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Zest Restaurant

$$ - $$$Pizza, , European
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 8313
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Pizza, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the pasta, ribs and curry and I love all of them. My partner loves the ribs and zest is our favourite place to eat out.

Thank Tamzin E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Everything about Zest was a delight. A great re-use of a lovely building, great interior decor, amazing staff, surprisingly cosy atmosphere and really delicious food. Prices make it a special ocassion place that is well worth the treat.

Thank Chrissy D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Waited more than 30 minutes for us to order our meals. When wait staff stood around and there were a lot of dirty tables too.

Thank charpro790
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The staff were friendly but we hadn't been seated for long at all when we were preassured to order due to another group about to arrive. Considering we had booked and it was an important get together for the family on reflection this wasn't great....More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I liked Zest, the food looked good and at a good price. That caramel cake, is probably worth coming back for. I had a mocha, and I couldn't taste the difference between weak tea, or coffee. The non coffee drinks were good.

Thank Chloe R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Their coffee is some of the very best in town imho! I also love their veggie pizza—very tasty. The service is impeccable. It is one of my favorite spots to go for lunch. I know everything will always be consistently great!

Thank Jam3579
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were down in Timaru to buy a car (as you do) and decided on some lunch before we headed back to Christchurch. When we stay in Timaru we usually get takeaway pizzas from here, so we know they are good. It was wet and...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great service and friendly atmosphere. Although the restaurant was very busy we didn't wait long for our meal and our waitress was attentive all the time to our needs

Thank dilly100
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My sister and I dined here recently, and we couldn't fault the food, staff or the warmth of the lovely fireplace on what was a chilly Timaru night. Having similar tastes in food, we both selected the Pork Fillet with Roast Vegies, followed by a...More

Thank Hottees
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We LOVE going to this place when we are in Timaru...amazing service...people remembered us from last trip....nothing is too big or too small to be done.... I thoroughly recommend this restaurant

Thank ericandlyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A Elizabeth Place, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 8313
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