Queenstown’s unique African grill-house. Owner/operators Grant and Dawn Sneddon have created a local’s favourite with their unique take on the alluring and evocative aromas and tastes of a South African steakhouse. An intimate and vibrant ambience with breathtaking views of the Remarkables and simple but exceptional food. Famous for their pork ribs and aged, grass-fed Southland beef, Flame is a rare steakhouse, well-done!
Read all the good reviews and thought this would be a great place to spend a bit of cash for a nice anniversary dinner. Booked about 2 weeks in advance and asked for a great table with view and stated it was for our anniversary. We felt we got stuck in the corner, service was terrible, it was like we wern’t even there, brought us the wrong drinks twice (but yet did not even ask if we would like a refill of our empty glasses?) food was ok but everything else let the whole evening down, was sad to leave very disappointed and feeling a bit ripped off.
My favourite restaurant in Queenstown!
Everytime I visit it is a must do on my list. The basting on the steak is delicious, ribs very tender, garlic bread oozing with flavour. You must try the mushroom sauce to dip you chips in – its sensational! Although on a few occasions I have had to send my steak back for being over done, it is still worth it as when they get it right, the taste is well worth the wait.
Try the Dom Pedro dessert cocktail, a sweet treat to top the meal off with that will make you wanting to recreate it at home!
Can’t wait to go back again!
Return customers …. this was our second trip to Queenstowns
and yes a definite for everyone to dine at the flame bar. food and service is excellent really hard to get a table for walk in Suggestion make sure you book a table. we had share for two people meal ribs,lamb and sirloin steak with potatoes
and we couldn’t finish it very big portions
Recommend it to all we enjoyed our food…..
Visited Flame 6th May around 7.30pm not thinking we would need a booking. Boy was I wrong. Luckily we were able to get a table for 2. Couldnt beleive the amount of customers that were still arriving for a meal. This place certainly is the “Place to be” in Queenstown. especially if you love meat.
My partner had the Ribs, which were delicious. While I had the Sirlion Rare with the chilli sauce, thats some good sauce.
Highly recommend and will be back next time im down there.
We went there as a group of 12 and was delighted with their private balcony. The food was superb and most of all, our waitress (Sarah) was just fantastic! We couldn’t compliment her enough! I have never written a review about a restaurant before but Flame Bar & Grill definitely deserves a big thumbs up!
A FANTASTIC place to dine out if you are staying in Queenstown but would not recommend if you are trying to save on the money.
The portions are huge but the service was not the best and had to wait a pretty long time for any food to arrive.
My husband and I had dinner at your fabulous establishment the first night we arrived in Queenstown over the Labour weekend and were blown away from the moment we stepped in!!
As an ex-South African , I can honestly say that I haven’t found many restaurants to rave about, up until now.
My hubby and I shared between us the rib & steak combo as well as the rib, calamari, boerewors and chicken wing platter, both meals were to die for!
We also enjoyed our African Sunset cocktails, which were perfect.
We thought the bib was a lovely touch too.
The restaurant had a lovely ambience and a cozy, comfortable design.
We found the staff and service friendly and efficient, keep up the good work guys!
Our second night in QT we thought we would try flame and I have to say we were not all that impressed. I am a ribs man and the Flame ribs are nothing to write home about, the sauce tasted like it was from a bottle. Service was good though.
One of the Best Grill and Bar i have ever been to. The Host Grant and Dawn are one of most amazing people. Will be back for sure. Thank you for amazing service and fab ribs.. Too much excellent things to say about FLAME.. Its Flaming Hot. Make sure to pay them a visit when you are in Queenstown
Wow what a place. We love everything about our dining experience here. Great friendly service (thanks to all concerned). The food was beautiful and melted in our mouths. LOVE the ribs! Just like being back in Africa. Great cocktail selection and a small wine list but all the bases are covered very well and to have them all available by the glass is a bonus. We can’t wait to return.
Absolutely the best. All NZ restaurant owners/workers should come to this restaurant and see how it is done. Brilliant food. Excellent service. I think the guy that took our order and served us might have been an owner. He was outstanding. If he was not an owner he would get top dollar working in the worlds best restaurants. The place was buzzing with people…..staff smiling and looked like they actually enjoyed their job. Food was simply the best.
This place is simply amazing! The ribs are like nothing ive tasted before and would recommend them to anyone! They even come complete with a Flame bib so you can really get stuck in! The atmosphere is just what Queenstown needs, making sure you enjoy your time from start to finish! The service is exceptional and the cocktail creations are amazing and unique! Nothing is boring about this place, I could eat there every night if I could! A Dom Pedro is a must!!!
WOW, this place is like finding a piece of gold in the lakes district. Every time i go there i leave with a smile on my face. The food is amazing, rich in flavour and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere in the restaurant is majestic, the service was awesome, lovely smiles all round. Made me feel at home. I recommend the ribs to anyone with an appetite. great food, great value!
There is no question in my mind that Flame and Grill Bar provides an amazing eating experience. We have been there on a number of occasions, and always come away totally satisfied, having eaten some of the most delicious meals one can get in New Zealand.The prices are right, the service is exemplary, the food is exquisite, and the ambiance is wonderful.
As a rule I dreaded bring asked “Where does one dine in Queenstown?” Having eaten at Flame and Grill Bar, I no longer have that quandary, as now I always answer:Flame and Grill Bar of course!
Had a really great meal at Flame (again)last night.Took my wife and daughter and had a really good feed-the mixed grill WOW thats a meal!!!!!!!!!could’nt eat another thing and all for under 75 bucks.
Keep up the good work
I recently dined in Flame Bar and Grill for a friends birthday.
The service was above and beyond excellent standards! The staff were polite and officiant upon arrival and to the end of our meal.They were very accommodating to our needs.
The food was fantastic. We had the Fillet, Seafood Platter, Mixed Grill and Rib and Steak. The Steaks were cooked to perfection and the Seafood was tasty and fresh. The ribs were to die for. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone!
They had a great variety of wines from around the globe which suited all our palettes. To end out meal we had a Dom Pedro and a Vanilla Pannacotta which finished the meal nicely. They were delicious and the presentation was outstanding!
I would recommend Flame Bar and Grill to anyone for that special South African experience.
Flame Bar and Grill on Beach Street right on the lake with the Remarkables in the background offers the full package when it comes to great food. A lively buzzy room and spectacular location with great views. Where the cocktails are always flowing. The cooks prepare a feast always including some of my favourite tastes – pork ribs with their secret sauce being my favourite. Friendly service and going the extra mile makes it my chosen dining experience in Queenstown.
One of my all time favourite restaurants for dinning out here in Queenstown, not only is the food exceptional everytime my partner and I go there, the atmosphere and the vibe of the place makes you feel at home. It is very inviting and the friendly staff and management make your stay even more enjoyable> I rate this restaurant a 5 star but can easily give it a rating of 10.