My wife and I originate from Whitehaven but left the area many years and now visit frequently to see family. We'd heard good reviews of Zest but never bothered going until recently, it was so good that we wish we'd started going here years ago. First of all location isn't brilliant and can be difficult to find if stranger to area but once inside you quickly forget the outside and enjoy the excellent food and service. I must say the service was friendly and efficient despite the place being full. Food was imaginative and good quality but menu wasn't extensive. Wine list was good and even the house wine was enjoyable. Prices were perhaps expensive, especially for that area, but you get what you pay for. Fortunately my gourmet card helped cushion the cost.
We will certainly return and also try out the Harbourside Zest.