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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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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my husband and children. Loved it all including the really friendly service. Food really tasty and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you

Thank plasn
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little restaurant, friendly waiters. Menu is very dated compared to Cape Town let alone international standard, one overpriced small vegetarian dish on offer, no red cappuccino/ latte, no craft beer options. Will give it a miss next time we pass through, maybe more suitable for mainstream holiday folk.

Thank Spearhead1
White River, South Africa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zest although situated on the main Beach road is a little hidden away,but when you find it it is well situated, can sit outside, and inside. it is small inside, but cosy. The Menus is great and the specials are excellent. We had the Calamari starter with Wasabi, it was wonderful. The seafood platter had a good mix and more... More 

Thank martincheryl
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Zest. The food is fresh and very well prepared. The waiters are very kind and helpful. We had a great night over there. Highly recommended in Gordon's Bay!!

Thank Lies V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my elderly mother to this delightful eatery. I had calamari and the others had hake. It was delicious and if I ever pass by again I will visit!

Thank LadyBird070
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Zest 3 times in 8 days with my wife and father-in-law and every time was great. The food is freshly prepared, so you might face a little wait but the quality is worth it. Food was of the highest standard. The service was great each time. Zest is highly recommended. We shall return on our next visit to... More 

Thank Zimbo1978
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We enjoyed this small eatery and visited twice for well priced but tasty meals. Good old fashioned battered fish and chips were really good

Thank Nick B
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had a very nice lunch overlooking the sea. Very good grilled hake and salad. Pleasant service and pleasantly surprised

Thank Michele22London
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a girls lunch day out and found this treasure :) Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant :) I loved the food, the service was good and the owner was so so friendly!!

Thank dalsmickynats
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent. The waiters were very wonderful and the chef was extremely accommodating with my vegan request. The restuarant was a true blessing.

Thank mari1999makanga

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, View
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?