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Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
0124600275
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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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!]

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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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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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food, particularly the lamb, is always spectacular at Zest. The staff is well versed in wine pairings.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Do not miss the wine tasting evenings at this place. Excellent food and good wines galore. Get your name on their mailing list and respond fast to avoid disappointment!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Absolutely beautiful and delicious food. The menu is quite small, but there is something for everyone. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The fillet was incredible and the homemade peanut butter ice cream was to die for! Good service and welcoming chef and staff.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Small and nice restarant, few tables, excellent for a romantique dinner. It's located into the Menlo Park Shopping centre, close to the Brooklyn teathre, but it's not so easy to find. The chef makes almost everything, even the bread, and in every dish you'll find his special touch. The price is really good, cheap if compared with the quality and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here for Sunday lunch with a friend. We had lovely meals, especially the sole, as well as the leg of lamb. Will definitely indulge there again!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very underrated establishment. Nice and quite and the food is amazing. We had the lamb and soul. Both dishes are highly recommended! Will definitely visit again! Thx

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I would really recommend this restaurant. A small menu, but the quality of food and service is normally excellent. I once had the most outstanding orange souffle there for dessert. Unfortunately it was a special and not on their normal menu. They also prepare a delicious mushroom risotto to go with their fillet. I have been there on quiet nights... More 

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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: Bistro

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