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Zest 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lazy Sunday lunch

A rediscovered gem... We have not been here for a while and have forgotten just how good the food is. Fresh, prepared with great care and plated to perfection. Small menu, as it should be. Portions very generous, could be smaller to leave a spot for the decadent deserts. Very good selection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LeonCronje
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A rediscovered gem... We have not been here for a while and have forgotten just how good the food is. Fresh, prepared with great care and plated to perfection. Small menu, as it should be. Portions very generous, could be smaller to leave a spot for the decadent deserts. Very good selection of wine. Good service. One of my top... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never got to the restaurant - although a table was booked well in advance for our wedding anniversary - as they phoned me two days before our anniversary to inform me that we would have to sit outside as all tables inside were suddenly ''fully booked.'' Pathetic client relations and an attitude that smacks of dishonesty.

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Thank Nel2015
Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

On the occasion of my son's birthday we had a dinner at Zest. In summary - the food was good, the wine selection good, the service really good and the atmosphere very nice indeed. This small gem is in business since 2002 and I've had the opportunity to enjoy this setting a few times before, but not recently. I looked... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

An amazing view to go with World class service. The food was fresh, innovative, and tasted Brilliant. Plating again not something you expect in "the bush"! A Must visit if you are in Mpumalanga. Bonus the resatarant is on the same premisis as a Guest house so make a long day off it.

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Thank 4321Amelia
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Thank you for an wonderful dinner and good wine, service was excellent ! and the dessert was a winner!!

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Thank 224carinus
Pretoria
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I was treated to my first visit to Zest Bistro for my birthday dinner. Without my wife knowing about it I had been wanting to visit anyway and so it was a wish fulfilled. The whole evening was wonderful! We were ably helped by a friendly young waitress who informed us straight away that it was fine if our 11... More 

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Thank Brendan H
Ottignies, Belgium
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a nice small restaurant in Greenlyn Village. There are a few tables (one pour 10-12 people) inside and a few tables outside. The food is very tasty, all of us were happy with it. The place is cosy at night, the wine was good, desserts also.

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Thank Brother-B
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It is always a wonderful experience to visit Zest Bistro. Great food, made specially for you by Sydney, owner/chef, attentive and very professional service. A very extended wine list with good advice from Sydney.

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Thank LDR2014
Pretoria, South Africa
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This gems has been there for years. Went there again last week for a business lunch. The best flavors and combinations ever. Every one I have taken there before love it. Great wine selection and fabulous dessert options. Go for all 3 the courses (starter, main and dessert) - it's worth it. Best for special occasions.

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Thank RonelRogers
Centurion, South Africa
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This smallish restaurant is well worth visiting. This is very good fine dining. Not a very big menu, but it does cover something for all tastes. The service was excellent, friendly and professional. We sat on the patio for a Sunday lunch, on one of the hottest days in Pretoria, and it was not to bad. Inside there is no... 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: French

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