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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Some of the most amazing views in Queenstown are the backdrop for a memorable dining experience at Prime. Having enjoyed some wonderful meals at Prime as a couple last year, we were keen to take our adult sons for a meal during this trip. Prime didn't disappoint with good size servings of succulent meats and vegetables leaving no room for dessert. Excellent value meal. Thankyou Prime and First Table.

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Fabulous view, arguably the best in town. The flintstone steak was cooked to perfection, juicy and utterly delicious. Both salad I tried was excellent and sumptuous. Grilled vegetables salad, pear and walnut salad. We shared the mussels with white wine creamy sauce to start as well as the mushroom risotto with shaved parmesan on top. Both were absolutely delectable and satisfying with very generous portions. Staff was very friendly. Arrive before dark to see that amazing view!!

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Leonie Pomana

Excellent service, all 5 meals where yummy. Enjoyed our dinning experience and will dine again soon.

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Jenny Allan

Enjoyable lunch great service and stunning views

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Katie Treadaway

Loved the lamb and surf and turf. Great views of lake too

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Food was solid, place filled up right when we got there so service was a bit slow but not bad. Still enjoyed it. Overall would recommend it for lunch.

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Great food
Great atmosphere
Awesome service

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Cristian Camilo

It's was amazing, excellent service and food

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The service and food were both excellent, I had the flintstone steak and my wife the mushroom risotto.

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Some of the most amazing views in Queenstown are the backdrop for a memorable dining experience at Prime. Having enjoyed some wonderful meals at Prime as a couple last year, we were keen to take our adult sons for a meal during this trip. Prime didn't disappoint with good size servings of succulent meats and vegetables leaving no room for dessert. Excellent value meal. Thankyou Prime and First Table.

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Joan Ayo

service was good, the food was ok. over all it was fine night!

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Jayden Pattison

Delicious, an amazing view with some delicious food. We had the seafood chowder, cheese platter and the garlic bread for entrees. Cheese platter was yummy, something lighter to start with. Main flintstone steak and classic ribs. Both cooked well. Good portion sizes.would love to try more items on the menu in the future.

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Joel Hasselman

Experience was great in general. Good staff and nice atmosphere.

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Fabulous experience at Prime. Service was on point and the food was outstanding. Give the mussels a go! Will certainly make the list of places to re-visit the next time I'm in QT.

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Siriwattana Nantee

Good quality foods with friendly service. Great atmosphere with beautiful lake view. Well worth to visit here.

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Mains were good but with dessert, the creme brulee looked curdled and didn't taste or look good. Two hours for two courses to be served

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Shiang-Yao Liu

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Bridget Floyd

Food was excellent great quality and flavour, and amazing value with first table, would definitely purchase again if in Queenstown.

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Very good view of the fireworks on the lake, and a good, courteous staff.

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Louise Carney

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Jen Conway

We had a great time. We were a bit early but noone had an issue with it so that was really nice. Food was delicious, the meat maybe slightly undercooked but much better that way than being over.

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Paula Cortés Carrillo

Nice food and portions. You'd never expect to see a big restaurant inside. The girls open to answer any question. Great view of the lake. They need to improve in their cocktails.

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Yana Liauw

All the steaks, Appetizer and side dishes are excellent. Will definitely coming back

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Yee Wen Ong

Excellent food and nice view ! Great value with the first table bookings !

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Jill Robinson

We had a lovely meal. The Pumpkin sout was awesome. Views great and friendly staff. Thankyou

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Fabulous view, arguably the best in town. The flintstone steak was cooked to perfection, juicy and utterly delicious. Both salad I tried was excellent and sumptuous. Grilled vegetables salad, pear and walnut salad. We shared the mussels with white wine creamy sauce to start as well as the mushroom risotto with shaved parmesan on top. Both were absolutely delectable and satisfying with very generous portions. Staff was very friendly. Arrive before dark to see that amazing view!!

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Renée O'Malley

we had a great meal at Prime. Stunning views, the food was really good, with generous portions. Would recommend :)

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On a cold miserable day we were warmly greeted and the food and service were excellent. Thank you.

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Nicole Edwards

We had a really great meal, the meat was cooked to perfection. Lovely service and spectacular view!

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GaBrielle Mandy

The atmosphere is good, and have a nice lake view.

For me, the price of the food is overrated. As the price of the food is quite high, thus I expected that the food will be nicer than other restaurants.

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Warm welcome, great food, great service, great views. One of the best locations in Queenstown.

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

Excellent service .. Great food

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Sharon Marshall

A very tasty steak and attentive service. Shared the mussels to start which were yummy. Quite liked the Prime Lager and a nice glass of house Pinot.

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Kay Wilton

The food was lovely and beautiful view of lake

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I think they must have been in between chefs as the food was not as scrumptious as the last time we dined but the service was excellent.

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Great view of lake. Amazing! Lovely staff not too busy. Decor could do with refresh

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Quyet Trinh Vu

Your place to go if you are a meat-lover. The restaurant offers premium cut of beef, lamb and venison. Ours were a little bit more done than ordered (medium rare), but still excellent. Can't think of any flaw with service.

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Great view of the lake!!! Food and service are great! Kids friendly, two little ones had a very.good time there.

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Helen Freeman

Excellent location, sadly that’s it, the interior is tired and grubby, service very poor, food average.

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Yayoi Yukawa

Nice view from our table. Was great that there was an elevator as we have a 3 month old baby in the pram and my mother-in-law with a walking frame. We all enjoyed the experience!

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Diner was very good and the staff was nice and available !
Good point for the view as well !

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Karen Laufer

Good food and good service

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Kinsey Hall

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Catherine Forsyth

Lovely experience at Prime. Gorgeous Lake views and very attentive staff. We had the Olive entree and Muscles entree, lovely. The Main 'Surf and Turf' the potatoes were a little dry. Maybe some more gravy would help, but overall a lovely meal, Thank you!

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Wow what a view first of all. We were placed by the window so were able to see the fabulous view of the waterfront and all the people wandering along.
The food was absolutely delicious. Green lipped mussels in a white wine sauce. To die for!!!!! And the fettuccine carbonara that my husband had was the best he had ever had.
So we would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends coming to Queenstown.

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Hyangi Park

Food, staff and view were good.

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Great location, food & serive. Thanks Prime team!

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Renee Smith

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At first I wasn’t too excited about the menu I felt it was rather small, but when our food arrived we were very happy with the taste and quality of our meals. Amazing views and friendly staff.

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Jordan Rochelle

Excellent, considering we came in at 10 everything was still stocked perfectly- minus yogurt but that is not of your own doing. Rory was an amazing waiter, nice friendly warm greeting upon arrival! Beautiful views, stunning set up.

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Great food and service, would recommend this restaurant. The view was an extra bonus.

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