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“Can you have too much of a good thing?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SidArt

SidArt
Ranked #2 of 2,227 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $76
Cuisines: International, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: METRO BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2010SIDART Restaurant is a 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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Can you have too much of a good thing?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went for the "test kitchen" where you get a ten course degustation. It was superb in every way and very good value, without doubt the best meal that I've had at an Auckland restaurant.

It left me wanting more of every course (a good thing), but there wasn't too little either. Some really interesting textures and tastes, the staff were spot on too.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Auckland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can't get enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

I can't get enough of Sidart. I've only been twice but I just want to keep going back. I went last year for my birthday and recently this year to celebrate my engagement. Both times everything has delivered to all expectations. The service is always first class and the food is some of the best I have eaten (compared to eating at Heston's "The Fat Duck" and Gordon's "At the London"). The menu is well composed and the food delivers on all fronts. The dining room is nice, nothing pretentious. They were kind enough to give us (probably the best seat in the house - barring the chef's table maybe) the table next to the window with views of the city-scape. Value for money is awesome as well, well worth the money and very generous in the little extras they give (last time we had 3 additional amuse bouche that weren't on the menu as well as a couple of macaroons to take home).

Love this place and can't wait to go again, which we plan to do in the new year when we have some family visiting from the UK.

  • Visited August 2013
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Auckland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sublime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Best restaurant in Auckland. Have dined here several time over the last 12 months. Amazing service, exciting menu's . Never fail to be impressed with this smooth operation. Every dish a visual & taste sensation.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jane O
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Devote four hours and a small fortune and it will change your life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Yes this place is refreshingly expensive by any world standard but if you're reading this, you know that; now is not the time to retreat. Several choices, the answer you want the 10 course degustation with matching half glass wines with each. You'll get 3 fish, 3 meat and three dessert courses and a few amuse bouche / palate cleansers. Sid's food is sublime. Amanda served us on the night and I can only describe the experience as prescient. The place is a little hard to find, hidden upstairs at the back of a converted deco building but the views over Auckland are wonderful. If you can afford it do it.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Jesse_YOLO
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New Zealand
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Taste bud sensation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Art on a plate. A journey of tastes, colours and sensations on the palate. Wonderful and very interesting wine matches. Great service and presentation. Tiny criticism for one course of cool plates resulting in cool food which I think would have been better hotter. Overall, despite the expense, very good value for an exceptional, occasional experience.

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