Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 11am until late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
Fired up and delivering smoky hot flavours, Coalfire is a uniquely Queenstown dining experience which is proving to be an exciting and popular addition to the resort town’s dining scene.
Coalfire, which opened July 2017, has a meat orientated menu using the finest produce off the hills and farms of Otago and Southland, cooked low and slow over hot coals to craft food with a distinctive smoky edge.
Nestled upstairs and downstairs in the historic Eureka House it is hard to imagine a more apt venue that represents Queenstown. The building has been renovated sympathetically to showcase the heritage fabric of this 150-year-old building. With its old fireplaces, schist walls, locally made metal gantries, raw metal balustrades, rough sawn wood panels and exposed brick, the ambience is warm and cosy.
A hand-built smoker and a Spanish style charcoal oven are used to load the dishes with flavour.
Favourites include meaty St Louis cut pork ribs, Brisket smoked over fire for 14 hours, pork belly with maple glaze, tender melt in your mouth Cardrona lamb shoulder, a Classic beef Wellington cooked to perfection and a hefty selection of steaks seared over flame and accompanied by your sauce of choice. Coalfire is all about meat as meat is meant to be but it is not all doom and gloom for seafood and vegetable lovers. Coalfire backs up its meat offerings with a robust selection of seafood and salads including Tempura soft shell crab, a smoky delicious seafood chowder, cold smoked Stewart Island Salmon, South Coast Sole, Yellow fin Tuna, goats cheese and cumin pastry and a full supporting act of hand cut chips, smoked potato mash, winter greens, mac and cheese and more.
As well as offering food that is loaded with flavour and unashamedly good Coalfire also offers a damn fine selection of craft beers and local wines.
Booth seating, bar leaners and a red leather fire-side couch are inviting options in the warm downstairs bar.
Great ambience and delicious food
Service very friendly and understanding. Food absolutely terrible. The worst meal we have had in a very long time. You guys need to seriously overhaul your kitchen as the rubbish they sent out to us should not be acceptable. I don’t know how you stay in business if that is the normal standard.
We walked out of the midday rain and cold into the warmth with a bright lit fire and the waitress sorted out comfortable seating for us. My partner enjoyed his eggs benedict with salmon. I had a small rare fillet steak which looked a little lonely on a large plate but the bowl of root vegetables I had ordered were delicious and made it plenty. Then we both had a nice pineapple coconut desert on a black slate. On checking out the dinner menu for a future return my partner would love to try the lamb sweet breads and I liked the idea of a tempura soft shell crab. Altogether a very pleasant lunch on a cold winter's day.
Always a pleasure to dine at Coalfire, especially on first table!
Great experience, our server on the night did a fantastic job and cocktails were delicious! Enjoyed the chocolate mousse he recommended us :)
Very happy with it!
Delicious Meals and very friendly staff, the dessert cocktails are fantastic. Service was excellent.
My wife and I enjoyed our lunch very much. The food was good, especially the ribs and the service was excellent. Definitely will be coming back.
Delicious food, lovely decor, good portions and a lovely Scottish server.
Our group had variations of lamb, pork belly, eye fillet, salmon, ribs, fries, jalapeño poppers and roast veggies. All mains and entrees were AMAZING. Only one slight disappointment was the roast veggies weren’t roasted. They were steamed maybe? Overall, very pleasant evening.
I booked online and was offered the option of getting 50% discount (I presume this was dependant on time of booking) so I took it. Booked for 6pm which suit us. The place is absolutely lovely, our server was great and the food was absolutely delicious with the added bonus of 50% off. Can not say a negative thing. All great.
Excellent service and delicious food, the lamb is the best I’ve had here in QT and I’ve lived up over 18 months
Coalfire exceeded our expectations. We were expecting a pub meal but the meal was first class - I think they are underselling themselves. My daughter just chipped in and would like more Vege meal selections. I thought it was first class in all respects - will certainly recommending Coalfire as a go to when in Queenstown.
Mac and cheese could use a little more cheese and a little less flour. We loved our dinner with you! The meat was off the hook!
Wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was very well prepared and presented. We were allowed to relax over our meal without being rushed through the courses.
See Teip Advisor review. We were three very satisfied customers especially as the 25% discount through online booking made the cost more reasonable
As always an amazing meal, brought my mum for her Birthday she could not believe how yummy the food was and will definitely be coming back! Service is always 100% thanks guys
Excellent food and service, great ingredients well cooked. Will certainly return.
Friendly, efficient staff, food delivered within expected time frame. Requested a window seat and got it too. Steaks absolutely perfectly done, meat tender and low on fat, took the 50% online booking deal which just made the whole experience that much more worthwhile. Thanks for that. You guys get 5 stars all round from us!
Loved the experience. Perfect meal, perfect surroundings and great service with a smile...!
Always love dining at Coalfire! The food is amazing, the service is fantastic and the atmosphere and the building itself are awesome!
We all had a lovely dinner, service was very friendly and the food was great. I had a strawberry pistachio dessert and it was amazing.
Great food. Excellent service. Fun place to eat out on the Mall. Buzzy but not too busy. Just right. Thanks for a very good dinner. MichaelP
Don't be fooled by the "50% off food" offer advertised at the time of booking online. It wasn't reflected in the account and it cost me a fortune for the five of us.