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Zest Bistro

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Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
0124600275
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Pretoria, South Africa
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is a gem! It was such a refreshing experience and I can't wait to go back. The menu is simple and fresh and options are based on available in-season ingredients. They make it superbly easy to choose a dish - and you won't be disappointed at all! It's quite clear that the chef has a passion for his/her... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I had my 50th birthday celebration at Zest Bistro and after looking around ten years later for my 60th birthday event we eventually went back and booked the entire venue again. The atmosphere is unique, the food unequalled and the prior arrangements to entertain 30 friends were without any hiccups or stress. Sidney and team are amazing and so unobtrusive... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at this very atmospheric bistro. Candles on the table, perfect place to put the phones away and talk! Waiters were excellent, extensive wine list and great food which was served with a different twist. Absolutely wonderful. Well worth a visit for couples and with friends.

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Thank Tim A
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

A cosy, little Bistro. Excellent food, excellent selection of wines. Attend the wine tastings for a great social evening.

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Thank John J
Centurion, South Africa
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This little restaurant is still a very good choice for a dinner in a beautiful setting. We sat outside for a dinner, and it has a very good feeling about it. The menu is small but very clever put together. The food is of very high quality. The wine list is definitely good, and well priced. The service is excellent,... More 

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Thank Alex L
Pretoria
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We dined with a friend and our son who had insisted we go alone there on a date. A good venue for a romantic evening out as its small and intimate but also with an outdoor covered terrace. Menu choices were few, quite sophisticated and well thought out. Being teetotallers we didn't avail of the suggested wine pairings, but clearly... More 

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Thank Munabil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

A little gem, and one of the best dining experiences you can have in Pretoria. The menu is frequently updated, but be sure to ask about the wine tastings, where a set menu is paired specifically for each unique wine on special events. The taste and value will be very hard to come by anywhere else. PS. The lemon and... More 

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Thank Ingmar B
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated Danielle's birthday at Zest and had an absolutely lovely evening. We were seated inside, where we could enjoy some lovely music and a rich atmosphere. The food was absolutely phenomenal with a very delicate balance of flavours. The menu also offers a wide variety of exciting dishes. We will definitely be back!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Each dish is planned in detail to please all your senses.We love the smaller menu that is changed often.Great wine selection. Chef spends time with his guests.Highly recommended.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

A rediscovered gem... We have not been here for a while and have forgotten just how good the food is. Fresh, prepared with great care and plated to perfection. Small menu, as it should be. Portions very generous, could be smaller to leave a spot for the decadent deserts. Very good selection of wine. Good service. One of my top... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr 13th and Thomas Edison Streets, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 0124600275

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