Coalfire Bar and Restaurant

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Cuisine: American, Barbeque, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Housed in a historic 150-year- old building, Coalfire Bar and Restaurant is situated in central Queenstown, in the Mall.

Schist stone walls and an open fire place provide a warm and cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy food that’s cooked low and slow in the ‘fire pit’, or distinctive smoky dishes from the hand-built Spanish smoker. Inspired by pit masters from around the world, dishes include smoked sole, sticky ribs and an irresistible range of desserts.

Gather a group of friends, take a seat on the enclosed balcony upstairs and enjoy Coalfire’s famous jalapeno poppers and sweet and stick halloumi. Downstairs, there’s an open fire and intimate seating which is ideal for a relaxed dining experience for two. Just a few steps away from Queenstown’s local cinema, Coalfire Barbecue Bar and Restaurant is a prime spot for a date night!

Open from 11am until late, Coalfire has excellent coffee and a great range of wine and beer, including a beer specially brewed to match the barbecue dishes.

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Coalfire Bar and Restaurant
17 Ballarat Street, The Mall,
Queenstown 9348

Open Hours:
Open Daily from 11.00 am - late

Phone: 03 442 8439
Website: www.coalfire.co.nz

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Coalfire Bar and Restaurant

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Anna Baker

great !

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We would like to thank Nina for our wonderful dining experience she was so helpful as I am coeliac we had her going backwards and forwards to the kitchen to check on what sauces and spices were in the food that I ordered .Because we had a great experience last year we decided to go to coalfire again.

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Excellent service with good food, we enjoyed the Pit Master Platter with the mac n cheese and crispy chicken being the stand outs.

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Belinda Vavricek

The meat platter did not disappoint!

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Lorraine Griffin

Staff were really friendly and great service. Food was amazing one of the best lamb ranks I have ever had. Really good.

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Phoebe Woodward

Amazing food and really great service! Would definitely recommend :)

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Zara Roberts

The staff and food at Coalfire were great. All our expectations were met including the rock hard eggs I had asked for!

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Siobhan Tito

Service was great and food was delicious! The crispy squid with a side salad was spot on! Perfectly cooked. Beer and people watching was great too. Highly recommend

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The shared BBQ platter was delicious.

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Amazing food and very filling too! Would definitely go back again. The service was great too!

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Shayne Nolan

Ordered the brisket and salmon. Both were cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and were never left waiting or feeling interrupted. Bar decor and atmosphere was great, with different areas to eat.

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Hitomi Shimmoto

Service was very good . Very friendly staff and yummy food .

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Great restaurant!

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Gianluca Colaianni

Apart from the Mac and cheese that seemed cooked by chef Mike the microwave (tasted plain, dry, almost old) the rest was great, especially the brisket and the different types of chicken (we ordered the Pit Master)
Service was great.

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Cameron Webster

Service and food were great!

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Nathan Hill

Very warming and accommodating staff, lovely food and I’d recommend the platter for two!

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Jock Hall

absolutely amazing. 3rd time here and will be back again with friends visiting from Scotland before end of the year! flawless as always from start to finish. next time the " beat the meat " challenge! everything is so tasty!!!!

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The platter was fabulous!
Staff and Location awesome
Plus super warm in a cold afternoon

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Rosie Charlotte

We had a great time at Coalfire, the staff were brilliant, really friendly and nice. The food was good and they had a good selection of food and drink.

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Tim Youngman

Excellent food and service

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Jon White

Beef Wellington was terrific

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One of our favourite places. We love sitting on the balcony overlooking the Mall watching the world go by...

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Awesome service with a smile and very accommodating - moving us from outside to inside as it got cooler. Good atmosphere with live music and a fire on the Sunday we were there. Food was delish - shared a big platter between two. Would defs go back!

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Erika De Los Santos

The food is incredible , the place and atmosphere so nice and the staff are amazing!!! I'll back for sure! Thanks for the cake for my friend!

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Fenja Roza

Food at Coalfire was really good, we ordered a platter for two to share and we got a mixed grill of everything, we definitely loved the steak out of all the meat! Thank you for this nice atmosphere.

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Ivy Ding

Nice place with warm and kind service. The lamb rack was cooked so good and highly recommend to try. Tks.

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david middleton

Nice food and would recommend, being a big guy I would have preferred a table rather than a booth in the window but I think they like people to see from the street that people are in their. Wine choice was OK would go again. user from New Plymouth, NZ.

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Amanda Harvey

The seafood entree sizes were awesome. Good service whilst letting you enjoy the atmosphere. Left with a very fill belly! Thanks:)

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Jennifer Paola Cordero

The food was delicious, perfect day to eat outside! Happy to come back

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Desiree Marcellino

Carnivores dream! Slow cooked meat was devine, friendly service and such a warm, cosy atmosphere.

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Anne Lonsdale

We dined for lunch on Sunday, the service was excellent, we all had steaks cooked to perfection, with a number of side dishes which were large and hot.A great place for a meal excellent surroundings and friendly staff. Well presented meals for great value and taste, would recommend to others with out any hesitation.

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Kyla Page

Great service, great atmosphere, food was really good.
All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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We had a great family dinner at coalfire.
beside the excellent food we enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere,a attendant and kind service,
with out the consistent push to order more .
it was a very pleasant experience.
many thanks to the Team at Coalfire
we looking forward to join you again.
Andre&Daniela

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Marie Harrold

We had lunch at Coal Fire the food and service were excellent would totally recomend this.

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Sasha Budd

Service was prompt & waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was quiet so the food came quickly. The food was good, we had the pulled pork sandwich and french toast to share. There wasn't as much nutella in the french toast as promised on the menu, and the sandwiches didn't have much in them, but we did still enjoy our experience at Coalfire!

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Amazing food and great service. Totally recommend this place for a good steak and wine!

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Chaynsean Irwin

The food was delicious and matched the gorgeous scenery. Love the decor, was so warm and cosy. Will be back again.

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Ryan Catling

We got the 1.2kg ribs and Lamb shoulder to share between 4, we couldn't even eat it all! food was delicious although I can't say our stomachs were too happy about it

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Bryan Silva Sánchez

We went to Coalfire for lunch and we ordered the Jalapeño Poppers as a starter and then Chicken & Waffles and Ribs for main. The poppers were really good and overall all the main dishes were good as well. The only criticism I'll have to give, is that the coleslaw that comes on the side of the ribs is tasteless, there's no mayonnaise whatsoever on that, it will be just better if they just substitute it for fries. I didn't ask if that can be done, but maybe you can try that when you order it.

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Top meal for Father's day, couldn't have had a better experience.

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Carl Manglo

Good food, amazing ambiance, great service

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Ashleigh Walker

Beautiful presentation, eye fillet was cooked to perfection thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal, will definitely be back again

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This was my 11 year old son’s choice for his birthday and he wasn’t disappointed. We ordered a few dishes so we could try different things - some were better than others but the pork belly comes highly recommended. Great service and atmosphere with lots of food choice

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Donna Johnston

Had the pitmaster platter, it was delicious, meat so tender and juicy with dudes that complimented the different cuts well. Service was great, we were well looked after

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Very good service. Very nice tap beer. We both had ribs and fries. The ribs were very tender and meaty but the sauce was very, very hot. The fries, described as 'hand cut' were thin, limp and smothered in a spicey, paprika salt which was not pleasant.

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Food was awesome service and staff were too! Beautiful restaurant.

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Christine England

Delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. Efficient service. Would recommend this place for anyone visiting Queenstown, I certainly will be coming back!

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So disappointed in Coalfire. You guys say you cook low and slow over coal and wood??? I have eaten low and slow my entire life and this was not low and slow. It tasted like you overcooked it in an oven and maybe even a slow cooker... There was no smoke or smoky edges... The food was so dry, we didn't even finish most of it. The meat was bland and dry. Chips were cold and soggy...Mac and cheese so cold and dried out...So sad... Honestly such a let down. I would not go back and would not recommend this at all. I am long term local here in Queenstown, not a tourist. Come on Coalfire! If you guys just want to rip off tourists thats cool, but locals wont be eating at your place. It was like your cooks couldn't be bothered and just grabbed leftovers from the day before and threw on a plate...

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Abby Asiata-Wea

We LOVED and highly recommend Coalfire. My husband and I had the 2 person platter and it was a feast we couldn't even finish it. Everything on the platter was out of this world. Next time we are in Queenstown we will be back for sure

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Kathinka Ekeberg

Food is delicious. The pitmaster platter is always a great choice. Ask for jalapeno poppers, they are yummy. However service was rather inattentive and not very engaging, had 3 different waiters, so could have been a better dining experience with 1 person looking after the table.

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