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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality food which was beautifully presented at affordable prices. Our waiter, Maureen was friendly and eager to please.It is positioned right opposite the beach and enables scenes of beautiful sunsets which can be disturbing if not seated correctly. It does definitely require some sort of window covering to keep the blinding sun at bay. Fish was fresh and mouthwateringly tasty.... More 

Thank Virginia A
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel far to go and eat at this restaurant, the food is always excellent, and the chef is always prepared to accommodate your preferences. The menu changes often, and there is always something to eat for everyone. The service is also very friendly. Fine dining food at mid-range prices.

Thank Gerry0806
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb sticks and a great Moroccan inspired chicken dish. Felt these guys are trying. Restaurant seemed pretty full. Service was still fine though Wine list had no local content. Durbamhills and other associate offerings ; odd a man who loves his food should sell out for a few aprons. Would have got 5 stars but he let himself down on... More 

Thank Gavin W
hermienvanberge, Owner at Zest, responded to this review

Dear Gavin W, Thank you for taking the time to review Zest. We are, however, somewhat confused about your comments on our wine list. No local content? All the wines on our wine list are from the Western Cape region. One would be hard pressed to find wine farms in and around Gordon's Bay and Strand. Would Somerset West be... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate once here it is right on the beach front and has lovely views. The food was very good quite a limited menu but the service was slow I'm afraid. They did apologise and offer free deserts but we declined as we were full up. Very nice and if they can increase the service time a lovely restaurant

Thank mandy m
Livingstone, Zambia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful birthday dinner on the Beachfront at Gordon's bay. The calamari starter was gorgeous and the mussels in cream and wine sauce delicious. Friendly staff and manager. Thanks for a special evening!

Thank glendadouse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a value but great quality fish & chips, this is the place to go. Very handy to Manor on The Bay , just a 5 minute walk

Thank Lisajrichards

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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
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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