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Zest

Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist

 

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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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Our Unique

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.

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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.

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Personalised

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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  • 4 star review  Freshness served with a warm smile, complimented by a perfect Gordon's Bay sunset

    thumb Carmen Petersen
    12/28/2014

    5 star review  Really good service, great menu and value for money.

    thumb Dustin Greeff
    10/16/2016

    5 star review  Fresh, tasty food & a great atmosphere!! The Coconut Mousse is to die for !!

    thumb Nina Du Plessis
    12/20/2015
  • 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
    8/04/2018

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

    thumb Patricia Hoon
    7/10/2017

    positive review  Great food and real value for money

    thumb Miranda Dubois
    2/25/2019
  • 5 star review  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

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

    thumb Anita Bertrand
    1/10/2019

    positive review  Warm welcome and Helmien jou truly went the extra mile for my kids... Thank you so much.... See you Wednesday!!

    thumb Sandra Walters-lewis
    4/27/2019
  • 2 star review  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

    positive review  The Food was delicious and was very much fine dining which from the outside you would not have thought We definitely recommend

    thumb Kim Hawker
    1/02/2019

    5 star review  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
  • 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
    1/03/2018

    4 star review  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

    5 star review  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
  • positive review  Compliments to the Chef and the Menu for 'Mother's Day' - still love the 'French' influence ... a warming soup of the day (beef and lentils), Moules mariniere, Arancini, Ribeye with 'Pommes Pont Neuf' , Ballotine of chicken, White Wine Pear with chantilly cream, dark chocolate and almonds... and good wines... Tres bien! Excellent place for gourmets in Gordon's Bay! (also appreciate the correct wording of your menu!)

    thumb Annette Beller-Sogor
    5/13/2019

    positive review  Excellent food and creative presentation. It’s fine dining and by far the best Restaurant in Gordon’s Bay

    thumb Claudia Stuart
    10/27/2018

    5 star review  Great experience. Food was divine and the service 1st class.

    thumb Joey Snyman
    8/07/2017
  • 5 star review  We had a wonderful time. Great food and will surely visit again.

    thumb Gerhard Saayman
    10/21/2017

    5 star review  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

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

    thumb Andreas Georg Rissler
    4/20/2017
  • 3 star review  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

    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
    9/11/2017

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

    thumb Jessica Van Jaarsveld
    12/06/2017
  • 4 star review  Great food and great chef/host. Have the grilled fish for sure!

    thumb Marina Du Toit
    12/11/2016

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

    thumb Lavisa Fuzo Gebuza
    1/20/2017

    5 star review  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
  • positive review  This is our favorite restaurant in Gordon’s Bay. Such a special place with the most amazing food.

    thumb Kevin Pearson
    12/23/2018

    5 star review  Really enjoyed the wine tasting evening. The atmosphere was warm and the food was superb!

    thumb Andrea Van Straten
    6/18/2013

    5 star review  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

 

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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.

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