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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Location 10/10. We ordered 3 steaks and unfortunately none of them were cooked to our liking. Everything else excellent though.

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Gleana Frost

Awesome view, friendly staff and good value for money!

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Leah Leauma

We were seated right beside the window so we had a stunning view of the lake and people coming and going around town.
We came for the 12pm lunch seating, the restaurant was quite quiet when we arrived, but had filled up quite a bit by the time we had our meals.
The staff were very attentive and friendly.
We had the Seafood Chowder, Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine and the Fish and Chips. The chowder was so good and full of prawns and mussels. The pasta was creamy and full of flavour and the Fish and Chips were crispy and tasty. All of the dishes were a good sized portion. We thought it was great value for a really nice lunch with great views.

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Pretty good food and friendly atmosphere. Don't got the mushroom sauce, coz it's not the real deal.

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Clare Rainbow

We had the buffet breakfast and it was just ok. With the first table price we felt we’d had reasonable value but it was just quite an average experience and don’t think we’ll return.

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Susan Walsh

Really enjoyed our salmon and steak sandwich meals with a view that was unforgettable!!

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So yum! Great food wine and view! Can’t complain at all!!! :)

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We enjoyed a lovely breakfast. Service wasn't the best, but they were very busy, and kept running out of food. However, we weren't in a hurry, enjoying the lovely views, and when the food came out it was fresh and plenty of it. Perhaps another waitress on, would have helped cope with the crowd.

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Great location amazing food

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The service and quality of food was a knock out. Thoroughly reccomend Prime. We were so impressed. Definitely going back.

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Veeerrry small selection of food for a buffet with cold tea/coffee. The waitress seemed happy enough to top up any food items running low but would otherwise have sat there empty. Would’ve been bitterly disappointed to have paid full price for this as even at 50% off it was still fairly average. Lovely views of the lake but overall the place looked and felt very tired.

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Murilo Santos

Pretty good!!

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Sara Vercoe

Beautiful views over the waterfront, friendly staff

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Simon Ferdinand

We were seated in a prime window seat, service was fast and friendly, food was great.

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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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Amanda Cockburn

Food was average and the service was even worse - in fact it was non-existent. There are so many options in Queenstown, I wouldn't even bother with this one!

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Kay Loader

Enjoyed a great customer service and had a great table location overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Disappointed with the ribs that I ordered as they had been chargrilled a bit too long, verging on burnt. My partner had the Turf and Surf requesting medium to well done. It had to be returned for additional cooking as it was still bleeding. Not the best dining experience.

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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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Kirstie Gilbert

We booked the buffet breakfast because the photo was so inviting. Upon arrival we were slightly disappointed . The restaurant was dark and curtains were pulled on one side. The food was over cooked and soggy and the juice jugs were dirty. We wouldnt reccomend and we wont be back for breakfast. But have heard great reviews about dinner so will try that out and hope it turns out better than their breakfast .

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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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