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Zest Restaurant
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Ranked #379 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$21 - US$35
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: Not your usual Bangladeshi Indian restaurant, Zest is smart and modern with a terrific menu combining classic and inventive dishes. The decor in this bright, airy, centre-of-town shopfront is clean and open, with white walls, blond chairs, contemporary styling. The menu includes dishes like starter of Zest's own tandoori trout, main course of medium-spicy Jaipuri chicken with fried mushrooms, onions and capsicums with Punjabi masala in thick sauce. Peshwari naan and bhajis are excellent. The service is hip and friendly and the wine list well matched to the flavours. And yes, there is chicken tikka masala, if you must, but this is a great place for exploring new flavours.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. Staff were all very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. There were some items on the menu that we had not seen in other restaurants that we really enjoyed trying. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank Lauren K
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ZestEdinburgh, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a review regarding your recent visit at Zest.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a family dinner while visiting Edinburgh and were not disappointed. A variety of lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes were all tasty and a bit on the spicy side. Salmon country captain was also a winner. The sweet peshwari naan was a great side, too. The service was attentive and friendly. We would definitely return on a future visit to the city.

Thank Aaron P
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ZestEdinburgh, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave an excellent review. You are most welcome anytime at Zest.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Edinburgh two weeks ago in the heavy snow and so we were unable to go too far away from our hotel in George street on the Friday evening. We had been recommended many Indian restaurants in Edinburgh, some sounding just too fancy, we really wanted a good authentic Indian meal that tasted good as well as looked good.
Just a short walk around the corner from our hotel we found Zest, a small, very friendly restaurant, the staff were very efficient and polite and our food was great, everything we look for in good curry.
My husband had the chicken madras and I had the special lamb shank but asked for it madras hot, both were full of flavour with a great kick, just fantastic.
We only wish Zest was in London, nearer to us to enjoy more often.
Would definitely visit again when we return to Edinburgh and recommend to others who enjoy a great, no fuss curry.

1  Thank vincentk12018
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ZestEdinburgh, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I Visited Zest this week for an evening meal alone. Unlike other restaurants in the area it caters for single clients

While the menu is not huge it is varied and very tasty flavoursome food

The staff are very friendly and happy to advise on accompaniments and taste

Value is excellent

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Thank Ally S
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ZestEdinburgh, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you very much for your nice compliment.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Great authentic Indian food at very reasonable prices in a clean and pleasant setting. I encourage you to give it a try

Thank Jackthered
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