We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Rock Rolleston

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 72: English reviews
Level Contributor
151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with smiles...and the steak was absoulutey scrummy....I would highly recommend going to this place for... More 

1 Thank KimMandy69
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 the past but offered a great range and was explained well by the waitress. The... More 

1 Thank Foonamoo
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 come from a wine bar stocks wine from,France,Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, California, Argentina,South Africa, Australia.........Not... More 

1 Thank LawrenceA1
Cromwell, New Zealand
Level Contributor
219 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. All up 93 Bucks for 2.

1 Thank Voodles
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
468 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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! We had items from the hot sharing plates and shared and it was all good.... More 

1 Thank Orla B
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 potatoes and veges having to be added as extras.

1 Thank rhondah305
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for a birthday dinner for 4. The staff were so friendly and happy it was great to see. However as there is a bar leaner in the dining area we found the dining room noisy from "after work drinks" at the bar leaner. The food was lovely though, couldn't fault it

1 Thank jordyn_h79
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Was looking forwards to going back to the Rock last night as previously the steak meal was bloody awesome...sadly it was total crap last night....entrees were all over the show with our party of 7 actually starting their main before I even got my entree was abit of a joke, we found the lady behind the bar a little rude... More 

Thank KimMandy69
Rolleston, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

First time visiting the new Quartz Restaurant in Rolleston. Very friendly reception and wait staff. Most helpful with menu and drink selections. We started with the shared plates consisting of prawns and arincini which were excellent. Mains consisted of steak and the pork cutlet with sides of fries and onion rings. Each was cooked perfectly and the sauces were superb.... More 

1 Thank CrazyDiamond66

Travellers who viewed The Rock Rolleston also viewed

Rolleston, Canterbury Region
Rolleston, Canterbury Region
Rolleston, Canterbury Region
Rolleston, Canterbury Region

Been to The Rock Rolleston? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Rock Rolleston and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Rock Rolleston staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?