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Our Philosophy

We are a husband and wife team, Chef Sid Sahrawat and Chand Sahrawat  who opened our first restaurant Sidart in Ponsonby in 2009, after winning many accolades we decided to pay homage to our roots by opening modern Indian restaurant Cassia in 2014. In September 2019 we bought iconic restaurant The French Cafe and renamed it Sid at The French Cafe. In 2021 we passed on Sidart to our head chef Lesley Chandra. We now own Cassia and Sid at The French Cafe.

Each of our restaurants is unique, but each reflects our passion for hospitality. Our staff are a part of our family.

We pride ourselves in offering warm, personable service. Our wine lists feature some of the best regional vineyards of NZ and offers a selection of recognised and eclectic producers internationally.

Our restaurants are an extension of our home and we look forward to welcoming you to be a part of our family.

Workplace & Culture

We are about passionate people who work closely with each other continuously striving to be more creative and growing through our diverse & talented restaurant teams

Perks & Benefits


  • Go home, take a 4 week break!

    We close all 3 restaurants over the christmas period, you deserve it!

  • Learning & Development

    We offer hands on training, professional development opportunities with external providers to grow your career. 6 monthly staff appraisals let you know where you are and help you set goals.

  • Staff meals

    Every day we break bread together as a family with our staff, cooked dinners are provided before dinner service.

  • Flu Jabs

    We care about your health and are proactive about it. We pay for influenza vaccines for all staff who want it before the winter season sets in.


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Our Journey

Sidart - the beginning
Cassia - Our love for Indian Food
Sid at French Café

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