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The Tasting Shed

609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (19 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We had nearly every dish to share. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Our first visit, 3 generations went for Fathers' Day Lunch and overall first impressions were good, with the ambience of the restaurant. Wait staff explained the concept - sharing plates, slightly larger than "normal" entrees - and the menu read well, though was somewhat disappointing...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love the Tasting Shed! It’s my absolute favourite restaurant - from the amazingly tasty food to the super lovely staff, highly recommend visiting this place - especially in summer, they have a beautiful garden to sit in & share their delicious food. I...More

Thank Diversions
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Six men on a wine tour stopped for lunch. The setting is both indoor and outdoor We stayed inside as the day was cold. Service was attentive and informative but a bit rehearsed. The tasting plates were all interesting and tasty so the place lives...More

Thank maggic
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Service staff very helpful. Small sized portions but very tasty. I suggest ordering 1 or 2 each and then order more if necessary. Although you probably MUST try the dessert as everyone enjoyed their ice creams and I loved the chocolate. For main I had...More

Thank Glennis N
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for great ambience, service and top quality food, this is the place! What a great dining experience.

Thank AbbyF287
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Went today for lunch and it was yummy!! We were greeted by a very friendly young lady who remembered speaking to me on the phone. We ordered a selection of dishes each one delicious. The only criticism is that there’s no children menu that’s fine...More

Thank n0ry
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The Tasting Shed was recommended to me for a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. The food was stunning, and service excellent.

Thank Sheanagh N
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The tasting shed is on of those out of the way venues, that is well worth the effort to go there and enjoy and experience the quality of the food and wine. Best to share the various dishes and experience the various tastes. Excellent wine...More

Thank Tjaart V
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great night celebrating my sister in law's birthday. Food was excellent especially the lamb and brisket. Desserts were a naughty treat. Staff good and well looked after. We will be back.

Thank Brenda H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 6454
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The Tasting Shed has one simple philosophy – a place where wine craves food. Expect to experience a unique environment where everything we are about is celebrating great food and wine pairings in a gorgeous wine country, less than half an hour outside of central Auckland.
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