Flame Story

Flame. A secret South African BBQ recipe wrapped around amazing ribs and steaks. We’re a restaurant of course but we pride ourselves on the welcoming and enthusiastic service we bring to every table. Entertainment from start to finish. The views are stunning, the team are hand-picked for their passion and our warm welcome is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and happy friendship.

Ribs are our hero, succulent, juicy and addictive but of course our steaks are where we stand apart. Our cocktail and wine list are extensive with many local award winning wines and hand crafted signature cocktails.

Flame has a casual, intimate ambience with an open kitchen and balcony overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range, a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the magic of Queenstown.

South African Brai BBQ
Fire. South Africans are obsessed with it. It’s a cooking staple as common as flour or rice. You’re not having a proper meal until you’ve lit up a few logs and singed meat on their screeching hot embers.
In South Africa, a “braai”, the local version of a barbecue, is a cultural phenomenon as popular as rugby. The locals take their braais very seriously: good wood, big hunks of meat, cooked properly over fire. 
Here at Flame we emulate the Braai with searing hot specialised grills, charring the edges to perfection and producing the aroma around town that leads your nose to Flame.

In Otago, we are lucky to have an abundance of locally grown produce, livestock and seafood. Bob Tovey lovingly grows our soft greens and herbs in Cromwell and Third Generation Butchers and brothers Stephen & Scott Flynn dry age with care our Finest Hereford Prime Beef. Wherever possible, we use locally sourced produce to support and celebrate our local farmers and producers.