Hotrocks Barbeque Restaurant
Lower Hutt Central
Lower Hutt City 04-566 8979
- Mon – Sun 5:00pm – Late
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Dress Code: Casual
- Seating for: 80
Hot Rocks Barbeque
6 Reviews for Hotrocks Barbeque Restaurant
We were greeted upon entry and shown to a table, then given menus & asked if we wanted drinks. We had to ask how it all worked as it wasn’t that clear. There are set items on the menu, but if you want a steak you pick the one you want yourself from a selection & state how you want it cooked & with what sauce/seasoning. It is best to get there, then, on opening so you get the best pieces.
We did not see a dessert station.
The steak comes served with roast/baked potatoes – but they have a deep fried or sauteed feel to them.
From here, you go & select your salad from the antiquated salad bar. There are some made up pasta salads and slaws, but also very salty pickled onions, pineapple, beetroot, egg salad – the usual suspects if it was 1980. The small dessert bowls you get are too small to fit much in, so use two!
Our steaks arrived perfectly cooked sizzling on scillets, however, if you don’t remove them right away they will continue to cook – so grab an extra plate & transfer it.
I enjoyed my steak but not the salad. It’s not likely we will go back – it’s one of those been there done that places for us. I left feeling disappointed at having spent so much on such mediocre quality. But you don’t know until you try. The place could do with a food & decor makeover & I expect relies upon the continued business of its regulars – who seem to be of an older set (50+).
Visited December 2013
The decor is definitely in need of an update and they could probably do with a proper office area instead of using one of the restaurant tables.
However I would recommend this as a good value for money family dining option.
Visited September 2013
Visited October 2013
This review is being written from an unpleasant evening of dining with friends from over a year ago.
The quality of produce is poor which is a shame as the cooking and presentation of the food was impressive.
The one star rating is for disbelieving this restaurant is still running.
hotrocks has great steaks, the ambiance is a bit dull but the food is worth it, very nice staff. too bad they dont have a website or i would have been there weeks ago! medium rare came out perfect.