For almost 20 years The French Cafe, guided by owners Simon Wright and Creghan Molloy-Wright, has set the gold standard for Auckland’s fine-dining scene. Now the baton is passing to restaurant royalty Sid and Chand Sahrawat and it will bear the name Sid at The French Cafe. The timing of the change in ownership rules the restaurant out of this year’s awards, but we’re confident that the Sahrawat touch will work its magic to retain the sky-high standards we’ve come to expect, respecting The French Cafe’s legacy of beautifully crafted food and impeccable service, while bringing a new flavour all his own. It’s promised that the format and style of dining will remain the same but the food will change slightly to suit Sid’s repertoire. Definitely one to watch in the expectation that one of our old favourites will very soon become a new favourite.