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The Rock Rolleston

82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
3 weeks ago
“Needed Fuel!”
3 weeks ago
“Good meal”
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Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a very long day I searched for a refueling stop for my exhausted self. The Quartz Restaurant did the trick. Light airy atmosphere. Pleasant music - not too loud. Speedy and efficient service with minimal wait and the food was well presented and just...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been quite a while since calling here, hence surprised at name change! This is definitely NOT a wine bar (expect a much broader list), and the decor was fresh but dated already. The artwork very amateurish) I kept wanting to rate it out...More

Thank Susynana
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We chose this restaurant on the basis of a local recommendation and were quite pleased. The emphasis here is meat -- lamb, beef, and venison. But there are a couple of chicken and fish dishes on the menu as well.

1  Thank Skeptic2241
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A group of us had a great night in a booth tonight. Lovely service, shared plates, aranchini and southern chicken were the favourites ☺ We'll be back!

Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Firstly I would like to thank Andy for sending us a voucher for a steak meal re my previous rating on The Rock, great PR and yes we did go back...and found the whole experience 100% better than the last. Food was served efficiently and...More

1  Thank KimMandy69
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Table for ten booked for 7pm, we were surprised to see the new fit out and menu as it has been a while since our last visit. The menu took a little while to figure out and was perhaps not as family friendly as in...More

1  Thank Foonamoo
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

So. Just passing and thought,hello a wine bar, feeling a bit hungry.Wandered in, fairly nice place, thought yeah this is OK,meals looked good, thought of a few good wine matches to go with the meal and then looked at the wine list. Ok,so where I...More

1  Thank LawrenceA1
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Prawn cutlets with a lime sauce. Calamari Crumbed chips. Moroccan lamb meat balls. Panko Crumbed brie wedges. Garlic salt fries. Washed down with a large Speights gold medal ale. If that wasn't enough we also shared the shared dessert. Wife also had a hot chocolate....More

1  Thank Voodles
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were driving to Lake Tekapo and wanted to stop somewhere for a late lunch. We hit this spot just off the 1 and went with it. It was pretty empty, but the staff were friendly and the service quick. Everything we had was good!...More

1  Thank Orla B
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The service was friendly and the restaurant spotless, but it took too long for the food to arrive eg 30 mins between courses. Value for money leaves a lot to be desired as the pork cutlet I ordered was on the small side with the...More

1  Thank rhondah305
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Hi guys we take all feedback very seriously..... your feedback lacked detail, what did you actually not like ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Rolleston
  • Phone Number: 6433474190
Here at The Rock Rolleston, we serve amazing food... not just pub grub !Our chefs cook all meals in house.. from pates and terrines to our desserts. We don't buy in pre-made food.We're family owned and managed and can guarantee friendly but professional service .Our wine list features excellent local wines and our food not only delights the eye but the taste buds too and you won't leave hungry as our portions are generous.Dine outdoors in our relaxed courtyard garden or inside in our attractive restaurant.The VIP table, seating 12 and set in a separate area of the dining room, is great for smaller celebrations and the private function room catering for up to 50 guests, is great for a bigger party and can also be set up for a small conference.