Housed within the magnificent JW3 development on Finchley Road, Zest offers a creative take on Jewish and Israeli cuisine.
Passionate chef Eran Tibi, formerly of Ottolenghi and Made in Camden, oversees a range of Middle Eastern dishes at this North London restaurant, where a chic, gleaming bar broods beside an al fresco piazza.
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341-351 Finchley RoadLondonNW3 6ET
Since opening, Zest has marketed itself as an alternative to the other kosher restaurants - implying it serves modern, exciting kosher food in the style popularised by Yotam Ottolenghi.
This influence is definitely on show with the food, with brunch featuring twists on classics such as shakshuka and scrambled eggs - different? yes; delicious? yes; special? not in my opinion.
How did I not know about this place before now? Seriously, I only live a few minutes walk away & only discovered the place quite recently. I thought it was new but our server told me they've been there for years. Perhaps it has had a rejuvenation as part of the new Jewish Centre. I know I'm about to be a regular here.
I started off with the mixed mezze and had the most amazing hummus I ever...more
Went for brunch with the wife. £15 for unlimited brunch - food and drinks (it cost a bit more for alcoholic drinks). We had the Israeli breakfast, shashuka, fish burger and smoked salmon. Each dish was a full size main, honestly we were stuffed after meal. For being unlimited brunch the quality of the dishes were great.more
Mediocrity at its best...food is nothing special...slow service
Also, price is way way wayyyy too high for what you get...and everyone who knows me can testify I have high willingness to pay if it's worth itmore
I've had takeaway from the Zest cafe a few times, but yesterday I finally sat down for dinner. First, the decor, menu design, and plating are gorgeous and colorful. The menu (kosher dairy) is vegetarian and fish, with strong Middle Eastern/Mediterranean influences thanks to Algerian-Strian-Israeli chef Eran Tibi, who worked with Ottolenghi a few years ago. (Tibi's family has owned restaurants...more