Sidart restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018 Supreme Winner

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Supreme Winner and winner of Best Fine Dining, Best Chef, and Restaurateur of the Year.
Duck with nasturtium, sweetcorn and marigold. Photo/Babiche Martens.

Duck with nasturtium, sweetcorn and marigold. Photo/Babiche Martens.

Sidart restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Sidart offers contemporary fine dining at the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby Road and is this year's Supreme Winner.

In a time of uncertainty for many fine-dining establishments, it’s no mean feat that Sidart – now in its ninth year – has reached new heights of excellence. From the first tingly taste of compressed cucumber to the genius of a simply presented peach half that turns out to be so much more, everything you eat here surprises and delights. Noting that Sid Sahrawat is a brilliant chef is stating the obvious, but his knack for nurturing talent, specifically in the case of head chef Jason Kim and Lesley Chandra, who is in charge of research and development for both Sidart and Cassia, gets less attention; it’s one of the reasons he and his wife and business partner, Chand, can run two restaurants at the pinnacle of Auckland’s dining scene. The service at Sidart is pitch-perfect under the leadership of restaurant manager Sophie Beaton, ably assisted by the knowledgeable sommelier, Sho Osumi.

What it offers Dégustation dining only / Tuesday test kitchen / Discovery menu Wed-Sat / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for vegetarians / Takes large groups / Craft beer selection
A favourite dish Blackfoot pāua with corn, fig leaf and sea lettuce
Hours Lunch Fri, Dinner Tue-Sat
Price
 $$$
Seats 60
Chef Sid Sahrawat, executive chef; Jason Kim, head chef
Awards:
Supreme Winner
Winner, Best Fine Dining
Winner, Best Chef: Sid Sahrawat
Winner, Restaurateur of the Year:
Sid and Chand Sahrawat (Joint)
Finalist, Restaurant Personality of the Year: Sho Osumi
Finalist, Best Service
Finalist, Best Drinks List
Finalist, Food for Good

Book now

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

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

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