Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Queenstown's Original Gastro Pub.

The Ballarat Trading Co. prides themselves on their relaxed and fun Queenstown dining experience!

Located in the heart of Queenstown’s Mall, The Ballarat Trading Co. has been described “as like stepping into another world”.

Designed by award winning designer Tom Skyring and inspired by an 1850’s trading emporium, The Ballarat, as it is known by locals, is something truly unique embracing the colour of old world Queenstown.

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The Ballarat Trading Co.
7 Ballarat Street (The Mall)
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday: 12:00pm - 4:00am

Phone: 03 442 4222
Website: www.ballarat.co.nz

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The Ballarat Trading Co.
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35

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Gemma Murray

Yummy food and good service dined outside nice relaxed atmosphere

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We had a lovely experience. Staff were welcoming and helpful and the food was very nice!

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The staff was really friendly and informed us about all the special offers for the day. The food was good.

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Rebecca Adams

Great atmosphere

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Craig Watson

It was a good experience - nothing too outstanding but nothing wrong either.

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Steph Duncan

Great atmosphere and staff. Went purely to order the meat share platter that we had a year ago, was still tasty but not of the same standard as the previous year so was slightly disappointed.

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Rhys Jaconley

Great food n service

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Ruby Knight

Absolutely loved the crispy chicken burger, Also the beer chunky fries are the absolute bomb!!

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Great service and atmosphere, really enjoyed our meal.would return again.

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Nice atmosphere, very friendly helpful staff. Didn't rush us, allowed to have a drink 1st before we ordered.

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Sarah Coakley

Lovely warm winter atmosphere with impeccable service and really amazing food. I got the full rack of ribs which was huge and the accompaning slaw was delicious. Ny dinner date had a steak which she kept praising throughout so no complaints there either. Finished up with the sticky toffee pudding (as recommened by our server) and it was the perfect sweet treat to end our meal. Definitely recommend!

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Lisa Anderson

Lovely food and atmosphere. Was a little slow getting food but one of our party ordered well done steak so we thought that's why it was slow. Unfortunately when it came it was only medium well so not sure why it was so slow.
Besides that we food was Lovely, the kids fish and chips had such light crunchy batter, yum.

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Hannah Allan

Good food and great service

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Tim Beveridge

Great food and atmosphere.

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Great food highly recommended! My husband said Best burger he has ever had!!

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Robert Wong

Good setting and service!

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Mallorie Ronan

Four of us went for a meal here last night and it was delicious! Portions were big and the wine was great. If I’m in Queenstown again, I’ll be back!

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Jen Brown

Fantastic service from the moment we walked in. The food was great, it was my little boys 2nd birthday and the waiter put a candle in his ice cream! Great touch! :)

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Adrienne McBride

Great food and atmosphere!

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Steak was cooked to perfection. I had Braised Pork which was delicious. A very good experience over all

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Jill Foster

Wonderful service
Average food other than their
Hamburger it is always very good

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Sophie Trembath

Tasty food, great kids options.

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Lisa Anderson

Dined on a very busy Saturday night during the Luma festival. Although it was packed full, service was fairly prompt. Food was good pub food. The servers were pleasant and prompt. Great atmosphere. Bit annoying you can't get a draft beer or cider smaller than a handle but a minor negative.

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Glen Cameron

The Lamb rump was excellent with the roast kumera mash the key, full of flavor.
The eye fillet was more vertical than horizontal and was beautiful, 200g was just enough.
Staff were really nice but only mistake was I got cauliflower instead of the calamari ordered to start. They did have a bus load of tourists turn up at once so were run off their feet by the looks. I didn't say anything cause I didn't even mind.

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Dianne Austin

Always happy with food and service at Ballerat.

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Alistair Craig

excellent food - great value, interesting environs..

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Kendall Smith

The food was excellent, so tasty and beautifully presented. Staff were friendly and really helpful, I will definitely be back again!

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Andrew Douglas

All good

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Kirstie Gilbert

We have dined here previous and tonight we ordered the same meat platter we ordered last time.. it was delish. The service was amazing and our daughters loved dining here.. We definitely recommend and will be coming back!! Thank you Ballarat!!

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Good food, reasonable service

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We were made very welcome. Seated in a warm cosy spot with window views. The waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was served promptly and very well presented. My dining companion had the salmon which she felt was excellent while I had the lamb which was beautifully cooked. A very enjoyable and pleasant experience. Really good value for money. Thank you.

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Torrie Briggs

We as a family couldn't have asked for better the service was great we were served quickly and food was amazing and i was impressed with the quality of the kids meals definitely a step above the kids meals we have had from other places. Highly recommend this place A+

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Joan Hong

Ribs were good. Linguine is a tad too salty.

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Sheenagh Brooks

Great Service and food

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The food and the service from the bar and restaurant staff was fantastic

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The service was brilliant and all the waiters were delightful and hospitable. The food.. was AMAZING.... and I would DEFINITELY recommend to anyone who enjoys GOOD FOOD!!

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My husband & I have been on a long almost 4 month trip & using firsttable to treat ourselves to an affordable 5star meal was fabulous!
I had amazing seared tuna & my hubby had the pork ribs which just fell off the bone. Probably the best ribs I’ve ever had! Our starter was also delicious. Can’t really fault the restaurant. Everything was great & memorable.

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Great dinner! We both had the chicken burger, which was really good and had lot of salad in it too, which was good and healthy :) waitress was nice and friendly too :)

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Cherie Altenburg

Great food, excellent service!

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Great food and service, a fabulous place to dine

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Andrew Douglas

Fantastic time, atmosphere was perfect and with Stephen our server we had a laugh. Thank You.

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jonathan o keeffe

Myself and two others went for dinner here last night, it's was an excellent experience right from the start. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection. The only problem was there was no red breast in stock and I was really looking forward to it but I understand it's difficult to get in NZ. I highly recommend this place when your queenstown.

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Mary Christensen

The staff at Ballarat are warm, friendly and adaptable. The food is fine, especially for family groups.

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GOOD ATMOSPHERE,GOOD FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE SITTING OUTSIDE WATCHING LIFE GO BY

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Always good however Hard to find something to return to as the menu constantly changes

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Nikki McKay

We had a fantastic meal and very efficient , friendly service.

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Fallon Bain-Gordon

Great meal & good service. A great family friendly option.

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Remihana Emery

My wife and I were in Queenstown for 2 nights and this was one of the restaurants we tried. The service was swift and friendly. We sat in a side room with opening french doors as it was a beautiful night, which was nice and added to the atmosphere of the place. Happy hour finished at 6pm so we got discounted drinks for the first 30 mins of our dinner which was great. The food was amazing - we ordered the ribeye and chicken stuffed with feta for main, and the apple crumble and panna cotta for dessert. I have my steak cooked rare and it was one of the best I have ever had over my 20 years - cooked just right and full of flavour. The chicken was moist all the way through and very flavoursome. We highly recommend trying these dishes. This restaurant is well worth a look.

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Kate Richardson

We had a great night, the food was good and the service fantastic, highly recommend.

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Dianne Austin

Always friendly staff, great food.

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