The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar
Great Food, Great Service and a Great Atmosphere Since 2002

What are we doing about CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
We're taking all recommended measures from the Ministry of Health to ensure we do our best to keep you, your food and our staff safe.
All staff use a 24-hour microbiological hand wash before commencing work each day. All surfaces are regularly sprayed with a hospital and food grade sanitiser.
Our dine-in area is now closed and we are offering a "Contactless Service" for takeways and deliveries. We are also offering HALF PRICE delivery charge on orders over $35. For contactless delivery please refer to our 
Deliveries page.
These measures protect you, your food and our staff.
The Hot Rock was one of the first three restaurants in Nelson to adopt the Government's Food Control Plan to ensure food safety. We take food safety and your health seriously!

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...

Great location neer 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 native wood for fuel that enhances the natural flavours of our fresh regional food.

We put time and love into preparing our dishes...
Only the best and freshest available ingredients make it onto our pizzas. Our chefs lovingly handcraft our thin base pizzas with homemade dough, sauces and toppings. Hungry yet? I haven't even told you about our delicious fresh homemade 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, wheat-free, gluten-free, 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 then end of your meal if you need a caffeine fix, you'll love Bel-Aire Blend of espresso coffee from Nelson's ZUMO coffee roaster. Stay wired with our free WiFi.


Takeaways and Delivery Service Available - Target time 10 minutes for takeaways and 30 minutes for deliveries.

Groups and Private Functions of 4 to 40 people can be catered for in our restaurant. Please contact us for reservations.

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!

It's always a good idea to book, phone (03)546-4421.

+64 (3) 546-4421
8 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand
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