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Zest Restaurant & Bar

#124 of 1,664 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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171 Queen Street | Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-367 1234
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Great meal with very Friendly staff. Service was spot on. Would definitely recommend to all to dine there

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Thank Kay M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service from the wait staff - Georgia was looking after us and she had fantastic, attentive service. Compliments to the Chef!

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Thank Jackie1996
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jackie1996, Thank you for your recent review and feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our dinner and service. Our service is one area we try to go above and beyond in and we are delighted that we have achieved this. Staff recognition such as yours; help us to reward staff doing a great job. Thank you Once... More 

Catonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

as we were staying at City Life, we opted to eat at the on-site restaurant Zest. They offered guests a special on early dining. The food was very good as was the service. And the dessert was exceptional.

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Thank VintageCruiser
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear VintageCruiser, Thank you for choosing to dine at Zest Restaurant on your recent Stay. We are delighted you enjoyed our early bird dinner special and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review. Regards, Sunil Bajaria T.H.E Restaurant Manager More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Last night I had the pan fried fish with veges and it was just lovely. Great, genuine service from Christie and a very nice restaurant. Definitely give it a go!

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Thank Vicky C
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Vicky C, Thank you for your recent review and feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our dinner and service. Our service is one area we try to go above and beyond in and we are delighted that we have achieved this. Staff recognition such as yours; help us to reward staff doing a great job. Thank you... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

On our way back to the hotel for the night we stopped for dessert. Yum yum yum. Waitress lovely and knowledgeable about the menu

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Thank Kim S
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kim S, Thank you for choosing to dine at Zest Restaurant on your recent Stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your dessert and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review. Regards, Sunil Bajaria T.H.E Restaurant Manager More 

Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

very standard breakfast; the only variation from Australia is the mushroom cooked in sauce in NZ. So, y9u have scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, beans, hash browns and pastries.

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Thank 427BeatleBob
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear 427BeatleBob, Thank you for choosing to dine at Zest Restaurant during your recent stay in Auckland. We do appreciate your feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to you. You may be interested to learn that we do in fact offer other options on our a la carte menu, which is separate to our buffet selection.... More 

Blenheim
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We only had breakfast in the restaurant during our stay. It was buffet and had heaps to choose from.

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Thank Tangi M
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tangi M, Thank you for choosing to dine at Zest Restaurant on your recent Stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review. Regards, Sunil Bajaria T.H.E Restaurant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We first ate at Zest when we stayed at the City life Auckland hotel for our wedding 4 years ago. The food was so good we return regularly. I am always surprised that this restaurant still seems to be a hidden gem as the food everytime we come is spectacular. Last night's dinner was no exception. We highly recommend coming... More 

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Thank Lisa T
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lisa T, Thank you for your recent review and feedback. We pride ourselves in maintaining the standards to the highest level and always delivering the best experience to our guests. Thank you once again for taking the time to write a review and we hope to host you again soon. Regards, Sunil Bajaria T.H.E Restaurant Manager More 

Catonsville, Maryland
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169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Zest is in the CityLife hotel on Queen Street. We did not have reservations and there was no problem getting a table. We did the early dining package for $35 pp. The wines are very good, breads excellent, and the steak melted in your mouth. Also, our server Christy was outstanding. And you have to try the desserts, they are... More 

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Thank VintageCruiser
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear VintageCruiser, Thank you for your recent review and feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our early bird dinner and service. Our service is one area we try to go above and beyond in and we are delighted that we have achieved this. Staff recognition such as yours; help us to reward staff doing a great job. Thank... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff very friendly! Thanks, Georgia. The food came out very quickly and amazing presentation!

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Thank Jeremy D
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy D, Thank you for your recent review and feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our dinner and service. Our service is one area we try to go above and beyond in and we are delighted that we have achieved this. Staff recognition such as yours; help us to reward staff doing a great job. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Queen Street | Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-367 1234
Description
Zest Restaurant and Bar is centrally located on the bustling Queen Street in the heart of Auckland CBD. We are open daily for breakfast and dinner. We cater for your pre-show needs with our Early Bird Dinner Special, only $35.00 Per person 5PM - 7PM daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?