PICADOR STEAK & CHARCOAL

570 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932

Recommended Editor's Pick

Professional staff gives you an exceptional dining experience. The innovative charcoal oven offers unique flavours. Choice of mouth-watering foods from our menu. Accompany your meal with a wine from an international selection. Dine-in a comfortable family atmosphere. We aim to tickle your taste buds. We are respecting your pocket, appetite, and comfort.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 570 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932
  • Cross Street: n/a
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | New Zealand | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (09) 2008777
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Tuesday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Wednesday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Thursday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Restaurant | Lunch noon - 3 p.m.  
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Restaurant | Lunch noon - 3 p.m.  
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Fiona M.

Good food great price will definitely go again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Clare v.

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and a lovely menu. Steak cooked really well along with other veggies. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Andrew G.

Awesome Steaks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Jocelyn A.

Excellent place to take children a really good menu for them Very good for adults too Food very good


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Terry M.

The Restaurant was really busy and possibly understaffed by one waiter. Still we were not on a rush and had arrived and finished dinner within 90 minutes. You guys have a great restaurant


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
Tonya P.

We were both very impressed by great service, and food. I don’t eat meat but good options available. The meat dishes looked great and apparently delicious. We’ll be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Blakesley D.

Great nite , food was perfect very helpful with some menu changes , have already recommended to others , cheers


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2020
Shan F.

I love having dinner at Picador. I never feel rushed, food is always of superb quality and staff are friendly. A MUST visit for a great meal.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2020
Deb L.

Awesome food and service see you again soon


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2020
Danielle B.

We love coming to Picador. The food is always delicious, the service is brilliant and the atmosphere is just perfect.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2020
Michelle D.

We were taken to our table. No menus for food at our table or near by tables. We sat for about 5-10 minutes, no one came to ask if we wanted to order drinks. I had to go to the bar. Not sure if this is the new norm. Food as usual was exceptional. I ordered the lamb shank for the first time and it was delish. Always happy with food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2020
Kylie S.

Awesome team. Very friendly and accommodating. All our meals were superb no complaints from anyone. Will happily recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2020
Nigel C.

Great evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2020
Danielle B.

This place has such a great warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are friendly, the food is amazing and the price is great. We love coming to picador.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2020
Mark B.

Absolutely awesome will be back next week thank you so much


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 20, 2020
Katrina S.

Regular visitor to Picador. Great Service, Friendly manner and great value for money food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2020
Gayle H.

Always a great value experience.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Dannielle S.

The table water wasn’t filtered and had a not so pleasant taste..


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2020
Kyle L.

Really enjoyed picador! The food was really good, good service and friendly staff. The restaurant was a little quiet however it was lunch time on a Sunday. Would highly recommend!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 24, 2020
Michele H.

We had a group of 9 & we were all very happy with our meals and service. The rump steaks were huge & cooked to what we asked for.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2020
Sarah G.

Overall had a fabulous evening. Didnt quite score 10/10 as my steak was a little over cooked and the light above our table had blown so we could actually read the menu, besides that it was great value for money & the hiccups were minor so we will definitely go back


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 14, 2020
Dennis W.

Provide 0% alcohol beer for us drivers


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 27, 2020
Mark R.

I never score anyone 10/10, so that is why every score is 9/10. If you want a quality steak in a nice atmosphere, then this is the place to go. In fact I went 2 nights in a row and got the same fantastic special. Steak was cooked to perfection! Even the drink was above average. No-one need look past Picador Steak and Charcoal Restaurant for quality food in a lovely setting.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2020
Karen H.

Amazing food and great service couldn’t fault it. Very good value for money. Our party of 6 all had a variety of different mains and everyone was very impressed. Our new fave!!! All covid protocols were followed very well. Only little thing is that it was a little cold inside...ceiling heaters were on but with concrete floors and glass everywhere it was still a little cool we didn’t take jackets off.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 21, 2020
Martonette V.

Great experience


Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 10, 2020
Elria V.

Friendly service, good value for your money. We had the steak special, chips and gravy where really nice. But I felt the steak were not as smooth and soft as I hoped for, very chewy. Next time, I will try something else.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2020
Ericka L.

We have been to Picador several times and unfortunately the food was not the usual high standard. The steak was a little tough and did not have the same smokey taste as usual.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2020
Ally T.

It was the first time we've ever been to Picador Steak House, it was a lovely restaurant on the Hibiscus Coast and we went for the $20 Rump Steak special which is on Tuesday/Wednesday at the moment. It was divine, but the service wasn't great when we first arrived, we had to get up from the table to find a waiter to order after about 10-15mins, it was fairly busy but felt like there wasn't enough staff to keep up with all the patrons. We will definitely go back!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2020
Jo H.

Service was not quite as good as it usually is. People who were seated after us had their orders taken before us. The lamb shanks are divine!!! Burgers are amazing!! Pork Belly not as good as last time. Will we come again - definitely


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2020
Lynette W.

Service was fantastic friendly staff I guess my only thing about the food was the potato was very lumpy


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2020
Alexis P.

We had a really lovely meal at picador. Beautifully cooked steak, delicious wine, attentive service and a nice atmosphere. Thanks


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 21, 2020
Paula T.

Great steak, faultless service


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Stephanie D.

Greeted and shown to our table. Drinks and food order taken efficiently (one drink order was provided incorrectly, a bigger size than ordered but we overlooked this as not a huge deal) Food was delicious, no faults, it was cooked as requested. Under the Covid restrictions however we did not have a single server ( we had 3 separate waitresses in fact ) We were not asked how our meals were, if we would like any more drinks or offered to order a dessert, which was unfortunate and surprising. Overall we would come back as the food was really good and lots more we'd like to try. We hope the service issue was just a one off.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 30, 2020
Gillian P.

Food was very good, last time I had a steak with seasonal veggies which was amazing. This time it was with salad and a bit disappointing as I was expecting veggies. Couldn't have any alcohol as their licence had lapsed. Asked for an Irish coffee after, thinking as it was on the menu it would be traditional but was given a baileys with no coffee and it was Luke warm. Very very disappointed this time.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 12, 2020
Arna M.

I was cold and I had to keep my down jacket on the whole time. Was disappointed no birthday greetings were given to my husband although I mentioned that on my booking. Candles would have helped create ambiance.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 0/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2020
Casper B.

Was a bit cold in the area we sat and I would recommend adding more heaters in winter


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 09, 2020
Philippa N.

Restaurant was very full so service was a bit slow. Food was average, steaks a bit hard tough and hard to cut. The whole experience was just abit meh


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 05, 2020
Ken C.

Just watch the crackling on the pork belly at it as so hard and over done it was to hard to eat which was a shame


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2020
Chanika H.

We had a lovely evening, it was just a shame we were overall let down by the lack of service. We had to signal for service, drinks were incorrect, the cap wasn't taken off the wine let alone poured at the table. The meals were prompt, but had to ask for more drinks and a dessert menu and then no one was interest in taking our dessert order. Also a shame the coffee machine was already turned off. If it hadn't of been for a birthday occasion we would have easily left without dessert as it just took too long to place an order. We will return as we do enjoy the food but and improvement in service would go a long way.