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16 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 2211
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
12 Nov 2013
“Excellent food & Service”
3 Sep 2013
“Was nice,was.”
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16 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Coffee shop by day, restaurant by night. Do not be put off by the appearance - the service and quality of the food at Zest was excellent. You can BYO wine with a small corkage charge added by the restaurant.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Was very nice in begining,but no more,also is not there anymore.Like I said was nice but not there anymore.

Thank astevaa
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I used to be a regular until I moved out of Nelson Bay a few years back and I have been craving it ever since. I finally found an opportunity to dine there again and boy was I disappointed. I invited a friend, having told...More

1  Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We went on a recent trip to nelson's bay, and this place is fantastic. Every single course we had was wonderful and the amount was plenty. Most people like to over eat, that's not what you do here. Three courses and your very full. The...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 9 June 2013

If there was any issue it was smaller size of meal but we were part of a big group and there were budgets to be met on both sides. The group booking led understandably to a limited menu with 3 choices per course. Bread rolls...More

Thank RoyPalmer
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Menu was great, food tasted delicious. Portions were very small and we left feeling hungry (budget didn't stretch to another course) Service was excellent.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Never go to zest if you are 1) hungry 2) used to fine dining 3) expecting a refined wait staff who know how to look after guest. 4) looking for value for money We waited for several minutes before wait staff noticed our arrival. We...More

2  Thank Matteomeccelli
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I was taking tripadvisor reviews pretty seriously, and we couldn't get into the top-ranked ones. But then when we walked by the next day, they looked fine, but nothing special. In the same way, I don't think that Zest felt either like a hatted restaurant,...More

1  Thank Quanster
Reviewed 25 April 2013

When we first ate at Zest about 4 years ago we were blown away by Zest. Since then it has lost its way. The food is still interesting, but less imaginative than it was and with more "false notes". The service is adequate, but not...More

Thank Bill1954
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Stands out in a regional location but would find it difficult to compete in major cities. Enjoyed the meal but portions were small - the pork rillette sounded good but very small portions. Did enjoy the passionfruit souffle though - rarely do dessert but this...More

Thank RonWamberal
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Restaurant Details

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 2211
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