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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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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a very nice gate away from the city life. The place is quiet and has a nice view of the surrounding landscape. We went there on a Sunday afternoon for a 3 course meal. All the dishes were divine! My wife's Pork was a spectacular main. They have a good selection of wines. We recommend you to... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends took me there for dinner. An interesting menu with very interesting combinations! I had the chicken livers and stuffed chicken wings for a starter. The barley and livers were excellent but the wings were s but tasteless. My friend had the marrow and snails - incredible and their son the slow roast lamb ribs. Again very tasty. For mains... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came here for an after party after our friends wedding. was good service and great food at a reasonable price. The setting is really nice with the pool and the awesome surroundings. would recommend to anyone in the area to stop here.

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Thank matandsabs
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post - the pizzas was a special treat for the wedding party! Pleased that it was so well received. More 

Newcastle England
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting Great food Lovely service Fab wine We felt really spoilt here and glad we came for dinner but think it would be even better for lunch so you could enjoy the views and the drive there.

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Thank DapaNewcastleEngland
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post! Pleased that you had an enjoyable experience. More 

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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post! It was a pleasure to have all of you here. More 

Schoemanskloof
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. Happy that we can accommodate your requirements. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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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Thank Andries S
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post, Andries. We are pleased to know that you had a good experience. More 

South Africa
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We appreciate it. More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience at Zest. Pleased that you had an enjoyable experience. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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