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25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Ranked #25 of 218 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, European, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Zest, where East meets West in both dining and decor. The chic restaurant is a point of encounter between Continental and Asian cuisine in a contemporary ambience, oozing RELAXED ELEGANCEThe menu boats a selection of dishes from Thai Curries, Indonesia Noodles, Singaporean seafood Laksas, Continental pan fried Lamb to Japanese Teppanyaki. Attractive features include an open wine cellar and a sushi bar on the restaurant floor, where patrons can sit around the chef and enjoy the art of preparing Japanese sushi. Located on the first floor of the hotel Juliani, using the transformed town house's original entrance and external staircase, the restaurant enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace bar overlooking romantic Spinola Bay and ideal for pre-dinner drinks. Its split-leveled area also incorporates a bar and lounge.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food and ambience and service brilliant! We were unsure as there was a wedding party in, but we had first class service.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Zest has a pleasant ambience about it and is run by a team of friendly and helpful staff. Their food is generally tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Bread sticks served with sides of satay and sweet and sour sauce on arrival is a somewhat strange touch, but apart from that, it was an enjoyable dinner overall. I ordered the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The quality of the food was very good and also the dishes were very nicely presentated. Very friendly staff but the size of the main course was a bit small.

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here on Christmas Eve expected it to be really busy, it was full but still felt relaxed, not too noisy and my husband and I had a great chilled out dinner. The food is a good mixture of Asian and European so sure there is something for everyone. As reviewed by someone recently the service wasn't bad and we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

zest serves fresh food very well prepared. Portions are generous, wine can be had by the half bottle and the general ambience is very pleasant. Tables are spaced well. However, it is let down by the wait staff. They seem very inexperienced and, very unusual for a restaurant of this calibre, often quite abrupt. I asked for some mineral water... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Zest, where East meets West in both dining and decor. The chic restaurant is a point of encounter between Continental and Asian cuisine in a contemporary ambience, oozing RELAXED ELEGANCE. Located on the first floor of Malta’s only small Boutique Design Hotel. The Hotel Juliani. The menu boats a selection of dishes from Thai Curries, Indonesia Noodles, Singaporean seafood Laksas,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Since we stayed at the Hotel Juliani - which houses the Zest restaurant in its 1st floor - we enjoyed our anniversary dinner right there. We should have just shared one dinner menu (which we didn't...) because the portions weren't small and everything just too delicious to let go to waste :-). So we felt a little full after having... More 

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LNZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I am very ambivalent about this place. When you are in the restaurant and you order your food, you can be sure it’s spot on. They serve the best Laksa, I ever had outside Asia. The service is nice and attentive, I wish they would not turn on the air condition to its fullest. But this is, I guess, just... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love it here, visit at least 5 times a year, mother in law has lived in Malta for 30 years !! So I think we know about restaraunts in malta!!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Truly a gem in Malta. Had a dinner date there. Balcony table. Sushi is brilliant. For the mains we had chicken breast and seabass. Both 5/5. Wine list is good too. Plenty of options for the fussy ones. Alan, maitre'd , did an astonishing work. Will come back again on my next visit.

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Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2138 7600
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
Average Prices: USD 39 - 50
Cuisine: Asian, European, Continental, Contemporary

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