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Zest Restaurant

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French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion
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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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09:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Thursday 17 March 2017 a group of Nomads ladies were treated to a lovely lunch at this delightful eatery. It included a wine pairing. As a starter we were treated to a Shimeji and porcini mushroom risotto with crispy Halloumi, rocket and truffle parmesan veloute. It was delicious. We then moved onto the beef wellington with spinach and mushroom... More 

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Schoemanskloof
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a pleasure and surprise to eat here every time - food prepared and plated with care. Thank you!

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Thank KaiaOfJoe
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion Zest is the best restaurant in the Nelspruit area. The beautiful setting and excellent service is only enhanced by the great food. For starters we had the lamb ribs and couscous and the marrow bone and snails. For mains we had the Kabeljou and the Duck a l'Orange and every dish was exquisite in taste and presentation.... More 

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South Africa
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We came here with friends and was very well received, the service was excellent. They have a few interesting craft beers and wonderful food that is perfectly prepared and a good portion! The restaurant boasts with a beautiful view and surroundings, as well as a cute play area for the children - definitely worth a visit!

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Thank MusingExplorers
Nelspruit, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Hidden around 10km from Nelspruit this gem is a closely guarded secret by the people from Nelspruit. With great food, a substansive wine menu and beautifull surroundings it is a must visit on your holiday to the Lowveld.

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Thank Armand v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

All I say is WOW !!!! Great ambience and amazing food value for money and introduced me to an amazing new South African wine Spier. Should've had more blankets as it was chilly on Christmas Day.

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Thank Lee Ann B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic venue, Starters, Mains, Dessert and cheese and biscuits. All done perfectly and well presented. Maybe too much food for most people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic food. Great atmosphere giving you tranquility and a sense of relaxation. GT is hands on. Never had a bad experience. Certainly worth visiting. Good for date night!!

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Thank Greg L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Best quality restaurant and the ambience is amazing. The staff is very friendly and professional. They are helpful with the menu and explain if you do not understand.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very good restaurant to lazy away the day, beautifully view, quiet surroundings and a good wine selection. Food is fine dining, very good service as well. I live close by so this is good for business meals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?