The Rockpool located in Christchurch CBD is your go-to venue for a drink, some great eats, a game of pool or some pokies action in their awesome gaming lounge.
The Christchurch community was hit hard by the earthquake of 2011 which destroyed many of the eating and drinking venues. But when you had a place as vibrant and resilient as The Rockpool you know they would back stronger than ever. And that’s exactly what they did when they reopened in the year of 2015.
About The Rockpool in Christchurch
Let’s start with their biggest claim to fame, the teapot. For those unfamiliar, teapots are exactly like they sound but with a twist. If you’ve ever wanted to get an alcoholic cocktail out of one, head to Rockpool. They claim that they were the first to ever conceive the idea back in 1995 and that everyone else in New Zealand is a poor imitation. So just trust the masters to make this unique drink. Oh and you can also get a regular pot of tea also it that’s what you want.
But in case you want something a bit more traditional you’ll still be in good hands. Tap and bottled beers, New Zealand wine, and tons of local and international premium spirits are also available at the very well-stocked bar. If that isn’t enough to get you in a club dancing mood perhaps the live DJ will help you get your groove on especially if you’re fond of the electro scene.
Or perhaps you just want a drink to go along with a different kind of entertainment. Spend some time on one of the 13 pool tables or on one the 18 pokies gaming machines available. Events and promos are common ranging to watching all the best sporting events, half-off pool games, or food specials such as ribs and a beer for $20. I recommend checking the Facebook page frequently as that’s where most of the news about meal deals is provided.
Menu and Great Eats @ Rockpool
The Rockpool wouldn’t be special if all they had were drinks and games. Fortunately they also have an extensive menu that also includes a dedicated breakfast that goes through lunch. Because sometimes you want to have eggs benedict, or salmon hash, or even pancakes at noon.
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For everyone else who wants more standard fare, Rockpool still has you covered for lunch and dinner. Start your meal with a soup or salad of the day, chicken satay skewers, or crispy calamari. If you’re only feeling a bit peckish then the open steak sandwiches, pork roll, or even the cheeseboard are good picks. For the truly hungry I recommend the roast of the day, the lamb shank, or the bangers and mash are a must try.
With that being said, you can never go wrong with any of Rockpool’s signature pizzas and all of which are available for takeaway also.
Menu Samples – may change
Best Breakfast in Christchurch
Best Food Specials in Christchurch – (sample)
Book Rockpool for a Function
If you were wondering, yes, The Rockpool also can be booked for various occasions. Some of the more popular bookings include birthdays, Christmas parties, and sports celebrations. Just send the staff an email, give them a call, or even drop by and say hi. They’re very friendly and more than happy to help you with whatever event you’re planning.
Pokies Machine & TAB Gaming @ The Rockpool Bar
The Rockpool Bar has a slot machine gaming area with 18 of the best NZ pokies and a TAB area for some betting wagers. This is a super duper pokies machine gaming lounge venue to visit if you are in the Christchurch CBD area of New Zealand.
**A popular venue in Christchurch Central CBD to play the pokies, dine on great food, have a TAB bet, a drink or watch live sports**
Even before the quake, Rockpool had been well-loved and frequented by both locals and tourists alike for over a decade. But they’re back stronger than ever and it doesn’t look like they’re planning on going anywhere anytime soon. The best vibe, food and drinks in Christchurch CBD that you will find.
Mon – Fri 8AM to 10PM
Sat – Sun 8AM to Late
T: 3-374 9461
Map and Address
The Rockpool Bar
85 Hereford St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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