Bellota is the Spanish word for acorn and it's the acorn that plays an essential part in the creation of one of the world's most prized delicacies - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (literally Iberian ham of acorns).
The Iberian pig used to live all over Spain, Portugal and many parts of the Mediterranean, but due to the decline in its natural habitat, the dehesa (oak forests), they are scarce - and needless to say - incredibly expensive. They're also very smart pigs.
We want you to have as authentic a tapas experience as you'll find in Auckland. Our Chefs are always updating the menu with seasonal twists and our wine list is exclusively Spanish. We source many of the wines ourselves from little-known producers.
Bellota's front of house consists of a mixture of lovely and bubbly people, many with Latin and Spanish roots.
Saludos y disfrute
Bellota by Peter Gordon
Opposite the SKYCITY Grand Hotel
91 Federal Street
Phone: (09) 363 6000
Christmas & New Year's Hours
Closed 25 December & 26 December, and 1 January & 2 January
Sorry, Bellota does not take bookings, please understand this during busy times.
What are your casual parking rates?
The casual rate for parking is $15.00 for the first hour and $5.50 every hour after. The maximum parking charge per day (up to 24 hours) is $50.00.
Can we use our Premier Rewards for parking?
Yes, if you have sufficient Premier Points or a car parking credit accrued on your card. Your Premier Rewards card can be swiped at the parking machines to exit.
Please note, some car parking credits are required to be activated at a Premier Rewards Kiosk before redemption.
Is valet parking available when I dine?
Valet parking is available at SKYCITY Hotel and The Grand Hotel on the day of dining for $55 as per hotel charges. For alternative car parking options please click here.
Can we bring a cake with us?
Unfortunately not, but we'd be delighted to make one for you. Please call us on (+64) 09 363 6000 at least 48 hours in advance of your booking and we'll create something absolutely delicious within your budget. Only cakes purchased from us can be served in our restaurants.
Is your meat Halal?
While most of our meat suppliers are Halal certified, all meat preparation is completed in a SKYCITY central kitchen so we cannot guarantee that meat is Halal.
If a group has a person celebrating a birthday, does the birthday person eat for free?
No, unfortunately not.