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Flame Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill
As featured in Best of Queenstown and 1 other guide
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Level 1 | 61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2342
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Mon 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm from Kansas City, I won't sit here and argue that we do the best bbq but we do it very well. That being said, the Flame Bar and grill knows how to cook meat. I had their signature ribs and my wife had the seafood chowder and the special firecracker chicken (name may have been slightly different). We got... More 

Thank Kyle T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a seat in Flame tonight as all other tables were booked. Our waiter, Nick, was fantastic making us feel very welcome. The meals were great. Huge servings and tasted amazing. We'd thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Gdayimdave
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You will love this place if you love your meat. We ordered a mixed plate for one, chicken wings and a whole rack of ribs. In hindsight we should have only ordered 1/2 a rack of ribs as the 3 of us struggled to finish everything on the table. The ribs were to die, juice and tender and fall off... More 

Thank ozziechrissie2015
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here one evening in Queenstown and I can see why it's better to make a reservation. It's a busy place because the food is so good. Myself and my wife had garlic bread to share followed by steaks cooked perfectly. The food was plentiful and didn't need dessert. Had a glass of wine each also. Would recommend coming... More 

Thank Windyroads
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Second time we have visited Flame in 2 years....still impressed! We were seated on the balcony overlooking the lake. Friendly staff. Fab food. Recommend the seafood platter to share.

Thank timekeeper71
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Flame Bar & Grill 2nd time to Queenstown. Booked this restaurant due to its popularity and we rock up without booking the 1st time around and there was a 1.5 hours wait so definitely make sure you make your booking beforehand. The table was ready for us when we arrived and the staff was very attentive, and also... More 

Thank 965alizek
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came in on a busy evening, got seated quickly at a table with a wonderful view. Service with very good (thanks nick!) and the good was delish. We split the massive seafood platter and sirloin. One of the best meals we had in NZ!

Thank Kyle K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as a big family. Everyone loved their food, excellent cooked and big portions. The only thing that bothered us was that it was really noisy inside the restaurants which made it a bit hard to talk.

Thank Pia F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The “Flame” has become an institutional attribute of Queenstown (similar to the Milford Sound trip, skiing in Remarkables, getting Fergburger, trying Gibbston Valley and Amesfield Pinot, riding gondola to see the beauty of the place from the top, sky jumping and paragliding, etc.). Yes, it is hard to get into the restaurant without prior booking at least a week or... More 

Thank Monash_Massey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here, and it was fabulous. The staff were lovely and efficient, the food was out quick and was delicious! Had the peri chicken burger, one of the best id eaten. Another at our table ordered the ribs, they were huge and delicious too!! Would definitely recommend if a lover of meat. Good idea to book ahead too if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level 1 | 61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2342
With some of the best views in Queenstown, Flame is Queenstown's unique African grill-house. Flame, a small family owned steak house offers quality food and excellent service in a vibrant and intimate setting. This is a dining experience not to be missed. All our beef is grass fed from Southland and Otago and is aged for up to 6 weeks then flame-grilled in our secret basting resulting in it's unique flavour. Racks of ribs are served on a board and come supplied with a flame bib!! Seafood, chicken and vegetarian options are also catered for. Make sure you leave space for a Dom Pedro!! Flame will bring out the carnivore in you. Discover the taste of South Africa - A rare steakhouse, well done!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?