Zest at Lime Square

(129 Reviews)
220 South Oak Way Lime Square Green Park, Reading, South East England, RG2 6UP
World Fusion
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Average

Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Zest at Lime Square
4.4
(based on 129 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (24)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (88)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (28)
  • lunch (102)
  • luxury (12)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (27)
  • trendy (30)
  • value (23)
  • views (21)
  • By Jim W from Reading
    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.

  • By Teresa M from Reading
    23 October 2020

    Excellent service, felt safe and all covid regulations observed.

  • By Annabelle M from Reading
    15 October 2020

    While the restaurant was very quiet, the waiter was attentive. The food was served in good time and was lovely.

  • By Louise T from Reading
    14 October 2020

    Still serving my favourite dishes, long may that continue. Excellent service as ever.

  • By Emma H from Reading
    30 September 2020

    As always a lovely visit service brilliant and foo superb

  • By David M from Reading
    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.

  • By Karen H from Reading
    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.

  • By Gill S from Reading
    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 ??

  • By Liz D from Reading
    18 February 2020

    Favourite lunch spot. Busy as usual even on Tuesday but always fantastic attentive service. Interesting menu with lots of choice.

  • By Brian M from Reading
    14 February 2020

    Lovely Valentine’s Day dinner with a varied menu with plenty of choice Most enjoyable

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Zest at Lime Square
220 South Oak Way Lime Square Green Park, Reading, South East England, RG2 6UP