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Shop 116 Northlands Mall, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-352 6653
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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695 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place ticks all the boxes; nice decor, ample seating even for large groups, professional and pretty waitresses, perfect food options especially for carnivores and massive servings. We shared the larger meal options. Situated right in Northlands Mall entrance so plenty of off-street parking with Hoyt's movie theatres next door. Please click on the "helpful vote" icon if you feel... More 

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Thank David T
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

HI David, thank you for your helpful review. Great to hear you enjoyed the famous Lone Star portions and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can buy discounted movie tickets when dining here, $10 for adults which is pretty cheap. We had dinner before our movie last night. It seemed quite busy for a Monday. I tried the prawn meal which was very generous and tasty. My partner had the maverick steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff told us about the new... More 

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Thank Andy B
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hi Andy, thank you for your review! I will pass your compliments onto our team. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We've been going to the Papanui branch for years, its cosier and more friendly than the other 2 in Christchurch. The food is always outstanding with the pork ribs being my go to meal and my partner love the Dixie chicken. They always have friendly staff and the owner/manager always stops to say hello, we feel quite at home when... More 

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1 Thank Simon M
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoy dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited this restaurant two years ago, and returned again this week in the hope it had improved...it hadn't. Meals are very pricey for the quality and once again I was disappointed with my meal. I ordered the Apache fish because I wanted something fresh and it came with a salad. However, the pan fried fish was swimming in butter...so... More 

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Thank Dingenic
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We do apologise that you did not enjoy your meal. The Apache Fish is panned in a lemon herb butter, but it certainly should not be swimming in it. We appreciate your lovely comments about Sarah, she is a star! I do hope we will see you... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited this restaurant twice when staying in Christchurch. Lovely food and plenty of choice from extensive menu. Huge portions! Enough to share. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a visit. One of the staff even gave us a lift back to our guest house.

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Thank Valerie T
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thank you Valerie for your lovely feedback. Great to hear you were able to use our courtesay van! We hope to see you again next time you are back in Christchurch! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had made a booking for earlier in the evening, however, this was not a problem to staff when we told them that we had been at a movie. We were seated promptly with no fuss in the upstairs part of the restaurant. The house wine that I chose was not the best and I should have gone for something that... More 

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Thank Tracey1902
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Tracey. I have passed your compliments onto our chefs, they do cook a great steak! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Came here for dinner with a friend, place was absolutely packed, we had to wait a bit for our meals but we didn;t mind. Chef came out to let us know there was something he couldn;t provide, therefore could he replace it with something else, was very friendly. All staff very friendly and helpful, food was delicious....and heaps of it;.... More 

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Thank afriend127
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I popped in after doing the last of our Xmas shopping for dinner, was greeted by a lovely young lady, was told there'd be a wee wait for a table, so we left our name & sat in the bar for a drink. 10 minutes later another young lady came to see us to our table upstairs.... More 

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Thank suzys960
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hi Suzy, thank you for your review. We really pride ourselves in our detailed and thorough training, part of this is to work along side a trainer for several nights. Our trainer is right by the trainee's side all shift, this is to answer any questions and to ensure the new staff are following the order of service correctly which... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Dined at the Lone Star last night, meal was VERY average for $32 a main. The potatoes and coleslaw made up the meal with one chicken breast. I felt this was certainly not value for money.

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Thank Erin M
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Was impressed with the friendly & welcoming staff. Keep up the good work there. Only minor issue was the blood red sections in the chicken breast & the very slippery floor upstairs! Very dangerous when in heels.

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Thank hullson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, American, Steakhouse, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:30
Monday
11:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 116 Northlands Mall, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 6653

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