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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

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2 Rees Street | Upstairs, above Sunglass Hut, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5288
11:30 - 23:00
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Featherston, New Zealand
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, great location. Also have Gluten Free and Vegetarian. Lovely staff. Would go back again.

Thank Lynneonekidney
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined on a busy night (2 large tour groups arrived just after us) so perhaps that explains our main meal taking close to an hour to arrive and the fact that the 2 steak dishes were warm at best, with one closer to rare than the requested medium. My lamb was tasty and beautifully cooked but also not hot... More 

Thank Cathy G
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely restaurant with a great view and lovely staff. Have dined a few times and will go back again. Only downfall was please add more sauce to the mussels! There was nothing to dip my bread into 😀

Thank reneexl
Brisbane, Australia
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 8 eating at this restaurant at night so the view was lovely but not as great as in the day time. It is upstairs on the waterfront. It's specialty is meat and I had the venison. It was absolutely delicious, the others said the same. It came sliced with a sprinkling of greens and a... More 

Thank Dianne R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in to Prime for dinner, we did not have a booking and they were busy they did find us a table for two with a view looking down the lake. Food and service was great.

Thank Neville W
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined early with my family this evening and was appalled by the horrendous service! We were seated quickly, but it was only about 5:30pm or so, and placed both our drink and dinner order at the same time. Once the food was drinks were presented we NEVER saw the server again. She never came back to check on how the... More 

Thank Wanderlust9876
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was hoping to have a lovely meal in Queenstown and unfortunately had the worst 3 course meal I have ever had. Had run out of soup so had to have the scallops and prawns. Prawns ok but scallops had no colour and was as good as raw and absolutely no seasoning. I was hoping that the main meal would be... More 

Thank Allan G
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive dinner at Prime - very impressive dinner - one had Risotto the other an awesome steak and both very good..no fuss service with a very efficient staff..will be going back ..

Thank DHawk07
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from upstairs is stunning and the Ribeye steak I had was a great match. Great location, great food and great staff.

Thank JimArcherNZ
Bowral, Australia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Prime waterfront restaurant for dinner for 3. Atmosphere was slightly awkward, not sure why... wine ordered was delivered promptly, took quite some time to get the dinner order in. The surf & turf was ok. The seasonal vegetables were onion & capsicum. There was 2 prawns, which didn't have much taste. The side of fries were disappointing, for... More 

Thank ced27f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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
We are a high quality Restaurant and Bar serving New Zealand cuisine specialising in Steaks, Buffalo, Lamb, Venison, Duck, Fish and vegetarian dishes. Our location on first floor on the lakefront, and our lakeside ground floor garden is the best in town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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