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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 29 March 2021 via mobile

Zest is a really lovely restaurant. The menu is not extensive, which is a guarantee of freshness! The food was delicious, tasty and the ingredients were fresh. The kitchen opens out onto the restaurant allowing you to watch the Chefs prepare your meal. Staff are...wonderful, friendly and fun! Hermine, the owner, is such a wonderful woman, warm and welcoming. It was my partners birthday and she very kindly offered him a glass of wine on the house - such a kind and thoughtful gesture. You must absolutely try the chocolate fondant - it is to die for!! You must definitely eat here when in Gordon’s Bay, it is a true gem!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

Wow! Is all I can say! We arrive in cape Town at about 21:00 and they were the only restaurant whose kitchen had not yet closed and were more than happy to serve us dinner. The hake was incredible and the seafood risotto was beyond...amazing! And the service was incredible Fantastic experience over all!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

Had such a lovely evening. Food, service and ambience amazing. Really made my friends birthday very special. The dessert plate with the birthday message written in chocolate was a lovely touch. Thank you so much.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Good fish and chips, pasta with chicken and wild mushrooms tasty. The service was fine and we were quick to order as restaurant closing.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021

We had the best food and had a special evening out. Beautiful view of the sunset and superb food! Friendly staff, a very quant little place.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 10 January 2021

Their food and service was good. Very convenient and easy accessible. We enjoyed their sea food. They ensured the Covid Protocols were adhered to.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2020

Mediterranean Menu, something different but very nice. The service was great with amazing views of the beach.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2020

Small restuarant with a sea view that was very busy on a Sunday afternoon. We went back for dinner on the same day

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2020 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise when entering. Small but still spacious with friendly staff eager to assist. Food with a mediteranean feel. Loved the Moules! Specials are great and price is very reasonable ! I can highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner .

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020

Zest offers fine finding in a unpretentious sea view restaurant. Line fish was out of this world! Vegan curry made especially for me by chef Ruben was divine! Five stars.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Lynne L
30 March 2019|
Response from Storkorpen | Reviewed this property |
Lynne I found this information on Google: "Monday 12–10pm Tuesday 12–10pm Wednesday 12–10pm Thursday 12–10pm Friday 12–10pm Saturday 9am–10pm Sunday 9am–10pm We need 24 hours to process reservations." //Peter
7 January 2017|
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Response from jplavallee2017 |
Thanks see you soon:-)
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
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Zest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4