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We booked a table at Pescado for dinner after attending the Seafood Festival. This restaurant is in Wyndard Quarter in a big airy bright open building which was quite inviting, luckily enough because it’s filled with a lot of timber tables and chairs.
The service can’t be faulted as we did dine early so the restaurant wasn’t busy. The food I quite enjoyed. I was worried at the outset as there has been rather mixed reviews. Maybe they look after groups better because we had no qualms. I can’t speak for everyone of the 10 in my group but my prawns and pork belly was lovely and the desserts were great. The produce seemed fresh and presented nicely. I’ve had more creative tastier tapas elsewhere but I’ve had a lot worse. So I was happy. It’s worth a casual visit.
$16 for bread with homemade dips no homemade bread no home made dips 4 pieces of old bread not even grilled
4 dips one olive oil and balsamic two bought in dips the other a mint yoghurt dressing this is not a dip for breads
next the calamari with a green apple and sweet chilli salsa
this was bottle of sweet chilli with diced apple through it
we had to ask for water and when we left no one asked if we enjoyed it just a grunt of thxs after he took my money
COME ON its not hard to make dips or salsas
well we tried we didn't like and will not be back
i know they will not mind as its all about money and the bottom line as in food and alcohol margins and making profit
Having walked out of a restaurant further down the strip for rudeness we were pleasantly surprised by Pescado. There were 7 in our group and the restaurant was busy but the staff took a great deal of time moving tables together and sun shades until eventually they seated us at a larger table. The menu was interesting - you don't have to go for tapas - and delicious. The decor and ambience of the restaurant inside was charming. All in all a very pleasant experience and we were thorough enjoyed ourselves - far better than Jack Tar's.
Had a wonderful long lunch at Pescado yesterday and my friends and I were very impressed. Tried four different Tapas and they were all excellent. The winelist has a good selection of affordable wines and the service and ambience was perfect for a chilly Auckland day. I am confident in recommending Pescado and look forward to returning!
I am incredibly disappointed in the service here. Went to Pescado on a Sunday morning for some breakfast - the restaurant was about 3/4 full at the time. We seated ourselves, waited for a menu whilst the wait staff stood around, and when I finally managed to catch the waiter's eye and ask for a menu, he was apologetic and brought us the breakfast menu and to take our drinks order.
10 minutes later, the coffees arrived and said waiter left. Another 10 minutes later he comes back to the table to say that they are not serving breakfast any more, and even though he had given us the breakfast menu, there was no way for us to have anything on it, although we arrived at the restaurant at 10.55am (breakfast closes at 11am).
We weren't interested in tapas on a Sunday morning, so decided to leave. When we complained about the shoddy service when we went to pay the bill, no one on the staff was interested, nor did they apologise.
Definitely won't go there again.
Glad I tried Pescado myself before reading into the majority of the reviews here. Took my kids down to North Wharf this afternoon for a play and the promise of ice cream - I was quite keen for a few pints at Jack Tar or the Conservatory but both venues we're pretty full (especially for a young family of four) but Pescado had ice cream on the menu and the appeal of calamari and chips was too good to refuse.
The food (and movenpick icecream) was a roaring success, however the very highest praise must be passed on to the staff...you guys rock and are a credit to Pescado....well worth seeking out if you are heading to the Wynyard Quarter.
Went to Pescado for a business lunch a week ago. The area is lovely and the food was good (meatballs, chicken skewers were great, the prawn filos had no prawns) however, the service was pretty average. The first waitress was prompt and friendly, however, the another waitress starting clearing our plates when we said we were not finished, we were left alone for too long while we wanted to order more food and drinks, finally, when we did order more drinks, they appeared and were all put in front of the wrong people (based on the empty glassware in front of us, an educated guess would have sorted who had the coke/beer/wine).
So all in all, I think Pescado is a nice restaurant with good location, but the service has room for improvement.
Great tapas. We went to Pescado on a Friday night when the restaurant was pretty full but managed to squeeze in straight away at a table for two. Ordered a large tapas platter and the food was really tasty and quick to come out - no waiting at all?.. Nice atmosphere and good location - will definitely eat at Pescado again.
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