Queenstown Restaurant Lake Views

Prime Queenstown Restaurant

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.

Guests at our central Queenstown restaurant experience a welcoming ambience featuring a central fireplace and leather armchairs. Free wifi internet is offered to Prime diners. Outdoor dining is avilable on our sunny balcony or in the lake-side courtyard downstairs.

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. We cater for gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, vegetarian and vegan diets by arrangement – please let us know about your allergies or special dietary needs when booking.

When you are looking for a place to eat in Queenstown, consider Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar for a memorable dining experience.

Special Functions

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. A private curtained area seats 40.

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.

Early Bird Specials

Each evening from 5 pm until 6.30 pm we offer selected main dishes for under $20. View our early menu here.

Gift Vouchers

For a unique Queenstown gift for someone special, consider a gift voucher so someone you love can experience a wonderful Queenstown restaurant meal.

Christmas Day and New Year's Eve in Queenstown

Prime is a favourite venue for Queenstown locals and visitors to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve. View our festive menus and make bookings here for 25 December and here for 31 December.