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Zest

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4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 8313
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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service, great food, great atmosphere .. totally recommend for friends/ family or business. Great night out

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Thank fitton74
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Although this review is late I felt it was important to share what an amazing experience I had here, everything from the food to the service I really felt they went above and beyond and found us a spot Evan though they were booked and closing soon they still seated us and gave us amazing service. Very impressed would recommend... More 

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Thank Alice J
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on long trip to Chch. Tripadvisor quick look and indeed choosing number 3 for the area worked yet again as a good choice. The service was excellent, even perhaps to attentive, but the food - the pancake for me and the vegetarian pizza for my sister was great. Slightly noisy as is an old church hall refurbished, but... More 

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Thank Bjt3
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I went at night so the building was looking superb. right beside a bigger church this little church-like restaurant was pleasing on the eye outside and inside with cosy real fire glowing away. The staff while very young were engaging and very polite. Great service. it was busy with family groups and so a bit noisy but not that big... More 

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Thank Sharon H
Timaru, New Zealand
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went out for last minute meal hubby and me, I had the steak and apple crumble for dessert and he had the ribs and boysenberry parfait for dessert.

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Thank Kartonfamily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Just had a meal with family. Bloody good food and service. A must go venue. Seated straight away and no longer to wait got meal. Real good.

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Thank Robcanbe
Timaru, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I find Zest quite a relaxing place to have a meal. Children are welcome with a special area set aside for them.. A big cosy fire in the winter. Food is good, service always very good. Zest is adjacent to town not far from the cinema, tables out side. The first time I went there was for a book launch.... More 

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Thank 430Eleanorm
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went there for a business lunch good food, helpful staff, handy location everything you need to have a fantastic meal!

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Thank rustynuts123
Timaru, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My favourite pizza place in Timaru. Bright and helpful staff. Good choices for all the family. Takeaway pizza also catered for.

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Thank Jeannette C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this rebranded 'Zest' restaurant. Last visit was under 'Zanzibar' title, pleased to see the food, service and atmosphere is as good. Staff friendly and helpful, food Devine and affordable. Great place to stop by to break up a road trip or for a dinner in a nice, simple setting. Would recommend to all, can't wait to return.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 8313

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