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The Ballarat Trading Company

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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7 The Terrace | The Mall, Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 4222
08:00 - 04:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 08:00 - 02:30
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 04:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I wandered by looking for a place to have a late dinner. The combination of tables outside and a lively street scene drew us in. We started with hummus and sourdough. The hummus was unusual and the bread fresh (and salty), making for a nice combination. The Nelson Bay scallops were excellent and the seafood linguine good.... More 

Thank Brad W
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When tripping to Queenstown this is our go to for food. Quality is high (fine dining to pub) and service sizes generous. Happy hour(s) also a great bonus and value for money. Last trip had amazing service from Nikki J - thanks Nikki! Took a load of fellow travellers this time and they were all impressed so we visited twice!

Thank lindaandrew
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First stop in Queenstown after 2 days of travel, the lattes and Keristy were just what we needed! Enjoyed our breakfast in the sunshine.

Thank kocvt
Tumut, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food and location - fantastic service from Claire who afforded us some flexibility in seating us at a better spot given the time of evening and also organised a mocktail for my pregnant partner :)

Thank RPKll
Tumbarumba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our last meal in Queenstown overall but felt that it was probably a tad overpriced for what we got. The staff were friendly and welcoming so no problems with this side of things. The location and atmosphere are great. We started dinner outside but moved inside for dessert due to it getting a bit cool. This was all... More 

Thank Debbie H
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer (Chomp pale ale from Wellington), great pub food (I had the 400g rib eye special), great wine (tried the sumptuous Otago Wooing tree 2012 Pinot Noir) and great music by an open fire. The live bands later on Saturday make a great night although this was a short visit so I left earlier. Most of all I love... More 

Thank ajojones
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is terrific. And the service even better. Nikki our server was friendly and funny! She told us the specials and I immediately knew I wanted the T-bone. It was perfect. They have music every night and in the mean time the TVs play oldish music videos from the 80s. Please go to this place and ask for... More 

Thank Pineapple_Business
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the ambience of this place in the heart of Queenstown. Food is nice but probably a little over thought ..they probably should adopt the less is more principle. Our server Nicky was very helpful and friendly without being overbearing. Enjoyed the eighties soundtrack and old school clips. (Too early for the live music).

Thank Anna M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, the service (Nikki J was our server) was great- she was happy, friendly and welcoming - just what you need in a restaurant! We would go back again. Great value for money!

Thank SydneyaussieSydney
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. The atmospher, the food, the music and don't forget the beers. The staff are all very pleasant and very helpfull, especially Nikki J, who served a large crowd of us. A great night was had by all last Saturday 26th Nov 2016. Ben the manager also requires a mention, being so friendly and accommating. Thanks to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 02:30
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Terrace | The Mall, Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 4222
A friendly pub for both tourists and locals alike, situated in the heart of Queenstown. Our aim is to have really good simple food and great service, in a welcoming environment

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?