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The Tasting Shed

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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609 | State Highway 16, Kumeu 0891, New Zealand
+64 9-412 6454
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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377 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 31 December 2016

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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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I did like the tasting shed but perhaps I had too high expectations as I left mildly disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was fine (if a tad slow) but it just didn't live up to my expectations. Can't really put my finger on why, maybe it was that nothing stood out especially when I guess given it's... More 

Thank purrsil
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Travelled out West to do some wine tasting. Stopped for lunch at the Tasting Shed. It was a great experience with varied options of food to try.

Thank Paul M
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came here for lunch in October. My son had been here before and we enjoyed the trip out to Kumeu where I had not been before. This restaurant is well named as all the food was tasty. I specially enjoyed the meatballs, beef checks and pork belly.We also had a lovely fish but I cannot remember which dish it was.... More 

Thank ptbabe
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We loved our experience at The Tasting Shed! The place is so cute and unique. The people super friendly and the food was wonderful! The wine menu was well chosen and not over priced. Would recommend this place to anyone!

Thank WineSellarBrasserie

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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$9 - US$16
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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?