Zest at Lime Square

(116 Reviews)
220 South Oak Way Lime Square Green Park, Reading, Berks., RG2 6UP
World Fusion


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.

Customer reviews for Zest at Lime Square
(based on 116 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (19)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (77)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (63)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (22)
  • lunch (90)
  • luxury (10)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (22)
  • trendy (26)
  • value (18)
  • views (18)
  • By Katie mackenzie-doyle from Reading
    8 January 2020

    Lovely location and atmosphere, I had the Quinoa salad which was delicious, would highly recommend.

  • By Victoria B from London
    3 January 2020

    Food was absolutely delicious and portions very generous. I would definitely recommend it and if I’m ever in Reading again I will surely be visiting again.

  • By Stephen F from reading
    12 December 2019

    fantastic food & service always

  • By Alessandra P from Peterborough
    3 December 2019

    Great dishes and vegan options

  • By Peter G from Reading
    26 November 2019

    Friendly staff, delicious food and dood atmosphere.

  • By Emma M from Reading
    12 November 2019

    This place was recommended to me by my boss and I am so glad he did! My husband and I went there for dinner last night and it was honestly one of the best meals we've both had in a long while. We were lucky enough to be able to book a little igloo outside too (though this was only available this week). The service was great - Sally was lovely! And the food - amazing! I had the scotch egg to start and he had the salt and pepper squid (we shared!) and they were both outstanding. I had fish and chips as the main and he nasi goreng and again, both amazing (he's actually part indonesian so we have had authentic nasi goreng and this was just as good!) and then the sticky toffee pudding to end was sensational. I can't wait to go back - thank you Zest!

  • By John D from Reading
    25 October 2019

    Good menu with a wide variety of dishes catering to all tastes. Service is attentive with being fussy. Dishes were well prepared and portions were decent.

  • By Leanne C from Reading
    25 October 2019

    Great, tasty lunch in pleasant atmosphere

  • By Geoff G from Reading
    25 October 2019

    Excellent for lunch and dinner

  • By Jana C-A C from Reading
    22 October 2019

    Always an enjoyable, tasty meal :)

Restaurant Location Map
Zest at Lime Square
220 South Oak Way Lime Square Green Park, Reading, Berks., RG2 6UP