The Tasting Shed is an award-winning gem located along State Highway 16. This gourmet restaurant strives to create the ultimate dining experience with their food, service, and ambience. Take note though, you won’t get a set meal here, only an entree-style gastronomic voyage. If you’re looking to give your taste buds an unforgettable experience then this is the place to go.
The dishes were meant to be shared and savoured. The menu is simple. Offering only a taster of what’s in seasonally available and hot around the world, choose plates featuring the sea, the land and the earth. If you’re looking to have a bit of everything, then the sharing platter will take you on a tour of flavours and spices on offer. Working with only the freshest ingredients, the chefs aim to create a kiwi cuisine that is simple yet play with all your senses. Each mouthful is an international-inspired construction with an Asian flare. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Cleanse your palate with a drink from the bar. Choose from an array of wines and order by the glass. Or sip on a freshly poured beer on tap. If you’re looking for something unique, have a try of the signature cocktails or handcrafted sodas.
The dining backdrop completes the experience. The rustic-chic space is furnished with bits and pieces that are full of character. Feel the atmosphere of the different spaces, from the cosy Living Room to the indoor-outdoor flow of the Grotto or Cabana. Come for a romantic dinner date or a special occasion. The separate areas mean that more private and intimate settings can be arranged should you require it.
Drive on up to Kumeu today. Don’t let the semi-rural location stop you. You won’t find such a quality casual dining in town. Make a booking now and give it a try today.
Professional Reviews: The Tasting Shed
Long the preserve of those in need of lazy, summer-destination dining, The Tasting Shed has been a favourite of large groups for family celebrations, hen’s nights, the odd corporate function and weddings.
This is due in part to the charming outdoor garden and dining areas nestled beside Corbans winery. The covered cabana is just peachy and on a recent visit a vast open marquee stretched between it and the indoor restaurant, so kudos too for being both sun safe and offering much needed rain protection (always a necessity in West Auckland).
The Tasting Shed