Zest Restaurant @ JW3
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Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Pleasant and tasty snacks - but totally tasteless dessert. They said they did not do espresso coffee, though the bar to which the restaurant is attached (and with which they surely share a kitchen) listed espresso. We were also told they had no coffee sweeteners: only as we were leavng did we see a bowl of them on another table!
Food was ok, but not great. We were there on Christmas Day, when most places were closed, so they charged a £5 additional fee per person PLUS a service fee. This, plus high prices to start, made it quite an expensive dinner. The cauliflower with hummus was great. Sweet corn fritters were nice. Aubergine fritters were meh, just kind of gooey and fried. Salt beef was tough. All in all, not a great value for money. At half the price this review would have been much more positive.
Five of us enjoyed all the food ordered. Speedy service & lovely waiting staff. Would definitely go again.
On the occasions that I have visited Zest I have enjoyed the ambience and the food choice.
The service is good and I was able to hold conversations with friends and not be disturbed by noise!
My only request is that a coat stand or hooks should be provided on entry. It was a cold day last Monday and we had to drag our coats and scarves over chairs.
Delicious food. Lovely service. Can't wait to revisit.
Enjoyed a very nice business lunch. Friendly attentive but not over attentive service.
Very nice surroundings. Small but very tasty menu. Mainly made up of sharing plates. Definitely plan to return.
My friends and I reserved a table here for the Taste of Ukraine festival, excited to sample some Slavic. The aubergine salad was passing, but the other dishes were bland and overcooked...and yet only lukewarm. Extremely dry chicken dishes and desserts. I usually look for the silver lining in a mediocre restaurant meal, but this was so, so bad. We understood that £2 from each meal would be donated to World Jewish Relief, so I initially thought the inflated prices (£12 for a plate of 3 small dumplings when I was expecting a main, for example) reflected the charitable donation. We tried to use this same justification for the poor quality food...at least it was for charity. But then we saw that an additional £2 per person was added to our bill on top of the exorbitant prices. Thankfully, there was a decent house red to numb the pain. Don't eat here, man.
It was a special promotion of Ukraine food promoted by WJR to high light th plight of people living in poverty there. A potion of the bill went to the charity
I wasn’t sure what Ukraine food was .... it was delicious. The beef was cooked perfectly, my husband was keen on the chicken Kiev which was very tasteful. We went a group of 4 and shared.
We were well looked after by the staff.
I know they were having a special Ukraine Food season but it was awful. Overpriced, cold food. The borscht didn’t taste of beetroot. Most of it was tasteless. The waitress disn’t know what the food was. Some of the plates cane without serving sooons
An awful meal. Been to Zest before and was looking forward to a good vegetarian meal.
This is the second time we’ve been to a soecial food season ( Syrian last time which was even worse)
Fab supper great sharing dishes with super taste combinations. Serving staff really enjoyed making our evening a pleasure.
Food was very tasty, innovative and reasonably priced.
Portions were fine. A very enjoyable eating experience.
Excellent food and very good service. This was a 95th birthday celebration and the staff were very pleasant, kind and sensitive.
I love the food here. It's fresh, nicely presented, and delicious. Plus, if you time it correctly, you can go to the JW3 cinema afterwards and it makes for a great evening.
Delicious food & good options for vegetarians as well as omnivores
Excellent restaurant. Creative food. A step above other kosher restaurants.
Very nice presentation of the food.
Delicious food, really of the highest order. Best meal I have had for a very long time. Thoroughly recommend the chicken and beef dishes in particular. Service and ambience/ layout of restaurant excellent too. Obviously not cheap given quality Kosher meat but I think worth it.
Beautiful interesting menu choices. Attentive staff. Reasonable prices.
We ordered braised lamb with potatoes and salad. Excellent dish. Lamb soft and succulent, potatoes crisp, salad with a light dressing - simple and tasty; not overdone with spices or sauces, just natural flavours.
Wine was less impressive (Duc du France and Gaillard... ).
Good prompt service (much improvement since 3-2 years ago, which is why I stopped going then).
Aubergine appetiser was great in itself, but was served with white pita bread (I would have preferred artisan or whole wheat sourdough).
Food was fantastic, interesting and tasty. We ordered a number of dishes and shared which meant we got to try an array of great dishes. The service was excellent and all in all the meal was great value for money. Looking forward to coming back again
Really enjoyed meal with husband
The Waiter ( from Donegal ) Ryan ? Made the evening. Friendly helpful excellent service excellent advice
Post cinema meal with a friend ( not Jewish). It was great to take her for an unusual and delicious meal which for me was Kosher and meaty and for her was exotic and full of fantastic vegetables. Service very friendly and energetic but a bit erratic. I will definitely return.
Our first time at Zest and we had a great experience.
Food was delicious - great, friendly staff.
Will definitely go back again!
Everything was great but the menu was a bit limited.
A busy (even on a Monday night) but friendly restaurant, one of the best authentic kosher places to eat. As suitable for large gatherings or family meals as it is for business lunches or dinners. the true taste of Tel Aviv in North West London. We sat outside by the summer beach for cocktails before dinner. Service was friendly and no problem at some of our group were delayed. Lots of sharing plates plus mains meant that everyone was able to try all the dishes and no one went home hungry.
Super food, different and interesting Great atmosphere.
Excellent food, tasty and creative, although we had to return a steak that was over cooked. However, it was replaced without any problem and was perfect second time. Service was first class from the manager and every member of the team. We were eating with family members who are French. They were very impressed.
Since dining I learned something about the Kashrut of the place which is suspicious. I will not be returning because of it. In addition it was severely overpriced and very little meat to the amount of salad offered. £32 for a supposed shared steak with a few grilled vegetables was outrageous. Their sharing menu seems like an exercise in screwing the customer.
Fabulous, tasty and original Kosher eatery. It is a sharing menu and we ordered almost all of it. I can highly recommend the Kubaneh, cauliflower dish, lamb koftas with an incredible peanut sauce and all the desserts. Will definitely return. Delicious. Great service!
I wanted to try the new zest as they switch to a meaty restaurant a month ago. I was expecting better. The service at zest has always been bad. The service last night was just ok. Still some improvement there. We had the salt beef which was barely eatable although with some flavour. The meat was hardly chewable and showed poor quality. The cauliflower dish impressed as well as the aubergine baba ganoush and the dumplings. The chocolate mousse was just bad and was graciously taken off our bill.
I love the place and spend a lot of time at JW3 but this needs a lot of improvement !
Fabulous food and really lovely ambience. Decor is really fresh! Only downside was it was really really busy and could have done with 2 more waiting staff.
Portions too small to share as a tasting menu.
Very limited menu with hors d'oeuvres and main courses mixed together.
Presentation of the food was good but the taste of dishes was bland and forgettable.
An excellent meal.
I loved the small portion sizes
Service was poor. Not sure I like the share menu. Some of the portions very small.
Nothing encouraged us to repeat the experience.
Awesome meal! The new meat menu is amazing! Highly recommend trying.
Very limited menu; of the 4 main courses 1 not available. The cooking was uninspired, lacking in taste. The bread in our basket was stale. When I asked for butter, it was off flavour and had obviously been served before.
Appalling service . No record of our booking and after being allocated a table we still had not been able to order after 20 minutes. even though the place was only half full. This continued even after complaining, so we left without dining. My comment on the poor service was met by blank indifference by the staff. We will not be going there again nor recommending the restaurant to friends
Food and drink very over priced.
Lovely, airy lunch spot with a small but delicious menu. Staff were friendly and efficient. The white wines were all very disappointing.