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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  We had a wonderful time. Great food and will surely visit again.

    thumb Gerhard Saayman
    10/21/2017

    review rating 5  Super restaurant,jeune chef très talentueux,beaucoup de recherche et de goût dans tous ces plats... Avons pris le combo hake & mussel avec riz epicé,un sirloin steack avec Green Salad et un filet poulet cajun sur lit de lentilles cuisinées Le must le dessert: un fondant chocolat fait maison minute...un regal

    thumb Philippe Berthault
    10/10/2016

    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  Once again, compliments to the chef for his outstanding and well presented dishes. My taste buds went crazy with joy. My hubby and I couldn't get enough of the food. We will be back for more with a group of family and friends. Well done and keep it up!

    thumb Simone Jongens
    7/30/2018

    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 4  Wonderful atmosphere and food with a view to match.

    thumb Jana Pole
    6/18/2013
  • 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  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 5  The food and the service is awesome!

    thumb Cornel Malan
    3/05/2016
  • 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  Really good service, great menu and value for money.

    thumb Dustin Greeff
    10/16/2016

    review rating 5  Stunning food and great owners. Loved the personal touch. Will be back.

    thumb Margaret Wright
    5/20/2016
  • review rating 5  Fresh, tasty food & a great atmosphere!! The Coconut Mousse is to die for !!

    thumb Nina Du Plessis
    12/20/2015

    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  Very good restaurant great service great food and a fantastic view out to the sea

    thumb Andreas Georg Rissler
    4/20/2017
  • review rating 4  Good food and service. Acceptable atmosphere and owner hands on.

    thumb Andre Otto
    8/14/2017

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

    thumb Tracy Kimber
    10/25/2016

    review rating 4  The food was amazing perfect view for the sunset. My birthday was the best�

    thumb Lavisa Fuzo Gebuza
    1/20/2017
  • 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  Sehr, sehr lecker gegessen und getrunken, absolut freundlich und zuvorkommend bedient worden. Ein Genuß für den Gaumen und Auge

    thumb Sonja Jüris
    4/07/2018

    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  Thank you for an amazing New years eve, fantastic food, live music and very friendly staff, Thank you forcan special evening, an must visit.

    thumb Nathalie Elliott
    1/01/2017

    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  This is a hidden gem in Gordons bay! Fantastic food!

    thumb David Rowe
    12/14/2016
  • 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 5  food was awesome so tasty and the services was excellent..

    thumb Deidré Didi Du Plessis
    1/07/2017

    review rating 5  AmZing food

    thumb Dehan Pynappel
    11/08/2016
  • review rating 5  Great experience. Food was divine and the service 1st class.

    thumb Joey Snyman
    8/07/2017

    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  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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We take reservations for lunch and dinner. To make a reservation, please call us at 021 200 2605 or contact us by using the form below.