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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (15 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 1 week ago via mobile

Booked here for our 1st night in Gordon’s Bay and was not disappointed. The food was gorgeous and very reasonable.

Thank sharsEssex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year this restaurant was excellent but on our visit we found the prices went sky high and the fish we ordered were extremely overdone. The waiter was not interested at all to our comments. Cannot say I will ever visit here again. Sorry

Thank LadyBird070
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this delightful little restaurant from an internet search of top 10 restaurants in Gordon’s Bay. Zest was top of the list, and for good reason. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with the front of house staff very welcoming. The stand out for me...More

Thank rr0ebuck
Reviewed 18 March 2018

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 13 March 2018

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 26 February 2018

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 26 February 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank R22ene
Reviewed 23 February 2018 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 28 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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