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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” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (18 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
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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

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....More

Thank wendy1103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on Valentines Day to treat myself to a special lunch and what a treat. There are both inside and outside options and the menu is fantastic - especially the vegetable dishes. There was a piece of lamb on the spit slow roasting in...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter just had her wedding ceremony and celebrations here. It was a very wet day which meant service had to be held in same area where we were dining. The professionalism of all the staff ensured this went smoothly. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive....More

Thank Eruptn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this Restaurant. The couple who own it are just great and the food and service was excellent. There are three seating areas, outdoor, outdoor sheltered or in the restaurant We sat in the Restaurant where you can easily see the chalk board...More

Thank love2skiLosAngeles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really delicious Valentine's Day meal last night at the Tasting Shed - thanks so much for fitting us in at the last minute. I had the pork belly (again) and he had the fish. Both were divine. For dessert I went with...More

Thank spanishkiwi
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The food, service and venue are all exceptional. Our party of 11 had a wonderfully memorable evening. Highly recommended

Thank TanMac5
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stumbled on this restaurant quite by chance while searching for somewhere to provide us with a very late lunch. My son is a chef in the UK so I am not easily pleased! However,I knew from my first bite of our 'snack '(garlic and...More

Thank turnturtle15
Reviewed 4 February 2018

19 of us descended on a pre-booked set menu option that included *free* return transport from Auckland central. It was superb, the staff were fantastic and very attentive. I am not normally a fan of set menus but the selection was excellent and lots of...More

Thank klarien
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our driver had made reservation for us for lunch. It was awesome. We had the Lamb (tender, juicy) and Broccoli ......with bread tray (as an American, I don't get this pay for bread, but it was excellent). Good vino too. Friendly staff and fun place

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Had a superb dinner here last night. The menu was broad, interesting and imaginative and the service friendly, informative and accommodating. The lamb shoulder crumbled to the slightest touch and melted in the mouth, the Cervice was light and laced with beautifully delicate layers of...More

Thank Tim B
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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, 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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