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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

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

Reviews

Yavanna Grogan

Awesome! We ate here twice! Two different menus. Loved the duck red curry. Great selection for children too. Lovely and cosy.

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Claire Murphy

My friend and I had an amazing time dining at Ballarat! We got to sit next to a cozy fire, eat a delicious dinner (Totally must try the brownie for dessert!!), and sip on some delicious drinks. The staff was SO friendly and helpful; we never felt rushed, we just took our time and it was the best night after a long day of work. What a great environment!

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The oysters special was truly incredible and the meals were lovely and make sure you order the cheesecake for dessert, we will be back again soon!

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Priscila Ackermann

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, and food was amazing as usual! Highly recommend the fillet steak as it's the best in town! They also have happy hour and make some lovely cocktails:)

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Food and service were nice and it was lovely getting blankets as it got chilly outside.

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Priscila Ackermann

After having the fillet steak for the 2nd time now, I've decided its definitely my favorite spot for steak! Steak was to die for, and im really glad they put the daphinoise potatoes back as a choice :) Dinner was fabulous and we're definitely coming back! :)

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Mervin Canlas

Nice Food and Excellent service!

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Katy Twycross

Food, wine and service all lovely.

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Faye York

Another good steak at the Ballarat and would also recommend the tempura prawns. Great spot to people watch on the Mall.

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Felicity Huang

Excellent service. Pork ribs and chicken nibbles are the must-orders!

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Angela Anderson

Very friendly staff and quickly delivered meals

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Carla Edens

Hmm, the food was presented nicely but we were disappointed the prawn entree wasn’t tempura as we expected, it was a thick greasy batter and was salted then had a salty teriyaki sauce on top. I couldn’t eat all 6, it was too greasy and salty. Our mains were steak which was cooked perfectly BUT the dauphinois wasn’t cooked properly so the potatoes were still crunchy and the mushroom sauce was like vinegar and again super salty so I immediately regretted pouring it over my steak - oh and I had 3 minuscule bits of mushroom in it. My partner tried it and left it to the side. It was salty and weird. Luckily we ordered green beans and broccoli- they weren’t seasoned so it was a nice reprieve from all of the salt. I had the dry horrors for 2 days after. I wouldn’t go back and definitely wouldn’t recommend it. The waitstaff were inattentive and needed to be tracked down whenever we needed anything. Shame really because I had been her before some time ago and recommend it. Needless to say we ordered dessert at our hotel, it wasn’t worth the risk!

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Jon White

Great pub meal, good atmosphere. Friendly attentive service.

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Jody Mowat

Food average
Service terrible

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Bernadette Johnson

We all enjoyed a lovely meal out at Ballarat Trading. Staff were friendly and we all had a great time. Thank you.

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great food and service, highly recommend

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Nice pub good size servings not much atmosphere but nice to relax

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Ling Patterson

Good food, great service.

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Lilian Recalde

Lovely place, great food and very friendly service! We'll def be back

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Great night, the food was above expectation and the service brilliant. Thank you

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Francisca Vera

The food it’s was good, but we want more variety.

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Jill Robinson

As soon as we walked in the door we felt welcomed. The resturant was so warm. Atmosphere was great. Meal was amazing. Graham had the ribs and they were really nice with lots of veges. We will be going back there

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Priscila Ackermann

Nice and friendly staff and honestly the best steak ever! I dont think I'm going anywhere else for steak from now on :)

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Kelly Bulloch

Was great service and food was yum and good for kids. Highly recommend.

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Awesome dining experience! Super friendly staff and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Big thumbs up!

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Delicious mulled wine, yummy blue cod and chips and friendly service.

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Friendly service, good portions.

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Danni Knott

Lovely food.. came out quickly and service was great

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Eve Woodrow

Great food and the atmosphere is true to Queenstowns history.

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Ine Lorentzen

great food and service! it was awesome

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Kathleen Butterfield

Great stuff and if you like classic pub food it’s great.

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Lisa Anderson

Service a little slow and stilted (think the waitress was new) they were perfectly polite but lacking skills. Food was good, particularly the burger but the pork belly was dry.

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A lovely meal to warm us on a cold night. Enjoyed the dessert too

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Yavanna Grogan

Awesome! We ate here twice! Two different menus. Loved the duck red curry. Great selection for children too. Lovely and cosy.

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Dayna Beauchamp

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and very generous servings. Will definitely be back! Thank you very much for a fun evening!

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Nikki McKay

Excellent service and the food was amazing

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Vicky Procyk

Great food and amazing service!!

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Priscila Ackermann

Great service and food was amazing! Eye fillet was to die for! One of the best I've had for sure!

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We had an amazing night at The Ballarat Trading Co., the kids love the deco and settings of the restaurant. We had a blast with the food too. You got to order the Mixed Grill to Share, it's really yummy!!

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Gill Dowling

Lots of choice on the menu, good portions and tasty food.

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Srujana Rao

Good service, great mulled wine and atmosphere

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Had a great time and suited our group with kids aged 1 through 5. Kids meals ordered and brought out quickly and adults meals were good. Good service too.

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We originally booked for 2 people and called the restaurant to add 2 more. No problem. On the night the drinks and service were awesome and the food was absolutely amazing. We would highly recommend The Ballarat Trading Company in an instant.

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Restaurant staff extremely helpful great service food was well presented & flavourful. Mixed grill share dish a stunner!!

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Wumarioshuai Wumarioshuai

The food is delicious.

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Andrew Douglas

Great service, with a smile, credit to The Ballarat Trading Company.

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Claire Murphy

My friend and I had an amazing time dining at Ballarat! We got to sit next to a cozy fire, eat a delicious dinner (Totally must try the brownie for dessert!!), and sip on some delicious drinks. The staff was SO friendly and helpful; we never felt rushed, we just took our time and it was the best night after a long day of work. What a great environment!

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Samantha Daish

Fantastic and friendly service! Food was amazing and great ambience!

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Ahmad Al

Very enjoyable evening

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Torrie Briggs

Always love coming here really good honest food awsum service we will continue to go back wenever we are in qtown

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Faye York

Very pleasant dining at The Ballarat last evening. Great staff. Fresh Bluff oysters, Happy Hour drinks, what could be better.

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Food was really good! The vegetarian knocchi was well seasoned and thought out when it came to the flavors.
Our waitress was very friendly. Thanks

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