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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (135 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good but we didnt got a lot for the money. Was still hungry when we left. We got the scallops as first, barely worth it. We got 2 scallops, super small, no raw of the scallop and 3 shrimps. The steak...More

Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong this place isn't bad, but the decor and lighting could do with a revamp, it was almost canteen style eating, no tablecloths, the lighting very bright, it's not a cosy atmosphere. The food, however, was good, not super good but acceptable...More

Thank Chainsawversustree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salad had hot chilly through it. Side of broccolinni was just broccoli and 3x surf and turf came without prawns. The cooking of the steak under cooked medium was rare medium well was medium rareMore

Thank Alexcmac
primeqt, Manager at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, It seems like you have had some issues reading the menu. The Scallops & Prawn dish states on the menu that it comes with Lime & Chilli, and Broccolini doesn't even exist on the menu. Broccoli, Lemon Butter & Pancetta Crumb would've been...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic cabbage soup but fish and chips a bit tasteless and chips too soft. Great view and service though.

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was okay good range of steak at good prices. The lamb was over priced for what it was and the service was average even though it was an early booking and the restaurant was only half full

Thank Red1m
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner there on a Wednesday night. Staff were friendly and helpful but need to improve attention to detail e.g: bringing a spare fork when I had mussels as a entree and needed the fork to open, making sure drinks were...More

Thank wilbur183058
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice three course dinner here, food was great, staff were both friendly & accommodating. In an awesome setting with excellent views.

Thank zanekidd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used a daily deal voucher so were not sure what to expect and were delighted with the foo, the service, and the view. The entrance is not inspiring, but once up the stairs and into the restaurant we found a pleasant setting with interesting...More

Thank SnapperSnatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the ride down from Auckland and getting all the activities sorted for the following days some food was needed happen to be walking around looking for a restaurant to eat at that was not to pricey looking at the menu this one fitted the...More

Thank Kenn-J-W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queenstown has an awesome selection of restaurants and eateries. However, after combing the streets to make a decision for dinner on our first night, we decided on Prime. It proved to be a good choice. Our group of 5 were accommodated without any trouble even...More

Thank Christine H
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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