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“don't see what the fuss is.”

Flame Bar and Grill
Ranked #23 of 257 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $29
Cuisines: African, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“don't see what the fuss is.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have eaten here on 3 occasions each time was the same so at least they are consistent. I keep hearing all these great things about Flame but I find it very average for Queenstown. The food is good there is no doubt about that (if not a little too salty but that seems to be the way in Queenstown) but it's hard not to get good food in this town. There is no atmosphere and the staff I find below average. They are never friendly they do the minimum to get your food to the table and if you want a second drink you have to wave or get up to be noticed (I am not the type to wave in a restaurant). I will not be visiting this venue again as there are far too many great places in Qtown with outstanding service, food and atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
Thank Katy T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“If you are hungry, you wont be after this....”
Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

We were trawling for a feed in the Casino district last night, so many restaurants had a lot of empty tables, until we found Flame, where we were lucky enough to get a cancellation. This place was pumping! We saw the table of 3 ladies next to us receive their meals... A mixed grill platter for 2 between 3 people. It looked like a ridiculously large amount of food, so we ordered the same for one! Between us... We still had leftovers. $38 for a piece of steak, lamb chops, boerwurst and ribs.....sauce, and chips. Also ordered a rocquefort salad. Every mouthful a winner!

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Thank aldeb001
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Glenorchy, null, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

A great choice if you want a big plate of meat...should definitely be on your list of places to eat while in QT! Not the cheapest, but big portions, so great value for money.

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Thank Olivia M
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
“Steak and ribs”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

fully sick, left there and wasnt hungry for days!!
best steak and ribs in QT.
Make sure you book in, otherwise you wont get in.

Visited September 2012
Thank MorganDwayne
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Popular place that was packed to the brim when we went, so reservations recommended. We had ribeye steak, which was awesome and topped with sauces from your choice, and friend onions on top of the meat, which was a new but tasty compliment.

Visited October 2012
Thank Scizorsim
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