Over the last winter season, I did a short snowboarding trip to Queenstown again! Apart from being one of the most beautiful small towns in the world, it’s also home to a lot of amazing food. Our group did a run to the amazing Fergburger every day but aside from that, we set out to try as many tasty restaurants as possible for each dinner.
Mixed Grill for 2 to share – NZD$69
One of the restaurants which caught our eye was Flame Bar & Grill which was packed full on the Sunday night that we got turned away, so we promptly made a booking for the next night. The menu is packed full of meaty goodness including steaks, ribs, chicken, BBQ – you name it and it’s probably there. Half the table opts for the Mixed Grill which has a generous selection of ribs, sirloin steak, 1/4 peri-peri chicken and boerewors. For what was supposedly meant to be a 1/4 chicken, it was huge! All the meats were beautifully glazed and it was the perfect platter for those who couldn’t decide what meat they wanted to eat. The only downfall were the boerewors sausages which were presented curled up looking like little piles of you know what (quite amusing!). We found that the flavour wasn’t as rich as the ribs/steak/chicken so it felt a bit out of place on the platter.
Full Rack of Pork Ribs – NZD$34
The other half of the table (including myself) knew exactly what we wanted – some delicious pork ribs, a signature dish at Flame. These are served with chips or potatoes, but I managed to get a salad instead though because the amount of meat on the plate would have been way too filling already. The ribs were smokey, sticky and sweet from the rib basting and the bones were surprisingly thin, meaning that there was heaps of meat! I struggled to get through my whole rack but eventually finished it, although my friends couldn’t finish theirs.
After a long day on the slopes, Flame Bar & Grill is exactly what you need to refuel. It’s the perfect comfort food in winter and with generous portions and delicious flavour, it’s a great place to check out.
Flame Bar & Grill
61 Beach St, Queenstown East 9300, New Zealand
Ph:+64 3-409 2342