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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
“line fish” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside on a warm winter morning. The waiter was well spoken and helpful. The coffee was good and piping hot. My Spanish hash breakfast was clever and the eggs cooked perfectly. My husband had the French toast. It was exactly how he liked...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first contacted the restaurant via email as I am vegetarian and my husband is pescatarian, so wanted to check menu options for our party of 4. From our frist email contact to our superb lunch, the restaurant and owner, Hermien, were a pleasure to...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A neat quaint restaurant where your food is delicious and well presented and you know the kitchen is SUPER CLEAN. Lovely owners. Outdoor seating with sea view for our sunny days and cosy indoor seating with fire place for our wet winters. The waiters are...More

1  Thank Petra S
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Booked a table for a Friday night even though in winter Gordons Bay is truly quiet. Owner manager unobtrusively goes about making one feel welcome to the quiet strains of 'The Shadows'in the background. The food was inventive and really good and chef Eric changes...More

Thank Mujaji
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

After a awful experience at Thirsty Oyster we had one of the best meals in recent years at Zest. The chef is very skilled and the food is amazing. I highly recommend the chocolate fondant

Thank Ruan E
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Booked here for our 1st night in Gordon’s Bay and was not disappointed. The food was gorgeous and very reasonable.

1  Thank sharsEssex
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Last year this restaurant was excellent but on our visit we found the prices went sky high and the fish we ordered were extremely overdone. The waiter was not interested at all to our comments. Cannot say I will ever visit here again. Sorry

Thank LadyBird070
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Found this delightful little restaurant from an internet search of top 10 restaurants in Gordon’s Bay. Zest was top of the list, and for good reason. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with the front of house staff very welcoming. The stand out for me...More

Thank rr0ebuck
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Best place to eat in Gordons Bay. Informal cafe style with friendly staff and good food. Not expensive but good wholesome food.

Thank drummondone
Reviewed 13 March 2018

First it is important to note that they offer far more than their menu online on their website! The blackboard in the restaurant offers multiple additonal starters and main courses, all fresh seafood! We enjoyed the mussels very much. The service was a bit slow...More

Thank michelejeannine5
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jplavallee2017 |
Thanks see you soon:-)
Theresa W
13 October 2016|
Response from 228Zest | Property representative |
Hi Theresa. We do not have a printed kidies menu or a play area, but we do have options available for kids. We always try to accomodate as far as we can. We have regular customers with children and do have a kiddies chair... More
Theresa W
13 October 2016|
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Response from DurbanKingfisher | Reviewed this property |
There is no play area for children and the beach is across the road from the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 2605
  • E-mail
Zest Restaurant is a Mediterranean Bistro located in the small coastal town of Gordon's Bay. Zest serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. It is located on the beach front, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. It is a quaint family owned Restaurant that boasts with two qualified Head Chefs. It offers the best dining experience in the Bay, which will even satisfy the hardened critics. Their 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. Come to Zest and enlighten your senses!
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