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The Tasting Shed

609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (12 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (10 reviews)
“meatballs” (12 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always find a good measure of a restaurant is when there are too many things you want to order in the menu and can’t decide what to eat. This was the case here! We booked for lunch in a Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was...More

Thank mummied
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter took me to The Tasting Shed for lunch. It was a great choice fabulous menu and lovely surroundings. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. There is definitely plenty of food on each plate for people to share. There was 3 of us.

Thank Bonnie936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch but it was booked for a party so we had a glass of wine and some snack outside on a bench. It was lovely and very nice

Thank Melchior O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, wonderful tasting plates enhanced by the new NZ Prime Minister and her partner also having lunch there! With or without the PM, was a perfect lunch

Thank damour6566
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We heard this place was pretty special but it was far better than we ever expected. Every dish ordered was a delight for the taste buds. The service was very attentive with out being over bearing. We had a small group with us which allowed...More

Thank Pauline856
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went for their Trust The Chef evening on Wednesday 27th September to celebrate my partner’s birthday. We’ve always had a wonderful time at The Tasting Shed, and that night was no different. It was even better! Didn’t have to make a single decision but...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to dining here as heard a lot of good things - but sadly the dining experience isn't us. Food was OK - nothing hugely stunning but in saying that was more likely the dining structure that didn't excite us. Guess the...More

Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect Busy and a nice buzz Tasty plates recommended by the waitress were great - never tried Stingray before very nice Washed down with Kumeu River Pinot Gris what more could you ask for We will be back

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Shared plates are the go here with a small but excellent choice. 3 choices for 2 people seemed about right; but if you are big eaters maybe share 4. (or fill up on desert). Food quality and presentation was excellent. Not cheap, for sure, but...More

Thank Trevor-TJ
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were at the tasting shed at an event where the Family of Twelve - NZ wine family, were showcasing their wines matching to a wonderful array of dishes from the Tasting Shed. This was my first visit to this restaurant. The table settings with...More

1  Thank nzdarl
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Restaurant Details

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