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Zest Restaurant

10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
+27 13 007 0066
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, when dining out, the food is usually paramount. I was with a group of six, and everyone enjoyed their meals: appetizers, main courses, and desserts (which only three made room for). I had the lamb shank with mashed potato and asparagus. It was fall-off-the-bone...More

Thank JimmyMTL
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. And thank you for making mention of the seating. Not something we get to try out every day. We have investigated, and will certainly make work of it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Staff are well trained and friendly. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. I would recommend their wine pairing evenings, this is a real educational treat.

Thank Eduan V
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious gourmet food, serene surroundings, kids had a lovely swim in the pool, friendly staff...stunning place, recommended for sure

Thank Mandy F
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making time to review our establishment. We are please that you had an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant built up on a hill 10 minutes out of Nelspruit. Small menu, freshly prepared made out of fresh ingredients. All very reasonably priced. Lamb shank was great highly recommended.

Thank 895murrayc
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is very conducive and the view is exciting. There's a variety of food to choose from. The staff makes you feel at home and you even get tempted to stay longer than expected. A nice restaurant to visit.

Thank thokozileglorian
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If enjoying a beautiful view whilst having a designer breakfast served by very competent and friendly staff, is what you are looking for, Zest is the restaurant to go. The whole vibe of Zest is friendly and inviting. The food is excellent, the decor lovely...More

Thank Emmie L
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an ABSOLUTELY amazing evening. The most delicious wines were perfectly paired with the most wonderful dishes. I will go again and again and again. Worth every cent!

Thank Lisavdm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so fortunate to find accommodation right next door to Zest! Beautiful restaurant, lovely decor, excellent food makes you want to stay here forever! My husband and I both ordered the lamb rump and were not disappointed! Delicate and cooked just as we both...More

Thank carolinedassonville
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Pleased to know that your experience was enjoyable.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are looking for something different from the usual menu, then this is the place to go! The food and presentation is awesome. Great atmosphere, with a beautiful view and the fairy lights contributes to the ambiance.

Thank pickytraveller2016
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Simply Amazing - we went there with a group of friends and it's always amazing. Food is delicious, staff is great, helpful and funny - I can't recommend it more!

Thank farhabt
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We appreciate it an we are pleased to know that you had a memorable experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 007 0066
  • E-mail
Description
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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