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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (130 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“cheesecake” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 561 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great location which is completely let down by the poor service, terrible cooking and inability to rectify problems. The girl at the front of the restaurant downstairs did a great job of enticing us into the restaurant, but that is where the good experience ceased....More

Thank lyngriff
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a late lunch here as we were taking the steamboat tour at 16:00. There are a lot of choices of restaurants at the harbor but we liked the appearance, the menu, what we saw people eating, and the ability to sit indoors or...More

Thank HelmutS2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a casual lunch with stunning views across Lake Wakatipu. Good range of food and drink choices including mulled wine on a cold winter's day. Enjoyed the mushroom risotto and OH had a chicken & bacon creation - both were very tasty. Good service including...More

Thank DailyTravelsNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is lovely. The customer service was excellent. They have lunch time specials good selection at a a good price. Excellent view of the water front.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Bluff Oysters Kirkland style, as well as the best salad. Service was prompt, employees were helpful and friendly. I will definitely return!

Thank SarahJean22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had purchased a grabone and we were not disappointed in anything the service was great had a fabulous 3 course meal couldn't finish my salmon and the deserts were scrummy ..afterwards we enjoyed coffee and liqueurs by the fire the wait staff were excellent...More

Thank 2014mans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Grabone voucher for our dinner here and we reserved a table. When we arrived, we were greeted with very friendly staff and a table already saved by the window. We had a good amount of choices to choose from in the deal...More

Thank kattymae26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk through the gardens at early evening, we were talked into having dinner at Prime with talk of the best views in town. After being seated in front of the ceiling height windows which look directly out onto the lake and boats, we...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty dissapointed with our meal at Prime. Food was okay, and portions were pittyful. Left feeling rather ripped off. On positive notes, staff were excellent and the view over Queenstown Bay is hard to beat

Thank JustPlaneMad
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We ignored our own rule of never going into an empty restaurant. Dirty. Smelled bad. Food was dreadful. Enough said.More

1  Thank karmit68
primeqt, Owner at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks for your extensive comments. We are never empty, unless you are the first diner at 5pm, even in this, the quietest month of the year, May we are serving over 100 customers per day. The only smell in the restaurant is from our gently...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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