Shed at Te Motu

Modern NZ in Waiheke Island

Secure a table shaded by umbrellas in the Shed's rustic courtyard for shared plates imbued with global influences and served by the restaurant's savvy and equally international waitstaff. Highlights might include shiitake pancakes with kimchi and black garlic, or the wonderfully slow-cooked lamb shoulder partnered with a delicate biryani-spiced pilaf. Te Motu's standout wines are its stellar Bordeaux-style blends.

On Friday nights, the Shed offers a good value prix-fixe menu (two/three courses $45/55). Bookings are recommended for both lunch and dinner.