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“Great meal in City Centre” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zest Cafe Bistro

Zest Cafe Bistro
Ranked #42 of 531 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fully Licensed Cafe by day, Bistro / Restaurant by night. open opposite the Regent Theatre offering pre theatre dining, Bistro open every Friday & Saturday night, Cafe open every day except Sunday. Modern design, Art Wall displaying local artists works. All food cooked fresh to order, using locally sourced quality produce. We offer takeaway food during normal cafe service, have outside seating available & customer toilets.
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great meal in City Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was 7.45pm on Saturday Night, our 2 friends treated us to a meal at Zest, we were staying at the Grand Hotel and as we passed a number of restraunt's on the way up, we could see none of them were doing much trade, in fact some only had 1 or 2 tables with people at them so it was not such a shock to find that we were the only ones eating at Zest.
The place is very modern and bright with a plush seating for pre. dinner drinks.
Our starters were top quality, I had Salmon Fishcakes, salmon often repeats on me but these were perfect, no after effects at all.
We all raved about our mains they were so good, but the best was to come our deserts were fantastic, that is the only way I can describe them.
Although we were the only ones in, we had one of the best nights out in years, come on you Potteries People, give it a try, you will be back for sure.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kev012
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zestcafebistro, Owner at Zest Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Hi. Thanks for your great review. Some nights we are quiet, others busy. But either way we are always glad we please our guests.

We happy that you all enjoyed your night and food and hope to see you again in Zest soon.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here for a preshow dinner recently and found the food to be excellent. We had a simple selection of bread & olives to share for starters (bread was lovely) then followed by the creamy tagliatelle with mushrooms and the wine poached chicken breast - very good indeed. Doesn't look a big portion but it's very filling. Didn't try the wines as I was driving but selection looked good. Prices reasonable and staff were friendly and quick. As it's right across the road from the Regent Theatre you've about 20 steps to take from the restaurant to the theatre.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AndrewJ25
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zestcafebistro, Owner at Zest Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hi Thanks for such a great positive review. The pasta dishes can be deceptive, it's the bowls that are deeper than they look.

Glad you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Zest soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great food, great value highly recommend! Me and colleagues eat here alot for lunch! They have a good selection of local real ales and sell amazing artwork too! All of this adds to a great atmosphere! My only negative would be the milkshakes :(

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nathanstubbs1988
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zestcafebistro, Owner at Zest Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hi Thanks for your great review. Glad your first Trip Advisor experience was a positive one. We are adding a few new things to our lunch time menu, so hope you are all in soon to try them out.

Next time you in please tell us what the disappointment of the Milkshake was? We have recently add the Shmoo Range to our menu, and we also do a Cappuccino Cool, which is like a Coffee Thickshake.

Have you tried the Bistro out yet? A completely different menu that changes on a regular basis. If want something new you could also try the Taster Menu night, where you get the chance of tasting 6 different dishes, or a Wine or Beer Tasting night, again 6 different dishes plus 6 different wines or Beers.


Hope to see you in Zest soon.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent lunch at Zest. Friendly services and good value for money.
Lovely to have such a nice place to visit in the heart of Hanley.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dean R
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zestcafebistro, Owner at Zest Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Hi. Thank you so much for your positive review. We have only been open for 10 months now, and hope we are getting better all the time,so it is always nice to get positive feedback

We are working on a few new lunchtime specials so hopefully you will be in soon again to try them out..
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Been here a few times now. The food is lovely. Freshly cooked and all presented well. Service is welcoming. Would definately recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gentlekitten
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zestcafebistro, Owner at Zest Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi and many thanks for another great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a positive review, as nature being what it is , it always seems easier to complain then to compliment.

Do keep an eye out for events coming up, and also some changes to our Specials Menu for the summer months.

Hope to welcome you back into Zest soon.
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