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Lone Star Manchester St

26 Manchester St | Central CBD, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 7086
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (20 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (8 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
26 Manchester St | Central CBD, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lone Star have been around for 30 years and have certainly demonstrated that they have staying power. That ‘staying power’ would seem to be on the back of feeding the masses, as in serving up reasonable food and a middle of the range price, well...More

Thank GeneS460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome atmosphere for lunch, the food was absolutely delicious. A huge serving but nevertheless was washed down with a yummy glass of wine. Have a great drinks selection along with the menu. The waitress was very friendly and bubbly and attentive which makes it just...More

Thank mshel212
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for dining with us.We hope to build our lunch trade and welcome your comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here for a family meal. I had a chicken dish, the food is overpriced. Chicken is one of the cheapest meats now, the meal consists of 1 piece of chicken, slaw and chips, which was over $30. Pretty sure it was same meal options...More

Thank wevans2016
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are constanly monitoring our purchasing prices.The chicken is free range and does cost a little more.Will pass your comments on to our Franchise. Thankyou for dining with us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to a pleasant welcome. Sat in the bar for drinks . Then went in for dinner. Asked if we could move back to bar area. Not a problem 😊. Dinner was lovely service was excellent. . Brilliant night thanks heaps

Thank Waewae1
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for dining with us and we look forwArd to seeing you again soon

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Searched for ages for a nice family friendly place for dinner and was glad i came across Lone Star. Kids menu had a good range, even came with colouring pens to draw on the back of. Only problem my 4 year old couldnt fit the...More

Thank ShellJackson8214
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thankyou for choosing Lone Star.Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we would love you to return again soon.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Two of our group had birthday dinners. We were sat next to a couple with three unruly children who continued to scream throughout our dinner. When my partner turned around the woman was rude and said it was a children’s restaurant and told her kids...More

Thank NewZealandSoccermum
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Sorry to hear we would of been happy to move your group. Hope the toe is all good now👍

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We hadn't been in a while and decided to go in for lunch. The service was really good, Dixie Chicken still on the menu and still really good. Dessert was amazing, The Milky Bar Pud, highly recommend. We would come back just for the dessert.

Thank Southlander11
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

We are open for lunch every day and great to see you in. Milky bar pud is one of our very popular deserts👍

Reviewed July 24, 2018

It has been a long time since I have been to the Lone Star, so we were very impressed with how much it has changed. The dishes are still the same but better. I was impressed with the flavours. My son loved the steak and...More

Thank Rebeccasc6
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

We are always reviewing our dishes and looking to improve anything. Thankyou for your review and dining with us 🤠👍

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Lone Star do NOT take reservations but has "Listings" putting you in a cue. It works okay.. The staff are very good, helpful and friendly. I had a dish "Rock the Boat" very very good, white fish on mash potatoes, capers and a green salad....More

Thank David Q
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thanks David and we look forward to seeing you back soon

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We hadn't been for a while, but it was as if it was just yesterday! Same friendly staff and same amazing food. Thanks for yet another wonderful experience Cheers

Thank Brent M
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Great to hear Brent enjoy the app and rewards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Mexican, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Manchester St | Central CBD, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 7086
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Description
The Original site of the very first Lone Star New Zealand restaurant & bar which opened nearly 30 years ago in 1988. Lone Star Manchester St is dedicated to serving legendary food & drink and proving an exceptional dining experience to our thousands of valued guests so join us for an iconic Kiwi lunch or dinner. We are open every day from 12.00pm
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