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“WONDERFUL EATING EXPERIENCE”
Review of SidArt

SidArt
Ranked #3 of 2,344 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 November 27, 2013

Came here for a company celebration, 14 diners in all and everyone loved it ..the food was devine! Like mini taste explosions in your mouth and so carefully put together. There was about 7 courses and sooooo full by the time dessert came to the table. Views were great too and wonderful service. Love the wee touches and attention to detail. will be back

Lindy

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I had booked online a few weeks prior to our arrival and had to change our reservation just a bit later last minute, but the staff were responsive and accommodating. Two friends and I had the 10 course tasting menu with wine pairings and couldn't have been more satisfied with the experience. The food is not only presented beautifully, but incredibly flavourful. There's also a great view of the Auckland skyline at night. It is a little expensive but definitely worth it.

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Thank Ashley E
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to sidart in 6 months. And we will definitely be returning every time we visit Auckland. We had the 10 course degustation. Every dish was faultless. Beautifully presented, tasty and with innovative elements to each. The menu changes monthly. Of particular "greatness" were the duck, pork belly and the roquefort ice cream courses. Food excellent, service excellent -truly a gem of a restaurant.

Thank joanne017
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had emailed the restaurant before leaving Perth to make a booking as it was both my birthday and our last night in Auckland, and we didn't want to miss out. Their responses were courteous and helpful and satisfied a query I had regarding what time we might finish the 10 course degustation.

The location of the restaurant isn't very salubrious, but the room is pleasant and well decorated. We were lucky enough to be placed in the table by the window so watched the twilight and darkness descend on the city whilst working our way through our courses.

It's been a few weeks since we dined so I can't actually remember the dishes (not that that is particularly relevant because most change depending on what is in season/the chef wants to cook) but all the food was excellent. I've been to a few degustations and this would have to be one of the best I've ever had.

The sommalier/waiter (a young lady whose name escapes me) was very knowledgeable about the wines and their origins and enhanced our enjoyment of the night.

It was expensive - ($462 for two with the matched wines) but we had purchased an Auckland Entertainment Book, so that reduced the bill by $40) - but I don't regret spending the money.

It was a memorable night and a perfect way to end our NZ holiday.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Lucky to sneak in a table for two on Saturday night in our first visit to Auckland. Having been to Tetsuyas, French Laundry, Quay and a few of the top restaurants in the world - SidArt ranks equal with fresh, complex, perfectly matched gastronomical masterpieces with each course. Five or ten courses on option with matching wines - we chose five courses and what a delight. From a 3 course amuse bouche, watermelon tomato water accented with smoked goats curd and passion fruit sorbet, spanner crab and squid and parsnip, crispy hapuka, duck and three mushroom and finished with filet of beef with gingerbread reduction. Two spectacular desserts and we declared. Very reasonable and well sourced wine list. Highly recommend and thanks to Mo for the wonderful, informed service and also to Sid for sharing some time out of the kitchen to thank us for dining (he even handled our reservation made by email on the Saturday morning - thank you whoever cancelled!!)

Thank butlersb
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