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$15 - $32
CUISINES
Pizza, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome friendly staff food was amazing highly recommended to everyone wheelchair friendly which is a huge bonus for us

Date of visit: February 2024
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Luke Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review! We appreciate it a lot, and hope to see you back at Zest soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2023

never disappoints. interesting menu, friendly staff and the food is great. Large portions and dangerous desserts. We have been here a few times and it is always top notch.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Kathleen, we really appreciate it. We’re so pleased to hear you enjoy your visits to Zest, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2023

Had my birthday lunch here and as always, the food was yum, friendly staff and with an added bonus of a warm fire. Our go to place in Timaru. :)

Date of visit: July 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday lunch with us, we really appreciate your continued support and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent pizza, $30 for a large, we had the salmon and the little Italy. Huge handmade pizza with very generous, well presented toppingsMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Thanks for leaving a lovely review Kirsty, we really appreciate it! So pleased you enjoyed our amazing pizza, we make the dough in house everyday and each pizza is made and cooked to order, making them the absolute best they can be! Come and see...More

Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

So good - friendly staff, great food at good prices, pleasant ambience, warm fire, dogs welcome outside. Recommend!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review, it was definitely a 'cosy fire' kinda week wasn’t it? We’re very pleased you enjoyed your food at Zest and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 May 2023

Excellent food and service. We were a group of 13 and we were well looked after by our waitress. Our table ordered a mixture of Pizzas and A La Carte meals and nothing could be faulted. Portion sizes are generous and the prices are very...reasonable. Thanks team, we will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review, we are very pleased that your party enjoyed dining with us at Zest and that you were well looked after. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 May 2023

Great coffees, and food and selection, good portions and reasonable prices. Pizzas amazing. Will be back for friendly service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are pleased you enjoyed dining with us at Zest and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 May 2023 via mobile

Picked up 2 pizza's last night after ordering on phone while travelling . We had the Summer BBQ and the Greek. Delicious and the Best Pizza's we've ever had. We will be back again. Thanks!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Clare Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review and we’re pleased you enjoyed our fabulous pizzas! Our dough is made in house everyday and each pizza is made fresh to order, making them simply the best they can be!

Reviewed 22 April 2023

Staff are polite Disappointing menu now no entrees at all Selection of choice on menu poor Had apple crumble for desert cream and ice cream presented well apple crumble a mess and not much taste couldn’t eat it all due to taste. I don’t mind...paying for a good meal we don’t go out much and always been zest for 8 years Will think twice before I go back again. They didn’t seem concerned when spoken to so obviously not interested in a steady following.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Luke Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2023

Hi Helen, We are truly disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your dining experience at Zest, especially after coming here for so many years previously. We are happy to hear the service was polite, but saddened that you didn't enjoy the apple crumble, which has...More

Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly service but very small steak for the price. Lots of flavor in the vegetarian filo!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Luke Rainbow, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we appreciate it and also your return custom. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals with us. Our steaks are hand cut and weighed, 200g for our lunch time steak and 250g for our dinner...More

Reviewed 28 March 2023

Amazing staff, they are quick and friendly. I had the pan fried fish which was so good. We have been coming here for years ( it’s always good) but would love to see new items on the menu as I don’t think it’s changed much.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Zest restaurant, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review and we appreciate your feed back re the menu. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We do have a new menu coming out very soon, we have only made small changes for now. We have...More

Reviewed 25 March 2023

Wow. Amazing restaurant. We had a group of 10 adults for lunch. Had a variety of dishes. Not 1 complaint. The food was terrific, as were the staff. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: February 2023
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Zest restaurant, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Zest and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 February 2023

Wow, called in at Zest, Timaru for Lunch, and so happy we did. Amazing Pizzas. Service was quick, friendly and pricing very fair. We will be back, next time we in Timaru to try some other items from the menu, as the food on other...tables looks yummy too.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Zest restaurant, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2023

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. It was nice to meet you at the weekend and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2023

I go here most times when travelling through Timaru, usually pretty reliable. Today I got the ribs, which were well cooked, but the sauce was so sweet it was more like a desert... and why oh why put saucy ribs on top of hot chips?!...They were soggy in no time... and the salad was mostly big chunks of lettuce leaves, with no character at all... so disappointed...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Zest restaurant, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2023

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that our ribs weren’t to your liking when you dined with us recently, given that this is one of our top selling dishes. We have a varied menu and hope we can meet your expectations if you...More

Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing food & atmosphere! The owners are new and doing such a great job at it, service and food can not be faulted! Thank you

Date of visit: October 2022
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Zest restaurant, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2022

Thank you so much, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Zest, we appreciate you taking the time to review and we hope to see you again soon.

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Zest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4