Flames on 40 Restaurant Bar

Cuisine: A La Carte
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 9 restaurants in Nelson

Good, wholesome food right on the doorstep of The Hotel Nelson

Relax in the bar and restaurant and enjoy beautifully crafted, seasonal dishes designed by Executive Chef Richard Crawford.

Enjoy fresh salads made from fresh, local ingredients, beautifully cooked meats, and finish the night off with stunning sweet desserts.

Best of all, you do not have to be a guest at The Hotel Nelson to enjoy Flames on 40.. Everyone is welcome at Flames on 40 Restaurant!

Please note First Table cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and is not valid for redemption on Set Menu option.

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Flames on 40 Restaurant Bar
40 Waimea Road
Nelson

Open Hours:
Breakfast:
Mon – Fri 7.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 7.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

Dinner daily from 5pm.

Phone: 03 548 2089
Website: thehotelnelson.co.nz/dine

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Ranked: #3 of 9 restaurants in Nelson 3
Flames on 40 Restaurant Bar
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: A La Carte
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Raewyn Shand

Very friendly helpful wait staff - esp Katrina who went the extra mile to ensure one of our groups dietary restrictions were supported.
The food was wonderful.
We were all very happy with our meals. The Grain Power salad was presented beautifully and tasted divine. The guys Aged Rib Eye meals were great and the Antipasto Platter for one was just like having a delightfully arranged picnic :-)

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Brian Price

Situation very good, dining room very light with attractive artwork and our kind of music, very pleasant.The staff were very attentive and chatted away without being over bearing. The 5.30pm start time suited people our age very well..Would not hesitate in recommending Flames to others or returning ourselves.

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Raewyn Shand

Lovely cosy relaxed evening beside the fire. Great food and friendly service. Perfect for a chilly winters night.

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Fantastic meal Fantastic staff not rushed made to feel welcome.
Can highly recommend the Lamb Shank A+++
Will differnately be going back recommending to friends.

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it was the second time I have dined there and once again, the food was absolutely stunning.
Great presentation of the food and the taste and quality is amazing.
Staff again were friendly and helpful and fun
This is now my favourite restaurant and I would happily go back again and again.
Love the seating in front of the bar to sit and relax after the meal, felt like being in a hotel lobby, which is always a good feeling, like being on holiday.
I would recommend this restaurant to everybody and I look forward to my next meal there

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Vanessa Carmichael

We (family of 4) dined at Flames on Forty on Friday night - initially we were the first ones in the restaurant but it very quickly filled up. Our waiter Nikora was first class - very patient and engaging with our children. He never once made us feel rushed and he engaged in conversation with us. The head waiter - a lady but I didn’t get her name - was also fantastic. Checking everyone was happy (all tables) and how they were enjoying their meals. We will be back and will definitely recommend Flames on Forty. Thank you

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Maria Holden

This Restaurant is a Hidden Gem !! I always thought it was only Open for House Guests. High Class in all aspects! Excellent Variety on the Menu and The Best Service I've had in a long time. Great Wine List with non exuberant prices. We ordered Gnocchi, Salt and Pepper Calamari, Seafood Chowder and Lamb Shanks. All Superb!! And The Kids Menu was Brilliant; we chose the Option of the "Fun Pack" which had a great variety of Kids Meals, A Dessert; a Drink, and a Puzzle/Colouring Pack with Stickers. Happy Kids !! Happy Mum : ) All the Service Team were Professional and Fun !! Thanks : )

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Amanda Knott

After hiding inside all day away from the 30+ degrees heat, we were desperately hoping the restaurant would have air con.. which thankfully they did! Great start and it just got better. Lovely welcome by the staff all very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks came out in a very timely manner - not too early, not too late - just right. Two of us had burgers, the third had fish and chips all very tasty and well cooked. Make sure you take a good appetite with you as you will not be leaving hungry! We will definitely be back.

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Karen Russell

A warm welcome and friendly staff set the tone for a lovely evening. The specials were described in enthusiastic detail and did not fail to impress. Deliciously fresh snapper for the ladies and Flintstone sized steaks for the men, cooked to perfection. The cheesecake was a superb finale. We will be back!

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Darlene Tuiono

Scrumptious food, perfect portions, fresh, hot and super tasty! The crumble was gorgeous and generous, the pear and blue salad, the steak, the roast and even our son's meal was simply delicious.

Awesome service, the wait staff were so friendly, attentive and personable. The room was lit just right, it was a warm, cosy atmosphere. We would absolutely dine here again and definitely recommend it!

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Excellent food and service. Some portions more than you could eat ie battered fish and chips (plus salad). Special dessert menu, lemon mousse was light , fresh with just the right amount of lemon. The ideal dessert to follow the fish and chips. Staff attentive but in no way were we rushed. Left the restaurant two hours later thoroughly satisfied. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Phil Fur

Great food and service thanks flames

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Joy Mackenzie

Apart from not having any record of our booking when we arrived (Fortunately, I had the voucher on my phone), everything was very good. Our waiter, Nikora, was friendly, courteous and helpful. The food was delicious! I had the roast of the day (pork) which was excellent! My partner had the pasta and our friend had coast of the day (gurnard). All very pleasing to the palate and to finish off, rhubarb and berry crumble dessert which was scrumptious! We’ve now enjoyed 4 First Table experiences and love the fact that we can enjoy such great food at such great prices!

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Great staff great food great value. Well presented food service was good would not hesitate to visit again.

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Raewyn Shand

Very friendly helpful wait staff - esp Katrina who went the extra mile to ensure one of our groups dietary restrictions were supported.
The food was wonderful.
We were all very happy with our meals. The Grain Power salad was presented beautifully and tasted divine. The guys Aged Rib Eye meals were great and the Antipasto Platter for one was just like having a delightfully arranged picnic :-)

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Michelle Dinh

The staff were so welcoming and helpful, it was very nice to see all of them with a smile and the food was delicious. Will definitely dine here again the next time we are in Nelson. Highly recommended :)

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Superb. We eat out a lot and this was one of the best meals we’ve eaten in a while and fabulous value for money. My daughter and I had the pork belly main and it was scrumptious, while my husband was very complimentary about his Moorocan-style chicken. We shared a couple of serves of the seasonal vegetables which included a good variety of vegetables with delicious herb butter. We really didn’t have room for dessert but had it anyway - sharing a tempra banana dessert and chocolate cake between the three of us. Very nice! The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service very friendly and welcoming. This was a winner!

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Noeline Lawson

The four of us had a very enjoyable meal, especially the scrumptious desserts! The wait staff were particularly friendly and attentive making it a special evening for us all. We shall be returning.
Noeline

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Brian Price

Situation very good, dining room very light with attractive artwork and our kind of music, very pleasant.The staff were very attentive and chatted away without being over bearing. The 5.30pm start time suited people our age very well..Would not hesitate in recommending Flames to others or returning ourselves.

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Aileen Allen

Great service and great food

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Garry Huata

The wait staff were excellent, friendly, humorous and attentive, made for a very nice dining experience.

Entrees - were excellent, really enjoyed the sticky ribs and salt and pepper squid.

Mains- T bone steak looked more like a chop, so if you like the traditional T bone this is not for you. The Ribeye, fillet special and pork belly were all good. The vegetable sides were very good.

Deserts - the Brûlée and cheesecake where great

Overall- entrees and deserts were the highlight

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Alaine Huata

Amazing food and great staff. Excellent.

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What a great place - loved the embience. Staff Were fantastic. We will return

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Great staff who were very friendly. Very good meal at a good price. The location is pleasant with a very nice outlook. I would come here again and tell my friends.

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Jacinda Tohill

Excellent service by both Justice and Marcia very friendly atmosphere

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As always a great meal, good service and the place is always spotless. Good choice of food. The staff are helpful and friendly.

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Felt hurried by the wait staff to vacate quickly and they were more interested in applying first table rules than giving us a good dining experience

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Vanessa Papa

The best dinner we had, here in Nelson!

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Gay Black

Staff were busy with a big group but looked after us really well too. They were all great fun. Food was good especially the seafood rissotto.

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Petrina Donnelly

Wonderful staff and delicious food!
Definitely returning

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all aspects exellent

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Judith Rodgers

Great service 3 different meals ordered, one of the fillet steaks was an end cut and very tough. Overall a good evening.

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First time at Flames on Forty. Absolutely amazing staff. Divine food. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back very soon. Highly recommended :)

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Jacinda Tohill

What a great night enjoyed the food good service by Marcia

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Julie Peters

Lovely meal, great service. Thankyou

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Llane Hadden

We booked a First Table at Flames on 40 for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. We have eaten here several times before. I had the soup of the day (tomato and roasted capsicum) which was delicious and for my main Chermoula & Dukkah Crusted Chicken Breast with Israeli Couscous, Eggplant Pickle and tahini yoghurt sauce. It was served piping hot, a good sized serving and tasty. My husband had Flames Potato Gnocchi served in a Parmesan Cream Sauce with Baby Spinach, Herb & Bacon Crumb as an entree and grilled fish and fries as a main. The servings are generous, came hot and our table waitress Justice was excellent.
We will definitely dine here again

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Tanya Kumagai

This is the first time that I have dined at Flame on 44. It was fantastic, the food and service was both outstanding. I would definitely recommend and we will be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening. 10/10

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Ali Ross

One of our favourite restaurants so enjoyable as always as our friends we took thought. They had never been so will be back too.

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1st time dining at Flames on 40 and we all enjoyed our evening immensely. Beautiful meals, highly recommend the slow cooked pork with very crispy crackling. The friendly and attentive staff, made us feel very welcome. I will certainly be returning and recommending Flames on 40, to friends and family.

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Phil Fur

Great food and super staff very friendly and helpful

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Good food ,ribs a little bit over cook
but service is good

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Was great start to finish.Staff attentive and extremely pleasant

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Alek Lisefski

We had a really good meal here and will happily return. Nice portions, good flavors and preparation of the meat. Really yummy. A great value at first table prices!

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Karen Russell

Always a warm welcome at Flames and tonight no exception and so appreciated as we had our 3 year old Grandaughter with us. Food was delicious, always enjoy the gnocchi, hubby loves a great steak and ginger and caramel dessert was sublime. Look forward to our next visit.

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Heather Johnson

Had a wonderful experience. The menu and food were superb. Highly recommend.

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Raewyn Shand

A most enjoyable dinner out
Great food, wonderful service
Some rather dramatic food presentation when the Flintstone steak was lit

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We booked this last minute (well... last 36 minutes) when we decided we need to go out for a nice meal.
We were greeted by the team and seated straight away. Unfortunately our table was next to a door, which was opened every few minutes, so we asked if we could sit somewhere else. The team was super friendly, moved our drinks over to another table.
The menu looked great, good choice of food and drinks. Our meals came out quite fast and tasted great. I recommend the chicken starter! We usually don't go all out but seeing that we made great savings, we had a starter and a main each! And it was still a cheap meal! We ended up with the chicken and the salmon starter; then the ribs and the lamb shank for mains. The only critique I can give is the salmon had quite a bit of acidity in the meal and needed something else to balance it out, but the bread it came with was amazing!
The team at Flames is amazing! I only looked at our main waitresses name tag, Justice; she's amazing! So lovely! The others were great too :)
Anyway... great dinner out! Thanks team at Flames and First Table.

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Sheldon Ihaia

Excellent food and Excellent service well recommend

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Could not find any fault with anything ,atmosphere,friendly staff and good food

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The menu is spectacular. So many delicious options and we plan to go back to try some more. Lovely service, was great for a family dinner out. Desserts are amazing too. Highly recommend.

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Enjoyed every course, fresh, delicious food. Would dine again.

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Always have a pleasant dining experience at Flames. Food is very good and always well cooked. Kids feel very welcome and staff always extremely friendly.

The roast was good (beef cooked to perfection), my only constructive feedback being that the yorkshire pud and roasties could be a bit crispier.

Overall, a very good family meal out, thank you!

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Great service
Roast pork with plenty of crackling
Lasagne was great too
Still had room for desert
Crumble and ginger steamed pudding
Both generous sizes

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Haven’t Been to flames this year - great welcoming service and surprised restaurant already had 4-5 tables already full when we turned up at 5.30 pm. Food excellently presented and very nice.
Our table of 4 all left happy - tiramisu excellent as was steak.
Thank you

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Judith Rodgers

We were given a warm welcome with very attentive staff throughout the evening. The fish meal and Steaks were very tasty, the chicken meal was breast on the bone which was slightly dry and awkward to eat, the staff were very apologetic and did offer to change it. We will be back soon.

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Raewyn Shand

Lovely cosy relaxed evening beside the fire. Great food and friendly service. Perfect for a chilly winters night.

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First time there. Staff were welcoming.
Food good but sides for rib eye steak were on the small side; a man with a healthy appetite would be left wanting.
Table service excellent! Friendly and engaging.
Overall a good experience.

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Arrived to a lovely warm room as it was a very cold evening. The meals were hot and a plentiful serving. My spare ribs were delicious and had plenty of meat on them. The staff were friendly and helpful. We weren't made to feel we had to leave once finished
And all round good experience once again
Diane

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Pip Parker

This has got to be the best restaurant I've been to in Nelson. Definitely the first I have liked enough to have a dessert as well.
To start with, service was great. Hosts were so accommodating. One young lady in particular. Pencils and colouring in were provided for our little guy. Atmosphere was warm and cosy and the restaurant felt clean. We had duck spring rolls, ribs and pulled pork for starters. Everything has its own flare that worked so well, the ribs weren't Just ribs and the pork wasn't just pork either.
For mains we had venison, stonegrill steak and morrocan chicken. Again, everything was well cooked, well seasoned and not plain at all. Venison was a perfect medium.
We all stayed for dessert and had ginger and caramel steamed pudding, feigoa and apple crumble and ice cream Sundays.
I really would recommend this restaurant to anyone. And I have. We will be back.
Thank you so much.

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Fantastic meal Fantastic staff not rushed made to feel welcome.
Can highly recommend the Lamb Shank A+++
Will differnately be going back recommending to friends.

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Lynn McCarthy

A friend and I dined at this restaurant last night and were really impressed. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and overall we were really happy with our experience. The staff were attentive and fun. Highly recommend. Will definitely revisit!

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