Zest at Kavinga

6 Reviews
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Fine-dining food, French, Modern
Phone Number 0130070066 Opening Hours

Friday 12noon to 9.30pm; Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm

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R135 avg main meal
Fine-dining food, French, Modern
R55 (for wines they don't have)
R135 avg main meal
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Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

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Zest Restaurant Sabie South Africa, R37, Nelspruit Central, Nelspruit, 1201, South Africa

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Zest is great for functions and parties, and a very worthwhile stop if you’re travelling through the Lowveld on holiday.

Glorious breakfasts, scrumptious lunches and fine-dining dinners – Zest offers it all. GT and Lizelle Lundie create culinary art in the middle of the Lowveld and a visit is a real treat.
The large menu has something for everyone, but a classic is calamari chorizo with couscous, kimchi and spring onion. The tasty Cheek & Bone’ – slow-braised ox cheek, herb-roasted bone marrow, truffled pommes purée, crispy onions and bacon soil – is an interesting combination of ingredients, textures and flavours. Also on the menu are Moroccan chicken and a favourite: Ploughman’s platters with a selection of local pâté, meats, cheese, pickles and breads.

For those with a sweet tooth, delve into the chocolate fondant served with a white chocolate centre and pistachio ice-cream, or the more traditional malva pudding.

A fairly extensive wine list with very high-end offerings in all categories through to more entry-level sparkling, red and white wines. Beer and soft drinks are available too.

The service is friendly and professional with great attentional to detail. Booking is easy and efficient and staff are never without a smile.

Set in the foothills of Nelspruit, it’s a quick and pretty drive from the town. The restaurant itself is well put together and very comfortable. Breakfast and lunch are fairly low key, with the ambience heating up when the sun goes down.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    I went for a breakfastmeeting at Zest, and ordered a South African take on the Eggs Benedict. It was superb. GT is a genius in the kitchen, and such a lovely person. I can't wait to go back for a luncheon.
    Everybody's favorite in Nelspruit! We have never had a personal dining, party, corporate catering or event experience that was not top class! The food is creative, suits every palate and always made to perfection... even the pricing of the meals are highly competitive compared to the decent portions served. Chef GT Lundie knows what he is doing. Nelspruit is lucky to have him.
    Your land line 013 742 2217 is not answered! Please try something. Regards

    Fantastic place, the chef was very kind as we asked for something off the menu and out came truffle rissoto with confit duck served with cripy baby onions. Thanks Alden, best rissoto! will come back again.

    Thank you very much to Pinneth our waiter. Your service was outstanding and commendable!

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