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“hip, hop, happy and helpful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zest

Zest
Ranked #47 of 141 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Healthy, Cafe, British, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Good vegetarian/vegan options and can cater for Gluten Free diets. We serve speciality coffee with 2 choices of espresso roast and fully trained Baristas. We are a local and independent training cafe. We help to support people facing barriers to employment or with additional needs by providing a friendly, inclusive workplace to learn and develop :)
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“hip, hop, happy and helpful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

great venue, excellent especially for the young and zestful at heart, atmosphere buzzing, spilling onto street with outside tables. Provide a loo for the general public which is great especially when the St Andrews public loos were shut, however they need a good clean and a lick of paint.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank davinasully
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Really glad you enjoyed your visit with us at Zest, following your review we have repainted the bathrooms, retrained all staff to ensure bathrooms are kept to a high standard... and have more plans in place for even more re-sprucing!!
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“killer door”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visited Zest for a coffee today which was fine. On visiting the toilet however it was a different story. No soap in dispenser, and the toilet door has a spring on it obviously salvaged from a wolverine trap. The door snapped shut on my fingers, 2 of which are now black and blue, and I fear I may lose a nail. The staff did get me some ice but that is not the point. There is no need for a spring loaded door, there is only one toilet and the lock is on another outer door. If this happened to a small child the consequences could be much worse. The spring should be removed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ian m
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Killer door has been readjusted to make sure this doesn't happen again. Very sorry you had a bad experience, we would love to see you again.. and rest assured problem fixed!!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice food with good service but the surroundings in the back of the cafe were a bit tired which was a shame.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank katherinejb
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Hi Katherine,

Thanks for your review, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit and i do agree with you about needing a spruce. We are currently encouraging feedback from our customers in order to prioritise what you guys would like us to work on most. We have plans in place for improvements over the next year, however as always its a little bit at a time. Thanks again.

lisa
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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“Great smoothies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Visited St Andrews when on holiday and ha light lunch at Zest. Excellent value for money, friendly and helpful staff, and one of the best smoothies I have ever tasted.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Fiona A
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thankyou for taking time to write a review we always appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed your smoothie, look forward to having you back in the future.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A place that knows my food values”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Eating out without being filled with gunge and sugar, and finding a place where catering for your wife's dietary intolerances suddenly got easy. This place naturally feeds you stuff that meets your bodies real needs, with friendly staff that are just so keen to help.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gordon A
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Really nice to meet you guys, glad you enjoyed your salad and that we could accommodate!

lisa
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