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Zest

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  Was our first time at Zest. We ordered off the "Chefs Inspiration" menu last night and we where not left disappointed.

    thumb Christopher Brunsdon
    7/31/2016

    review rating 4  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

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

    thumb Carmen Petersen
    12/28/2014

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

    thumb Elzabe Fowles
    9/12/2018
  • review rating 5  always a blast @ Zest!!Hermien & Ruben knows food and people!!!most welcoming place!!Food always a feast!

    thumb Henni Scheepers
    9/12/2014

    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  AmZing food

    thumb Dehan Pynappel
    11/08/2016
  • 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  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  food was awesome so tasty and the services was excellent..

    thumb Deidré Didi Du Plessis
    1/07/2017
  • review rating 5  Fabulous food, excellent! Line fish, Jacopever or 'Horse mackerel' or 'Maasbanker' pepared to perfection. We will be back!

    thumb Catherine Jonker
    1/29/2017

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

    thumb Joey Snyman
    8/07/2017

    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 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 4  Good food and service. Acceptable atmosphere and owner hands on.

    thumb Andre Otto
    8/14/2017

    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  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 4  Wonderful atmosphere and food with a view to match.

    thumb Jana Pole
    6/18/2013

    review rating 5  Always great food.

    thumb John-Phillip Saayman
    10/01/2013
  • review rating 5  The food was very good and well presented!!!!! Will definitely visit them again!!

    thumb Patricia Hoon
    7/10/2017

    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  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
  • 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  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  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  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
    7/31/2018

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

    thumb Elvira Etsebeth
    8/19/2018

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

    thumb Andrea Van Straten
    6/18/2013

 

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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.