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Zest Restaurant & Bar

#121 of 1,754 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Handled my food allergies very well and without a fuss. The food tasted great and looked great on the plate. I had dinner and breakfast here for three night. I will eat here again on my next trip to Auckland

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Thank Paul A
Auckland, New Zealand
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a buffet breakfast at Zest with some friends... nice and affordable.. relaxed place to sit and chat and eat... wasn't a huge range of foods but was the nice, thought the drink containers could have been kept full, always seem to be empty and took time before staff noticed, s5ill worth a visit.

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

Dear Ustwoguys, 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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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We could easily return for another meal.

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

Dear emeraldsdreaming, 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. Thank you Once again for taking time to write a review and we hope to host you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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
SunilBajaria, Manager at Zest Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kay M, 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. Thank you Once again for taking time to write a review and we hope to host... More 

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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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169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
24 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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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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259 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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
USD 12 - USD 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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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