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+

Reviews

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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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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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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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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Food was good. The venison was a little more cooked than what I asked for. And the food took a long time to come. It was hard to get our waitress attention for anything. The place wasn’t very busy either. The experience was good but I think it can be better so I’ll go back and hopefully next time is better.

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The food was amazing and the service was good. Thank you for a fantastic experience :)

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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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