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Zest at Lime Square

220 South Oak Way, Lime Square, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UP +44 1184430133

(((() World Fusion
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00.

I drove 28 miles to Zest to meet some friends. I had the chicken salad, with sate sauce, crispy noodles and avacado. Wow, was it good. I would drive the 28 miles back just to have it again !!

Sarah Reeves 07 January 2018
from Hungerford

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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.

Zest at Lime Square

220 South Oak Way, Lime Square, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UP

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Customer reviews for Zest at Lime Square

4.3 (((() (based on 76 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (56)
  • business (50)
  • dinner (34)
  • trendy (16)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • al fresco (11)
  • large parties (11)
  • value (11)
  • luxury (9)
  • views (9)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 10 February 2018 by Debbie Baillie from Wokingham

    Zest was recommended to me by a friend so I took a chance, having looked at the menu and noticing it had gluten/dairy free options, and booked it for lunch with an old friend. We were greeted really nicely and professionally and service was top notch. We both had the chicken peanut salad and it was absolutely divine! Had it not been rude to do so, I think we would both have licked the plates clean! Thanks!

  • ((((( 7 January 2018 by Sarah Reeves from Hungerford

    I drove 28 miles to Zest to meet some friends. I had the chicken salad, with sate sauce, crispy noodles and avacado. Wow, was it good. I would drive the 28 miles back just to have it again !!

  • ((((( 15 November 2017 by Niki from Reading

    Not been here for 3 years and it was still excellent! The lady that runs Zest is friendly and bubbly. The food was gorgeous and portion was a nice big size. Wine was excellent too.

  • ((((( 11 November 2017 by Amanda from Winchester

    Excellent restaurant with good food and good service

  • ((((( 26 October 2017 by Julie from Reading

    Absolutely fabulous meal this week. Really loved the bubble and squeak starter with mushrooms, fried egg and crispy kale! Really nice atmosphere for an evening meal after work, and as always the service was perfect.

  • ((((* 11 October 2017 by D from Reading

    Food is always terrific. Service not there yet.

  • ((((* 16 August 2017 by Andy Campbell from Reading

    Staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. no trouble asking for extra sauce which was delivered quickly. very pleasant experience

  • (((** 29 July 2017 by Derek Rees from Reading

    Generally it was great but the prawn salad that half the group ordered as a main dish was widely disappointing - it only had 3 prawns and was cold (most expected hot based on previous similar dishes eaten there.

  • ((((( 26 July 2017 by Sharon Dart from REading

    Lovely meal as always, nice atmosphere.

  • ((((* 14 July 2017 by Sharon Dart from Reading

    It was a lovely lunch, food was excellent as always. The service is very good but the only criticism I would have it that the Mediterranean looking chap is really very abrupt in his approach and does not smile at all. He did not hear that my dining colleague wanted some water as well as myself and when she asked him for it he practically barked at her "you said you did not want any!". The blond haired lady is really good - very smiley and pleasant. I assume that she is the manager.

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