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Zest Bistro

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Shannon Town Centre, Shannon, Ireland
+353 61 361 045
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Athboy, Ireland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and the food was good and reasonably priced. An enjoyable diversion when we stayed 100m down the road in the Oakwood hotel. The chocolate fondant I had for dessert wasn't my cup of tea but I enjoyed the other courses. The fondant was recommended by our server and he really did seem to like it.

Thank Paulb0hs
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Zest because we didn't want to travel far from the country inn where we were staying. Turns out this was a fine place to go for a hot, very good meal of either fish and chips or grilled cod. It's located in a mall but we wanted something casual and easy after 5 days of travel.

Leicester, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little place, friendly staff and good food. The table settings are better suited to 3 or 4 diners, we had to line up a lot of the little tables to get us all in. Accommodating and attentive staff helped make it a greal meal.

Thank Gexxie
CO. Clare
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Zest on Saturday.. 8 people for lunch... at a peak time for lunch on a Saturday, there were 2 other people in the whole restaurant and on reflection, I can see why. 1. Service Awful... the girl serving us just didn't want to be there.... it was a family lunch in the middle of the day and once... More 

Thank NOH0616
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I went here a couple of years ago and visit periodically... I think their food used to be a lot better and it's starting to go down hill a little. The food is just average. They do a really good Fisherman's stew with homemade brown bread. The mushroom risotto is also pretty good. Whenever I go there I usually do... More 

Thank Amanda M
Zwingenberg, Hessen, Germany
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Something has changed here. The menu is now a cheap looking plastic, er, thing (always a bad sign), and the selection seems to have narrowed. There always used to be something interesting available but not this time. Did I say I really didn't like the plastic thing.

Thank Paul H
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I went for dinner recently with a friend and we both had an awful dining experience, I had the curry which was tasteless and my companion had the burger which was bland...the service was the only saving grace. Over priced for the food that was served

Thank percron
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday family lunch here recently. The decor is good. The menu is extensive and looks impressive. The staff are friendly enough. The overall price was good. However the food was just fine. I have had much better. The Bang Bang Chicken had near cremated vegetables underneath. The pizza my children shared was fine but the size was too big.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Our host at the Airport Manor B&B recommended Zest. The foot was very good and service was solid. My wife had a beef dish that was delicious - don't know the name, but it was a tower of beef shaped like Blarney Castle! Great place in Shannon and a short ride from the airport.

Thank Kevots
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Zest Bistro with my family and was blown away by their steak sandwich. The service was excellent as usual however I was disappointed when I noticed they had changed the menu since my last visit. My favorite dish was no longer on the menu but the steak sandwich more than made up for it. It was excellent. It's... More 

Thank ChrisHarold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $33
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shannon Town Centre, Shannon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 61 361 045
Zest Bistro was established in May of 2010 and is part of Shannon Knights Bars which was established in 1972. Our idea behind Zest was to offer customers a relaxed casual dining experience in a visually rich environment with fantastic affordable food and excellent customer service. Head chef Clifford Ryan has but together a deliciously tempting menu to suit all tastes. Zest also offers an all-weather outdoor dining area. Zest is open daily from 10am-9pm.

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