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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
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (17 reviews)
“meatballs” (12 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0891, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This fun lunch spot had interesting dishes and flavours. Beef brisket with toasted nuts and pickled radish and a spice sauce was our favourite with the venison tartare a close second. Our other selections were a tasty broccoli I dish with pea with hazelnuts. Clever....More

Thank CalgaryTraveller58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable service. Fantastic food and a great selection of wines. We had a lovely night out for a quiet family celebration and will definitely be back.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to have our wedding at The Tasting Shed after eating there and falling I love with the amazing flavours on our plates, the style of dining, the friendly and professional staff, and gorgeous gardens and rustic decor! We have eaten at the tasting...More

Thank Shinayd O
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the owners of the B & B where we were staying as being their favourite restaurant. It was a great recommendation. The dishes were inventive and we found them to be very tasty. We each had a glass of wine...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 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 6 November 2017 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 1 November 2017 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 22 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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