JEWISH CUISINE, RE-IMAGINED.

ZEST is the restaurant, café and bar at JW3 led by chef Eran Tibi, and General Manager Davina Sasha.

It blends culinary cultures and the Tel Aviv vibe to create a more contemporary approach to Jewish cooking.

Whether you want a drink, a snack or a meal, you’ll find a fresh, delicious experience at Zest.

We look forward to welcoming you.

OPENING HOURS:


Café

Sunday 9am-11pm
Monday-Thursday 8am-11pm
Friday 8am-4.30pm
Saturday 6.30-11pm*

Restaurant

Sunday 10.30-3pm brunch / 6.30-10pm dinner
Monday-Thursday 8-11am breakfast / 12-3pm lunch / 6-10pm dinner
Friday closed*
Saturday closed*

*changes in accordance with Shabbat times

THEY TRIED TO
KILL US, WE
SURVIVED, LET'S EAT
POTTED JEWISH HISTORY
Menu
IN A RESTAURANT,
CHOOSE A TABLE
NEAR A WAITER.
HENNY YOUNGMAN
Menu
Menu
Menu

- BOOKING -

BOOK ONLINE

- THE CREW -

Israeli Chef Eran Tibi is behind the stoves, whilst responsibility for hospitality and service lies in the capable hands of Davina Sasha, General Manager.

After a successful launch by Chefs Eran Tibi and Josh Katz, who forged successful careers at Ottolenghi and went on to set up Made in Camden at the Roundhouse, Eran has taken the helm from the beginning of 2014.

Sasha, once a psychology student, has worked in several top restaurants and most recently has been in charge of hospitality at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

VEGETABLES ARE A MUST ON A DIET.
I SUGGEST CARROT CAKE, ZUCCHINI BREAD, AND PUMPKIN PIE.
JIM DAVIS

- THE STORY -

ZEST is the restaurant, café and bar at JW3. Its ambition is to be the home of modern, kosher Jewish cooking, its food a reflection not just of the vibrancy of the cafes and restaurants of Israel today but also of their warmth and sense of hospitality.

The menu reflects this. Excellent coffee, teas, juices and a stimulating breakfast menu; warming vegetable soups; lots of mezze; imaginative salads; colourful fish dishes; a range of nibbles and ‘small plates’; and an abundance of Zest’s own cakes and desserts.

The highly colourful plates, cups, saucers, bowls and mugs on the tables at Zest have been specifically produced for us by Adama Pottery in Petah Tikvah, Israel. Adama has been a family affair since 1991 and belongs to two sisters-in-law, Adrianna and Yaara Rozental. Adrianna runs the company but she made clear that their respective husbands, Hanan and Gal, ‘help her on many issues’. Adrianna employs a team of seven and although they have shipped to members of their extended family around the world this is their first commercial shipment to the UK.

- THE BAR & PIAZZA -

Zest’s magnificent bar has been built by Cantilever Bars, one of the UK’s most innovative bar specialists, and is 15 metres wide – so there is plenty of room for you and your friends to meet!

The bar is the central feature of hospitality at Zest. One counter will feature the cakes, breads, juices, teas and coffees that will constitute the café menu while the side facing the restaurant will feature a view into the kitchen where the chefs will be hard at work.

The main span will also have the extra attraction of facing on to a series of sliding glass doors that open up on to a large piazza. Here guests can, weather permitting of course, sit outside, eat, drink and enjoy an unusual oasis.



- VISIT US -

Café

Sunday 9am-11pm
Monday-Thursday 8am-11pm
Friday 8am-4.30pm
Saturday 6.30-11pm*

Restaurant

Sunday 10.30-3pm brunch / 6.30-10pm dinner
Monday-Thursday 8-11am breakfast / 12-3pm lunch / 6-10pm dinner
Friday closed*
Saturday closed*

*changes in accordance with Shabbat times

Zest is located on the Ground floor of JW3 at 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET

Underground
Finchley Road (Metropolitan, Jubilee) and West Hampstead (Jubilee)

Overground
Finchley Road & Frognal and West Hampstead
Buses
13, 82, 113, 187 and 268

Trains
West Hampstead
Thameslink