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“Over cooked fish”
Review of Zest

Zest
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Over cooked fish”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

It is not acceptable for ANY kiwi chef to over cook fish till it is dry and horrid. Service was friendly but the food was very mediocre for all courses. Lovely setting in part of an old church. Prices were average.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Angus L
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English first
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Had a great meal, service was good for the amount of people that where there and very friendly staff.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Nigel A
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bright and breezy”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Excellent choice of food catering for gluten free meals. Staff lovely and helpful. Reasonable prices and tasty food. Lovely setting in old Church Hall. Good recommendation.

Visited January 2014
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Thank judeandclive
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Impressed!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

What a gem. Have to be honest and say I did not expect an eatery this good in Timaru. Thankfully eating my words is easier if dine alongside the food at Zest Timaru!! The chicken nachos, delicious! Only to be out done by their seafood pizza. Service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and more than happy to provide a pizza box for us to take away leftover. The place is well laid out with heaps of seating and some outdoor seating too. Prices were good. The only slight negative was my coffee which tasted slightly bitter. Was not so bad that I woundnt rate then 5/5. Will be back next time I am on the mainland. Well Done Zest!

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Thank TBNZ
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Eat in and take outs”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Great food, very tasty and well presented, and even better service.
It is so refreshing to get such friendly service. Well done . I have been often

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Thank Kathy O
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