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“Excellent, in all respects”
Review of SidArt

SidArt
Ranked #2 of 2,358 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: SIDART Restaurant is an award winning fine dining restaurant located in the Three Lamps Plaza, 283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland. We are open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner from 6pm and Friday's for lunch. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Reviewed June 23, 2012

I had not heard of this restaurant before. It is a bit hard to find, being on the first floor of a shopping mall, but initial impressions are misleading. This is a first class restaurant hiding away in non-first class surroundings.

This is not a cheap experience, luckily I was being hosted. I had the 4 course menu for $90. their is a 10 course menu also for $140.

I had monk fish with mandarin, rabbit with calamari, grain fed sirloin and a chocolate ganache desert. all were superb.

There is a good wine list by the glass and by the bottle. Matched wines are available for each dish.

Service was first rate also.

This is a great place to entertain special guests or for a special occaision.

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2  Thank Chucky111
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

we went on a Tuesday night and enjoyed the chef's 'test kitchen' 8 course tasting plate. Not their normal menu but one which evolves week to week as they try new flavours, cooking techniques and showcase seasonality. A fantastic range of flavours and new taste experiences, none of which disappointed and several which delivered amazing and surprising flavour combinations. Wait staff are extremely informative in explaining each dish and have an excellent knowledge of matching wines. The meal was not rushed with appropriate space between courses. The view over the Auckland CBD is a bonus as this restaurant team would do well any where. You will not be disappointed. I suggest best size group is 2-4 people and it is an ideal location for couples to enjoy each others company in nice surrounds, with excellent food and wine for the occasion.

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1  Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Impeccable service, great ambiance but be prepared for dishes that combine unusual ingredients that can sometimes be a hit and miss.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We came here based on the reviews on Trip Advisor for the Friday lunch degustion. I was excited to come but didn't want to build it up too much incase it disappointed - as it said was located in a shopping centre, so wasn't sure!

Don't let the address put you off - the food was absolutely wonderful. The decor was dark and moody and there was a wonderful view towards the city. Once inside the restaurant no one would know you came to it from a shopping centre.

We thought it was wonderful and would easily come here again - do yourselves a favour and experience it one day :) The staff were attentive and professional as well, and helped us with our other choices of restuarants while in Auckland. Good work.

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Thank JenGWells
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We went for the Tuesday Test Kitchen, which is a set degustation menu of experimental dishes the chefs are trying out. The view overlooking the city is amazing and food was great. Some combinations were outstanding, some weren't to my taste, all were innovative and original. It was a great experience and the service was exceptional. Thanks Sidart!

Thank nessaklnz
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