Recommended in the Michelin Guide & awarded Reading’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in 2007, Zest at Lime Square is a waterfront restaurant blending different cuisines & cooking methods to craft a diverse, contemporary menu.
Marrying different culinary techniques & traditions, the Zest menu includes bold flavours, such as venison wellington with butternut squash fondant, haggis, potato & horseradish puree, and ham hock, rabbit, wood pigeon & pistachio terrine served with cauliflower piccalilli, as well as pan-friend john dory fillets with butternut squash dauphine, sautéed leeks & a bisque sauce. The luscious dessert menu includes classic sweets with a twist, such as raspberry & mascarpone crème brulee, as well as cocktail desserts, such as the ‘Toblerone’ made by blending Baileys, Tia Maria, Frangelico, honey, chocolate & ice cream.
Decorated with plenty of glass, solid oak floors & neutral walls, Zest at Lime Square is a contemporary space with warm wood tables and plush hide chairs. Free parking is also offered to customers.
Zest at Lime square in Reading is a 10-minute drive from Reading West Rail Station. Madejski Stadium is just an 11-minute walk away.
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- afternoon tea (7)
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- breakfast (8)
- business (88)
- child friendly (6)
- dinner (71)
- entertainment (8)
- large parties (28)
- lunch (102)
- luxury (12)
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29 October 2020
As always the food was fresh and well prepared. You cannot beat a scotch egg with a nice runny middle. One of the few places that always get it right. A good distance between tables which is important nowadays.
23 October 2020
Excellent service, felt safe and all covid regulations observed.
15 October 2020
While the restaurant was very quiet, the waiter was attentive. The food was served in good time and was lovely.
14 October 2020
Still serving my favourite dishes, long may that continue. Excellent service as ever.
30 September 2020
As always a lovely visit service brilliant and foo superb
30 September 2020
Excellent bistro style restaurant serving European dishes and also some Far Eastern dishes. The scotch egg starter is the real gem on the menu, having said that, I have never been disappointed at Zest with anything Tony, in the kitchen, produces.
28 September 2020
Good menu and portion sizes. Delicious food. I had chicken satay avocado and crispy noodle salad. My friend had sprung rolls (very differently presented!) And Thai fishcakes. Good value for money. Great service.
23 September 2020
We’ve been waiting for Zest to re-open after lockdown so booked for my husbands birthday yesterday. Sally is lovely, food was amazing and even to the background 70’s and 80’s music. Excellent, we will be going back without a doubt as it’s our local ??
18 February 2020
Favourite lunch spot. Busy as usual even on Tuesday but always fantastic attentive service. Interesting menu with lots of choice.
14 February 2020
Lovely Valentine’s Day dinner with a varied menu with plenty of choice Most enjoyable