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) #4 of 61 Restaurants in Timaru $$ - $$$ Pizza, , Gluten Free Options
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 8313
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (71 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked Zest, the food looked good and at a good price. That caramel cake, is probably worth coming back for. I had a mocha, and I couldn't taste the difference between weak tea, or coffee. The non coffee drinks were good.

Thank Chloe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their coffee is some of the very best in town imho! I also love their veggie pizza—very tasty. The service is impeccable. It is one of my favorite spots to go for lunch. I know everything will always be consistently great!

Thank Jam3579
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were down in Timaru to buy a car (as you do) and decided on some lunch before we headed back to Christchurch. When we stay in Timaru we usually get takeaway pizzas from here, so we know they are good. It was wet and...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and friendly atmosphere. Although the restaurant was very busy we didn't wait long for our meal and our waitress was attentive all the time to our needs

Thank dilly100
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My sister and I dined here recently, and we couldn't fault the food, staff or the warmth of the lovely fireplace on what was a chilly Timaru night. Having similar tastes in food, we both selected the Pork Fillet with Roast Vegies, followed by a...More

Thank Hottees
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We LOVE going to this place when we are in Timaru...amazing service...people remembered us from last trip....nothing is too big or too small to be done.... I thoroughly recommend this restaurant

Thank ericandlyn
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Great staff here, always friendly. The food is always good and the desert is a must . Nice outdoor sitting area

Thank Gavin10000
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Notice most reviews were with lunch which maybe very good, had dinner here and the steak my wife had was just ok pretty chewy and my crumb pork fillet pieces were also chewy. Service was very friendly and good. Calamari size serve for the price...More

Thank peter e
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Eating out is a treat, so to go somewhere that is warm, friendly and welcoming from the minute you walk in the door, makes the outing even more enjoyable - the Blue Cod, salad and fries was yummy.

Thank traceyd0n
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome. Fire going so nice and warm. Good selection on menu. Waitresses very polite and helpful. The caramelised onion and blue cheese flatbread was amazing.

Thank Robyn T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 22
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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