Our Philosophy

Wine craves food.

We’re passionate about our seasonal menu, and we’re passionate about our global wine list. Most of our wine list is available by the glass so that you can experience a variety of tastes for your palate. We’ll help you step outside your comfort zone and try varieties or styles that you may not have tried before. And we’ll recommend some great dishes to bring out the best flavours in the wines. 

Most people think of ‘small plates’ or ‘tapas’ and think of three small bites of food. We’re all about an entrée sized plate where you can savour the food and still have more than a mouthful! Our menu is influenced by simple and honest cooking from around the world.

Why are we different? Because we care about the highest levels of food and wine service, and strive to give you a dining experience that you would not expect to find in a ‘rural’ environment. Our passionate and experienced team will encourage you to try food and wine that you may not have tried before, and feel like you are part of something special.

Every night is an occasion at The Tasting Shed.


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For the first time in The Tasting Shed’s history, we’re offering a special Winter Wedding Package with some of our favourite suppliers!

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09 412 6454

Book a Table

Wed (Table service): 4pm - 7.30pm

Thurs (Table service): 4pm - 7.30pm

Friday (Table service) : 12pm til 9pm

Sat: 12n - 9.30pm (Table service in 2 hours blocks)
Sun: 12n - 8.30pm (Table service in 2 hours blocks)

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You can order and pay online by CLICKING HERE 


Check out the menu on thetastingshed.co.nz and place a phone order on 09 412 6454 (wednesday to sunday). We will take your order over the phone and you can pay when you get here via our contactless EFTPOS payment system

1. How does it work?

It’s super easy.

  • Simply click on this link
  • Create an account
  • Place your order
  • Select pickup. Wednesday - Thursday: 4pm - 7pm, Friday - Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

2. So if I’m picking my food up, how does that work?

Simple! Once you’ve placed your order and paid online, we will prepare your food and have it waiting for you in 30 mins

3. Can I pay cash on pickup?

Sorry but no, we are not accepting cash payments for takeaway meals. 

4. Why can’t I order some wine or beer with my meal?

We don’t hold an off license for alcohol, so we aren’t allowed to offer this unfortunately. But there are some amazing local beer and wine companies collaborating on delivery, so we encourage you to use them!

5. How many dishes should I order?

That depends on how hungry you are. We recommend 3 dishes to be shared between 2 people. So if you’re feeding a family of four, you might want to order a couple of the same dishes so everyone is enjoying the same meal or perhaps order all six dishes so that everyone gets to try a bit of everything. And don’t forget dessert!

The Sleeping Sheds
The Living Room
The Grotto
The Living Table
The Cabana


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