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Zest Restaurant

10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit 19792, South Africa
+27 13 007 0066
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit 19792, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

The best Ploughmans platter I've had in ages! A truly wonderful selection of meats, breads, cheeses, patès and sauces fit for the hungry! Shared between 2 people is a must. Their wine selection was modest, but not as diverse as one would have expected from...More

Thank christyc929
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the setting, in the countryside but not too far to drive. Friendly, helpful staff who assisted with the choice of meal as well as going out of their way to meet a personal request for a brand of whiskey.

Thank Terence M
GT L, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Morning Terence Thank you for the positive feedback. We do always try and go the extra mile. Hope to see you back soon Regards GT Lundie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is simply all-round excellent. A well awarded chef creating magic at a reasonable price in a beautiful country setting together with superior unobtrusive service from his support staff.

Thank B8383MHmartinp
GT L, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, thank you for your positive review. Always great to get feedback and let the team know that their effort does not go unnotised Regards GT Lundie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was incredible, the service was phenomenal, the view was absolutely beautiful. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated - with a really good mixture of vintage and modern pieces. The music was great, with an overall pleasant ambience. I’d definitely visit again!

1  Thank 922kavitac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We regularly visit Zest for its exceptional food combined with a most pleasant setting. The service is efficient and very friendly and the food is beautifully presented. We were there for Fathers' Day lunch on Sunday 17 June. It featured a set menu of 5...More

1  Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great ambiance and amazing service from the restaurant and waiters. Wine list is very comprehensive and on point!

Thank LihleMbatha
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Zest Resturant is a pleasant surprise with good atmosphere and views over the vally. The food is good and they have special menu evenings with wine pairing on occasion. Definitely one of the best locally. Pays to check when they are having the next special...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Just outside Nelspruit, but well worth visiting with both indoor or outdoor seating which allows for a lovely view while dining.

Thank 4mHere2There
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you, always great to get positive feedback. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards GT Lundie - owner

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Good service, beautiful views and exquisite food! Every time a special experience! The best lamb shank I ever had and would recommend it!

Thank Stefstoep
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback, so happy that you had a great experience. We are looking forward hosting you again soon. Regards GT Lundie

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a place quite near nature to end a hectic day. Zest Restaurant was recommended by someone I know and it didn’t disappoint. It is isolated from town and feels like a planet on its own. The location, friendly staff and the...More

Thank Molokela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit 19792, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 007 0066
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A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
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