Great Food, Great Service and a Great Atmosphere Since 2002
Hungry or Thirsty?
Want a Great Night Out?
Then visit The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar...
Near Tahuna Beach, 8 Tahunanui Drive, State Highway 6, Nelson
VOTED "BEST PIZZA" by readers of Nelson's Wild Tomato magazine
RECOMMENDED BY LONELY PLANET GUIDE
AWARDED "OUTSTANDING WINE LIST" Nelson Hospitality Awards
FINALIST NZ GLOBAL PIZZA CHALLENGE
TRIPADVISOR Certificate of Excellence 2011-2019, Travellers' Choice 2020
NAMED "BEST 10 PIZZA IN NEW ZEALAND"
Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson since 2002. Excite your tastebuds with our authentic wood-fired pizzas and fresh home-made pasta, 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.
Great location near the Beach...
Right at the doorstep of Tahuna Beach you'll find the best little pizza bar around! Decked out with chunky wooden tables and a great personality, you'll want to slide into the warm and buzzing atmosphere to experience award winning pizza and pasta.
The secret's in our Italian wood-fired oven...
To achieve the mouth-watering flavours, we prepare our fresh local ingredients and pizzas in an Italian wood-fired oven - the only genuine wood-fired pizzeria in Nelson! Fresh hot-smoked salmon and fantastic wood-roasted meats and veggies give our food that special something, using a fine blend of clean-burning native wood for fuel that enhances the natural flavours of our fresh regional food.
We put time and love into preparing your dishes...
Only the best and freshest available ingredients make it onto our pizzas. Our chefs lovingly hand stretch our thin base pizzas with home-made dough, sauces and toppings. Hungry yet? I haven't even told you about our delicious fresh home-made pasta and healthy salads, or the fresh mussels and hearty ribs! Treat yourself to our popular desserts. Even if you're a fussy eater there's always something we can do for you - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free (Coeliac), soy-free, dairy-free and egg-free options!
A great night out...
It's not just the food, it's the whole experience. We support the region's craft breweries and wineries with a great selection of wines and over twenty local and international ales. At the end of your meal if you need a caffeine fix, you'll love our blend of espresso coffee from Nelson's ZUMO coffee roaster. And you can stay wired with our free WiFi.
Enjoy The Hot Rock...
• We are open *evenings from 4:30pm.It's always a pleasure and our friendly staff will be delighted to serve you. Please make a reservation especially if you are planning to arrive after 9pm, as we may close earlier than our licensed hours - fully licensed until 11pm, 12pm Friday and Saturday night, 1am New Year's Eve. *Open for lunch from 27 December to 10 January.
• Pickup and Delivery - Check our menu and call us. Collect 10 takeaway meal stickers and get a large Value Pizza FREE! Target times are 10 minutes for pickup and 30 minutes for delivery, however there may be delays during busy evenings over summer.
• Dine In - Individuals, groups and private functions can be catered for in our restaurant. Contact us with your booking.
• Holidays -We are CLOSED on public holidays except New Year's Day, 2nd January, Waitangi Day and Good Friday.
• Payment -We accept cash, eft-pos and all major credit cards contactlessly. For a 10% service fee we can chargeback to your motel.
• Surcharges -Our surcharge policy ensures our guests receive the lowest prices possible. Why should you have to pay extra for someone else's meal on public holidays or their credit card air miles, for example? There is a 15% surcharge on public holidays to help recover the higher labour costs and a 2% surcharge on credit and all contactless transactions to offset the costs charged by the payment provider. There is NO surcharge for Insert / Swipe EFT-POS or Cash transactions.
• Gift Vouchers - We accept Restaurant Asociation of NZ Gift Vouchers and Gift Cards. Phone us or call in and pick up a Hot Rock Gift Voucher. We will happily mail your gift voucher to anyone, anywhere!
Come and experience the superb food, service and hospitality at The Hot Rock!
Fully air-conditioned for your year-round comfort.
It's always a good idea to book - contact us