Cuisine: New Zealand, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Welcome to one of Queenstown’s most-loved restaurants, found on the beachfront of the famous Lake Wakatipu.

Home to some of the best steaks in the region, Prime restaurant specialises in New Zealand cuisine. Whether you’re after a medium-rare filet mignon, or a hearty ribeye, this restaurant prides itself on succulent meat cooked to perfection. As well as flavoursome steaks and its famous rack of lamb, Surf N Turf (Head Chef Signature Dish), and fresh fish of the day for seafood-lovers. Known for its friendly service and varied lunch and dinner menus, Prime is a real people-pleaser of a restaurant!

As well as great food, Prime knows how to quench your thirst, offering a selection of fine New Zealand beers on tap. There’s also a carefully-curated wine list showcasing New Zealand wine, including the award-winning Pinot Noir from Amisfield and Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir. So sit back with a glass in hand, enjoy Mulled Wine during Winter, relax, and soak in the unbeatable views from Prime restaurant in Queenstown.

We are open for LUNCH from 12 inside or outside outside down on the Lakefront

BREAKFAST : open from 8am for an all-you-can-eat buffet with coffee & Juices, cereal & fruits, plus hots ; egs bacon, sausage mushrooms tomato etc

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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
8 Rees Street
Queenstown 9348

Open Hours:
Everyday
Breakfast from 8, Lunch from 12 and dinner from 5

Phone: 03 442 5288
Website: www.primerestaurant.co.nz

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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: New Zealand, Steakhouse
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Jenny Kim

Awesome fooda and drinks.

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Queenstown is quite an expensive place to eat out so this made it a lot easier on the wallet. We had great service and it was perfect timing as the place completely filled up once we were seated, would definitely recommend

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Florencia Santillan

The food is all right for $10. The fruit was a little bit dry, the food in general was warm not hot. Friendly staff and stunning view.

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Great food and service. We had a lovely evening

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Max Hirst

Good food, awesome view.. 10/10 would recommend A+

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Canesha Lisa

Great location with a beautiful view. The waitress was short and unfriendly but the waiter was excellent and very attentive. Food was good, great portions. Overall a good value meal.

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Hikoi Awa

Had an amazing time dining here. The view from our table was amazing and the service was even better. Pilar and Tom were fantastic always helpful and made us feel very comfortable. Definitely reccomend this restaurant, 10/10 .

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Isla Short

Amazing lunch. Will definitely go back

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This buffet was considerably cheaper than the one at our hotel and only a 3 minute walk from the novotel so made sense. On offer were mushrooms, scrambled eggs, cooked tomatoes, hashbrowns, sausages, ham, and bacon plus make your own toast with jam or marmalade to choose from and weetbix, yoghurt, bircher muesli, toasted muesli, poached fruit and milk. Fruit juice tea and coffee were available too. I was a little disappointed there were no pastries as previous reviewers had enjoyed. The toast was delicious and i enjoyed my muesli too. My husband had the cooked breakfast and found it nice but warm instead of hot. For the price it was great value and we were able to skip lunch as we were very full. The view was amazing and I regretted paying for a lakeview hotel room as could have just got my fix here instead!

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Vincent Huang

Went there on Thursday , Great Service , Highly Recommended !

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Rebecca Burgess

Buffet breakfast all you can eat pretty standard full breakfast, toast , cereals, fruit etc and coffee,tea and juices included. Decentfeed for $10 each

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Jordan Martens

Good standard buffet food - would recommend for cheap breaky to friends

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Sam Ford

Food was lovely although we ordered a chicken pasta dish that came without the chicken? Service was great very attentive. Only thing was that we weren't offered a dessert menu which I would have loved to have gone for. Other than that we loved our experience at Prime :)

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Seul Ah So

Great service and solid selection of food

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Seafood chowder is great. Fish n beef are wonderful. 2/F Lakeside is marvellous

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Ling Patterson

Everything about Prime Waterfront Restaurant is amazing, the meal was delicious, the service is ultra professional & friendly.
A really great night out - thank you.

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Julia Martins Ulhoa Ferreira

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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This was our first table experience and we were really happy with it.
Plenty of variety to choose from. Great window view overlooking the lake.
Will be back again

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Craig Heyrick

really good and out favourite in town

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Barbara Cox

We had an excellent window table with a great view of the lake. The staff were friendly and efficient and we all enjoyed our lunch

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Leigh Snelling

Good service. Seafood chowder was disappointing very little fish and very small portion, so wouldn't recommend as a main. Lamb salad was nice. Lovely view of the lake

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Georgia Wills

Very welcoming staff who still managed excellent service despite being staff down. Beautiful outdoor dining area as well as stunning lake views upstairs. We had both of our children ( two and four years) with us doe lunch and Prime were so accommodating, bringing us kids menu's with colouring activities and taking the time to talk to the kids. Meals were absolutely delicious! Kids meals priced around $12 from memory and well sized.

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After passing Prime a couple of times, I found it on firsttable and booked it for breakfast. We arrived at 8.30 and were greeted by a French waiter. We were able to sit whereever we wanted. Orange and apple juice were offered as well as coffee and tea. The buffet was very good and everything was refilled as soon as it was needed. The hot food were tomatoes, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, hash browns, sausages and bacon. There were also bread, cheese, salami, fresh fruits and fruit compote, cereals and pastries. We very much enjoyed our breakfast overlooking lake Wakatipu. I can highly recommend this place.

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Laura Williams

Food was amazing, the view from our table was spectacular and the service was nice. Would go again

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Shivarna Moosai

Food was amazing here and service was very attentive. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

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Our first First table experience was absolutely wonderful! Extremely easy to book and the restaurant was lovely. The service was excellent and the food was some of the best I've had in Queenstown! Can't wait to do first table again!

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Melissa Walker

Had a great lunch. Very enjoyable will be recommended to our friends. Thanks for excellent service

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Shyla Hona

Steak was to die for and service was great!!!

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Chris Field

Fantastic

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Joanna George

The food was stunning! And the people that served us were so nice and polite which made us feel very comfortable.

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Fantastic view with a very nice meal. Best meal I've had in Queenstown for value and size. Thank-you I will be back.

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Sharyn Mitchell

Good food, awesome view!

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Adam Childs

great location and the view is worth the price of the breakfast alone!

all your basics and as much as you like, whats not to like?

will be back

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Sarah Jaay

Amazing dinner!

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Don’t judge a book by its cover :)

When I first walked into the restaurant a few months back, it didn’t look that appealing to me. The interior is slightly outdated and overall it didn’t look very “cosy”. When my partner booked a first table after living in QT for 5 months, I wasn’t too excited. But I’m so happy he took me there!
We got a lovely window seat with a view on the lake. A good start of the evening! The portions are very big and the food super tasty! We had the garlic bread as a starter and the salmon and entrecôte for mains with some sides (truffle mash and prawns). We were struggling to finish it all, but because we really enjoyed the food and service, we just took a bit longer (still didn’t manage to eat everything haha).
The waitresses are attentive and come to your table at the right times.

All in all, one of the better first table experiences we’ve had! Don’t let the interior scare you off!

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great dining experience
the food was very tasty and cooked to perfection, love the view from the restaurant and the staff are super friendly and helpful

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Had a great meal, the steak was cooked to perfection. Really enjoyed the location and the food

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Great view as well as great dinner

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Sally Watson

Upon arrival the atmosphere wasn’t particularly welcoming but the food definitely made up for that. Huge and delicious garlic bread and great steak and fish and chips. So much food that we didn’t have room for dessert!
Great food, wine and an incredible view over the lake!

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Had lovely dining experience. View was great and the food came promptly and was delicious. The service was also fast and excellent.

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Eva McPherson

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant .. beautiful view friendly staff and food was yum. The dessert wasn’t very nice we had two different ones and it was super warm in there. Apart from that a lovely experience will go again

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Excellent service, was surprised to see it was quiet. Am leaving this review grudgingly as it must still be a hidden gem, half tempted to keep to myself. Not an excessive amount of choice which you often find at buffet breakfasts but everything was quality!!

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Marnie Reid

3 of us out and 3 of us had wonderful meals, fantastic views, 5 stars

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Everything was wonderful! The view was magnificent, the service so friendly and attentive, and the food delicious! 10/10!

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Lindsey Bolton

Great view, great service. Food was good

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Four of us were dinning.
All four had great meals and very good service.
The restaurant was nice and warm.
A very good dinning experience.

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Steff Jade Kidd

Great view

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Was an amazing food!!!!! So yummy.

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Great food and service would definitely eat here again. We were given a table by the window with a great view.

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Bhushan Manerikar

Good food! Great value for money!

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