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“Totally Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Zest - CLOSED

Zest
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Totally Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I had dinner at Zest over the holidays and we were very disappointed, expectation was high as this is a hatted restaurant. After ordering a $100 bottle of wine it was decanted away from our table and we were not even shown the bottle. Could have complained and should have, however we let it go as the waiter was young and inexperienced.
(still no excuse). After finishing our mains we were totally ignored and after quite some time we were brought our bill without being asked if we would like dessert or coffee. Even though we both enjoyed our entree's and main's and we would have ordered dessert etc. we don't feel the $220 bill was worth it as the service was terrible. Management needs to train staff and have a supervisor on the floor as is expected in a hatted restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank 94JulieM94
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Average!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

A really disappointing experience.
The tables & chairs are very dated.
The service was average.
The food was over-priced, under sized and tasteless. The wine is $15 a glass for average wine.
I was expecting hatted quality food, service & ambiance. Don't waste your money, head to Marcos at Shoal Bay, amazing quality food & service.

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1 Thank Jacintamatt
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Merewether
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4 reviews
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

All quality. Try the popcorn cauliflower, awesome

We will come back. Service is professional, and they are located in the Main Street.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Davidb13Merewether
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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We enjoyed it - but hide the kitchen!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My friend and I went here on a quiet Tuesday night so the restaurant certainly wasn't busy (it was also just out of holiday season). My lamb main was just lovely and the passionfruit souffle was superb! We enjoyed our evening and the staff were very approachable and helpful.

I think though that the wait staff need to be given the opportunity to try each of the dishes on offer and be educated on the ingredients. For example, our waitress had to go to the kitchen to ask what "samphire" was as we didn't know. For the sake of ambience I would also recommend that the restaurant put some sort of door up to block the view of the ugly flourescently lit kitchen! We were glad we weren't seated at the back of the restaurant near this eyesore!

Overall though this is a much better pick than any of the overpriced touristy restaurants you typically find in a holiday town. Well worth going to!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank lataylor
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Well worth it!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Nics70
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