Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist


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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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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.

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Home Dining

Zest Home Dining brings our expertise and experience in modern Mediterranean cuisine to the comfort of your home. With every meal ordered, you will receive a box with some cooked and some prepared raw ingredients, including specific cooking instructions and/or a recipe.




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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  • 4 star review  Good food and service. Acceptable atmosphere and owner hands on.

    thumb Andre Otto

    5 star review  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

    positive review  Great food and real value for money

    thumb Miranda Dubois
  • 5 star review  Always great food.

    thumb John-Phillip Saayman

    5 star review  Please Gordons bay...Somerset west....Strand...Stellenbosch.......go and Support the best Restaurant in Gordons bay...very clean...Good food...Good services....Support Local

    thumb Santa Ellis

    positive review  very good food and excellent service

    thumb Ruaan Andries Appelgryn
  • 5 star review  Fresh, tasty food & a great atmosphere!! The Coconut Mousse is to die for !!

    thumb Nina Du Plessis

    5 star review  One of my favourite restaurants in the Helderberg. Exquisite food, friendly staff and child friendly whilst still stylish and modern. Love it here!

    thumb Marisa Potgieter

    positive review  we were there for a 60th birthday celebration! The food was excellent and nicely presented and the staff were friendly and attentive! We will definately be back there!

    thumb Melanie De Smidt
  • 5 star review  Excellent food, beautifully presented - will definitely become regulars!

    thumb Tracy Kimber

    positive review  very good food excellent service

    thumb Dorah Visagie Johannes

    5 star review  What a gem! Great food and great service! Lovely view. What a find! Compliments to all. I will be back.

    thumb Elzabe Fowles
  • 5 star review  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

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

    thumb Amanda Botha

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  Best fish in town. Really appreciated the fact that it was cooked to perfection, moist and just melted in your mouth. Well presented!

    thumb Madeline du Toit

    positive review  Great service, good food, fabulous views

    thumb Yvonne Young

    4 star review  Very unassuming little restaurant - really!! Loved the glasses they served beer and cider in and again lovely glasses for soft drinks. The two starters we ordered were visually extremely appealing, taste and combination of flavors worked great. Main course being fried hake was fantastic, again much preparation had gone into the visual appearance and so I wanted to tuck in. Overall a great experience - I will definitely return and would recommend this restaurant.

    thumb Nigel Cameron-Davies
  • 4 star review  Freshness served with a warm smile, complimented by a perfect Gordon's Bay sunset

    thumb Carmen Petersen

    5 star review  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 star review  Excellent food and service, will most definitely go back again Both our meals were perfect

    thumb Andy Robinson
  • 4 star review  Wonderful atmosphere and food with a view to match.

    thumb Jana Pole

    positive review  Fantastic food, freshly made by professional chefs. Beautiful view of the beach! Our favourite restaurant to go to!!

    thumb Anita Bertrand

    5 star review  Amazing service, excellent food, great view, a must to all living or visiting Gordon's bay

    thumb Shane John
  • 5 star review  Really good service, great menu and value for money.

    thumb Dustin Greeff

    5 star review  Lovely little restaurant.. had Omelette and Chocolate Fondant (delicious) 🙂 .. everything very yummy. Will definitely visit again.

    thumb Jessica Van Jaarsveld

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

    thumb Willie Cruywagen
  • 5 star review  The food and the service is awesome!

    thumb Cornel Malan

    5 star review  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

    4 star review  Had lunch, tapas were very nice , not a large menu , but I liked it , will be back for the dinner � menu �

    thumb Allan Alkie Richts


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We take reservations for lunch and dinner. If you want to make a reservation for today, please call us on 021 200 2605 to confirm availability.

We need 24 hours to process reservations.


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