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The Tasting Shed Restaurant

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609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
16:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped off with our family/friends group for drinks & finger food after Woodhill Tree Adventures thrilling experience. Lovely outdoor setting Eating in the sunshine. It was Mothers Day so the restaurant was full. Excellent service but the sharing platter was disappointing. There was no menu catering for children. Even bowls of fries would have sufficed!

Thank AlanAuckland
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Flew from Wellington for best friends birthday. Venue chosen and booked by her daughter for 12.30 - high chair provided. Arrived before the 12 noon licence kicked in allowing us to have a drink but it didn't matter. Took a walk around and visited Coopers Creek next door and,to be fair, the staff did offer tea, coffee and non-alcoholic. Sat... More 

Thank Babyboomr
Waimauku, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals and presentation were amazing, probably the best value for money in the whole area. Very creative meal compositions, if you're looking for an exceptional dinner experience, look no further! The Tasting Shed also offers a courtesy shuttle. We will be back soon.

Thank Tatjana_Pukeatua
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 April 2017

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
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 29 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?