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Zest Restaurant

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French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion
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10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
+27 13 007 0066
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you...
A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Nelspruit

The food and service is great! Enjoy their calamari starter and duck as a main. Great wine too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2012
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mbabane
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The menu looks original and with interesting combinations in one plate, but the food tastes uninspiring. However, the restaurant's steak is the exception, but its hard in Southern Africa to eat a steak and be disappointed.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Coming from Cape Town I thought the prices were very high for the area! The food was very tasty and well presented! I was impressed until I received my main meal and had reheated frozen peas on my plate! Definitely did not expected fresh vegetables from this kind of restaurant! I mentioned this to the waiter & he just ignored... More 

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Hazyview, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The food is always wonderful and so beautifully garnished in a very modern yet sophisticated setting

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
896 reviews 896 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
675 helpful votes 675 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a convenient place to eat while doing some shopping in Nelspruit. I typically don't eat mall food but this is an upscale establishment with good food and nice presentation. There is a sun deck with a few tables and most of the seating is partially in and outdoors. It is a wide open space. The service was prompt... More 

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nelspruit
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Perfect meal every time Owner chef and staff excellent

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Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Had a three course meal with clients, food was mediocre nothing WOW! A little disapointed.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Might be the best restaurant in Nelspruit! We love the upper room with the aircon on!

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The food and service is great! Enjoy their calamari starter and duck as a main. Great wine too!

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Malelane, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I am an hour away from Zest but it is an unbelievable treat to eat there. Todays meal again proved that Zest cannot be touched in the Lowveld. The fillet, venison, vegetables, salds all prepared to perfection. Management tops and personal.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Reccommeded by the owner of Leaves Lodge & Spa. We had the line fish and it was outstanding!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 007 0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?