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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

2 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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“steak” (154 reviews)
“surf and turf” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Feel sorry for the working staff who tries their best under lack of a manager who doesnt do its job. Servingstaff understaffed giving cold sirloinsteak and one plate with potatoes and one without. Location is great, but no one will return with this performance.

2  Thank A-L B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had been on an all day trip to Milford Sound and got back late to Queenstown in search of dinner. We found Prime on the waterfront and decided that the menu had promise with an upstairs dining room overlooking Lake Wakatipu. The two elements...More

Thank Jon_Janet
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked in for dinner here with the lady outside, the views outside were amazing but the wind picked up a bit. the food here was good. we had steaks and everything come out cooked exactly how we ordered with no problems. the service was...More

Thank Miss-Sandra-Witt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of the early bird menu, not expecting too much to be honest, but it was so good we booked for a second night. The staff were friendly and helpful, the view was second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed the food.

Thank pinkduck
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before but I have always sat outside, in front of the water which is a bit picnic-y. This time I went upstairs. The staff were nice, the view was great, the food was plentiful.

Thank Pixiehat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful location on the heart of queenstown waterfront we had it for a private function and did it live up to it was a little cramped but we lived with that i had the pork belly it was mouth watering my friends around the table...More

Thank 269angew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a amazing dinner tonight service was 5 Star Food 5 Star Staff attitude was in point. I travel a lot and this place ticks all the boxes. With a view xxx

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the surf and turf which is Pawns and Steak. Favours were excellent and a good sized serving. Would go again.

Thank Shawn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great spot, views from the dining room were impressive. We had a great table. Service was quick and staff were attentive. The food was excellent, I could cut my steak like it was butter. The only fault (and a small one at that)...More

Thank Kate A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great view of the lake and it's great for people watching. But the ribeye steak was.. not great. I have ordered a medium rate but when was served a almost well done steak.

Thank MC C
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 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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