Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar in Queenstown offers lake-side dining with panoramic views of Queenstown’s lake and mountains.
Our Queenstown restaurant menu features seasonal produce and regional specialties, with a focus on award-winning New Zealand beef and lamb, as well as seafood, game and vegetarian dishes.
A popular Queenstown restaurant, Prime is also an ideal function venue for weddings, conferences, incentives and gala dinners in Queenstown. We can accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktail parties and 180 guests for banquets.
When you are looking for a place to dine in Queenstown, consider Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar for a memorable dinner.
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Open daily, Prime welcomes visitors for drinks and dinner from 5pm year round.
With superb views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains through floor to ceiling glass windows, our guests experience a welcoming ambience featuring a central fireplace and leather armchairs. Free wifi internet is available to Prime diners.
At Prime we cater for gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, vegetarian and vegan diets by arrangement – please let us know about your special dietary needs when booking.
If you're celebrating a birthday, our chef can prepare a birthday cake with advance notice. You can even bring your own freshly-caught fish to Prime Restaurant as our chef is happy to cook trout or salmon caught in the lake on our doorstep.
We will be serving lunch and dinner on Christmas Day. See details and book securely here.
New Year's Eve in Queenstown
Tuesday 31 December
We will be serving dinner at two sittings on this popular festive night in Queenstown. A lavish six course menu will be available from 8.30pm and a lighter menu designed for families is available at 5.30pm. See full details here.
Early Bird Menu All Night
On Sunday and Monday evenings our popular early menu, which is normally only available until 6.30pm, is available all night. That means there are main courses available for less than $20 till we close on Sunday and Monday nights.
If you've been saving a special bottle of wine to enjoy with a special meal, but haven't yet got around to cooking that meal, come in and enjoy it at Prime. On Tuesdays we offer a BYO option for bottles of wine and just $5 corkage per bottle. Not available in conjunction with set menus, other offers or vouchers.
Private Dining and Functions
As well as offering a stylish environment for intimate dinners, Prime is also the perfect venue for private functions and has hosted many successful wedding receptions and conference dinners.
We offer a private area that seats groups of 40 to 50, features lake views and includes access to our data projector and screen.
We have the capacity to seat 180 for a sit down dinner or 250 for drinks and canapés. The raised platform at one end of the restaurant is ideal for live entertainment, guest speakers or a top table for wedding receptions and our balcony is popular for break out.
We have an extensive range of set menus and finger food options available, along with a fantastic beverage selection.
Innovative functions are our specialty. Let us create a really special event for you.
For function options email Jo Weir or call 027 457 3023.
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