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71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 200 2605
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is just in front of Gordons Bay the food is delicious the service is really really. Amazing simple place to go when you are in Gordons Bay.

1  Thank ClaudioArmani
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Zest yesterday evening after being very disappointed the night before at Thirsty Oyster also in the area where everything seemed to be deep fried which we hate. The setting in Zest was lovely and the views watching the sunset were fabulous. We were...More

1  Thank 22jess31
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel all around the world and Zest happened to catch my eye. We are staying in Gordon's Bay and could walk there. Nice views of ocean and sun setting, lovely staff, best interior of all places around Gordon's bay and the food was fab....More

1  Thank traveladdict060
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We watched the sun go down from the terrace then moved inside for dinner. Good choice of dishes, well presented and tasty. After waiting some time we asked the owner when our main courses were arriving. Sudden consternation as she realised our order was ‘lost’...More

Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was empty but was recommended to us so we tried it. The food was fresh, healthy and delicious. The service was fast and friendly. The views of Gordon’s Bay are beautiful

1  Thank Victoriatraveller_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the service was great and our waiter friendly, the menu is limited and not especially Mediterranean. Nonetheless a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner and the staff is very well trained, prices are ok and the food was delicious. Atmosphere is nice, not so crowded in December.

1  Thank Bogdan A
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Zest with a friend for her birthday on Sunday night. We stumbled across Zest based on the recommendations and impressive food art seen on TripAdvisor. Really looking forward to a semi-complicated and sophisticated seafood dish at this (what at least...More

Thank Riaan L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

very good und and very nice look at the ocean. Fresh fish und good Steak. It was fantastic. Good wine and beer.

Thank Sandra Z
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Quaint Gordon’s Bay has many dining options, most of which are decent, however, this restaurant is something special. The food is always outstanding and could rival some of the best in Cape Town itself, only a lot more cost effective. The service is efficient and...More

1  Thank travelstar22
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jplavallee2017 |
Thanks see you soon:-)
Theresa W
13 October 2016|
Response from 228Zest | Property representative |
Hi Theresa. We do not have a printed kidies menu or a play area, but we do have options available for kids. We always try to accomodate as far as we can. We have regular customers with children and do have a kiddies chair... More
Theresa W
13 October 2016|
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Response from DurbanKingfisher | Reviewed this property |
There is no play area for children and the beach is across the road from the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 2605
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Zest Restaurant is a Mediterranean Bistro located in the small coastal town of Gordon's Bay. Zest serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. It is located on the beach front, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. It is a quaint family owned Restaurant that boasts with two qualified Head Chefs. It offers the best dining experience in the Bay, which will even satisfy the hardened critics. Their stylish menu features a wide variety, including fresh seafood, poultry, beef, pork, in season vegetables from local gardens and farms, as well as homemade soups, breads and decadent desserts, always presented tastefully. Come to Zest and enlighten your senses!
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