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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Expensive, but well worth it

Small and cosy, but very popular restaurant in Pretoria. Owner/chef is on site to assist with the menu and wine choice. Popular wine tasting evenings as well. Highly recommended and will definitely return !

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Stefan216
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small and cosy, but very popular restaurant in Pretoria. Owner/chef is on site to assist with the menu and wine choice. Popular wine tasting evenings as well. Highly recommended and will definitely return !

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

My friend and I were on our way to a French show at the Brooklyn last year and we were looking for a very particular type of menu. We were somewhat disappointed until we stumbled across this gem! The food was out of this world, the wine pairing was precise and on par with the rest of the menu. We... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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