Zest Restaurant and Terrace

100 The Esplanade, Darwin, Australia, 0800
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Breakfast
Daily
06:00 - 10:00

Lunch
Daily
12:00 - 15:00
Dinner
Daily
18:00 - 21:30

All Day Dining available through Jabiru Cocktail Bar

Facilities
  • 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.

Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
$ $ $ $ $

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Edit / Cancel Reservation
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
16
4 Stars:
27
3 Stars:
7
2 Stars:
3
1 Star:
0
Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

Delicious lamb; great selection of well-priced sides. Particularly enjoyed the option of Gluten-Free spring rolls, something I rarely find on a menu.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

We have been back several times and each time have not been disappointed. 👍👍

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Very good food

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

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

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

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

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

The service was a bit slow but overall friendly staff and food delicious.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 17 December 2018

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

The 2 waitress we had were very new and not very confident and did not explain things very well. Food was nice though.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

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

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

Excellent service and food cooked to perfection.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

A really enjoyable experience. Scallops and Barramundi were superb. Will visit again before we leave.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 18 June 2018

Dinner was superb

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

Great service and one of the best Chicken Curries I'ved had.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 18 March 2018

Second time we have been there in just over a week and again, very happy with everything

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 08 March 2018

The whole night was very good. However, we did not appreciate another customer approaching us to do some form of survey/selling. We felt it was intrusion, other than that, could not fault.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We enjoyed our dinner so much and the service was excellent 😍

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Went for dinner on Valentines day here and the food & service were both exceptional. I had the 300g scotch fillet, was cooked to perfection, melted in my mouth. My fiancée had the curry of the day, (butter chicken)I must admit I was a little jealous as it was delicious. The staff were absolutely lovely. The tables were set quite romantic, with a huge lovely rose and a cute candle. Will definitely be coming back for dinner, as menu is great!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 12 February 2018

Great all round

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 21 October 2017

Excellent setting with an appealing menu

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 05 October 2017

Good variety on menu. Nice food in a relaxed setting.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money