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Brouwerij Zest

4.6
4.6
3 Reviews
€30 and under
Balkan style
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Zest is a cozy little Balkan restaurant in Amsterdam's 'Upper West' zone. Since 2012, chef Huby and the crew have been delighting both neighbors and travellers with our food and our friendship.

Our ever-changing menu always includes some excellent choices for both vegetarians and carnivores, including traditional Bulgarian specialties — and of course our celebrated burgers.

At Zest we build our dishes with love and care. Only the purest ingredients deserve to appear on your plate, and every bite should be memorable. But haute cuisine it's not. This is real, good food, for real good people — the kind you'll meet when you come in for dinner or a drink

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Balkan style, Burgers, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 16:15–21:30
    Fri 16:30–22:30
    Sat 13:30–22:30
    Sun 13:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 412 9631

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Mezzes & Starters

  • Vegan Bean Soup€6.50

    Homemade Bobchorba soup served with bread

    • Bread & Spread€6.50

      Crunchy, oven-baked ciabatta bread with a roasted tomato, aubergine and bell pepper tapenade

      • Pita & Hummus€8.50

        Hummus served on a bed of grilled courgette, capers, pinenuts, olive oil and pita bread for dipping

        • Grilled Karnache€7.50

          Bulgarian pork sausage served with a sweet red pepper and tomato puree

          • Chicken Wings€7.50

            Sweet and spicy marinated wings oven-roasted and served with BBQ sauce

            • Mezze Zest€14.50

              Bulgarian kashkaval cheese, dried sausage, lutenitsa tapenade, marinated olives, served with bread

              Salads

              • Shopska Salad€11.50

                Tomato, cucumber, red onion, paprika, black olives, grated feta cheese and parsley dressed with extra virgin olive oil

                • Potato Salad€5.00

                  Potatoes with fresh herbs, scallion, radish and olives dressed with lemon juice and olive oil

                  • Snezanka€6.50

                    Bulgarian style cucumber salad with yoghurt, dill, garlic, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil

                    • Bulgarian Trio€9.50

                      Lutika relish, potato salad, Snezanka salad

                      • Coleslaw€3.50

                        Cabbage, carrot, parsley, red wine vinegar and olive oil

                        Mains

                        • Baked Feta€13.50

                          Bulgarian feta cheese baked with juicy red tomatoes, topped with egg, a ripe chilli pepper and served with warm ciabatta

                          • Zest Guvech€12.50

                            Seasonal vegetable stew, simmered in a clay pot and baked, served with ciabatta

                            • Zest Guvech (Ovatarian)€13.50

                              Seasonal vegetable stew as above, with feta cheese and egg

                              • Zest Guvech with Sausage€15.50

                                Seasonal vegetable stew as above, with feta, egg and Bulgarian sausage

                                • Savory Salmon€16.50

                                  Chunky-cut salmon tossed in fresh tomato, red onion, courgette, olives, capers, and pickles; oven-baked and served with ciabatta

                                  • Mixed Grill€25.00

                                    2 kebapche, karnache sausage, and chicken fillets, served with french fries, BBQ sauce and coleslaw

                                    Desserts

                                    • Chocolate Cake€6.00

                                      Made with Leffe beer and Grand Marnier, mascarpone cream and caramel sauce

                                      • Carrot Cake€6.00

                                        With cream cheese frosting and lemon zest

                                        • Baked Pumpkin€5.00

                                          With cinnamon, honey and walnuts

                                          Shakes

                                          • Milk Shake€5.00

                                            Ask for vanilla, strawberry, banana or chocola!

                                            • Espresso Shake€6.50

                                              • Baileys Shake€8.50

                                                Coffees

                                                • Espresso€2.50

                                                  • Macchiato€3.00

                                                    • Cappuccino€3.00

                                                      • Latte€3.00

                                                        • Irish Coffee€8.50

                                                          • Liqueur Coffee€7.50

                                                            Organic House Burgers

                                                            All our burgers come with a choice of fries or our amazing potato salad

                                                            • The Classic€13.50

                                                              150 g organic mesquite grilled beef, iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and bbq sauce

                                                              • The Almighty Cheese€14.00

                                                                150g organic mesquite grilled beef, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion and jalapeno mayo

                                                                • The Zesty Beast€14.50

                                                                  150g organic mesquite grilled beef, cheddar cheese, double bacon, iceberg lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and truffle mayo

                                                                  • The Firehouse€14.50

                                                                    150g organic mesquite grilled beef, iceberg lettuce, sliced jalapenos, tomato, red onion and guacamole

                                                                    • The Stilton-Bleu€14.50

                                                                      150g organic mesquite grilled beef, stilton blue cheese, tomato, rocket and red onion marmalade

                                                                      • The Bufala Soldier€14.50

                                                                        150 g organic mesquite grilled beef, mozzarella di bufala, black olives, tomato, red onion, rocket and lutenitsa mayo

                                                                        • The Barbarian€14.50

                                                                          200 g organic grilled pork, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickles, caramelized onion and lutenitsa tapenade

                                                                          • The Renegade€12.50

                                                                            Grilled chicken fillets, iceberg lettuce, caramelised onion, cucumber and sweet chili sauce

                                                                            • The Beauty€13.50

                                                                              Homemade salmon cake, iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion and lemon herb aioli

                                                                              • The Veggilante€12.50

                                                                                Homemade black bean cake, iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion and snezanka salad

                                                                                • The Portobello Express€13.50

                                                                                  Portobello mushroom, goat cheese, sundried tomato, red onion, iceberg lettuce and pesto mayo

                                                                                  • The Sweet Chick€13.50

                                                                                    Homemade sweet potato-chickpea cake with sunflower and sesame seeds, rocket, tomato, caramelised onion and vegan mayo

                                                                                    Last updated: 23 April 2019

                                                                                    What people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                    4.6
                                                                                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                    • 4.4Value

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                                                                                      smilymuc

                                                                                      Munich

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 2 November 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Sehr leckere Burger. Toller Service. Leckeres IPA.

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                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 31 August 2018

                                                                                      overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                      Very disjointed operation: probably 10-15 people in the restaurant, 1 waitress and it took 45min from entering to have our starter. Mains arrived immediately on our prompting of waitstaff; we ordered 2 of the same burger, patty was overcooked (but warm/hot) fries cold, chocolate cake with grandmarnier...but couldn't taste it at all...How come? Poor waitstaff, poor kitchen staff, poor internal communication etc..? Home-brewed beer was very nice, as was the glass of red. Overall, disappointed...

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                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 30 December 2017

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Friendly staff. Good food and beer

                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                    Brouwerij Zest is rated 4.6 stars by 3 OpenTable diners

                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                                                    Google Map for Brouwerij Zest

                                                                                    Bilderdijkstraat 188 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1053 LE

                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                      Oud-West

                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                      Mon–Thu 16:15–21:30
                                                                                      Fri 16:30–22:30
                                                                                      Sat 13:30–22:30
                                                                                      Sun 13:30–21:30

                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                      Balkan style, Burgers, Brewery

                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                      Business Casual

                                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                                      Amsterdam, Kinkerstraat

                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wi-Fi available

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