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Restaurant Zest

16d George Street | Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1EH, England
+44 1332 381101
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Ranked #84 of 423 Restaurants in Derby
Price range: $39 - $47
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Zest is a high quality, award-winning restaurant in the heart of Derby's restaurant quarter serving fabulous Modern European & British cuisine and where relaxed fine dining is the order of the day...Thanks to all of our customers and staff for helping us become Derby's Restaurant of the Year at 2012 Derby Food and Drink Awards! CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST AT ZESTFor birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions or 'just because' join us for our now-legendary 3 course champagne breakfast! Do breakfast in style for just £20pp available Mon-Sat. RECENT AWARDS & ACCOLADES:We are always very proud to receive awards and recommendations and are thrilled to be the winners of 'RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR' and 'BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE' in the 2012 Derby Food & Drink Awards! We also have a 'RECOMMENDED' status in the recent Hardens Guide as well as a 'RECOMMENDED' for 3 years running in the prestigious Good Food Guide 2011, 2012 & 2013. Thanks to all our staff and wonderful customers for helping us to achieve these fantastic awards...if you've never tried us, then come and visit soon to find out what all the fuss is about! Tucked away in a beautiful, converted former stables building, the dining room is smart but relaxed and the atmosphere is fresh and welcoming.The quality and variety of both the menu and the wine list is outstanding. Zest offers the opportunity for truly fabulous 'fine-dining' done in a totally non-intimidating way.
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Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Great evening meal, relaxed setting, food looked and tasted great, good wine list - 3 people 3 courses drinks and a good red all for £150 - good value. Service might be a little slow for some people but most would say it was ''Un rushed''

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Leicester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely food, easy to book on the website, nice wine and great service. Highly recommended. Catered very well for me and my veggie partner, without the usual goats cheese something.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

After visiting Zest previously for a champagne breakfast, we were keen to try an evening meal. We chose to eat from the Festive menu & were impressed with the food & the service. The complimentary cup of soup was a nice introduction to the rest of the meal, & although small, set the standard for the courses which followed. Although... More 

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Etwall, England, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Zest on Friday night for our office Christmas party. The food and atmosphere were really good. Serving large tables with hot food in a timely manner can be tricky but we all really enjoyed the evening. Many thanks to all the zest team.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited last weekend, had a pleasant evening, nice food, good service. We all selected the festive menu £25 per head plus a few beers and wine. It was good. But portions are bit on small side. It was good. But its a bit cramped.

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Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Its rare I step into Derby centre for a meal as I always think overpriced, under serviced and over cooked. I was pleased to be proved wrong. We received prompt service for our large table of 16. Each course was perfectly timed and cooked. The Lamb in my humble opinion was the best I can honestly say I've had. Eton... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Came here in a big group last night. There were over 15 of us and the service was brilliant, with the waiters/waitresses being very attentive and polite. We had 4 courses and they were all delicious, good portion sizes and lamb cooked to perfection. Will definitely be returning again soon! Thank you Zest for a lovely evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Mince pie eaton mess???? Er what??? Great starter, nice mains. Looks like the soux chef had a nightmare. My advice. Get the cheese board!

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Derby, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had champagne breakfast here with 6 friends ,I was disappointed,I had been here before and it was much better then. My porridge was very thick & stodgy only just warm it was served with three thin slices of banana & hazel nuts. The eggs benedict was cooked well though. The toast was three small cold slices of French bread with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Having my parents here from overseas I thought It would be nice for them to see the new jw3building and took them to the zest restaurant. Unfortunately it was a real . We received the table at the back, had to call 15 min for a waiter to come and we seriously taught that they were ignoring us on purpose!... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Zest

Address: 16d George Street | Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1332 381101
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 39 - 47
Cuisine: British

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