Today’s post is about one of my favourite food places in Auckland. I should’ve written about The Garden Shed a long time ago because I’ve been here multiple times but I was only able to take better photos during the weekend when I went with other NZ Bloggers for the monthly Brunchclub.
The Garden Shed is located in Mount Eden. I wish I have a photo of the outside but it’s hard to miss. The decor inside is beautiful especially the open area at the back.
This area lives up to the name because the garden is full of green and pretty flowers.
Now moving onto the food…
My most ordered item off the menu is the Shed Burger. It is absolutely massive! The burger has this thick but juice beef patty and onion rings on top. It also comes with nice skinny chips which are my favourite. I love string fries rather than thick chips or wedges.
The photo above was actually not last weekend but sometime last year when we had the first Brunchclub there. I can attest that the quality of this burger hasn’t changed though because I’ve had this probably 4 times now.
What I got last weekend was the Curious Chook which is basted chicken with bacon, lettuce and aioli. It comes with avocado and tomato too but I opted out and got chips on the side instead.
The fries are the same as what you’d get with the burger so I liked them. My meal was good and was just right. However, I would recommend the burger any day especially if you’re hungry.
Some of the food you can see above are: Market Ceviche, Arancini, Mexican Eggs and Fish Cakes.
For dessert, we were surprised by the lovely team by presenting us a board of marshmallows, biscuits and chocolate sauce.
It was a nice spread and we all got excited.
We were able to roast the marshmallows ourselves. I was too busy roasting mine that I forgot to take proper photos and it got messy afterwards that I didn’t bring my camera out anymore.
The marshmallows were great because they weren’t too sweet for my liking. The biscuits were nice too and a bit oaty. Overall, I didn’t expect this for dessert and I really enjoyed it. We were the first ones to try the s’mores for their winter menu and it gets a thumbs up for me!
The other desserts on their menu are pretty nice too as I’ve had the chocolate and hazelnut torte a few times.
Lastly, besides good food and dessert, The Garden Shed also has craft beer on tap.
During our last brunchclub there, we got to sample 5 of their craft beers on tap. I’m not the biggest alcohol drinker especially beer so I didn’t enjoy it as much as a beer lover would but I still tried them.
So breakfast, lunch or dinner, I recommend this place. As I said at the start, it is one of my favourite places to eat in Auckland and I happily drive over the bridge from the North Shore to go here.
If you’ve never been, check out their extensive menu on their website and grab your friends.
For better photos, check out some of the bloggers I dined with below and their snaps of our experience.
HungryAuckland: That is actually me in the pink sweater.
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We had the privilege to be the first to try the DIY S'mores from @thegardenshedmteden with a lovely bunch of bloggers from @nzbloggers last Sunday !! This new addition to the Winter Menu is a must try! We were really full but couldn't resist it and it was actually light and supper yummy! Little biscuits on the side with chocolate sauce to make a sandwich! Can't wait for the next brunch all together 😋#nzbloggers #brunchclub #brunchclubnz #hungryauckland #thegardenshed #mteden #aucklandeats #aucklandfoodie #foodienz #aucklandfoodblogger #foodblogger #aucklandfood #foodie #ponsonby #foodporn #instafood #nzfoodblogger #zomato #instafood #zomatonz #topaucklandrestaurants #topcitybite #bestofauckland #smores #diy #brunch #nzbrunch #nzfoodblog #nzeats
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Last Sunday's brunch at The Garden Shed in Mt Eden for NZBloggers #brunchclubnz was awesome! ❤️ First time at this restaurant and loved it! Especially their ⚡️Breakfast Board⚡️ with streaky bacon, spicy chorizo sausage (👅), poached eggs, potato rosti, roasted vine tomatoes, portobello mushroom, toasted sourdough, perfectly poached runny eggs + a side of maple syrup🍁🙌🏼 @nzbloggers @thegardenshedmteden * * * #nzbloggers #brunchclub #eggs #bacon #thegardenshedmteden #brunch #breakfastboard #chorizo #maplesyrup #food #foodie #georgieats #foodporn #breakfast #blogger #lovefood #buzzfeast #beautifulcuisines #foodphotography #f52grams #aucklandeats #topcitybites #topaucklandrestaurants #urbanlistakl
If you live in Auckland, let me know if you’ve been to The Garden Shed and if you love it too.