We often associate herbs with sunshine, and it is true that many of the Mediterranean herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano will grow best in sun. If your garden is short of sun or you have a balcony which only has the benefit of limited sun, there are some good culinary Herbs which will grow well in semi shade.
You can grow most herbs in partial shade but some will do less well because they are really sun loving. If grown in partial shade the Mediterranean herbs will require very good drainage. The herbs below are more suited to shade.