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Zest Restaurant

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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meringue” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
“fillet steak” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Zest is about 16 km out of town but is certainly worth the trip. The venue is stunning with great views. My fillet was cooked perfectly and also came with smooth mash and a marrow bone and made a great meal. A great experience all...More

Thank hendrix2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scenery is amazing. My girlfriend and I had romantic candle light dinner there. Service is great and food is devine. Had some pork belly and she had steak.the Restaurant has wide range of good quality winery.

Thank 973dashm
Reviewed 10 November 2017

First, when dining out, the food is usually paramount. I was with a group of six, and everyone enjoyed their meals: appetizers, main courses, and desserts (which only three made room for). I had the lamb shank with mashed potato and asparagus. It was fall-off-the-bone...More

1  Thank JimmyMTL
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. And thank you for making mention of the seating. Not something we get to try out every day. We have investigated, and will certainly make work of it.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Wonderful quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Staff are well trained and friendly. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. I would recommend their wine pairing evenings, this is a real educational treat.

Thank Eduan V
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious gourmet food, serene surroundings, kids had a lovely swim in the pool, friendly staff...stunning place, recommended for sure

Thank Mandy F
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for making time to review our establishment. We are please that you had an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant built up on a hill 10 minutes out of Nelspruit. Small menu, freshly prepared made out of fresh ingredients. All very reasonably priced. Lamb shank was great highly recommended.

Thank 895murrayc
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Atmosphere is very conducive and the view is exciting. There's a variety of food to choose from. The staff makes you feel at home and you even get tempted to stay longer than expected. A nice restaurant to visit.

Thank thokozileglorian
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

If enjoying a beautiful view whilst having a designer breakfast served by very competent and friendly staff, is what you are looking for, Zest is the restaurant to go. The whole vibe of Zest is friendly and inviting. The food is excellent, the decor lovely...More

Thank Emmie L
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was an ABSOLUTELY amazing evening. The most delicious wines were perfectly paired with the most wonderful dishes. I will go again and again and again. Worth every cent!

Thank Lisavdm
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We love that you enjoy these special evenings that we offer.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We were so fortunate to find accommodation right next door to Zest! Beautiful restaurant, lovely decor, excellent food makes you want to stay here forever! My husband and I both ordered the lamb rump and were not disappointed! Delicate and cooked just as we both...More

Thank carolinedassonville
LizelleLundie, General Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Pleased to know that your experience was enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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