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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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Durango, Colorado, USA
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was just ok. We both had rib eyes, mine was fine but husbands was full of grisle. Nothing to recommend. Thought it was fine dining, but wasn't. Slow service. The place needs to be remodeled. The chairs were uncomfortable. It looked like an outdated nightclub.

Thank Marym1461
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Queenstown has lots of restaurants and eating establishments to offer so if your reading reviews you will be wanting to make the most of your experiences in the resort town so here is my two cents.. Go elsewhere save your money and time poor service disappointing food and a dry atmosphere . With so many great places to dine will... More 

Thank captiandeadpool
Norwich, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entrance needs doing up, the stairs look dangerous, it is a prime place but could be so much more, I enjoyed a ginger beer more than the food, the ginger beer was really good

Thank Bubbles190
Sunnyvale, California
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our table of 10 ordered rib eye steak, salmon, and pasta. Every one of us said the main dish was excellent so I unhesitatingly recommend Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar. Other dishes on the menu included sirloin steak, fillet mignon, rack of lamb, fish of the day, venison ribs, and more. “Entrée’s” included seafood chowder, sautéed scallops, and king prawns,... More 

Thank Robert H
Englishtown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were starved getting back from an amazing tour and wanted to treat ourselves to an upscale early dinner. We got to Prime right at 5 pm and were shocked that the place was EMPTY except for one couple sitting by the window. I went to the restroom and was shocked that my husband was still standing... More 

Thank GG1205
Rochester, New York
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219 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend the steak. Steak cooked exactly as ordered. Service was good and I would definitely return.

Schwindegg, Germany
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food and drink of high quality. i had surf and turf and a very good red wine from hawkes bay which was recommended. the view from window table to the lake is a pleasure in itself. the people where very helpful and when i came for a drink the next day and asked them to help me with a telephone-reservation... More 

Thank Konrad E
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prime view, prime steak and prime service! The staff were all delightful and the food sated the appetites of two hungry souls. There was a presentation night while we were there for a cycling club. We were warned that this might delay orders, despite that it really didn't and did not intrude upon our evening at all. The acid test... More 

Thank James M
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location with very good food. I decided to try venison ribs considering they raise deer on farms. They were excellent with the meat falling off the bone. There was also no gamey flavor that you sometimes get with wild deer. They also came with a lot of very good fries. Unfortunately our server decided she would spend more time... More 

Thank Lloyd P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a "prime" waterfront position but the décor, food and service do not measure up the same. The décor is very tired, untidy and smelly over by the side wall , don't think anything has changed since we went there a year ago! The menu could do with some more innovative options. The staff are friendly but casual.... More 

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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
USD 6 - USD 25
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?