Zest Restaurant @ JW3

4.1
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202 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
ZEST is the restaurant, café and bar at JW3. Our ambition is to be the home of modern Sephardic cooking, its food a reflection not just of the vibrancy, it blends culinary cultures and the Tel Aviv vibe to create a more contemporary approach to Jewish cooking. Whether you want a drink, a snack or a meal, you’ll find a fresh, delicious experience at Zest.

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What 202 People Are Saying
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JamesL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was all better than expected. The food was particularly good and the service was attentive. It was very feasible to have a good meal and be well on time for the evening event.

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Fran
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food, small plates are good but definitely small. Watch it if you have a big appetite . Very welcoming service.

LM
LouiseM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I found the menu quite difficult as much of appeared to be spicy. However I chose a starter plate of Babaghanoush with walnuts and pomegranate which was very tasty.
The service left a lot to be desired as there seemed to be only two waitresses who did not keep their eyes on the diners and it was difficult to attract attention. Considering the tables were only sparsely filled this let down our enjoyment of the restaurant.

JS
JulieS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was lovely 👍
service lacking a little, staff could smile it goes a long way ....
quite pricey for size of dishes

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vipFoodie22
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful, local kosher amenity.
The staff are particularly delightful!
It’s a joy to be able to eat meat out and the lamb was great!!!
Starters were delicious!
Can’t wait for our next visit!
Thank you.

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vipAnthony
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable as usual. One of the better kosher restaurants in NW London.

JM
JeremyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun evening with delicious choices of food for all 3 course.
All the service team are perceptive and helpful
Definitely recommended for a relaxed evening out or special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I believe that there is no kitchen, and the food is reheated - it shows!

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Margaret
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was friendly, food was plentiful though starters over-generous. Chick pea curry became boring as the rice didn't provide a contrast and much more spinach or other green veg would have made a better balance.

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DanielK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was fabulous, a real knockout & I’d say the value was excellent compared to other establishments of a similar standard. The venue/ambiance let’s it down a little, but I’d go back for the food without question

GG
GreenGiraffe
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is for sharing so can order more dishes to try. Starters came quickly. Everything we had was good. Server was helpful in suggesting what to try. Fairly noisy but overall very good and will definitely return!

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Finkel280776
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, well-presented. Delicious starters and even more delicious main course and dessert. Service was a bit haphazard but friendly and obliging. Not for those on a low budget but worth it for a special treat.

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Potts
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We booked for the main restaurant but were disappointed to find that the only option open to us was a bottomless brunch for £24.95 which had not been advertised or mentioned on the website (I looked up the menu in advance). We had to move the cafe which was very loud and busy with families but did a nice plate of mixed salads and some latkes and pastries. This saved the day but I would have preferred to have eaten from the a la carte menu in the restaurant.

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vipElodieM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, definitely going back there for brunch!!!

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VivienR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I actually am not sure whether to say yes or no to recommending? The food was a bit overpriced but some of it was very nice. We were charged a £5 surcharge per person because it was the Christmas period but I would have liked to have known about this before. We were also charged service charge. So the meal was very pricey but some of the food was nice. In particular I liked the chicken on mashed potatoes with peas and shallot. Also the corn fitters are very nice. The Toffee pudding and Tonka ice cream was not good at all.

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vipMelly
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food friendly service - a very enjoyable evening despite a table of 20 odd with young kids running around but we did eat early and fortunately we love kids !!

GC
GideonC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made very welcome with the staff being very helpful.

CA
CeliaA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

3 of us ordered the chick pea and sweet potato curry. We found very little sweet potato. The curry had a good taste but it was only warm. The rice looked nice but it was a mush. It had been put in a mold then turned on to the plate. The portion was very small for the money. We were unable to send it back as we were there for an event and had very little time.
We are frequent visitors to the Venue and usually have the salads which are excellent value.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
160 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really nice restaurant in a pleasant environment. The food is excellent and there is a great selection.

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Malc
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The only disappointment was the desert which was rather underwhelming for the price.

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alsy
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Far too long to serve food when they knew we and most had show to See on site
Small portions of curry and rissoto for the price

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evab
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was excellent except the choice of music

MW
MartinW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Ottolenghi style and quality Middle East food. Absolutely delicious and good size portions. 100% Recommended!

MJ
MichaelJ
London
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Salt beef was too fatty and oily. Halibut was too fatty. Chicken koftas a bit too oily... Service was pleasant when we could attract their attention, but that was quite difficult to do

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Eatmeetgreet
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

our first visit for sometime and i'm afraid very disappointing - main restaurant was very quiet, and service was equally underwhelming (cafe was busy) and menu was rather limiting for us. Our guests were happy with the vegetarian options - we regarded the meat alternatives as unappealing.

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LisaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Zest and I thought it was great. Food was delicious and a good variety to choose from. It was so good we had starters mains and dessert. Would definitely return

BF
BevFra
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Mediterranean type food, but kosher. Lovely. Highly recommend zest. Excellent waiting staff, very knowledgable. Delicious food.

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karena
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food as always was absolutely delicious. My only criticism was the way the menu is written. It says it is sharing plates that will come out as they are ready. So we ordered Sephardi fries thinking we would have them at the same time as our fish and duck. They were brought as starters tho and the other dishes were 20 mins later. That would be fine if it was billed as starters and mains but it wasn’t. Zesr, you did need to decide what you are offering- meals with the traditional courses or sharing plates Tapas style.

JK
JulieK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant airy /high ceiling room.
Delicious chicken main course.
good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Enjoyable degustation meal which is a rarity when one is kosher. Could have had an extra salad choice.

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IngridS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very quiet - but we were early. My guests and I enjoyed the experience. I will be back!

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Tango
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommended, very tasty and very good value

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foodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The menu sounds better than the food. The food was served like a meal prepared at home, but with no style. Although somewhat tasty, it could have been tastier. The Apple pie was a disappointment because it was not Apple pie it should have been called something different.

NL
NuratL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ‘bottomless’ lunch enjoyed with friend and family , with the percent view- the ‘beach’. Relaxing environment, and terribly child-friendly. Thanks. 🙂

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Peter
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Zest is a modern stylish Kosher restaurant in Hampstead, and that is its rationale. Food quality, value and the rest are secondary. But for the record the vegetable based starters were great - plentiful and delicious. The meat mains were heated up (not very successfully - my lamb was very cool) and a bit dried out. Serving meat with croutons rather than potatoes or vegetables was odd. The desserts were OK (parev, of course) and the wine was expensive, and kosher. Service was enthusiastic and the location is fun with a view of "Tel-Aviv beach" recreated outside the window. The industrial style design of the room, with a very high ceiling, inevitably is noisy. But we had a pleasant time and would go back with kosher family members.

PP
PauloP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Relaxed restaurant with high ceiling and big windows. The waitress was amazing. The food is of excellent quality.

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Shaben
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a special occasion and we all enjoyed the meal very much. The food was more than adequate for us, but some people may find the portion sizes small. The service was very good and the waiting staff were very friendly. We will definitely visit again.

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Greenacres
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Appalling for vegetarians. All a tasteless mush. Beware...and expensive as well!

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restaurantreviewer
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice, quality food. Service was a little slower than we would have liked and we had to miss dessert to avoid missing the show. Expensive but no worse than other Kosher restaurants. Will definitely visit again but allow more time next time!

JS
JacobS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner again at Zest- would highly recommend!

Coby Shalev

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Zest Restaurant @ JW3 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7433 8955.

Zest Restaurant @ JW3 is rated 4.1 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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