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The Garden Shed

470 Mount Eden road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand, 1024
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Hours: Weekdays: lunch from 11 a.m, dinner till late Weekends &
Public Holidays: brunch from 9 a.m, dinner till late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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About The Garden Shed

From new beginnings comes the seasonal offerings, local produce and craft beers we offer here. Designed with simplicity and variety in mind, we feel that The Garden Shed has something for everyone.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We had a booking from 7ish to 8.30, and then 8.30 onwards in the courtyard. At first I was getting frustrated at the first waitress who served us because she had to ask for the order 3 times to get it right, but also she didn't know what's on the drinks menu so had to double check. But if she's new then I absolutely understand :) When we went in to the courtyard Antonio was both charming and excellent in his service. I was very happy that he looked after us till late. He ensured all food arrived on time, asked if we needed anything more, and have arranged a nice mix of desserts last minute for us. He's a keeper. Thanks for letting me host this event especially at a late notice. Everyone said the food was delicious and atmosphere was great. So will continue recommending this place :)

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Always delish and amazing service

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Really friendly staff. Great service and yummy food! Thanks heaps😀

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

We had a great time, the environment was lovely, relaxing and cute! I don't think I got value for money for my main course - Salad with chicken. The Salad had more radish then avocado, chicken and beans etc. I was disappointed in the chicken portion ($5.50 extra) and the fact that there wasn't a good balance of ingredients on my plate. I felt I had a plate of lettuce with a sprinkle of quinoa/hazelnuts and a side of radish and goats cheese. I wouldn't come back based on this. However, my desert - apple pie, was tasty but eat fast as it gets cold quickly.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Great place for our special celebration

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

We had a lovely time and were really impressed with the setting, loved all the plants, the running water and the open fire. Food was delicious and the cocktail was a fab birthday treat. Also your staff were the icing on the cake with friendly efficient service. Thanks for the great experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Had a great time

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

I've been to The Garden Shed a couple times now, but last night was when I went with a large group (19). I threw a surprise birthday dinner there, and I would definitely recommend people to go there! They got back to me rather quickly and efficiently about my booking for a large group on a Saturday night. It was really hard to find a good place with good food, great atmosphere, location and could hold that many people without spending conditions. Although their dinner menu is pricier compared to the lunch menu, I thought they had a pretty good range from my friends to choose from. The service was also great, the waiter who brought us in was so accomodating to the surprise, the waitress who took our orders was also clear and pretty good. Overall, I was really pleased with my booking at The Garden Shed, and I would recommend it for small group AND large group dining.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

We sat in the outdoor garden which has a lovely cosy feel to it and was very warm with the fire on. The food was great and came out quickly, but we were disappointed that we were not informed a lot of the menu options were not available until we tried to order them, but after we went back to the menu several times and found some things that were available we were happy with our food. Would have been good to let us know what items were not available before we read the menu.

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Popular eatery good food and service

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Visited On Monday, 11 June 2018

We had a wonderful meal with family and friends last night in the pouring rain but we were warm and cosy out the back of The Garden Shed between a roaring fire and the various gas heaters. Food and wine were excellent and the atmosphere meant we were unaware of other diners - a fantastic night.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

We had a great time for a farewell dinner. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Great ambience with lovely food to match. This is a nice get away of a place to dine at any day of the week.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Excellent service and food thanks

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Visited On Monday, 04 June 2018

Thanks so much for a warm, hospitable welcome on a seriously-wet morning. Booking system was efficient, and the courtyard was beautifully watertight and well-heated. Menus were offered promptly, coffee was great and meals were delicious. Trouble-free, kid-friendly and utterly enjoyable. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

Lovely cafe, coffee could've been a bit hotter but otherwise loved our brunch

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Visited On Thursday, 31 May 2018

I was really really looking forward to try out The Garden Shed and laboriously went through the Zomato reviews before heading there. I read that the burger, apple pie and smores got the highest recommendations, but I went for the Pork Belly dish instead (hard to say no to 'crispy crackling'). Unfortunately I was let down by the dish. My preference would be a 'dry skin' crunch to the pork belly piece but you know what - I'm not that fussed, I can still put up with the sweet-and-immensely-sticky-and-hard-but-still-has-a-slightly-crunchy skin.. but what really put me off was that i got an extremely fatty piece with very limited meat to pull away from. Being Malaysian, I clean up every morsel of food on my plate, but I was very disappointed in the dish and left it with gobs of fat sitting on the plate. I went for the apple pie dessert and while I appreciated its unique combo with beetroot, etc, - it was severely undercooked and doughy. We didn't finish this either. The only thing I enjoyed was the mulled wine. Look, I'm not sure if your chef had an off day yday, but it was very very disappointing. When asked about our meals at the end, I only managed a polite smile, sorry.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Lovely place, nice service but over priced and small portions. Two of our party ordered a pasta dish each and both said they were glad they had eaten something earlier. The jus with the steak was incredibly salty. Its a lovely place to go for a drink but I wouldn't eat there again.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Just had run out of S’mores sadly; a big bribery tool for our 5 year old

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Visited On Monday, 14 May 2018

We had a staff day out and booked at The Garden Shed. It is so well designed and the atmosphere welcoming. The staff is very friendly and caring to our group (19 people). Also we were impressed that our orders weren't mixed up between us; the waiter knew who ordered what, we didn't have to guess and sometimes we can forget ourselves what our individual order was. The food was excellent and portion good. Thank you for this great lunch experience. Highly recommended for personal or corporate meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Went here for Mother's Day 2018, great atmosphere and great food. Waitress spilled my drink twice .. but allgood because I guess it was busy .

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Great Spot

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Great place!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Great decor, friendly staff, warm and cosy of a wet Sunday morning in the back room with fire going . But didn't like eating bacon and eggs off a wooden plater. Would be more appealling on a plate, but this will not stop us going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

We live on the shore but came across The Garden Shed when family from Christchurch came up and we had lunch there. We absolutely loved it, from the food to the decor (out the back is just gorgeous) the service was awesome. So, we decided to come back for my daughters 14th birthday lunch with her best friends. Again, we loved it, and really appreciated the fulfilling of our request for my daughter and friends to be seated separately from us. We will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends and family.

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