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Flame Bar and Grill

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Level 1 | 61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2342
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: With some of the best views in Queenstown, Flame is Queenstown's unique...
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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  • 333
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ribs for lunch!

The food is great at flame... Everytime I go I tell myself I'll get something other than ribs.... I never do! They're so good and big portions. If you go at lunch they're half price also. There's veggie options available too

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mark k
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london
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food was decent but that could of been my selection, so no biggie, most dissapointed when I couldn't buy a drink for me and my friends because all of us needed a passport identification, even though we had standard id, everywhere else excepted it. Confusing. Decent place even still.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is great at flame... Everytime I go I tell myself I'll get something other than ribs.... I never do! They're so good and big portions. If you go at lunch they're half price also. There's veggie options available too

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mark K. Thank you for leaving a review after your recent meal at Flame. I don’t think you’re the only one that convinces themselves to try something different and caves every time. Our Rib’s are our most popular dish during lunch and I know you know why! We look forward to seeing you again for some more ribs in... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

1: Make a booking. 2: It's worth it. Granted, we only had steaks but they were cooked perfectly, seasoned nicely and the sauces were great. Great atmosphere too.

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Deltag666 Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment after your meal at Flame. I love the way you have the points listed at the top, hopefully our future guests will take your advice. I will pass on to our Chef’s your comments on the steaks and sauces and I am sure they will be thrilled to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by friends but personally think it was over rated. Food was good but portions were small for amount of money they charged.

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Turmsey123 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your recent meal at Flame. It would be great to know what food you ordered to be disappointed by the portion sizes; it is not often we have people leaving Flame disappointed and still hungry. All our food is weighed whilst preparing so our guests get the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place for a group, excellent food, way more than you would need however they were too happy to give us a doggy bag to take home. Our host was superb (Flynn).

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Kelly H, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment after your group booking at Flame. We do cater for large bookings on nearly every night of the week and it’s great to hear that you and your team enjoyed the evening. I will pass on your kind words to Flynn also. We do hope you will... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was a bit disappointed they didn't do the meat platter any more but food was tasty and ribs even yummier the next day. Servings more than enough :) Staff are friendly, would go again, locals recommend this place as well.

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear JanelleNZ Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on your recent experience at Flame Bar and Grill. It’s great to hear you enjoyed the food and got enough for the next day too, our Chef’s are very generous with the Ribs. I am a little confused in regards to the meat platter not been available, if... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walked in off the street with no reservation to a full restaurant. We were offered seats at the bar, which were great. It gets busy, so a booking is a good idea! We had the boerwurst and grilled mushrooms for entrees, then the fillet steak (each cooked differently, but perfectly to our liking) with different sauces. I adored the mushroom... More 

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Amandats Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Flame Bar and Grill. It really is great to hear such fantastic feedback as you have wrote above. This meal sounds perfect as you had the full Flame experience, some amazing South African flavours and some wicked desserts to top it off. We do hope you will... More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best steak I've ever had was at this restaurant. The food was brilliant as was the service. We didn't have a reservation but they were able to accommodate us despite being quite busy.

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Gina S Thank you for taking the time to pop on TripAdvisor and review Flame. It is always great that on the rare occasions we can accommodate a guest with no reservation. To describe the steak as the best you have ever had gives the team a real motivation to keep doing the fantastic job they always do. We... More 

Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant overlooking the lake in Queenstown central. Visited at lunch time had a burgee which was average but my partner has the ribs which werw very good. This is my second time at flame bar first time had a steak and thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth a visit.

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Shiiiiindy Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your meal at Flame. It’s great to hear that you came back to Flame for a second visit after your Steak the first time around. I am disappointed that the burger you had was average and will pass on this comment to the Chef’s. All our burgers... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Came here with a few friends for Lunch, had the $15 rib & chips and was absolutely delicious! Boys had burgers and said they are up there with the Ferg, get around this place, awesome spot & service as well!

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Flame_Management, Manager at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Alistair C Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment after your lunch at Flame. Our lunch menu is great value for money and competitively priced to compete with the rest of Queenstown. It really is great to hear that you all loved the food we served as well. We look forward to seeing you in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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