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Zest Bistro

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French, Bistro
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Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
0124600275
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful evening!

Was invited to attend a wine pairing evening and it was magnificent !!!! The wine was Hartenberg, a local SA win from Stellenbosch, with the food from the restaurant's chef. The pairing was delicious , but the way the food was presented was beautiful. Well doen to the chef. I'll definitely go back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Was invited to attend a wine pairing evening and it was magnificent !!!! The wine was Hartenberg, a local SA win from Stellenbosch, with the food from the restaurant's chef. The pairing was delicious , but the way the food was presented was beautiful. Well doen to the chef. I'll definitely go back to try out the regular menu.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've been to Zest a couple of times, but this review is for their wine tasting evenings. We recently attended one of their meet the winemaker dinners. The welcome was excellent. The outdoor space was welcoming, and a staff was awaiting you with a glass in hand. They were quick on charging, and the environment they created was quite jovial.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Zest is a small and austere venue, with white table cloths, but its garden setting and warm hosts provide a relaxing environment. The small menu is

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have dined at this small restaurant many times before and have to date, not been disappointed. We always receive very good service from the friendly staff. More importantly is the food: fresh ingredients and excellent dishes. The owner is present and involved, which is evident in the overall experience. Expect a sophisticated, yet relaxed, atmosphere.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were very lucky to get the last available table, and were not disappointed in the food - it was lovely. Definitely recommended. There was a funny incident though, because earlier that week, we walked by, and the chef was outside, so we asked him if he was French, meaning the food, so he said, no, he was South African,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Amazing starter, main and dessert. The menu may be small but there is always so much variety and something for everyone.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just east of the centre of the city is this small restaurant in a larger complex with ample parking. The cozy interior is augmented by some outside deck seating, ideal for those balmy evenings and during the day. The small menu, always a promising sign, covers an adequate range of starters, mains and desserts to satisfy most tastes and wishes.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Warm reception and large helpings of great food. We had to wait a bit and were concerned since nobody appeared to be eating...but then it all came and was excellent. Notably good for young families. Good local wine list. [there is great new and trendy bar just next door!]

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We love everything abour Zest. Our last visit was no exception. Even though we arrived during one of our infamous load shedding cycles no one was phased and we had a wonderful candle lit dinner. I like the one price per course menu and the food is truly exceptional.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A lovely little restaurant tucked away in the suburbs. The food is excellent and the service is good. The decor is great and the atmosphere makes you feel really comfortable. My only criticism is that the smoking section is attached to the main restaurant and if the place is full it is impossible to escape the cigarette smoke spoiling an... More 

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Address: Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 0124600275
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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  • Address: Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 0124600275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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