We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Well worth it!”
Review of Zest - CLOSED

Zest
Cuisines: European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Food outstanding. Reasonably priced for a hatted restaurant. Service was adequate without it being overbearing. A
most enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Nics70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (71)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

25 - 29 of 71 reviews

Reviewed November 22, 2012

Loved the food - between 4 of us tried a variety of dishes and all were enjoyed. Pork belly tasty and NOT so fatty. Passion fruit soufflé air with taste--and zap,of taste of berry sorbet, plus other tastey treats. Service attentive, but not all over us. It is a quiet out of tourist time Thursday, but meal at full volume anyway.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Dc382
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

9/11/2012 New chef the first time we were told. A few new Items, a few old items improved with seasonal vegetable.
We found little ambiance as the restaurant. the restaurant was only 43 other table occupied.
The head waitress was very attentive and made us feel welcome and looked after our requests.

The Starter:- Octopus (portion size good)
was very disappointing. It hit new lows, "clumsy" is a word that comes to mind. No real flavour, more like what you would by from Coles frozen section.

Entree:- Pork Terrine/ Duck. (portion size perfect)
Both were nice and presented well. Nice complex of flavours.

Main:- Steak/ Pork Belly. (portion size perfect)
Both presented well. Pork was pleasant. Steak was tough and chewy.

Dessert:-
Clumsy

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank RM2315
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food was first class and the ambience very pleasant indeed. I really enjoyed my experience at Zest and highly recommend it to visitors to Nelson Bay. My husband and I will be returning to this gem of a restaurant located at beautiful Port Stephens.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Patricia B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Food was just great, ambiance was lovely, prices were surprisingly low. The waitress was a little pre-occupied but all in all a great experience.

Thank KenGAtOz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Zest also viewed

Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
 
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing