Queenstown lunch, dinner, drink and function venue.


Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
Queenstown Restaurant and Function Venue

Now taking Christmas and New Year's Eve bookings



Prime is a stylish, award-winning restaurant situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, opening for dinner daily from 5pm and lunch from midday. Our menu focuses on char-grilled steaks as well as game, seafood and vegetarian options.

We overlook the lake on which many fishing guides operate and we will happily prepare and serve your freshly-caught trout or salmon - we request fish be delivered to the kitchen between 3 and 5pm.

On sunny summer days Prime's lawn is available for diners to enjoy a light lunch with stunning views of the lake and mountains. Between 5 and 6.30pm we offer a range of light Early Bird main courses dishes for $19.90.

Prime has a private dining area available for groups of up to forty guests. Advance bookings are essential and a minimum spend may be required.

You can book a table on-line here.

Come and try a glass of local wine or stay for dinner and enjoy the fabulous views of Queenstown's lake and mountains.

Prime's Rack of Lamb and Beef Fillet dishes were awarded 2012 and 2013 NZ Beef and Lamb Awards of Execellence.

Prime is also an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, private dining or celebrations. Prime can seat 180 guests and accommodate 250 standing.

Prime has two entrances - one with a lift on Rees St and the other on the waterfront, convenient to the Million Dollar Cruise jetty for lake transfers and pre-dinner lake cruising.

Are you looking for a special gift? What about a Queenstown restaurant gift voucher? We sell gift vouchers that can be emailed or posted to the recipient or emailed to you for personal delivery.

View our image gallery here.

For access to our extensive function site with menus, beverage suggestions, day delegate packages and floor plans, please contact Jo Weir.

We jointly market our conference services with other Queenstown operators whose products include transport, activities, accommodation, team building and services.

To view our co-members in The Wakatipu Collection, visit

2 Rees St/Queenstown Lakefront | 03 442 5288

Guests can arrive by boat with Million Dollar Cruise or by road with Queenstown Transport.

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To discuss your event, please contact Andrew Hudson, Prime's manager, at or phone +64 3 442 5288.

Menu prices listed on this site include Goods and Services Tax and are current at time of upload. Food cost rises will be applied where necessary with as much notice given as possible.

Prime is a member of The Wakatipu Collection - Queenstown Conference and Incentive specialists. Wedding recommendations can also be viewed at

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