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The Tasting Shed

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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely food attentive staff, friendly,great Atmosphere-The price is up there but at least you are getting lovely Food Great Building and Outdoor area

Thank peat111
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely surprise out in Kumeu, nice big airy open spaces and warm wooden restaurant interior. Bean bags out on the grass under umbrellas. Fantastic food that was unexpected for a Sunday afternoon lunch - interesting, well cooked and presented, similar to fine dining portions. Not the usual menu i.e. stingray. The fish and beef was excellent, as were the vegetable... More 

Thank Lisa W
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173 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard this place is normally jam packed and hard to get a reservation, so when I had the chance to go on a week day for a late lunch it was perfect! Arriving at 2.30 we quickly ordered as the kitchen closed at 3 but they weren't rushing us at all. We chose the breads, laksa, beef, scotch... More 

Thank Tash L
gold coast australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This being my first visit to New Zealand did not disappoint on the quality and fantastic service of this wonderful Restaurant! I must say one of the best run venues I've been to. The food was amazing, the service impeccable and the local wines complimented the food perfectly. A must visit if your in this area!

Thank shnooty
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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383 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic lunch experience at The Tasting Shed after a glorious morning checking out the Gannets at Muriwai. The flavours of the Tuna Ceviche, Stingray and Pork Belly were superb. We don't lick plates but that's what it looked like after we had finished. Some accompaniments I don't like such as radishes even tasted great. 10 out of 10 for the... More 

Thank GrantHay
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

On 11th February I had my birthday at the Cabana Tasting Shed and I couldn't have had a better birthday celebration. The venue, staff, service and food was all great - thank you tasting shed for a lovely evening :)

Thank Priya P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We are locals and dine at the tasting shed about 3 times a month. We describe it as fine dining food with a more relaxed atmosphere. The location is lovely, the restaurant is well set up and has a great ambience. The food is intended to be sharing plates but don’t be put off by this if you prefer not... More 

1 Thank Sarah S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Family day out! We ate the most amazing, delicious, fulfilling and satisfying food. The experience was great. Such a unique experience and one that should be on your list of foodie eat and treat. The ambience and seemless simplicity of Venue was great. The host/owner did everything that his staff did from chatting to seating to clearing to serving and... More 

Thank Jodee R
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

On the road to Murawai from Auckland, this winery restaurant offers a fabulous experience for any foodie. All local food and lots of surprise combinations of tastes make for a wonderfully memorable meal .

Thank Carolyn M
New Zealand
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I managed to get the last reservation for a table a week away...... these guys are seriously busy. The food was very good with some exceptional flavour combinations. I was surprised that the service was a bit slow considering there were not that many in the restaurant when we arrived. Having owned a few restaurants I noticed it was shift... More 

Thank hobokiwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?