About us

Sid at The French Café is an independently owned, family run, relaxed fine dining restaurant in Symonds Street, Auckland. The restaurant serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed fine dining setting, offering both à la carte and tasting menu options. 

Owner and executive chef Sid Sahrawat oversee the innovation in the kitchen and wife Chand manages all operations; they are supported by a talented team of hospitality professionals; restaurant manager Anna Roseblade and sommelier Aleksandr (Alex) Shchepetkin.

Head Chef Tommy Hope leads the kitchen team.

The Sahrawats also own and operate modern Indian bar and eatery KOL in Ponsonby and oversee Cassia at SkyCity (offering contemporary Indian cuisine) in SkyCity’s Federal Street in Auckland’s CBD.  

The restaurant has two private dining offerings, The Cellar (capacity 12) and The French Kitchen (capacity 36+).   


Come and work with us, join a family owned business.