My Buzz

Theo Paphitis is a great name to have attached to any business and Restaurant Zest is no different. Twitter interaction and local papers have covered the story offering us free publicity, added to that would be the increase of followers & well wishers on Twitter.

My Bio

Fabulous modern European & British cuisine, where relaxed fine dining is the order of the day

Restaurant Zest is a high quality, award-winning restaurant in the heart of Derby’s restaurant quarter serving fabulous Modern European & British cuisine and where relaxed fine dining is the order of the day…

We are always very proud to receive awards and recommendations and are thrilled to be the winners of ‘RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR’ in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 Derby Food & Drink Awards! We also have a ‘RECOMMENDED’ status in the recent Hardens Guide as well as a ‘RECOMMENDED’ for 3 years running in the prestigious Good Food Guide 2011, 2012 & 2013. Thanks to all our staff and wonderful customers for helping us to achieve these fantastic awards…if you’ve never tried us, then come and visit soon to find out what all the fuss is about!

Tucked away in a beautiful, converted former stables building, the dining room is smart but relaxed and the atmosphere is fresh and welcoming. Great food and wine but without the pretence…

My Business Tips

Leadership is essential in restaurants, you can manage your team but if you really want results empower them by leading and inspiring them. Give the team access to the finances, the comments, the entire business and have them help you grow from within. At first this may seem hard to implement but the staff will respond by owning the product and by getting you fantastic results. Changing a job to a career is so simple but so very effective.

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