PICADOR STEAK & CHARCOAL

570 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932
$$ Steak 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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PICADOR STEAK & CHARCOAL - Picador Steak & Charcoal

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars based on 2992 votes

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May 02, 2024
Rosemary M.
Great night- great food - recommend

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May 02, 2024
Shay R.
Fantastic service even on a super busy night. Food always delicious and great value. Love dining here and will definitely be back

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Apr 25, 2024
Natalie G.
Delicious food, great environment and friendly staff we will definitely be back again :)

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Apr 18, 2024
Shine B.
Special price and steak are perfect :)

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Apr 15, 2024
Jude S.
Always fantastic

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Apr 10, 2024
Brendan P.
Great service as always thankyou

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Apr 02, 2024
Patricia M.
Very nice ambiance, great service, beautifully presented meal. Good tasting food with a variety of roasted and steamed vegetables and Yorkshire pudding and nice gravy. Highly recommended.

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Mar 31, 2024
trinity w.
delicious

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Mar 28, 2024
Sam S.
Always fantastic

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Mar 24, 2024
Sandy C.
First time visit nice venue and delicious Steaks

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Mar 22, 2024
Justin C.
Great place, great value and the team at Honda Store North Shore enjoyed it very much.

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Mar 17, 2024
Janine N.
It was great

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Mar 01, 2024
Kaylene M.
Two steaks at our table were very stringy and tough. However the chefs and staff were wonderful in sorting the issue out. We would definitely eat there again as food is delicious.

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Feb 29, 2024
Patricia Mary D.
Excellent food and service. Very friendly

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2024
Alison H.
We always enjoy coming to picador! Sujal knows us so well, automatically knows what drinks we want and how we like our food. Sujal makes Picador pleasant

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2024
Andrew C.
Excellent experience. Great food at a great price and good service too. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2024
Raewyn M.
Great service from friendly staff.enjoyablej evening and amazing value for money

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2024
Brian D.
I drive a 59km there and 59km back to have an great steak

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2024
Andrietta S.
The best value for money! Friendly staff, excellent food, outstanding service and lovely ambience. Well done guys! What a treat on the Coast.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2024
Carin D.
Food was tasty, big portions. It was very busy, staff was great.

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Jan 24, 2024
Shirley O.
We had the steak special....it was cooked a perfect medium rare + well done!! Fantastic deal for the price! First time at the restaurant....will go back

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 24, 2024
Shane B.
Very tasty and well priced specials, will definitely be back

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Jan 17, 2024
Elaine R.
We were a table of 4 n we thought it was great we will be back for sure

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2024
JD D.
Always great food with best service

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2024
Gaylene S.
Always great - thank you

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Jan 06, 2024
Leah E.
Great food absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic can't fault. Highly recommend.

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Jan 04, 2024
Wendy W.
Always enjoy eating at Picadors. Service, staff and menu are great.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2024
Terry M.
A few new wait staff so they were still learning. The surf and turf only one prawn as opposed to 2 on the menu. Understand why as the tiger prawn was double normal size. However, staff should advise customers at the time they order. Timarasou was not the classic version and more lie a chocolate sponge. A great meal as usual.

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Dec 24, 2023
Karen W.
AwSome food great service will definitely be going back , merry Christmas

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Dec 04, 2023
Renata M.
Very good like always

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Nov 30, 2023
Paora M.
Everything was amazing as usual - never had a bad experience from over 2 dozen visits , it’s now our local and food is

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Nov 24, 2023
Karen K.
Once again a fantastic meal my brother was visiting from the Uk and had surf and turf he couldn’t stop raving about it. Service was superb as usual. Thank you for making this last evening with my brother an unforgettable one.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2023
Katie L.
The food was delivered with a smile for $20 steak this will become our regular date night go to we loved it Thankyou

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2023
Sally W.
Beautiful food and wonderful staff. Love it here

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Nov 16, 2023
Barbara B.
We had a really nice meal all the staff made us feel really welcome We have recommended picador to all our family

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2023
CHRISTINE S.
Great place to celebrate my birthday the other night - great service, menu and food outstanding!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2023
Sandra W.
Great family birthday evening with delicious food,excellent service comfortable environment and of course affordability. Staff were very helpful with our many request making our evening that much more enjoyable. Chiefs cooking was A1, definitely our new family favourite restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2023
Karen H.
We love picador with the friendliest of staff and amazing food. We travel regularly from Birkenhead to eat there. Food is exceptional and very well priced. If you love a good espresso martini this is a must try also. Can’t wait to go back

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2023
Clem W.
Everything was great. Just the steaks we had were not medium rare which was a little bit disappointing. We came last time and the steaks were done to perfection.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2023
Brendan P.
Amazing me and my wife love this place it's always 10 out of 10

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2023
Rachel L.
Fantastic food, well definitely be back

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Oct 27, 2023
Brooklyn R.
Great experience, we both really enjoyed the service and our meal :)

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Oct 24, 2023
addy s.
Would love to see more meal options

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2023
Lara M.
Some of the best steaks we have eaten in a long time. Beautifully caramels on the outside and cooked to medium rara and rare as we asked.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2023
James B.
Dined there for the first time and it is 10 out of 10 for all sections. Looking forward to dining there again on Saturday 4th November 2023

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2023
Jan S.
Great food!

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Sep 21, 2023
William S.
First time as a family, great food, great service even though it was busy. Great value for money, delicious steak even as a "special Tuesday". Love to come back. Makes it feasible to take the family out in a regular bases.

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Sep 20, 2023
lynne h.
It’s was great thanks. We did wait a bit too long for our meals but it was so busy but Great food thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2023
Viv B.
The Sunday roast meal was Devine, tender beef , not over cooked vegetables, gravy superb . Excellent portions ( in fact I couldn’t quite finish mine though I tried hard as it was just so good ) . Go and check them out and see for yourself

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Sep 07, 2023
Sonya P.
Love this place!

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Sep 06, 2023
Grant H.
Great service,great food we will be back.

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Sep 02, 2023
Jean V.
As always, the service was excellent and the food exquisite. Picador definitely uses the best quality Rump Steak available to them. Keep it up!

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Aug 24, 2023
Johan O.
Value for money and excellent food! Friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2023
Darnelle J.
Hi there, I had the $20 rump. It was really tough and chewy. My friend sent hers back as she couldn't cut it. I would rather pay for a thiner cut of ramp and have it less tough or marinade it. In saying that I loved the presentation service and atmosphere is perfect. If you could nail the rump with not being tough it would be amazing.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2023
Charlene K.
We love our catch ups at Picador great service, great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2023
Leana S.
10 out 10. Enjoyed the food and the restaurant is beautiful. Will visit again. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2023
Carien P.
We had a lovely evening with good food in a warm and inviting setting. Would definitely return

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2023
Sam S.
You can’t beat a steak and chips with salad and gravy for $20. Fantastic price and great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2023
Brent W.
Best value, great service, excellent food

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Jul 13, 2023
Clare T.
Excellent night - We were there on a Tuesday to celebrate a birthday, and had the $20 steak special. Great value and so tasty! A week before my husband had eye fillet steak at a local Italian restaurant and he commented that the rump steak here was so much nicer! Great service, and although it was a full house, the meals came out promptly. We will be back soon! Many thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2023
Patricia M.
Excellent service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Jul 06, 2023
Linda R.
We all had the $20 steak deal. Steak perfectly cooked but maybe a little thick for me. Next time I will ask for mashed potato instead of chips to use up the delicious gravy. The restaurant was full but this did not affect their service. A nice family night out.

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Jul 06, 2023
Pete M.
As a first date night in a while we loved the atmosphere (it was FULL !), the space to enjoy each other's company and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2023
Vi C.
Very enjoyable evening by the three of us Thank you

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Jul 04, 2023
Melissa J.
Always an amazing meal love our local

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2023
Rosemary M.
Great experience, highly recommend

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Jun 28, 2023
Cathy B.
Lovely restaurant, nice music, lovely staff, lovely and clean, nice and warm in winter, great food and good idea to have specials on different nights. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2023
Christopher K.
The steak was tasty but not tender. I was disappointed. The Lamb Shank was perfect. Good service, good atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2023
Bev or harold D.
Fantastic meal

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 15, 2023
Linda A.
Food was excellent. Perhaps more variety for the deserts

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 12, 2023
Gillian D.
Staff wonderful and friendly. Restaurant clean, fresh and warm. Service great and the meal was delicious. Will next time go on a Tuesday for the cheaper steak, that was my only reason for Value at 8 because I have been spoilt there for less. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2023
Kelly O.
Food was delious, lovely service most enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
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May 19, 2023
Craig J.
Always great food and service. We travel from Greenhithe to enjoy your food on several occasions and we will continue to do so

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2023
Shaun A.
So good, Great value. Great friendly service. Meals were quick to the table. Great friendly vibe. Great decor. Steak was awesome. Keep doing the same.

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2023
Jeremy H.
Excellent dinner, friendly staff. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2023
Erana T.
Excellent Food, Service and Atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2023
Roland P.
Everything good except the rocket which I do not like, why not lettuce.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 22, 2023
dave e.
Everything about our meal and time at Piccador was enjoyable, the meal portions are great and value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Apr 19, 2023
Kim S.
First time coming here and will definitely be back. Steak was cooked to perfection and sons fish bites were super tasty! Service was great once we had ordered, but had to get the waiters attention a couple of times to initially order, and then to order more drinks.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2023
Tom B.
Delicious food, great service. Never a disappointment!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
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Apr 14, 2023
Sachiv M.
Had to ask for our drink twice, and condiments. I think the waiters just went back to the counter having forgotten what we asked. Food was fab tho.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Apr 05, 2023
Albert V.
Love the food

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 02, 2023
Bronwyn S.
The t-bone steak I had was sublime. The charcoal taste really added to the overall flavour. A perfect meal and a perfect night. My friend did feel that the fittings were a bit of a mish mash but she enjoyed the music. I will definitely return as much as possible. Well done, Picador.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2023
Sue D.
Excellent value for a tasty meal. Quick efficient service and friendly staff. thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2023
Tye H.
Great service and food was incredible.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 01, 2023
Lisa M.
We love this restaurant - the food is spectacular and the service is next level This is our home away from home as we love the connections that we have made with the team to the point that they know us by name - Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2023
Karin E.
Thank you was lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 06, 2023
Gaylene S.
Always amazing ! Great service, price and consistently delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Feb 05, 2023
Jason T.
Came in for the $20 steak. It was awesome as was the service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2023
Jasmine A.
Great value, great service. Second time at this restaurant, first time was better, but i just think it was really busy this time. Everything was perfect, except our Waffle was a tad burnt. But we will def be back!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2023
Rafael D.
Very good

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 17, 2023
Kayla T.
Always amazing, thanks guys!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2023
Samantha O.
Excellent! Nice food, good services. Couldn’t fault it

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2023
Amz L.
Absolutely delicious, steak and fries were cooked to perfection.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2022
Terry M.
As usual Personal service good hospitality great food good value

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Dec 23, 2022
Jasmine R.
Good, couldn’t fault

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Dec 21, 2022
Sandy J.
Everything was perfect. Well done team. My steak was beautiful and great value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2022
Marius B.
2nd time eating the $20 Rump special , the 1st time the Rump was soft and perfectly cooked, this time the Rump was a bit tough. Not their fault , just a note

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2022
Christel L.
Will definitely recommend Picador to family and friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2022
Bruce W.
Another brilliant meal at our favourite restaurant. Tommy and team are so consistently good. Also, it was great to see almost a full house, even on a Thursday. We were the 2nd customers when Picador first opened and it is great that Tommy and team have established themselves so well. Particularly considering the dramas of Covid.