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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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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Wilma Denholm

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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Great meal with a beautiful view

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Patrícia Inoue

The experience was amazing! Even though it was First Table they reserved a great table with lake view!
All waitresses were really friendly!
And the food... it was incredible! Not only delicious, but also well presented!!!
Definitely the best place I’ve been in Queenstown!

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Nina Smith

We sat right by the window overlooking the lake and ate amazing food! We had the roast vege salad and the lamb then the sticky date dessert - which was to die for! Great service as they have a little electronic indicator you can use to indicate to the staff when your ready to order, pay, need water etc.

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Hannah Mac

Excellent all round thank you!

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Sam Limmage-Werner

Awesome set up! The view was amazing with breakfast! The food was great - bacon was on point. Would have liked some more variety possibly, but was still really good!!!

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Ok.. so the mushroom risotto ..... AMAZING!! Absolutely hit my craving spot on so thank you thank you !!!! Definitely recommend it !!!!!

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Excellent lunch experience and view, top marks for the mulled wine too!

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Stephanie Keates

Not a bad buffet breakfast. Service was good. The restaurant itself lacks a bit of life but has a great view!

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Grace Young

Stunning views paired with an out of this world taste sensation of a starter (duo of salmon*****). Main courses were tasty, too****. Accompanied by delicious NZ Pinot noir, of course! Couldn’t fault the service either. All in all a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Ling Patterson

Beautiful view, great surroundings, excellent service and food.

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The view was amazing and the food was delicious. We would definitely go back

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Fantastic view over the Wharf accompanied by delicious food and great service.

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Laurah Christieson

Service was lovely - very attentive. Food was good but not fabulous. Steaks a little underwhelming. Brocolli and gratin were amazing! Duo of salmon became a deliteful trio. What a nice surprise! Overall, very happy.

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Kirsty Crossley

Excellent setting with amazing food

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Sam Ford

Without first table I never would have thought of Prime as a lunch option but they have a great menu available and the food was amazing! Really impressed with the service too. We will definitely be back!

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