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The Tasting Shed

609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (18 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Abby F
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
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Easter Saturday - late booking at 1:45 meant we were not rushed- $218 got a nice bottle of wine plus 2 fish dishes, 2 meat dishes, 3 veg dishes plus a bread All the food was great especially the 2 fish dishes. Service was good...More

Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Even after reading some reviews of The Tasting Shed, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. But basically this restaurant serves small meals that are more like tasting plates than full size servings. Hence for, say, two people, you should order at least three dishes....More

Thank wendy1103
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I visited on Valentines Day to treat myself to a special lunch and what a treat. There are both inside and outside options and the menu is fantastic - especially the vegetable dishes. There was a piece of lamb on the spit slow roasting in...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 February 2018

My daughter just had her wedding ceremony and celebrations here. It was a very wet day which meant service had to be held in same area where we were dining. The professionalism of all the staff ensured this went smoothly. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive....More

Thank Eruptn
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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