Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Shed, Te Motu

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

The Shed, Te Motu

Destination Restaurant

Tucked away down a long driveway, half-way between bustling Oneroa and beachfront Onetangi, is Te Motu vineyard, and down a bit further, its restaurant, The Shed. It’s exactly that: a boxy black shed, albeit one with picture windows which afford captivating views of vines and valleys. It’s also home to a restaurant with an inventive menu that takes inspiration from around the world, but makes the most of fresh New Zealand produce. Thanks to its casual vibe and chef Bronwen Laight’s menu of share plates with approachable flavours, The Shed is a popular choice for day-tripping groups. The place has a rustic charm about it, and on a sunny lunchtime, kicking back in the courtyard with a glass of rosé, there are few places we’d rather be.

A favourite dish
Braised Taupo lamb shoulder, baba ganoush, yoghurt, saffron chickpeas and golden raisins.

What it offers
Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Takes large groups / Good for kids / Friday fish feast from $55pp / Craft beer selection

Hours—L Thu-Mon; D Fri-Sat
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$
Seats—75
Chef—Bronwen Laight 

WAIHEKE
76 Onetangi Rd
Ph 372-6884
temotu.co.nz




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