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4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 8313
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (78 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zest has been a regular hotspot and dinner destination for my family and friends over the years! Fantastic service, great food and friendly atmosphere. You can never go wrong with the pizza options and there is plenty of variety throughout the rest of the menu....More

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 1 week ago

the only thing I was able to order was a vegetarian salad with no cheese..(vegan) when it arrived it looked like a McDonald's salad with uncut onion and no dressing, as well as an uncooked pumpkin that I thought was carrot, it was that crunchy....More

Thank Jilly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't come to Zest very often but when I do it fails to disappoint. The meals are always on point and they have the most Devine cakes and slices in their cabinet I can need resist taking one home for later. I would recommend...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for a meal very friendly staff. Good selection if foods from meat eater to vegetarians. Comfortable seating and pleasant surrounding

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Chose zest due to it being close to 2pm and lunch services finished in most restaurants. Greeted by friendly ladies and it was genuine kindness and professionalism. Seated in a lovely outside area. Then to exceed pit expectations, the food was so good! Pesto flatbread....More

Thank 450kellyt
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Zest’s food is always beautiful! This is one of our favourite restaurants in Timaru. Always attentive, friendly staff. Great place to take the kids or to go on a warm evening for a quick bite & a drink in the courtyard.

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There is a lovely selection on the menu and the cabinet food is divine. It is an excellent place for a business meeting of meeting family and friends. The food is fresh, delicious and is served quickly. Delish.

Thank Styly_Girl
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Zest was an unexpected surprise. We were so impressed with the service and food. Toby, our host, was just starting out at the restaurant and he was incredible, along with the help of the lovely Amy. Fantastic service. They were very attentive to the timing...More

Thank aleishamarina
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have had the pasta, ribs and curry and I love all of them. My partner loves the ribs and zest is our favourite place to eat out.

Thank Tamzin E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Everything about Zest was a delight. A great re-use of a lovely building, great interior decor, amazing staff, surprisingly cosy atmosphere and really delicious food. Prices make it a special ocassion place that is well worth the treat.

Thank Chrissy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 8313
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