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The Tasting Shed

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Kumeu ££ - £££ , European, Gluten Free Options
609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (15 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (11 reviews)
“meatballs” (12 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I have eaten here so many times and every time it has been amazing! Perfect for small or large groups, the enclosable cabana outside is great for a private dining event (outdoors but it has heaters that are more than enough). Service is great -...More

Thank kirstyr816
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very nice especially the smoked beef cheek,break was also delicious If with a large party would try and get the converted shipping container

Thank Tohua
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dropped in without a booking on a Long Weekend Saturday. The restaurant was busy but they were able to fit the two of us in. The options were clearly explained to us as the menu is slightly unusual with all of the dishes being entrée...More

Thank softballer
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Tasting Shed seems to specialize in wedding receptions, but we went there for a Sunday lunch. As the names implies, the table is encouraged to pick out a few dishes and share. We started with bread and olives, both of which were tasty. We...More

Thank ajnaro
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A very tasty meal. Great food and service although we were disappointed to find that they do not allow take away doggie bags, we had ordered a lot of food with this in mind and were annoyed when we found we would have to leave...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 16 May 2016

its a delightful place to spend an evening with friends. the ambience is relaxing and cozy. the chef's suggestions are absolutely to die for. the fruit pavlova, a Kiwi dessert with a twist.

Thank Kikasan65
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The best food in auckland, innovative and won't break the bank (if you don't get stuck into the wine). Great staff and nice ambience. Have to book ahead, but online booking easy.

Thank chillin335
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had lunch on a Friday. Carpark almost full, but inside plenty of tables. Knowledgable, friendly and timely staff served us. The pork my wife tried was based on previous good reviews of the dish and it did not disappoint. The presentation was superb. I had...More

1  Thank MCFC1977
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My friend and I had lunch at the Tasting Shed two days ago (April 2016). It was pouring with rain and the car park was full of deep muddy water filled pot holes. A bad look for what is supposedly a very good restaurant. The...More

3  Thank Kiwi_Classics
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We booked a table for 12 and luckily ended up with The Cabana to ourselves which was great seeing as it was a warm day and the inside was too warm. Also the kids could run around the back garden without bothering anyone - even...More

1  Thank ShellBellNZ
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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 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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