Dictionaries define zest two ways. It is A) the tasty peel of a citrus fruit and B) a synonym for enthusiasm or energy.
Both of which make sense when it comes to Zest Restaurant in The Gailes Hotel, Irvine.
A short walk from the popular Gailes beach, The Gailes Hotel is on Marine Drive in between Irvine and Troon.
A family-owned, four-star luxury hotel with golf and spa facilities, it has a welcoming bar and restaurant called Zest.
Warm walnut and gorgeous soft furnishings create a modern, contemporary look inside the restaurant.
Get a taste for Zest with today’s Big Deal on a two course meal for two.
Two course meal
Available Sunday to Friday, this offer is for two people to each have a starter and main course
Dishes may change according to the seasonal produce available, but expect starters like soup of the day with tomato bread, chicken liver and brandy parfait with red onion jam and toasted brioche, and roasted red pepper and goats’ cheese bon bons with spiced aioli and rocket salad.
Mains may feature the chilli, ginger and soy glazed salmon fillet with charred pak choi and saffron potatoes with soy dip, the 24 hour braised shin of beef with smoked paprika mash, roasted winter vegetables and classic chasseur sauce, and the baby spinach, ricotta and piquillo pepper canneloni with tomato fondue and Arran cheddar crumb.
Zest Restaurant has plenty of happy diners on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from recent, longer reviews:
‘The food in the restaurant was excellent but what really makes this hotel is the staff. Helpful and always smiling!’
‘Restaurant was excellent… The food was terrific…’
‘The bar and restaurant staff are wonderful and our server Niki was especially good… The food is fantastic.’
Zest for life
This offer would be ideal for a casual lunch with a friend; a lazy brunch with family and, of course, it is perfect for those midweek evenings when cooking simply doesn’t appeal.
Get a Zest for life with today’s Big Deal on a two course meal.