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Flame Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ordered pork ribs / chips combo and really liked the taste. I am happy with the amount of pork ribs given to us. Highly recommended.

Thank Sandy S
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Queenstown for our Tenth Anniversary. We made a reservation, as they are a very busy place, and it was worth the wait. The staff and service were top-notch, the food fantastic, and the view very nice. I had the steak and my better half had the veggie plate. We finished it off with some truffles and cappuccino... More 

Thank Daniel S
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the restaurant is fairly pricey, it is well worth it. This is a perfect place for a nice date with your significant other. The food is incredible, and the service was friendly and helpful. I have been twice and both times were great!

Thank Chase K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious meal. Steak for me (cooked perfectly) and a decent serving of salmon for the other half. Nick was amazing. Super friendly yet professional. We had some great banter and think he does an awesome job. Would be back for his service alone. 😁

Thank Paul C
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth the hype and wait. Extensive menu with so many choices it was hard to have just one main. And not as expensive as you might think. Food was cooked expertly and I thoroughly enjoyed. The wine list is amazing. If you're a tourist, plenty of Central Otago wines to choose from. The serving team were top... More 

Thank Robert H
South Island, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great experience YUM YUM YUM..If you dont want to have to eat due to fullness for a couple of days this is the place to come for a massive protein fix. I have eaten here twice now 12 months apart different wait staff but the managers sure know how to pick the wait staff with personality our waitress... More 

Thank Greetch
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is our usual go to restaurant while we are in Queenstown. Food is excellent but the service is much to be desired. We first visited this restaurant in 2013 and had so much fond memories. We were again in Queenstown last fortnight. We booked 3 dinners. First 2 nights it was just my husband and I. The last... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I personally apologise for your experience. Being asked to hurry up and finish a meal is not in any way a policy of ours and I take very seriously this breach of standards. I have taken disciplinary action against the waiter involved and ensured this will never happen again for any customer. In some... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place seems to always be busy, call or drop by and make a booking. The ribs come highly recommended - the full rack is a struggle on your own so think about sharing it and getting a couple of sides. Good wine and the staff are friendly and attentive, would come back again

Thank J_Melbourne_0001
Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food & good portions. Was an awesome dinner. Make sure you book a table as they were super busy.

Thank Chris N
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flame was recommended to us so we decided to give it a go. I was having a craving for a Caesar salad so that pretty much decided for me. Hubby wanted ribs. The Caesar was fabulous and came with a perfectly poached egg on top which really was an added pleasure. There were no croutons, just a simple piece of... 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
$4 - $29
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?