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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
12:00 - 22:00
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice friendly family run business, very accommodating, given that one of us is a vegan Chef talked to me and put together an excellent meal. We went back twice, yes they do serve mediterranean food. Not posh just plain and simple, outside terrace.

Thank Colin M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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332 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in a bit skeptical that Zest could actually deliver on Mediterranean food - but they did! We were a party of 4 who all tried different dishes, and we were all very pleased! Yummy food - if we were staying longer, we would definitely go there again for another meal.

Thank africanaddict
Pershore, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we would have a nice fish lunch by the sea and looking at Zest's reviews made a reservation. Nothing on the books when we got there but plenty of tables so harm done. Apart from the line fish and hake there wasn't anything else to offer on main courses, so we asked the waiter to describe the type of... More 

Thank Karen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant on our short holiday. So good we returned before we flew home. Chef needs to open up a restaurant in the U.K. Particularly Shoreham by sea..... please 😀 Top quality food, excellent sunset views.

Thank matthew k
Kansas City
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630 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice this week. First time we had the line fish special and the Asian chicken special. Both were great. I had a fig starter that was wonderful. Next time we had the lamb cigars which I loved and the vegetarian risotto which was nice. Service was very good. This place gets quite busy at dinner so book... More 

Thank dixiepeach
Schwaig, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent! Delicious cuisine, fresh cooking with seasonal products, combination of different aroma, small and changing menue, very friendly service, nice atmosphere, - all this quality for a very reasonnable Price - highly recommended!

Thank rotaryoffice
Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this via reviews on Trip Advisor. I have driven this road so many times and never noticed this little bistro. There was a big function on the go but none the less the service was great. The food was fresh and light and hit the spot. We opted for the moroccan lamb cigars, they were tasty and not oily,... More 

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing! Prices a little hefty but it's worth every bite! Gorgeous chocolate fondant. Romantic atmosphere and excellent staff. Will return for sure!!!

Thank Kendall M
Durban, South Africa
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The food in this little restaurant is fantastic. Cuisine to rival Cape Towns finest. So nice to have a classy food option in this sleepy hollow.

Thank travelstar22
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Been to Zest a couple of times. Food is tasteful and enjoyable. Special attention given to presentation and the food always taste fantastic. Food reasonably priced. Wednesday they usually have a special. Staff friendly and the owner always mingle. If you get a table outside, you will have a fabulous view over the bay and lovely sunsets.

Thank Eirilene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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