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“Snooty with nothing to back it up.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Shed Restaurant at Te Motu Vineyard

The Shed Restaurant at Te Motu Vineyard
76 Onetangi Road | Waiheke, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
+64 9-372 6884
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Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: International, New Zealand
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Casual, garden-to-plate eating in a relaxed vineyard setting.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Snooty with nothing to back it up.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Upon arriving at this restaurant I immediately felt the staff considered themselves above us. I can tolerate arrogance in a restaurant that delivers on food and service. This place did neither. Multiple orders were incorrect, food was overcooked, side orders never came. Incredibly upon asking for a previously ordered dish the staff confessed they knew it had been forgotten but offered no apology and then had the audacity to add it to the bill!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Snobbery with average food and TERRIBLE service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The place seemed pleasant enough but the experience after a great day on the island was so disappointing. The food was average, ALL our orders were wrong, wrong main courses, wrong wine, even subsequent food we ordered never came. What was more disappointing was the manner in which it was dealt with. We were polite and discreet in an appropriate way yet the staff seemed very insincere and there was amazingly no offer to rectify things (which is certainly the norm from my experience of dining in various, even budget, restaurants around the globe). Overall, the food in itself was not that good, and combined with the atmosphere and service, there are far better options in the vicinity.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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26 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Well worth the walk up from Obsidian vineyard. the staff where helpful and knowledgable about wine and a great tasting. We then walked over to Stonyridge

Visited January 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Waiheke Island Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Te Motu restaurant on Waiheke Island. This restaurant has recently changed ownership back to its original owners so if you went before and did not enjoy it, try again as it is fantastic. the service was exceptional and the food was unique. Nothing better than going to a restaurant and looking at the menu to see fantastic 'different' dishes that you would not normally cook at home. This restaurant is right next to Stonyridge Vineyard and personally I think Te Motu is better. It was quite pricey but on a beautiful sunny day like we had, dining on the patio under the shade was well worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, NZ
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Loved it - great service and lovely surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visited for a family birthday, and we were overwhelmed with the service and the food was outstanding - entrees were lovely, and my steak was cooked to perfection. You know the food is good when 8 people order different meals and then take turns trying everyone else's dishes. Our waiter knew his wines and all provided perfect accompaniment to what we were eating. An Australian couple at the next table were heard to comment that the food "... was so 'bad' (sic) they were going to have to come back breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next week until they got it right!" The weather was wonderful, so we were able to enjoy al fresco dining at its best.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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