The Rockpool Bar and Restaurant Guide

The Rockpool bar and restaurant is a modern eatery and refreshment venue with all the best and most loved New Zealand pokies machines. Established in 1996, it has survived a natural disaster to provide sustenance to its visitors and regulars to this day. The venue is located at 85 Hereford Street, Christchurch and is widely regarded as one of the top wining and dining spots in the area.

Being a welcome location for families, friends, groups, couples and singles, it has a collection of amenities which are guaranteed to keep its occupants thoroughly entertained. Discover more about this gastropub below.

Rockpool Bar Eats, Drinks, Pokies and Gaming 

The Rockpool bar and restaurant has a collection of amenities which you can enjoy. They include delicious dishes, a pool table, TAB facility and a wide array of drinks. The spot also hosts live entertainment, events and specials on specific days of the week. As such, it is always a bustling hub of activity.

The Rockpool restaurant

Designed to provide dishes for literally any occasion, this eatery has a variety of dishes guaranteed to satisfy every set of taste buds. The menu is divided into various sections representing the dishes that you can have throughout your day. As such, you will find a Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu in this restaurant. In addition to catering, the restaurant also provides special meals such as gluten-free meals and dishes for kids.

In the menus, you can find meals such as delish carrot cakes, tasty chicken satay skewers, hot pork roll and the angus rump steak special. The menus are readily available in the restaurant website. Therefore, you can have a look at the dishes and identify your favorite before visiting the venue. The chefs here only use the freshest ingredients to prepare the dishes for you. They can also adjust every dish to fit your personal preference.

The bar 

If you desire to get some refreshment with your meals or after a hard day at work, you can do so at the resident bar. Open throughout the day on every day of the week, The Rockpool bar provides a collection of drinks and entertainment options. There is a DJ, powerful music system, tap and bottled beers as well as local and international spirits.

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You can take your pick of a great whisky, cognac, vodka, wine, rum and gin. Drinks are delivered by the bottle or by the glass. In addition to this, the bar is located close to the gaming section for a little pokies action. As such, you can have your drinks while enjoying live sports on the big screen TVs.

Gaming amenities – Best Pokies Lounge in Christchurch CBD

To keep you entertained, there are amenities for sports, punting and recreation. The Rockpool contains a TAB machine, 18 pokies game machines and 13 pool tables . Everyone is welcome to try out the leisure amenities here.

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The restaurant provides enough seating capacity for large groups. Moreover, the venue provides extra special service such as ample parking and a courtesy van for transport back home after a particularly eventful night out. You can also reserve a table or book the restaurant for your own private function or have a bet at the TAB or on the pokies.

Opening hours

Mon – Fri 8AM til 10PM
Sat – Sun 8AM til Late


Phone 03 374 9461


Map and address

The Rockpool Bar
85 Hereford St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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