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Award Winning Restaurant in Kildare

Zest Café & Restaurant in Clane, Co. Kildare, began life back in June 2003. Owner Mark Condron has created an establishment known for its great food and warm welcome. Along with his young and vibrant team they have created a venue with quality and passion at its core.

Best casual dining restaurant in Kildare 2013


Zest Cafe is the 2013 Winner of Best Casual Dining

Restaurant in Co Kildare


The Food

The word zest aptly describes our approach cooking style, using clean and distinct flavours to create interesting and eclectic menu options. Our team use only the best ingredients, local where possible, to create delicious and unfussy food.

Zest operates from early in the morning until late every night with the exception of Sunday where we open at 12:30pm. Menus change throughout the day so it’s breakfast until noon and then lunch until early evening. At night it gets a little more serious yet relaxing transforming itself into a smart bistro with set tables and intimate lighting. In the evening you can choose from an array of fish, game and meat options, all carefully crafted and presented accompanied by a wine from our carefully chosen wine list, most of which are served by the glass. Alternatively you can pop in for a delicious pizza and a beer.

The Restaurant

The entire restaurant seats just 55 so always appears lively and busy. With the open kitchen in full view for all to see creating a wonderful atmosphere in a smart yet relaxing environment. With lots of windows and high ceilings the space seems wonderfully bright and airy during the day yet feels warm and charming in the evening.