Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Sidart

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of Sidart.

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Sidart

Fine Dining

At the rear of a rather forlorn shopping plaza, the inventive European fare coming out of the kitchen at Sidart belies its odd location. Once inside the plush, recently extended dining room, you’ll be treated to innovative and ambitious food, expertly choreographed service and twinkling views of the city. You won’t be given a menu, rather a quick run- through of the courses and more in-depth explanations as each dish arrives. Sid Sahrawat is a master of reinventing familiar flavours, boldly playing with sweet and savoury elements in a dish (parmesan ice cream with honeycomb, anyone?) and surprising textures. Part of that’s down to Sidart’s Tuesday Test Kitchen, when the chefs experiment with eight entirely new courses each week, the fruits of which you, too, can experience for less than 100 bucks.

A favourite dish
Any of the dessert courses, which are some of the best we’ve had.

What it offers
Dégustation only / Chef’s Table (9 courses and glass of champagne $170) Wed-Sat / Tuesday Test Kitchen (8 courses for $80, or
$95 from July 25) / Friday lunch special (5 courses for $65) / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Craft beer selection / Bar / Private dining room / Takes large groups

Hours—L Fri; D Tue-Sat
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$$
Seats—60
Chef—Sid Sahrawat 

PONSONBY
Level 1, Three Lamps Plaza
283 Ponsonby Rd
Ph 360-2122
sidart.co.nz

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