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Zest Restaurant

10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
+27 13 007 0066
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
European, French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We have now attended 4 wine tasting dinners at Zest when the talented chef, GT, produces beautifully presented, interesting dishes paired with wines from a specific winery. Not been disappointed yet. Delightful venue, attentive staff and always food for comment and conversation (sorry about the...More

Thank junglejays
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you all the Jays for this lovely post!

Reviewed 29 February 2016

I recently stayed with a friend at the Kavinga Lodge and took the chance to have a yummy meal at the Zest restaurant. I enjoyed the meal very much and would strongly recommend it. The place is located in a quiet area, but just about...More

Thank Tahia C
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your time in writing this post!

Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We took the family here for my wife's birthday, the staff were all friendly, helpful and well trained. We all had a three course meal, and none of the dishes disappointed. You basically can not go wrong with anything on their menu! They have a...More

Thank JvanW7
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 8 February 2016

Awesome meals from starters to mains with very generous portions! Lovely venue with friendly staff and great service!

Thank scott795
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Having visited Zest often, I can attest to the high quality of the food. This venue has earned its reputation for excellent cuisine. Also, the surroundings are pleasantly rural, with the primary view towards the city of Nelspruit in the distance. Sadly, my last two...More

1  Thank Mark S
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2016

Thank you for your review. Our general rule is that kids are welcome during the day, where evenings are more private and sophisticated. We do however have a guest house and a restaurant on the same premises and always try to be as accommodating as...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit there and we will defnitely be back.The food excellent felt like we were in Franschhoek.The view stunning.a Must when you are in Nelspruit

Thank Karen v
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time.

Reviewed 6 January 2016

The restaurant is in a very beautiful setting with lovely views. We went on a Saturday morning and they had a set brunch menu. The food was very good and the service was ok - it could have been better. Its a restaurant I would...More

Thank Archie9898
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you for your review. We will most certainly look into our service standards.

Reviewed 14 December 2015

Zest is located at Kavinga Lodge in a beautiful garden setting with gorgeous views of the lowveld. The food is truly amazing and so is the wine collection! The service is attentive and the combination of the setting, food, wine and service makes it a...More

Thank Marina B
LizelleLundie, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time.

Reviewed 20 November 2015

We went to Zest last Sunday for lunch. The food was delicious. Reading menu is watering your mouth and you can hardly choose as everything sound amazing. The presentation of the meals is very nice. The service could be better, a lot of service staff...More

1  Thank eva j
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2015

Thank you for your rating. Good to know about details we can improve on. See you again soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting! Very good service. Great menu with a good variety to choose from and food delicious and well presented!

Thank Nicky P
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 007 0066
  • E-mail
Description
A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
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