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“Relaxing”
Review of Zest

Zest
Ranked #3 of 70 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had coffee at Zest and enjoyed the fact that the restaurant was in a repurposed building - wooden floors and high ceilings really added to it's charm. Service was good and staff were very friendly. We'd happily go back there.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Waimate, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Fruit Cake”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped in here a few times both on weekdays and weekends for cake and coffee, always very good service and suprisingly good value for a city location - they have no pretensions about being Christchurch or trying to cater to Far Northlanders.
Been in one evening for a beer and chips and equally as convivial, some other patrons pizzas and such look pretty good so will keep going there.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Had garlic bread and ciabatta bread with herbs and cheese as starters. Generous portions, quite tasty with a lot of flavour. Shared a large summer bbq pizza as main. European crust, quality meats and vegetables and just enough bbq sauce. Had a strawberry sundae and crepes for dessert. The sundae was fresh and well presented. The crepes were served hot with warm caramel sauce, whipped cream and ice cream. Could eat ten more. Service was attentive, friendly and informative. Would definetely recommend it to other europeans on holiday in NZ!

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Feilding, New Zealand
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Peaceful Place to Pause”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Off the main street is this quiet space, with good 'indoor outdoor flow'. We enjoyed the outside tables on what was a lovely day. Plenty of tables inside too.

Excellent coffee.

Three sizes of pizzas, we shared the smallest, a 'snack' size. Two pieces each, with a cake was all we needed. Great flavour. Plenty of alternatives on the menu.

The staff were friendly and efficient.

Happy to recommend Zest and to return ourselves.

  • Visited February 2014
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nashville, tn
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104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Nice food, great desserts”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food was very good. While they seem to specialize in pizzas , the menu also included fish and meat options. The celiacs in our party loved their gluten free options. The service was friendly. The desserts were the best we had in any Timaru restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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