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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was tremendous and very well made and presented,wonderful venue but one cannot wait 90 minutes for a meal,no matter how good it is.Also felt the restaurant was under staffed for the amount of tables,waitress admitted they were extremely busy,but only 12 tables were full.

Thank Nick F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a stop. Food was very good, with a beautiful view of the bay. The beach its self was trashy (broken glass, trash, occasional dead rat), but looked pretty from our outside lunch table.

Thank John E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked for dinner and shared starters (veggie tower and crab cakes) followed by main of silverfish and ratatouille then desert of camembert and figs & coffees. All excellent. Fish was best we have had in a long time and we dine out frequently. Wine prices very fair. All round a great experience.

Thank Graham M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this restaurant. It was by chance that i spotted it. A lovely spot overlooking the ocean with great food and good service, a must for visitors to Gordon Bay.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary yesterday and took friends with us to Zest Restaurant. The service was great and the food delicious! I had the mussels with risotto, my husband and our lady friend had linefish and our male friend had the pork neck. Everyone was impressed by the attractive presentation of the food on our plates and the... More 

Thank Lishje E
Cape Town South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lady owner really accommodated our eating desires by shoveling her menu around. The food was enjoyable !! Lovely quiet ambience with gentle background music !! I recommend you dine at Zest when you're visiting Gordon's Bay. !!

Thank zeldawitkowsky
Paris, France
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as crowded as others, not as flashy either, but definitely very fresh, creative extremely tasty... Try it!!

Thank Margarita-Mojito
Somerset West
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant before with my elderly parents. The food has always been good and we always sat inside. Yesterday the weather was wonderful, and we were driving 'by the sea-side". Feeling "peckish", we debated where to go as we drove. I am a firm believer that you end up exactly where you are supposed to be... More 

Thank Sharon C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous light lunch, chef is specific about detail. Enjoyable experience and very convenient to have a restaurant at the beach!

1 Thank The Anchorage N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're always searching for good spots to eat in the Gordon's Bay area and finally stumbled across Zest for the first time in May this year. It was fantastic! The food is fresh, the flavour combos inspired, and there is always something new on the chef's chalkboard. And it's all done in a low-key, unpretentious way. We love it! We've... More 

1 Thank LisaSontheRoad

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?