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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (12 reviews)
“pork neck” (5 reviews)
“line fish” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

We have been hete many times and always enjoyed it. Really fine food and nice staff. Today we only came for desert. A must to have!

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My hubby and I stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant in Gordon's Bay on a quiet Tuesday evening. As locals we have become so fed up recently trying to find a reasonably priced restaurant that we can frequent weekly that serves fresh, inventive, quality...More

1  Thank Paula F
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant cafe style restaurant with lovely views over the bay. Food was good as well, would recommend

Thank Raggatooth
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Great service and food , we have been helped with friendly and fast service . Will be coming back again

Thank Andrus S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This place not only has great views, it has personality. The chef most definitely knows what he is doing in that kitchen. Being in the industry myself, I would recommend this Bistro to anyone.

1  Thank CTagER88
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What can we say. From the staff to management.... the food is fantastic. Thanks job well done. This establishment knows how to make you feel welcome. They know how to put a stunnig plate of food on the table. Tonight we are having desert. Strogly...More

Thank Helmien
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Restaurant recommended by our host & we were pleased with the outcome - very good food & wine - a friendly owner & cheerful attentive staff - what a pleasure - will happily visit again ...

1  Thank SANDAW
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Well on a Tuesday eve this week we went with 4 friends to Zest having diner! 2 "Deluxe Burgers" one baked fish and a sirloin steak as special. As it wasn't that busy the food was served quite quickly and looked like always really great...More

Thank Jochen H
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Best food and deserts combo in all of 2017 so far..Chef Blackboard to be recommended. Chef Inspiration to be tested. Great view, good serves and very reasonable prices to top. Simple and warm atmosphere

Thank 405simonef
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is across the beach , on a beach road . Very limited menu , found only two vegetarian dishes . They don't serve French fries or any mash potatoes . Pricey for the standard of the food . No cocktails .

Thank RParbhoo
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7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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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