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“Lived up expectations ”
Review of The Tasting Shed

The Tasting Shed
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Kumeu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$14
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
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
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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 list - catering for all tastes.

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Thank Tjaart V
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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
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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

Recommend if your looking for a quiet lunch out - plus you can go next door to do some tasting of Coopers wines

Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
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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. For us (two females) we found this quantity plenty but we did also share a dessert. We chose the Market Fish with wild rice ($26) which today was Salmon, as well as the Meatballs ($16) and the Beef Brisket ($28). All three dishes were very tasty but our favourite was the salmon which was cooked to perfection. All our choices were brought to us at once and, as we were seated under a fan, we found they got cold before we could eat them all. A couple next to us had the wisdom to have dishes brought out one by one and perhaps that is what we would ask for next time. We finished with the Chocolate dessert (orange, popcorn, marshmallow, semifreddo and sherbet) which was decadent and delicious but not overly sweet. All in all we were reasonably impressed but bearing in mind you need to order several dishes, there is not a huge variety and I would have liked to have seen more choice on the menu. Also, a credit card fee of 2.5% is rather a strange addition to the bill in this day and age and not one that is wholly welcome. A nice place to take guests though for a not so run of the mill dining experience.

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Thank wendy1103
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