Welcome to Zest Restaurant
At Zest Restaurant we specialise in modern British food with the emphasis on local Cumbrian produce - especially our chargrilled Cumbrian steaks and fresh seafood landed here in Whitehaven. We have a relaxed atmosphere and pride ourselves on our quality of service. Our clientele choose the restaurant for a relaxed meal where the food is the focus of the evening. Our aim is for you to leave us feeling happy and full - and perhaps a bit tipsy!
A little bit of history
Husband and wife team Emma and Ricky Andalcio met whilst working in the restaurant industry in London. They decided to leave London behind to open their own business in Emma's home town of Whitehaven.
Opened in the year 2000 Zest Restaurant was the first venture for the couple.
After selecting a premises, work was set about to transform what was in the past a former officer’s mess and then pub into the restaurant that stands today. Ricky and Emma swapped their chef’s whites for builder’s gear and did all of the refurbishment themselves – with some help from the family.
Was Whitehaven ready for a new restaurant for the millennium? Well it seems that was the case as many families and friends have enjoyed a celebratory meal with delicious food and friendly service at the restaurant since then…..even the odd Prime Minister (Tony Blair dined at the restaurant in 2001)
Christmas Opening times at Zest Restaurant
Our opening times over the festive period alter a little from our usual times so please see our guide below:
Open as usual until Saturday 20th December:
Saturday 20th December Open 6.30pm - late
Sunday 21st December Closed
Monday 22nd December Closed
Tuesday 23rd December Closed
Wednesday 24th December Closed
Thursday 25th December Closed
Friday 26th December Closed
Saturday 27th December Open 6.30pm- late
Sunday 28th December Open 6.30pm- late
Monday 29th December Open 6.30pm- late
Tuesday 30th December Open 6.30pm- late
Wednesday 31st December Open 6.30pm- late
Thursday 1st January Closed
Friday 2nd January Open 6.30pm- late
Saturday 3rd January Open 6.30pm- late
(Resuming normal opening hours Wednesday- Saturday from there on)