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US$10 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Pizza, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at Zest as a single diner on a glorious, sunny winter day. The restaurant is in a side street so that traffic noise is not an issue. The outdoor dining area is relatively sheltered and the indoor area is log-fire heated and snug....I chose to dine outdoors, was served promptly, immediately brought water and asked if I wanted any other drinks. My wait person was attentive, bringing me something to read, and returning quickly with the glass of wine I ordered. My hot lunch arrived shortly after, the waitress returning almost immediately to ask if everything was to my liking. Everything about my visit, - food and drink, service, comfortable, sheltered and quiet seating, was a pleasure.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual coffee & cake date with friends. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Felt no need to rush in the lounge area which was lovely. Delicious cabinet food!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021

Calling in for ha break late afrernoon on Saturday I found nearly all seats reserved, When I asked where I was going to sit the staffmember gaslighted that there was no problem pointing to the seat by the door. No effort was made to explain,...apologies or accommodate.. The coffee was way too strong which probably had omething to do with the way it was extracted. But mostly the attitude that the humble customer who had gone out of their way to visit is not valued and appreciated is the overwhelming impression. I am sure these words will matter little as have already messaged and like similar places in Timaru just ignore your concerns, highlighting how unimportant the customer is. If the customer is going to receive a second rate experience in exchange for empy reserved tables perhaps in future forewarning should be given that the establishment is closed for the public..More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Quick lunch this Sunday. Glad we went early as they got extremely busy. Delicious food, friendly service & a great table right by the fire! The cakes & slices in the cabinet looked amazing too!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

Great menu, with plenty of selection Pizza ,lamb , chicken, fish, pasta & plenty of options for Desert Food was great & service was exceptional from the young lady We really enjoyed our time here Thank U

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Decided to get pizza delivered as we have always had a great meal from here however for the price we paid for them we expected it to be better than it was. The pizzas were overcooked and to be honest not very nice.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

Fun with friends in a relaxed atmosphere with attentive service & no feeling of pressure to leave once we'd finished our meals.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

Lunch for 5 people, really good choice of food on the menu. We had a prawn dish, calamari dish, snack pizza and eggs on ciabatta. All very tasty and good portion sizes. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a snack with friends after the movies. Such friendly service & it was nice & relaxing in their lounge area.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

We had a nice meal out, good service and atmosphere. Nice wee courtyard out the front, great on a warm day.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Yes, Zest offers takeaway services.

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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