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“Bustling Cafe with well prepared food and friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zest Cafe

Zest Cafe
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Clane
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zest is a well renowned local eatery, open early in the morning right throughout the day until late evening.
Naas, Ireland
Level Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Bustling Cafe with well prepared food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

this is a local of mine and I regularly eat here at breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff are fantastic, friendly and enthusastic. The food is simple and prepared well with strong flavours that allow the dishes to shine. Try the breakfast sandwich, the Salt and Pepper Calamari, the Chicken stuffed with Goats cheese and topped with Tomato jam and one of the best lemon tarts going. The christmas menu was one of the nicest I saw over the festive period which shows that the new head chef intends to keep driving the cafe in the right direction. Constant and relaxed, Zest is a real treat to have in the village

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jason L
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Mark C, Owner at Zest Cafe, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your very kind words. We are lucky to have some wonderful customers here at zest which make our life very easy and indeed a pleasure.

Kind Regards
The zest team
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dublin
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Superb !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This little place has been excellent for as long as I've known it. The decor simple, subtle yet tasteful. The menu caters for every taste, I would think. Dishes are beautifully presented and served by friendly staff. I have never been disappointed here.

What makes Zest Cafe a success is that they have proven that an excellent meal need not cost the earth.

Enjoy !

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank landinglight
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County Kildare, Ireland
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem just off the high street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

It takes just 2 minutes from the main street in Clane to get to Zest café, where the welcome is always warm and the food is always great.
The menu is always a great mix of classical dishes with some very ingenious specials.
The quality of the food and the service is always first class whether you are having breakfast or an evening meal.
Just don’t tell everybody or we won’t be able to get a table.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paddy_carmody
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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were recommended this place on our first night in Clane. Well worth it I'd say. Price a very reasonable and the service was second to none. I to would highly recommend this fine Restraunt to any body.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mattoboy
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Milan, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

In the Village of Clane, County Kildare, Ireland, there is a special surprise. Just off the main street, not visible from the street, is ZEST. This is a small, quaint bistro with an exciting and delicious menu. Entrees run from the expected to the eclectic...with the menu changing often and with adventurous specials. The Staff is helpful and friendly. The prices are appropriate and the food is dependably terrific with generous portions. Be sure to meet the Owner (Mark Condron) who is dedicated to make you glad you came! This is more than a place to go if you're hungry...this is a great choice for a fine meal!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank edwkiely
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