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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Grill
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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 breakfast from 8am, lunch from 12pm and for dinner from 5pm. 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 specializing in a variety of beef cut steak, lamb, venison, duck, fish and vegetarian dishes.
$6 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Grill
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in on a busy night in Queenstown. The lady working there had to make a table up for us and told us to wait by the bar. As we waited someone near the window was leaving... as she had only wiped the table...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! We had the perfect tables (are group of 15) right in front of the windows with the nighttime view of the harbour. The restaurant is upstairs but there is a lift for east access. Lots of choice on the menu and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kadgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for breakfast on a morning where it wasn’t very busy. The breakfast bar has a small selection of food placed on a table that is usually reserved for dining. The (supposedly) hot food was barely lukewarm or just cold, some seemed like it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lianac337
Mark J, Owner at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thats rubbish: Yes, we use a large 3 metre clothed round table for our buffet. It gives lots of room for people to walk around without congestion. Yes, it does get re-clothed and used by other diners for lunch and dinner after the breakfast diners...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and atmosphere. Meal was great and staff friendly. Enjoy the special menu before 6.30pm... such great value! Amazing views of lake as night falls. Highly recommend. A highlight of dining in Queenstown

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at 5.00pm so it was quiet. There was a couple of waitresses but they still seemed rushed and ill trained. We had to remind them for our drinks, and when we asked what the vegetable of the day was we were informed it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We came for dinner expecting to be treated like normal human beings - instead upon arrival the waitress setting up (the date was Friday 17th May) greeted us with a “what do you want?” look. We then sat down and she reluctantly put menus in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank Jm21018
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The appetizer was delicious but we waited almost an hour to get it. The wait staff seemed in no hurry to serve us and even then, we sat with empty glasses after being initially attended to. With such an incredible view and prime location, one...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank bradwK9533QU
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Understaffed, rude manager and very average food... should I even mention the decor?? Embarrassing how the manager wanted to argue about the vomit chowder. All potato and no seafood. I felt sorry for the rest of the staff as you could tell they...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank 512b52
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

TL;DR: only edible food, rude service, staff training required. Once we sat down, we were promptly greeted by a waitress who advised of the lunch specials (which agreed with the board displayed outside of the restaurant). Then, the following happened. 1. My seafood chowder was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank JTraveller579
primeqt, Owner at Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

I am sorry about your order. We had two orders of steak sandwiches and whilst yours was ready at the same time as the Chowder the waitress took yours to the wrong table. A stupid rookie mistake made by her that should never happen and...More

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We popped in for a Friday night dinner, but didn’t get as far as ordering. Yes, it is in a good spot so the view is nice, but everything else looked gross. The chair I was presented with was completely peeled away, flaking everywhere so...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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