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Lone Star

42 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal mid week. Fantastic, friendly service. Couldnt do enough for us. The drinks list was impressive for this type of establishment, some lovely wines on offer from a variety of NZ regions. The food was exactly as expected for the price...a nice...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd heard great things about Lone Star and their gluten free menu so I went and checked it out for myself. The steak was kind of weird. Not the shape or texture that I expected a steak to be.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We recommend you go to this place on a very empty stomach because the portion sizes are huge! Food is pretty good too, not the best we've had but definitely pretty decent! It is a very busy place though and as such, we were pretty...More

Thank gordon_lapin76
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were attentive and friendly. Had small children with us and staff made it very easy. Food is standard good fare- consistent with Wellington Lone Star restaurants.

Thank CatherineTT100
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came here for a mid week date. Good food and ok service was very busy. They have a special going if you book through their web site so make sure you check that out.

Thank rikrik10
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner on Thursday night and the food and service was amazing! Thank you lonestar for being fantastic to us. Will definitely be back.

Thank Arlena S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Majority of the reviews rate this place due to the portion sizes. The quality of food itself is bland and thrown together at a high cost. I assume the kitchen is full of microwaves and brought in food. Much better places to go to for...More

1  Thank jimmy7601
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good for large groups or couples and families. The meals are very big. My husband and I share a meal when we come here and we're both full..

Thank lanceandange
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at a Lone Star previously, I was forewarned and sensibly ordered an entrée instead of a main. I still struggled. I had the quesadilla and it was delicious. For dessert I had the crême brûlée which was also very good despite the peculiar...More

Thank BronwynCarlisle
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Was a very busy Saturday when we visited. Pays to call ahead to get a "preferential time" although they don't book as such. We had a group of 20 or so including 8 kids. The meals were served from about 6.30 and were no material...More

Thank Aloysius001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 3551986
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