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The Ballarat Trading Company

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7 The Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
03 442 4222
8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Mon 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in for dinner and were hanging for a good solid pub meal. The food was surprisingly more upmarket than we expected and more gastropub-level - not that we're complaining! We had steak and lamb and both were cooked perfectly, wonderfully charred on the outside and done perfectly on the inside. We shared the toffee pudding for dessert, which... More 

Thank CT101_10
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had 2 wonderful meals here (first evening was so good we had to go back to try other dishes!). Food was exceptional - salmon, lamb shoulder, fillet steak, seafood linguine were all equally delicious. Nikki took great care of us - great wine recommendations and wonderful service (including modifying dishes to accommodate allergies). We had quite a few restaurant... More 

Thank Cathy G
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thursday night and the restaurant and bar were relatively quiet. Service was quick and friendly. I found the price with drinks included quite acceptable.

Thank George S
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our waitress Aisling was amazing. Very cheerful and helpful, making our dining experience really great. Fish meal was great with a lovely glass of red wine, hubby had the rib eye steak which he said was delicious. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Queenstown. Sue D invercargill

Thank Suzanne D
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good Atmosphere, great food - simple fresh and adapted for Queenstown activities ! Very friendly and pleasant staff. Nikki J was a great host for our last dinner there (we went three times) but everyone is to thank. A great place to celebrate the end of the Milford Track ! Jean-Luc Chretien and family

Thank jlchretien
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Top class evening. Our waitress Aisling was fantastic - so welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious - I ordered the lamb and my husband had the ribs and they were top class. Both accompanied with beautiful red wine in front of the fire. Top class venue, food, wine and service. Will definetly be back.

Thank Deirdre G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal in unpretentious, welcoming surroundings. Excellent service from the lovely Nikki J. We especially enjoyed the seafood chowder.

Thank Louise F
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service from Aisling & the team. Good food, and family friendly. Would highly recommend. Warm and cosy atmosphere.

Thank Diane M
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a quick meal for lunch at this restaurant. The décor is amazing and worth the visit, but so is the food. I had the seafood chowder, which was creamy but light. My companion had the burger special, which looked very yummy! But the highlight was the staff - they were great! Very friendly, very helpful and generally made... More 

Thank GeorgeParam
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, meal, great service. Our waitress Aisling was a highlight. Very personable and helpful. Would definitely go again.

Thank Matt W

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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
$10 - $28
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 03 442 4222
A friendly pub for both tourists and locals alike, situated in the heart of Queenstown. Our aim is to have really good simple food and great service, in a welcoming environment

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