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Zest Restaurant

10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
+27 13 007 0066
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“meringue” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
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41 - 50 of 147 reviews

Reviewed May 14, 2016

Highly recommended – the setting, the view, the presentation of the food, the service. I did my homework before arriving and found it frustrating that the menu is not available online. Yet, on visiting Zest, I savoured reading through the dishes on offer and its...More

Thank ADavis1977
GT L, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Thank you for taking te time to post a review.

Reviewed May 13, 2016

Took my husband to Zest for lunch as it was his birthday. I pre-arranged with them to bring him a pudding with a birthday candle and they happily complied. The food was excellent and the pudding even better.

Thank Andre S
LizelleLundie, Guest Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you kindly for this lovely post!

Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening at Zest on the 15 April. Service was very good, drinks orders were taken and promptly served on arrival. Starters(Seafood something) was out of this world, mains(Beef Prime Rib) followed along the same line and it was finalised with...More

Thank brollieo
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this post!

Reviewed April 11, 2016

We had a most delightful meal, with most friendly and super efficient service. Although we visited Zest in Feb 2016, I still remember what a great evening we had. Would love to go there whenever we are in Nelspruit again.

Thank Marianne454
LizelleLundie, Guest Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your post! I hope you have been back!

Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We have now attended 4 wine tasting dinners at Zest when the talented chef, GT, produces beautifully presented, interesting dishes paired with wines from a specific winery. Not been disappointed yet. Delightful venue, attentive staff and always food for comment and conversation (sorry about the...More

Thank junglejays
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you all the Jays for this lovely post!

Reviewed February 29, 2016

I recently stayed with a friend at the Kavinga Lodge and took the chance to have a yummy meal at the Zest restaurant. I enjoyed the meal very much and would strongly recommend it. The place is located in a quiet area, but just about...More

Thank Tahia C
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your time in writing this post!

Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We took the family here for my wife's birthday, the staff were all friendly, helpful and well trained. We all had a three course meal, and none of the dishes disappointed. You basically can not go wrong with anything on their menu! They have a...More

Thank JvanW7
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed February 8, 2016

Awesome meals from starters to mains with very generous portions! Lovely venue with friendly staff and great service!

Thank scott795
LizelleLundie, Public Relations Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed January 27, 2016

Having visited Zest often, I can attest to the high quality of the food. This venue has earned its reputation for excellent cuisine. Also, the surroundings are pleasantly rural, with the primary view towards the city of Nelspruit in the distance. Sadly, my last two...More

1  Thank Mark S
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2016

Thank you for your review. Our general rule is that kids are welcome during the day, where evenings are more private and sophisticated. We do however have a guest house and a restaurant on the same premises and always try to be as accommodating as...More

Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit there and we will defnitely be back.The food excellent felt like we were in Franschhoek.The view stunning.a Must when you are in Nelspruit

Thank Karen v
LizelleLundie, Owner at Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2016

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10km from Nelspruit on the R37 Sabie | Mashishing Road | Situated at Kavinga Guest House & Venue, Nelspruit PO Box 19792 1219, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 007 0066
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Description
A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
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