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Restaurant Zest

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16d George Street | Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1EH, England
+44 1332 381101
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Zest is a high quality, award-winning restaurant in the heart...
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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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place

went after work one day and it wasn't too bad of a place to eat, the food was good and as for the price that was good too, couldn't complain about anything, went in and came back out full,

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Ajay S
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

went after work one day and it wasn't too bad of a place to eat, the food was good and as for the price that was good too, couldn't complain about anything, went in and came back out full,

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

the food speaks for itself I could cut my steak with a butter knife! the service was fabulous the wine delightful... would I dine here again.... I certainly would . thankyou for a fabulous night which continued after a great start..

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited on a busy night in December. Great atmosphere in the restaurant. Excellent quality food. We waited a long time for our main course but that was acceptable on such a busy night. Recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Vistited on the evening of the 27th, we received a lovely warm welcome from a happy young man. There was a good choice but not so large that you can't decide. It all looked so yumy but very happy with our choices. the chips are to die for. Will definitely be back again. Thanks zest !

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was my third visit for champagne breakfast, it is unlikely I will go again- having ordered "crunchy nut cornflakes" I was served cornflakes, my full English was served with sun dried tomatoes, no marmalade included in the preserves for the toast, to top it all when we requested our champagne we were told they were out and would be... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the 10th Jan 2015 and judging by other reviews we may have had an untypical experience: The Good: . Good automated booking service. . Arrived half an hour early but welcomed onto a table and ordered olives and a glass of champagne before our meal. . The lamb dish was very well cooked. . All... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enjoyed my evening here. Food was excellent and service a bit slow. That was understandable as the place was very busy. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Trying to think of where to take a very important business associate to dinner early on a Friday night is never easy - the need to impress but still maintain a low key easy experience isn't easy to find. The high street eateries just don't impress. Thanks god for Restaurant Zest. I phoned up at 5:45 and arrived at 6:05... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked the restaurant at the last minuite for 6 people, we arrived to find the staff were all very young and we were very apprehensive about how the meal might go, we needent have worried, the staff were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing, the order was taken with good knowledge and the food was served... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A nice environment and my food was very good. The service was satisfactory. Only critism was the very small amount of vegetables that were provided, two main courses were given a very small bowl of potatoes and vegatable to share!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16d George Street | Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 381101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 45
  • Cuisine: British

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.
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

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