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“Gem in the middle of a Mall”
Review of Zest Restaurant

Zest Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 85 Restaurants in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A visit to Zest will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld.
Knysna, South Africa
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Gem in the middle of a Mall”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had lunch at Zest and when we first arrived we did not expect much. Other eating experiences in and around Nelspruit had been average to say the least (other than Orange). What a pleasant surprise - the food was excellent and the service good. Pity we found it on our last day otherwise we would have been back for dinner.

Visited March 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Campinas, SP
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Me and my wife spent 20 days travelling throughout South Africa. Since we are food lovers, we had dinner in several restaurantes in the country and Zest was definitely one of the best meals we had. The place is in a mall parking, which makes it not the best location ever. On the other hand, everything else lived up by far our expectations. The ambiance is very well decored, and they have a cool outside area, where we sat. Service is very good and attentive, wine list is extensive, from cheap to premium wines. Finally, the food is amazing, my meat was juicy and my wife's pasta was deliious too. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Marcelo85
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We always go back for more”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This restaurant always lives up to our expectations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner good food and excellent service.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Corrieta P
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Germiston, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Excellet food, great service, fantastic selection of wines, great ambience, friendly and efficient Waitors.... ty

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Margie C
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely great!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

This restaurant was absolutely stunning. Great tasting food, very good promt service and very professional, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. This is my type of restaurant!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank KarenVA_12
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