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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted a low key meal with a good sea view. Booking at Zest was a gamble, although the restaurant has received previous good reviews. We were not disappointed! Firstly we arrived late, but our table was still waiting, and we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank camilla363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice surprise I have become bored with the Cape Town food scene same old same old, so much so that I even stopped. doing reviews. I had to come to Cape Town and overnight so I decided to stay in Gordon’s Bay. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank David-JW1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called ahead to ensure that the restaurant was dog-friendly, it is! One of the first questions we were asked was if they could provide her with some water. I love tapas and am intolerant to lots of foods so was delighted to discover quite...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Jangles_11
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The food is really well priced, delicious and beautifully presented. Great location as the whole restaurant has a view of the beach! Also a good wine selection. 10/10!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Yves M
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

My wife is vegan, I know, I know most of you will say, weirdo. We called the day before to ask if they could accommodate her. Oh my word, Reuben (hope that’s correctly spelled) owner and chef called her back to discuss her preferences. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Joytjie
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Given it’s ranking I would’ve expected a lot more. Ordered mussels w/ rice & grilled hake. Nothing outstanding, and tends towards the category of “tourist food”. Prices, however, are reasonable for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sophrosynex
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place on sea front, great views and sun set from here was fab. Nice food, great staff and food was well presented.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank ollietravel123
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch by the sea at Zest in Gordon's Bay, the 1st summer's day so everyone was out and about. A last-minute decision I was able to book for six of us at 11ish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal inspite of a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Miranda R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great food great value great place for a top class meal, the staff are super friendly and very efficient

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank renetdm
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We made reservations but did t need to at this time of year. 8 of us enjoyed to food very much, service was on point and quick to fill any needs. The chef came out and spoke to us about fish options and different species....More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Tom H
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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
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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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