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Flame Bar and Grill Restaurant

61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2342
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (804 reviews)
“steak” (642 reviews)
“mixed grill” (77 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want the best ribs in nz go to flame. You will not be disappointed. Whilst the decor could be upgraded the food is first class. Don't eat beforehand. ..The portions are huge.

Thank NorthernNov
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious all round. Group of 6 including 1 vegetarian . All our meals were generous portions and full of flavour. We will definitely visit again. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are keen to try this place you must book. We booked for 830 and the table was ready 10min early, the staff were so friendly on arrival and the service was excellent. Only issue was we couldn't finish our meals as they were...More

Thank 363samk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just popped in for a quick look before my flight, had a quick beer. The food in this place looks amazing and will be trying it next time for sure. Their specialty seems to be ribs, which many were eating and they look like the...More

Thank Ian B
LouMcDowell, Owner at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there -well you must make sure you come back - and try our awesome Ribs. Look forward to seeing you very soon. Kind Regards Lou McDowell

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must place for dining in Queenstown. The view looks out over the lake. Best quality kids meals we have ever had. Steak, lamb and ribs all outstanding. Service was excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant to other families.

Thank akdow74
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ribs are huge and very good! I recommend! Mushroom sauce is also nice. I tried to had dinner but was full. Came back in lunch time and table was set really fast. Service is ok.

Thank Regis T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great everything, massive platters and amazing ribs. awesome service from Nick. Would def go again..

Thank mjase
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a table online having not been able to get a table the previous day(I think reservations are a must if you want to eat before 9.30!) As soon as the food arrived you can see why it’s always busy, we shared a full...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu was extensive, staff were lovely, didn't have to wait for food. Price was a bit much but OMG!!! Some of the bigger platters I saw were hanging off the table they were so bug!! I love the rib bib!! You can actually smell the...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and i have been long term backpackers and don't care about poor service. We do mind outright rudeness. A staff member was rude, the restaurant was not interested in feedback and treated us like idiots. We understand tongue in cheek by the way....More

Thank Heewon K
LouMcDowell, Owner at Flame Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there -I am vert sorry you had such a bad experience at Flame. It is difficult for me to comment as you haven't offered any details as to what happened, If you could email me directly with specifics then I can look into it...More

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Zihui Y
12 April 2017|
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Response from Flame_Management | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes we highly recommend booking in advance as we are often fully booked most nights. You can either book online on our Flame website or call us on +643 409 2342/+64 27 349 4469. We look... More
Dianna W
21 February 2017|
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Response from Flame_Management | Property representative |
Hi, Our rattlesnake is a creamy peri-peri sauce. It is called rattlesnake due to the slight kick (heat) of it. Flame
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2342
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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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