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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” (17 reviews)
“pork belly” (19 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 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

A 'shared plate' style of dining starting with very knowledgeable service and wait staff with a great sense of humour. Very informative on the food with just the information you want rather than the 'fluff'. Exceptional wine knowledge also helping us go with one I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Luke M
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We booked months in advance and weren’t disappointed, the food was very tasty indeed and the ambiance excellent. Imagine summer dining in the cabana would be stunning so maybe that’s the plan for next time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CathyA154
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after a visit to the beach. Very unpretentious but the food is amazing. It is a tapas style place where the table share the food orders. We shared bread, carrots, cauliflower, lamb, duck, and the smoked cheese for four of us, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HappyTraveler20167
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lindawB3154LJ
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank n0ry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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