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Lone Star

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, American
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26 Manchester Street, Christchurch 8009, New Zealand
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Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice meal had here. Was told to wait in the bar for 5 minutes until they had a table sorted (odd - as the restaurant was half empty). Waiter was attentive and took time to explain the specials ect. Drinks were prompt, as were the meals. Lamb was cooked to perfection, however the portion certainly didn't reflect the price. Dessert... More 

Thank JustPlaneMad
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The lone star is the best place ever so much great food and awesome staff that are always so friendly I always order the road runner special as it is awesome!! Great service and super child friendly but with the class of an adults resturant I love going on my birthday and enjoying all the treats they give me.

Thank Lucia T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our night started early when I rang to book a table, for three, on a Sunday. Friendly helpful person on the ph, quite happy for us to make a time, no pressure. Warm reception on arrival was asked if we were ready to sit at the table, we still had to wait for one more so ordered a couple of... More 

Thank Ed H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The food was tasteless & very expensive for what we had, the food was warm not hot due to a large extent to the waiting staff serving other people & the plates left on the counter to get cold. Would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank bos2nking
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Always very filling options available and I never leave hungry especially with my favourite dessert (jack Daniels choc fudge pudding) Good value for money and friendly staff

Thank Brayden H
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Having frequented this restaurant 20 years ago, and considering the changes in Christchurch since the earthquakes its great to get something that just sits perfectly. Meals, service, atmosphere, the whole thing is just right. I wont dwell on the food as much has been written about the Lone Star menu, there is nothing bad to point out and no improvements... More 

Thank flatwhitecoffee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

1. Service is the worst i have ever encountered 2. Me and my family has only seen our waitress once throughout the night 3. We had to go up and find a waitress for our drinks order twice 4. We had to go up to the bar and get our own water glasses/carafe 5. Meals arrived except for one 6.... More 

Thank Kathryn P
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Superb service, staff were very friendly and helpful. I ordered the Dixie Chicken which was delicious and excellent value for money! Was a nice evening so we sat in the outside area was great! Best Lone Star we have been to, highly recommend :)

Thank Becky B
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Overall the food was above average and the service was very good especially considering how busy the place was. A few free things for the kids like free drinks. We would go back.

Thank Douglas O
New Zealand
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

No matter where my family and I travel throughout New Zealand, we always look for a Lonestar restaurant to dine in. We received excellent, efficient friendly and attentive service. The restaurant was full, so they arranged for us to sit in a comfortable booth by the bar. The chefs delivered the meals amazingly quickly, given the huge amount of people... More 

Thank AshleighClark06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Manchester Street, Christchurch 8009, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?