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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
“line fish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
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 6 days ago via mobile

Decor; inviting and simplistic elegance. Atmosphere; music is easy listening and gentle. Service; warm and friendly. Food;very Tasty. Fresh ingredients. Amazing sauces.Attention to detail and focus is on flavour without being pretentious. Good portion sizes. Price; Very good value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank Guide815155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good meal and the service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and fast. The food was perfectly made. They offer a small menu, which is a sign of freshness and you will notice this in the food. If you visiting Gordon’s bay,...More

Thank JoeZee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a friend and enjoyed a 3 course feast. I asked for the chef’s recommendation and wasn’t one little bit disappointed. The line fish (blue nose) was fresh and accompanied by the most beautiful fried potato gnocchi. The chocolate fondant is not to...More

3  Thank Nicholaprps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to choose from. Very simple and did not meet my standards. Needs lots of improvements in menu.

Thank Ibrahim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch after visiting the Red Sky Brewery. Got parking right outside and sat inside as it was a bit windy on the day. No beer on tap but that can be expected but the wine list could defnitely be improved with all...More

1  Thank 619jedb
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Good food is always a winner!!! We had hake and calamari with wedges. Sounds like noting special BUT the taste is what it is all about😁😁 .The grilled hake was succulent and very good.

Thank LeaV319
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great location with fantastic sea views. Unpretentious and very reasonably priced. You would pay double for this quality of food in Camps Bay. Probably the best calamari in the Western Cape. Also don’t miss the Kingklip fish. Not only is the food outstanding but the...More

1  Thank CraigA1135
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I went to Zest with a friend, and was extremely happy with the evening. My friend told me he was a regular there as the food is very tasty and good value for money. After my dinner I concur. We had a meze platter as...More

2  Thank JasonS7175
Reviewed 7 July 2018

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 30 June 2018

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

1  Thank Jo C
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Questions & Answers
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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