06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
All Day Dining available through Jabiru Cocktail Bar
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
About Zest Restaurant and Terrace
Our latest menu has been created with an emphasis on the very best of the seasonal produce available here in the Northern Territory and form our neighbouring states.
Our menu has evolved from its original, classical roots to a lighter handed, more natural approach. Where in the past we looked to Europe for ingredients and to the masters of classical cuisines, today we celebrate what is on our door step, choosing beautiful, heirloom and organic vegetables and fruits and allowing them to shine and stand proudly on their own.
Our meat and seafood is local and sustainable. Our relationships are directly with growers and farmers and our inspiration is driven by simple ingredients produced with care and dictated by the seasons.
Our dessert selection is an opportunity to indulge in some traditional and modern selections.
Your website is completely out of date. While I know COVID has made changes necessary the website has incorrect menu, incorrect opening time and to be truthful I’m very disappointed. This was a special dinner for us as I have been extremely ill and have now almost recovered. To have to sit in bar/ foyer instead of a restaurant and to not have waiters etc was extremely disappointing. I cannot fault the food as it was excellent but steak was tough. This in not restaurant’s fault. I suppose my expectations after reading the web and the pre COVID reviews were much more than the reality!
We reserved a table on line. Having arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by the only waiter who informed us that we had to stand at the front counter, read the menu and order our meals before we would be seated at a table. This is a hotel restaurant, not a local cafe. When we complained to the gentleman at the hotel reception desk, we were told the waiter was stressed because his printer wasn’t working. When I booked online, I specifically stated that we were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. We received no recognition of this. This is definitely not the type of service we are used to receiving in Accor properties as Accor Plus members. So much for us choosing to celebrate a special occasion at Zest. What a disappointment in terms of your disgraceful service. However, our compliments to the Chef as the food was excellent.
Closed too early. didn’t know we were coming so table wasn’t ready, even though we booked and got confirmation. We had to pay before eating! Service man was friendly. Food was excellent! No dessert or drinks on offer, a bit odd. at one stage we were the only customers. We would come again as the food was so good.
Bloody poor show we are Accor members staying at another member hotel and booked on line and recieved a confirmation email confirming our booking. Aranged transport to Zest, had a drink in their bar then went to the restaurant for our confirmed and reserved booking! TO BE TOLD THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR MONTHS!!! VERY POOR SHOW, NOT EVEN AN APPOLOGY AT FIRST.
you where not open & you have not been open for the last 3 months MAYBE YOU NEED TO ADJUST YOUR WEBSITE & ON LINE BOOKING SYSTEM IF YOU ARE CLOSED....
waiter nice and prompt restaurant had no atmosphere menu in hotel not same as advertised online disappointed the fish did not have crispy skin and was covered in sauce
Delicious lamb; great selection of well-priced sides. Particularly enjoyed the option of Gluten-Free spring rolls, something I rarely find on a menu.
Good restaurant which we have previously visited and will so again Excellent staff and service. Could, however, have been a fraction faster in getting the food to the table.
We have been back several times and each time have not been disappointed. 👍👍
Very good food
Service was very "matter of fact" and not what we have come to expect from Novotel Restaurants. Had to wait for over five minutes before someone attended to us as the restaurant rerception desk even though there were only four people in trhe restaurant and we were there early. Some food was good but the rest just OK
My husband and I were celebrating his Birthday, we had exceptional service from Kirsty and the other staff. Our meals were delicious, particularly the scallops and Barramundi, which was the best we have tasted in Darwin. We enjoyed it so much, we returned the following week to celebrate our Anniversary with family. We will definitely be back again. The ambience in the restaurant is not great but the bar area Atrium is lovely.
Meals were true to menu description and well prepared staff knew the menu well and were able to give good information. A very enjoyable experience.
We have been told that our meal will be done around 30 to 40 mins but we have waited over 1 hour ! The service people are too less to give service ,it’s hard to call a waiter/waitress for service.
The building is great, unfortunately restaurant guests are seated to the side. In our case we were seated with a view of kitchen door as staff set up for breakfast the next day
The service was a bit slow but overall friendly staff and food delicious.
The sea food dishes including the fried Barra, barra spring rolls, and the prawn salad, were really good. International style dishes and the desserts were average. In general the food was good and all of us enjoyed it.
The 2 waitress we had were very new and not very confident and did not explain things very well. Food was nice though.
The food was very very good, the service was very very ordinary, only one staff member, Angie who was doing her best but run off her feet, but could not forget all the staff that showed up there around 8.30pm to put all the breakfast cereals etc out, very moody not happy and made us feel like we were no welcome. No mention of desert or coffee also the toilets, one was out of order and the other absolutely disgusting, which I told reception staff about
No complaints at all from any of the five of us. Food was good. Service was good. Prices were good. And can use Accor card for a discount. Enjoyable dinner.
Excellent service and food cooked to perfection.
A really enjoyable experience. Scallops and Barramundi were superb. Will visit again before we leave.
Dinner was superb
Great service and one of the best Chicken Curries I'ved had.
Second time we have been there in just over a week and again, very happy with everything