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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 good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
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 143 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Really a highly recommended establishment. One is spoiled for choice when looking at the wine list - the diversity is great. From the ordinary to the experimental on to the connoisseur will all find something to their liking - prices are acceptable. Our reception was...More

1  Thank FoodloverJPR
LizelleLundie, Guest Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

used to be one of my favorite restaurants - now the worst! waited 90min for our food to arrive. the Pork belly consisted of 2 thinly cut slices - which 80% was just fat!! ordered pork burgers - was also old and dry!! tasted like...More

2  Thank luckypenny86
LizelleLundie, Guest Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are saddened to hear that we have dropped so low on your rating charts. I note that from your previous experience(s), you clearly know that this is not our usual modus operandi. I also...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We arrived without a reservation, and skeptical that a gourmet vegan meal would be available. However, owner-chef GT Lundie immediately put that to rest and, after personally welcoming us in, presented a master-class of a meal! His two courses were a medley of flavours, colours...More

2  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The food is to die for! I recommend the fillet steak and to be quit honest, that duck my brother ordered looked delicious and was cooked to perfection!

Thank Augusta L
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this place for a lunch, just before our trip to Swaziland. Didn't expect it to be so nice! Amazing food, spectular views. Very nice atmosphere, kind staff. Definitely recommend this for lunch/dinner

Thank Mark H
LizelleLundie, Guest Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your review. Pleased that you had a good experience.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

But lacked wow factor. The food is extremely well prepared as the technique and skill is clear in the presentation of the food. The service received was excellent at Zest.

Thank Joel O
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We have made frequent visits to Zest for wine pairing dinners and have yet to be disappointed. GT is an innovative chef who produces interesting food and food/ wine combinations and all his dishes are visually very appealing. The staff are charming and helpful and...More

Thank junglejays
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your review and your visits to our establishment!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Amazing food and people. Always a good menu. A person feel relaxed at this beautiful venue. the view is so nice.

Thank Fielie1971
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment!

Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank Aider T
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

Thank Food_Travel_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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