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The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar

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8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4421
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16:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, friendly, ordered Takeout was ready when I arrived. Really tasty. Would go back. Looks like they have great Pizza's, I had pasta

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Thank northchick2016
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nelson last week after walking the Heaphy Track and came back and stayed at the Aloha Lodge for 7 nights. About 2 minutes away was the Hot Rock Pasta bar. We had our first dinner there the second night we discovered this lovely little place. Our meal was beautiful so we returned three more times and all meals... More 

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Thank guyanddebra
Ray W, Manager at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Hello Guy and Debra. Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted to have had the opportunity to host you and hope to see you on your next visit to Nelson. More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small quiet, comfortable pizza eatery. The service is personal and of high quality. The food is wonderful and the beers are great. All well priced.

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Thank leesport
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The young staff are nice and tried their best but they don't appear to have received any training. My wife's pasta was gluggy, I had the pot of mussels and it had 11 tiny mussels, my wine was a small portion. The venue has a nice dark decor and the lighting is just right. But it's echoey and lacks ambience.... More 

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Thank HappyBubbleSurfer
Ashhurst, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just wanted a quick takeaway meal, as had had a long day. Ordered our Pizza and wedges, and with a short wait they were ready. I knew immediately we were going to enjoy this meal, as the smell that we experienced on our short walk to the beach was overwhelming. Great pizza, great service, worth the visit.

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Thank Sambuca2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Delicious gourmet pizzas tonight in Nelson.Excellent friendly service at. Hot Rock Pizza Bar. We recommend them for a great night out with reasonable prices.

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1 Thank Rosemary T
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here with very frienfly staff who were good with our somewhat unruly little boys. Clearly passionate about what they do. Food was good too.

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1 Thank Rene S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Order a sea food pizza, can only find a few tiny prawns, and a couple of miserable mussels and according to them it is considered a gourmet pizza! Worst pizza eating experience, feel like eating cardboard.

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Thank 324francish
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We're very sorry to learn that your pizza didn't have enough toppings. We try to ensure a consistent and sufficient amount of toppings for every pizza. Our "Nelson Bays" gourmet pizza should have shrimps, prawns, mussels, fish and calamari. This pizza featured in a recommendation on "Lonely Planet". Without seeing your pizza I am unable to comment on your experience... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner, ended up waiting 50 minutes for two of the six meals ordered to come out. Then waited another 25 minutes for the rest of the meals to come out. With no apologies of the length of time it took to come out. We saw one of the meals sitting on the counter for over 20minutes... More 

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Thank oln42
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry some of your meals took some time to prepare that night. Unfortunately we were short-staffed that evening, we were fully booked and there was a large group ahead of you who were slow to order. A lack of communication in the kitchen meant some meals were ready and delivered to your table before others. We have addressed... More 

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had a takeaway pizza from here, the pizza was very average but what was worse was the long black hair that my partner found in one of his slices!

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Thank Robynp269
Ray W, Manager at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review which is quite concerning. We are at a loss to understand how this could have happened as all our chefs, apart from our bald head chef, wear hair protection. We will of course undertake a review of our processes to try to identify how this could have happened and to ensure this cannot happen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4421
Description
Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson. Excite your tastebuds with our special wood-fired pizzas, be entertained by our lively atmosphere and treat yourself to a great night at The Hot Rock! Perfect for sharing with friends, or the whole family - we look forward to hosting you...

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