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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
“risotto” (6 reviews)
“line fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best place to eat in Gordons Bay. Informal cafe style with friendly staff and good food. Not expensive but good wholesome food.

Thank drummondone
Reviewed 1 week ago

First it is important to note that they offer far more than their menu online on their website! The blackboard in the restaurant offers multiple additonal starters and main courses, all fresh seafood! We enjoyed the mussels very much. The service was a bit slow...More

Thank michelejeannine5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast and lunch there while on holiday in Gordon's Bay. Excellent food in an unassuming environment with easy access and plenty of parking right on the beachfront.

Thank Hennie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Freshly made, very tasty meals. Well worth a visit. Limited but very nice veggie options available. Excellent value for money.

Thank R22ene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Zest with my son. Reading the reviews I thought we would be served food of a high quality, but I was very disappointed with our order. My son had the seared Kingklip with Dukkha crust in lemon and tumeric yoghurt, spicy potato, confit...More

Thank Heinrich Z
hermienvanberge, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "Heinrich Z", Thank you for taking the time to review Zest. To set the record straight : we are not a fine dining establishment and have never claimed to be one. We serve tasty, well presented and refined bistro food. Ruben & Hermien van...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant each time we go. Service is not the best, but we go for the chef's amazing food and they are so helpful if you have dietary requests. My wife is gluten-intolerant and is Banting, and they always ensure there is something...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

As other people have mentioned the actual restaurant looks more like a cafe - however the service was excellent and the food out of this world - we had starters of mussels and fish cakes followed by the two options of Line Fish - all...More

3  Thank Abigail S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by the cosy atmosphere, personal attention and superb food we enjoyed on New Years Eve. The live music was a bonus. All the patrons were in a friendly mood and added to the special evening. Zest added the magic to a...More

1  Thank NortjeCoetzeeOlivier
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner, the starters were excellent. I had the line fish - yellowtail, not my favorite, however the preparation was excellent, and the veggies were great. The chocolate desert (we were told 20 minutes to prepare) was worth waiting for.

1  Thank HowiFev
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Do not be put off by the rather drab and casual appearance, this place does seriously good food. Book in advance if you can. We never return to the same restaurant on two consecutive nights....but we did here! We enjoyed risotto, crab cake, baby calamari...More

2  Thank Nicked2016
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7 January 2017|
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Response from jplavallee2017 |
Thanks see you soon:-)
Theresa W
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
Theresa W
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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