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The Tasting Shed Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was really nice. Nice portions for both of us as we ate not much. The service was professional, although not exceptional. The env was nice, the decor offered warmth feeling. Just my personal feeling that the wine list was a bit a disappointment.

Thank dlwabbit
Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not know what to expect, just stopped in on the way out to Muriwai. A lovely country setting and a large selection of wines as you would expect in the winery area. Meals based on sharing plates so meals small to mid size, they have a few accompliments but order one vegetable dish between 2 people. Presentation and service... More 

Thank holiday2travel
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal and fabulous wine at this gorgeous. Perfect portions for sharing and because there were six of us we basically had everything on the menu. Local fish, corn dish and mac and cheese were def highlights although we did enjoy everything that was service. Great decor.. fabulous beer glasses and presentation of food was excellent. Service... More 

Thank Susie27868
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tasting Shed was recommended by a close friend who spoke highly of the food. So I recently suggested to my super fussy long time friends we should go there for my birthday lunch. Well, it was hard to fault. It was a busy Sunday lunch with a wedding party also there but no long waits or disappointments with the... More 

1 Thank sandrabatley
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off here for lunch after hearing good reviews. We weren't disappointed, and enjoyed the great menu. Service was good and we will go back.

Thank Stephen W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small tasting plates offering an interesting selection of meals. Pork belly and beef cheeks were the favourite dishes we tried. Portions are small so you need to order potatoes and vegetables Wine list more than adequate but need to include a more traditional low alcohol beer.

Thank Brian M
Prague, Czech Republic
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting good but I got excellent! I could rave about this place. The food was just perfect, the service good but unobtrusive. Seriously, the food was excellent. The last time I felt this enthusiastic was after the Pipe and Glass in England, this is not quite in that league but definitely the best food I have had in... More 

Thank thatoldbloke
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Lovely food attentive staff, friendly,great Atmosphere-The price is up there but at least you are getting lovely Food Great Building and Outdoor area

Thank peat111
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Lovely surprise out in Kumeu, nice big airy open spaces and warm wooden restaurant interior. Bean bags out on the grass under umbrellas. Fantastic food that was unexpected for a Sunday afternoon lunch - interesting, well cooked and presented, similar to fine dining portions. Not the usual menu i.e. stingray. The fish and beef was excellent, as were the vegetable... More 

Thank Lisa W
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have heard this place is normally jam packed and hard to get a reservation, so when I had the chance to go on a week day for a late lunch it was perfect! Arriving at 2.30 we quickly ordered as the kitchen closed at 3 but they weren't rushing us at all. We chose the breads, laksa, beef, scotch... More 

Thank Tash L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 6454
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?