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Coalfire

15 Ballarat Street, The Mall, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9348
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Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 11am until late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining

About Coalfire

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.

















Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Great ambience and delicious food

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Coalfire, especially on first table!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Great experience, our server on the night did a fantastic job and cocktails were delicious! Enjoyed the chocolate mousse he recommended us :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Very happy with it!

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Delicious Meals and very friendly staff, the dessert cocktails are fantastic. Service was excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

Delicious food, lovely decor, good portions and a lovely Scottish server.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 09 April 2018

Excellent service and delicious food, the lamb is the best I’ve had here in QT and I’ve lived up over 18 months

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 March 2018

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

See Teip Advisor review. We were three very satisfied customers especially as the 25% discount through online booking made the cost more reasonable

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

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

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

Excellent food and service, great ingredients well cooked. Will certainly return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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!

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Loved the experience. Perfect meal, perfect surroundings and great service with a smile...!

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Always love dining at Coalfire! The food is amazing, the service is fantastic and the atmosphere and the building itself are awesome!

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Visited On Monday, 05 February 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 February 2018

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

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

Great place!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 January 2018

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.

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