Sid Sahrawat has become a leading practitioner of an innovative, exhilarating and seasonal-based blend of fine contemporary cuisine. At Sidart in Ponsonby, his plates combine an array of locally sourced seasonal ingredients and Indian spices. Expect unfamiliar and surprising pairings melded so skilfully it leaves the balance without question: a circle of finely sliced pale-green apple encases the white flesh of crab and is garnished with tiny ice balls and rocket flowers; a piece of John Dory is rubbed to perfection with spices and served on a bed of cashew and black garlic purée and topped with nasturtium leaves that are likely to have been plucked straight from Chand Sahrawat’s vegetable garden. Located on an elevated site, Sidart offers resplendent views of the city; the twinkling vista makes for a night you are sure to remember.

IN BRIEF An inspired fine-dining experience with city views

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