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Not your usual Indian restaurant, Zest is smart and modern with a terrific menu combining classic and inventive dishes. The decor in this bright, airy, centre-of-town shopfront is clean and open,
with white walls, blond chairs, contemporary styling. The menu includes dishes like starter of Zest's own tandoori trout, main course of medium-spicy Jaipuri chicken with fried mushrooms, onions
and capsicums with Punjabi masala in thick sauce. Peshwari naan and bhajis are excellent. The service is hip and friendly and the wine list well matched to the flavours. And yes, there is chicken
tikka masala, if you must, but this is a great place for exploring new flavours.
I was feeling in desperate need of reviving lunch, today, as I’d started the week feeling rather rundown, following a magnificently entertaining, but physically draining weekend.After a quick glance through restaurant names, I settled upon Zest as the main thing that I was lacking, so it was to the Indian restaurant of that name that I decided to head.With seating for around thirty, in their premises just off St Andrew Square, I was pleased to see that they offered a reasonably priced business lunch menu. From that, I chose vegetable samosas to start, then followed with the muglai chana gosht...
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