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“Wonderful Celebration Meal”
Review of SidArt

SidArt
Ranked #4 of 2,455 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 50 - US$ 100
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday lunchtime which meant that we had their 5 course tasting menu, which was excellent value for money. I enjoyed not seeing the menu before the dishes arrived, having the waiter explain the meal as it arrived added something special to the experience. The food itself was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were warm and friendly and, in our opinion, gave us just the right amount of attention - attentive but not too over the top.

The setting, although didn't look all that from outside, was lovely. The restaurant is small and modern and it was interesting being able to see the chefs cooking. There were some really great touches with the coasters for drinks and knife and fork holders showing a really thorough attention to detail, adding to the whole feeling of luxury. I particularly liked that SidArt hasn't followed the recent trend of making the restaurants very dark. My partner and I can't wait to visit again.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal, seven courses plus amuse bouche, but not overwhelming. Modern style of cooking with a Japanese hint. Good wine pairing and they obliged our request for NZ wines rather than normal mix of local and global wines.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very central location in trendy Ponsonby.
The food is absolutely amazing.
You don't get a traditional menu, you'll be asked about any preferences or allergies and then they will tailor a degustation meal just for you.
The courses come out spaced perfectly, portion sizes were just right so we managed to eat all the courses served. Just.
The blend of flavours was inspired, I loved the presentation and still can't decide which was my favourite.
The staff were attentive and professional. Highly recommended, we will be back.

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1  Thank KerryB2354
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to fault a place with such great food, an awesome wine match and attentive service. It would be up there for me on the world stage. We went for a family birthday degustation with people with dietary needs and they made it work. The food is incredibly creative in a non weird way which can sometimes happen with degustations. All flavours were thoughtfully blended, matched and presented and it was the perfect pace for our slightly larger group. Well done and I'll happily keep coming back.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Sidart is like being at a Broadway stage show with a touch of Disney magic. This is not just a scoff and run kind of place - we were there 4 hours. Relax and enjoy each gorgeous plate of magical deliciousness - food is beyond words. The staff are amazing, this is customer service on a whole other level. The warmth and comfort of the dining room and Auckland harbour and cityscape views top this experience off. If you want to celebrate a special occasion or need a place to impress then this is it. Don't think about it just go!

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