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Zest Restaurant & Terrace

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Novotel Atrium Hotel 100 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 0755
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night we had the barramundi I had grilled and my husband battered great food and great service. Next evening we had kangaroo beautifully cooked but jus sauce disappointing, t bone steak perfect and porterhouse schnitzel beautiful Garlic bread yummy Service great Worth a visit

Thank santonucci
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Ordered Steak on first night, came dripping in fat and vegetables where cold, they replaced it without offering anything as consolation, manager dealt with the issue reluctantly

Thank David G
Kununurra, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We first got lunch here and both orded a meal from there $20 menu thinking it would be perfect for the light lunch we needed, My partner got the Barra and Chips (Loves trying out the places fish) and myself a Club Sandwhich and our son got the kids lasagna. When the meals arrived we were so shocked on the... More 

Thank jjstacey92
Kaitaia. NZ
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We ate here for a few days while we stayed at Novatel. The food was always good, especially the buffet breakfasts, amazing!! The waiting staff very freindly and helpful, and the supervisor, Suman, exceptional! Thanks alot!

Thank delton486
Bendigo, Australia
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Staying at the Novotel, I was pleased to find I could come home from the day's business, have a wine at the friendly bar then progress to the ambience of the lovely patio area of the restaurant. The service was excellent, efficient without too much rush but leaving plenty of time to return to the room and plan for next... More 

Thank CandJ60
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I'm in the Novotel on business, and travel weary decided I'd stay Inhouse for dinner. I ordered the Macadamia encrusted Barramundi and bang!!! This was the best piece of Barra I've eaten. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented on ribbons of zucchini and creamy mash potato. Heart warming comfort food. Highly recommend. Breakfast is nice , good variety and included barista made... More 

Thank Meringandan
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Located in the lobby of the Novotel, the restaurant has indoor seating and an outdoor terrace. Good ambiance and music that doesn't overpower the place. I tried the damper (bread roll) with dukkah and the pork belly for the main. Damper was good, pork belly was ok. Didn't get a chance to order dessert. Apparently 'I'm good for now' when... More 

Thank SarahMSydney
Townsville, Australia
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and went down for dinner 2 nights running. First night food was excellent we had the barramundi and sorbet for dessert. with Emma waitress excellent and steve manager was excellent. Second night we had entrees which were ok. The main of potato gnocchi wad disgusting it was like eating balls of stodgy flour. My husband... More 

Thank Margie H
Shanghai, China
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

we tried shrimp, barramundi and steak. all of them are good. especially sizzling shrimp, which is kind of fusion of asian style. good worth of every penny costed.

Thank Lawrence S
Dubbo, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here last night. Nicely set out restaurant, plenty of space between tables. We had crocodile spring rolls, hubby had stir fried prawns and I had the gnocchi. Followed by a wattle seed panacotta with honey cream. Yum 😋 Great staff and good choice of wine. Would definitely recommend.

Thank SueB413

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Novotel Atrium Hotel 100 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0755

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