Sid at The French Cafe regrets to inform all customers that it is closed for 4 weeks starting 23/3 until 25th April or further notice due to NZ Government's COVID-19 restrictions 

We will update this website our Instagram and our Facebook pages regularly as we hear any updates from the government when we can restart any services.


Dear guests,

If your voucher expires between 20th March 2020 to 20th June 2020 your gift voucher will be automatically extended by us for a further 6 months. We are a small family business and appreciate your support during these hard times. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.


Sid, Chand and The Sid at The French Cafe team.


phone +64 9 377 1911

Dinner : Tuesday to Saturday
Lunch : Saturday

COVID-19 Measures- The safety of our guests and staff is our foremost concern. We are increasing our table spacing and managing a more spread out table allocation. Guests may find themselves seated in our French Kitchen and Cellar private dining areas as we are implement these measures, guests may also be seated next to an empty table. We request guests to please bear with us as we undertake these measures to ensure that you have the best possible and safest possible experience at Sid at The French Cafe.

Whilst Sid at The French Cafe does accommodate children, we are predominantly an adult venue. We do not provide facilities such as high chairs & changing tables.  We kindly request that children under 6 years old dine before 18:30. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday 2020 Chef Colab Lunches

Along with our a la carte offering every Saturday lunch, Sid and head chef Lesley will be working with the team at Sid at The French Cafe to collaborate on a 5 course chef's colab lunch. The dishes on offer will change on a regular basis depending on seasonality of ingredients and what the chefs are feeling inspired by. The Chef's Collaboration Lunch is $95 per person, includes five courses and is available only for lunch on Saturdays in 2020.

Diners can choose from either menu on arrival.

Tuesday Test Kitchens at The French Kitchen 2020 

The Tuesday Test Kitchen takes place on the first Tuesday of every month (February – November) in The French Kitchen and is priced at $175 per person which includes canapés, a six course tasting menu (two dishes each from Sidart, Cassia and The French Café), a glass of champagne or Seedlip cocktail or beer on arrival, water and after dinner tea or coffee.

Bookings now open for 2020.

Please note the Tuesday Test Kitchens are a ticketed event, you must have prepaid and bought a ticket through the link below. If you book using the reservations form you will be booking for a meal in the main dining room at Sid at The French Cafe which is operational at the same time for our usual Sid at The French Cafe dining experience.


Sid at The French Café can cater for events and celebrations to suit most groups. We do open on Sundays and Mondays to cater for large groups or special events.

To discuss your event please call 09 377 1911.