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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

8 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5288
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit we went to Prime as not our first choice, others were booked out. Although it has an ideal location, the decor is dated and the place seems to not be able to define its style, a bit of a mish mash, pub dance...More

Thank Mulga-and-Shaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The early dining special (5pm to 6:30) caught our eyes. We had a great table looking out on the water. My friend had steak with all the trimmings ($19). I had a pear, blue cheese and walnut salad with greens as my special with half...More

Thank Phoeberoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located overlooking the lake right in Queenstown which is beautiful and convenient. The food here is reasonably priced with decent range of options. Worth a try

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with an out of town guest who had been with us previously and looked forward to going back . We had to request to be seated after three quarters of an hour we were booked in.Town was crazy busy with the marathon but...More

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, great food, poor service, watched tables not be cleared for over 40min and was numerous tables,very unorganised. Watched a elderly couple sat next to us and not even served water for over 30min let alone a drink or receive any food! The tables...More

1  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Queenstown. The menu board outside suited us both. We were greeted by a friendly 'maitre d' ' and as a table for 2 wasn't available we were seated with personal friends of his who were finishing their...More

Thank voucheruser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went for tea on a Friday evening. It was about 8.30pm but no problem being served, even managed to get a seat with a lovely view over the lake. There was a wedding going on in half of the restaurant which was...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

pretty unfortunate experience last night. Wee got there for our booked reservation and the younger shorter girl with long curly hair completely ignored us standing in front of her for ten minutes. No hello or sorry I'll be with you in a minute. Had to...More

1  Thank jessorton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Prime for a wedding reception. Lovely atmosphere, very handy location. We had a set menu, all of which sounded appetising and yes the food was delicious. Service was attentive although very slow - an hour from arrival to entree and another hour...More

Thank chief-leask
primeqt, Owner at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Weddings at Prime are not treated as a fast - food exercise. we put in a lot of effort. Despite us having other groups booked that night, we were right on target for agreed food...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a to die for Restaurant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the best service ever, staff sooo helpful !!! The food was out of this world !!!!!! if you are ever in Queenstown you have to try this Restaurant :-))))))))))))))))))))))) this would be my one stop shop !!!! it has...More

Thank Jackie D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 5288
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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar in Queenstown offers lake-side dining with panoramic views of Queenstown’s lake and mountains. Open daily, Prime welcomes guests for lunch from 12.00 and for dinner from 5 pm. On sunny afternoons a lake-side table is the ideal spot from which to watch the activities around Queenstown Bay. We are a high quality restaurant and bar serving New Zealand cuisine specialising in a variety of beef cut steak, lamb, venison, duck, fish and vegetarian dishes.
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