 

Great food is at the heart of every remarkable event. We’ll tailor-make a bespoke menu for your unique event, or you can choose from an array of spectacular party food, from our expertly designed menu.

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Our Dishes

 

  • review rating 5  Absolutely my all time favourite. My husband arranged to take over the restaurant for my 50th Birthday. What a night! Reuben & Hermien are always so attentive and friendly. The food is fantastic and I love that he varies his menu according to seasonal options. You won't be disappointed.

    thumb Vanessa Jones Coetzer
    9/08/2017

    review rating 5  Wonderful. Great views food and service enjoyed it !!!

    thumb Willie Cruywagen
    5/28/2017

    review rating 5  Some of the best food I had in ages. Salmon mouse starter was out of this world. Best potato fondant I ever tasted, and cudo’s to the chef that actually came out and took the time to explain to me how he made it. Will definitely go back again and again and again.

    thumb Abri Du Plooy
    12/18/2017
  • review rating 5  Great experience. Food was divine and the service 1st class.

    thumb Joey Snyman
    8/07/2017

    review rating 0  Local gem. A must for everyone and anyone!

    thumb Elvira Etsebeth
    8/19/2018

    review rating 5  The food was very good and well presented!!!!! Will definitely visit them again!!

    thumb Patricia Hoon
    7/10/2017
  • review rating 4  Freshness served with a warm smile, complimented by a perfect Gordon's Bay sunset

    thumb Carmen Petersen
    12/28/2014

    review rating 0  Staff are super amazing and extremely friendly. And the food is absolutely to die for. For sure my new favorite spot

    thumb Amanda Botha
    9/13/2018

    review rating 5  Honestly the best food and best meal I have had in years. The food is so delicious and beautifully presented.

    thumb Tamsin Taylor Kloppers
    4/18/2017
  • review rating 5  Always great food.

    thumb John-Phillip Saayman
    10/01/2013

    review rating 4  Great food and great chef/host. Have the grilled fish for sure!

    thumb Marina Du Toit
    12/11/2016

    review rating 5  This is a hidden gem in Gordons bay! Fantastic food!

    thumb David Rowe
    12/14/2016
  • review rating 5  I've eaten there on two previous occasions, and both times the food was excellent! The chicken ballantine we had yesterday, was really delicious. Friendly staff, and lovely view of the beach, helped make for a relaxing lunch..

    thumb Colin Yon
    11/01/2017

    review rating 5  Zest - the Restaurant to relive your passion for Good Food!! Compliments to the Chef, Managing Staff & waiters for making you feel absolutely 'at Home' from the moment one enters the restaurant!! A mouth watering Mediterranean 'a la Carte' menu satisfies your appetite & brings your taste buds to life . A tranquil ocean view engulfs your state of mind & accentuates the art of preparing good food!! Thank you for my Zest experience.

    thumb Dellarise Prinsloo
    8/04/2018

    review rating 5  Thank you so much for making our anniversary dinner unforgetable! We had yummy starters and the best gourmet burgers ever...will definately be back. Well done Chef - 2 thumbs up

    thumb Nicki Bosch Mocke
    11/19/2016
  • review rating 2  I usually dont ever write reviews but i felt that after my meal last night i just had to say something. i first dined at your restaurant in September 2016, where i enjoyed thee BEST chicken dish i had ever eaten at any place before. Last night i took my partner on a date night to your restaurant after raving about how wonderful your food is. The evening started off great and we shared your Lamb Cigars which was fantastic! My partner then ordered your Gourmet burger and myself... the only chicken dish on the menu with great excitement! Our food arrived and in all honesty was presented lovely! However to my complete shock, my chicken dish was a disaster! The chicken was over cooked, dry and stringy, only two tiny pieces of chicken breast enough to feed a child perhaps. My potatoes were not cooked properly and were still rock hard. And the one measly piece of Aubergine and Tomato i ended up taking off because it tasted so terrible. on top of that the dish was covered in sauce, which when cold was not very nice at all being a creamy sauce. Going from the best chicken meal ive had to having the worst chicken meal ever, and for R115??? i dont think it was worth the money at all. HUGELY disappointed and unfortunately will not be going back again. I am all about supporting local as i live in GB and we dont have many places to eat as it, but when pub food ends up better than a R115 meal, then i think twice! See more

    thumb Lauren-Anne Brink
    1/17/2018

    review rating 5  Officially my favorite restaurant in Gordon's Bay 🙂 If you want beautiful gourmet food at an affordable price, Zest is the place to go 🙂

    thumb Bianca Huyerman
    10/15/2013

    review rating 5  What a Gem of a place. 2 nights in a row as we were on a long weekend In Gordon's Bay. Next level awesome food and fabulous chef and staff. Wish there was a Zest in Cape Town. Well done guys

    thumb Andrea-Lea Hendrick
    8/07/2017
  • review rating 5  Great food! The host went out of her way to make sure we had the best table with a good view of the ocean. Will def be going back.

    thumb Nicky Steenkamp Rossouw
    6/19/2016

    review rating 5  This little bistro is a slice of heaven. Beautiful food, great views, efficient friendly service make for a winning combination. In my opinion this is the only dining option in this quaint little town.

    thumb Kevin Pearson
    7/31/2017

    review rating 5  What a gem. Fantastic food with personal attention to detail. Highly recommended.

    thumb Johannes Van Dyk
    6/11/2017
  • review rating 5  The food and the service is awesome!

    thumb Cornel Malan
    3/05/2016

    review rating 5  Excellent food, beautifully presented - will definitely become regulars!

    thumb Tracy Kimber
    10/25/2016

    review rating 5  Service fantastic, food always superb, lovely ambiance - what more can we say...

    thumb Da Schaffers
    6/20/2014
  • review rating 5  Another amazing lunch at Zest today. Everything was perfect and the chilli and coriander fish cakes are a new favorite. Chef Ruben pays such attention to detail, the accompanying beetroot and celery salad was as yummy as the fish cakes!

    thumb Shelly-Ann Blair
    2/28/2016

    review rating 3  First visit after discovering Zest on FB. Overall: pleasant surprise! Party of four which included a couple who live in the USA and are well-travelled foodies. Menu limited but enjoyed roasted cauli soup + chicken dish Dessert menu only 3 options?? Service good Lighting too dark for oldies Worth a return visit, hope menu changes with seasons?

    thumb Juanita Arnold
    7/19/2018

    review rating 5  Having 2 of the best friends makes any experience fabulous, but I have to add that we were looked after by the awesome chef! He went out of his way to serve us a meal suiting our requirements!

    thumb Tonja Wessels
    11/08/2018
  • review rating 5  Amazing service, excellent food, great view, a must to all living or visiting Gordon's bay

    thumb Shane John
    5/14/2017

    review rating 4  Lovely view of the beach and ocean from Zest. The food is great and well presented. Love that the menu stays fresh. Owners are lovely hosts as well.

    thumb Beyers van der Merwe
    5/11/2017

    review rating 5  Excellent menu and Chef Ewald always friendly,accomodating and on top of his creation of culinary arts.Really to recommend.

    thumb Kaitlin Davis
    7/06/2014

 

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