Zest Restaurant

Zest Restaurant Low Road
CA28 9HS
01946 692848

Opening HoursSun-Tue: Closed
Wed-Fri: 6.30-9.30PM
Sat: 6.30-10.00PM

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)


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Sausage pattie
Venison stroganoff
Special Black pudding bons bons
bedrock gin standing stones vodka local cumbrian spirits
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Featured Recipe

Creamy Turkey Casserole

Creamy Turkey Casserole

Here’s a recipe that Ricky recently did ‘on the telly’. It went down a storm with his guests for its luxurious creamy texture and flavour, it is actually surprisingly low in calories...



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Thu, 27 Feb 2014
I have been eating at Zest for ten years and have always found the food and service to be great.

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