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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Zest with a friend for her birthday on Sunday night. We stumbled across Zest based on the recommendations and impressive food art seen on TripAdvisor. Really looking forward to a semi-complicated and sophisticated seafood dish at this (what at least...More

Thank Riaan L
Reviewed 6 days ago

very good und and very nice look at the ocean. Fresh fish und good Steak. It was fantastic. Good wine and beer.

Thank Sandra Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint Gordon’s Bay has many dining options, most of which are decent, however, this restaurant is something special. The food is always outstanding and could rival some of the best in Cape Town itself, only a lot more cost effective. The service is efficient and...More

Thank travelstar22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited every year for the past 5 years and Zest is our favorite restaurant on our Gordons Bay break. We love the food and have brought many friends and family to visit with us, some being real foodies and they have always been...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Invited for a birthday lunch! Could have been seating in any kind of lounge atmosphere, luckily close to the beaches. There 3 different items to choose from. I decided for "African Meetballs in redwine sauce, garlic mash and veggies, my wife for "chicken schnitzel on...More

Thank Jochen H
hermienvanberge, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This review comes as no surprise to us, as it is the third very bad review given to Zest by the same reviewer, who experiences everything at our restaurant as negative and all the food as "tasteless". The only surprise is that it took so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited 3 times during our stay in Gordon's Bay in March and have just been back, the food, staff and views are still the best in Gordon's bay. All meal are freshly prepared so not the quickest, but well worth the wait. The menu...More

Thank araspapa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started by ordering a bottle of wine. When the waiter brought the bottle to taste, we did not care for it. He simply recommended another bottle and his recommendation was right on. There was no issue with having just opened a bottle that was...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Breakfast was excellent. The omelette with roasted chicken and cheese was the best! Excellent Cappuccino. The owner recommended the Chocolate Mud pudding and what a experience It was out of this world!!

Thank Francois R
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a little jem. The restaurant is sited accross from the beach with great views. Seating outside and inside. The staff are really attentive and made us feel at home and welcome. The food is great and the chef definitely takes pride in his...More

Thank HenryGreeff
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to Zest a couple of times, but never on a Monday evening. I ordered the herb crusted chicken breast, which was served with a vegetable cassoulet. Foid was perfectly cooked as always. The chef did forget about the mushrooms, but had no...More

Thank Igmar P
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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, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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