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“Best restaurant in Queenstown”

Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #96 of 264 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price range: $6 - $25
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Very happy with the menu selections.The salmon dish was cooked to perfection as was the eye fillet. The staff were very pleasant.We had an amazing view of the lake and mountains. Thankyou

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

As a family of four, including kids of 9 and 13, we wanted something fun but not too mad for New Year's Eve in Queenstown and so we booked the special dinner. Prime has great Lake views and so we were perfectly positioned to see the fireworks at midnight. And given that it was pouring down with rain, being inside with a pre-booked table was definitely the right decision ..... The food was "good" but these big set menus are a challenge for even the best. The ambience was fun but not too racy and the local band were good and danced us into the new year. Service was a bit patchy but just about made the grade, and all in all we felt very satisfied with the evening.

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Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was our last meal while in Queenstown. The restaurant has an enviable view over Lake Wakatipu. We had the rack of lamb and the petit fillet. Whilst the fillet was slightly over cooked from medium rare it was not enough to complain and still very good. The only two points of minor complaint were: 1) We were not asked to taste our bottle of wine first and 2) The service was a bit quick between starters and main course. Otherwise very good and worth a visit.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Prime has a view over the Lake, it has a good wine list and while the menu is massive it is very good and the steak was so good the first time I came back to a better one the next night.

Thank scubal0ver
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Late December 2012 we were four families from Sweden, a total of 13 persons, dining at Prime in Queenstown and we were all surprised of how well seasoned the food was. We were also pleased to find a tempting vegetarian choice on the menu for our 15 year old who is a vegetarian. By the end of our meal the chef comes out, handling a tray with Swedish julmust - a special christmas soft drink - as a treat to children/teenagers in our party. It turned out the nice chef, Sebastian was Swedish! As our family would be back in Queenstown after the new year Sebastian suggested we'd come and dine at Prime again, and that we should let him know in advance so he could prepare something extra for us. Our last night in New Zealand, January the 5th, after three fantastic weeks, we decided to eat at Prime again, booked a table a day ahead and asked the waitress to make a note to Sebastian. We didn't really think he would remember, but as soon as we had ordered, he came in to the dining room, just letting us know that we shouldn't order any starters, only main course as he had prepared a little something...

We were overwhelmed with all the treats! We were served two different - deliciously tasting - starters, and our son who is a vegetarian got two other all vegetarian starters of his own, and after our delicious main course the waitress came in with a huge plate with a "grand desert" for all of us to share! All in all we had the most lovely evening with the best meal ever in New Zealand. And all we were charged was our main courses and drinks!

Thank Annika R
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