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“Good honest food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zest

Zest
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 8313
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Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $23
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fingal Head,NSW
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good honest food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Set in an old church hall the restaurant is worth a visit while in Timaru.The menu is quite extensive with a good selection of pizzas,lamb shanks,BBQ ribs,oven roasted salmon.Vegetarians are also catered for.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Timaru City, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“fantabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have been to Zest twice now and both times have loved the food, the atmosphere and the awesome staff are prepared to go the extra mile for you.
First time I was with a group of 20 plus and the service was amazing - all the orders came out together and there weren't any complaints about the food or the protion sizes - postions sizes were more than I expected.
Second time we were there with our son, daughter in law and granddaughter and they went out of their way to ensure our grandaughter was looked after and fed first (it's a well nown fact that young children need to be fed first or they can get quite stroppy) and also gave her pictures to colour in while she waited. Would reccoment to anyone - from a romantic couple to a family. Good value for money

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Kid's Platter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Over the years this place has lost nothing of its good food. In fact there has probably been an improvement if the Kid's Platter is anything to go by. Lovely fruit selection with bread and ham. Pizza was lovely.

These guys appear to be aiming at a different clientele - the more metropolitan customer - rather than the Parents' Groups that used to be the frequent customers, notable by the changing of the kids playground into a small lounge. Still, our daughter (of 4) enjoyed the colouring in fairy on offer.

Not overly populated at 11am.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Timaru
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Family Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We dined at Zest last night 6 of us the steaks were cooked to perfection as was the fish and the lamb shanks we received very good service from Kirsty and the team Well done thank you

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Timaru, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great service,and great food.What I like most is the portion size which is what is should be and not overwhelming.

Visited July 2012
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