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Lone Star Manchester St

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26 Manchester St | Central CBD, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 7086
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (20 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (7 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
26 Manchester St | Central CBD, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely my favourite restaurant in Christchurch. Been here multiple time with large groups and small groups and the service is always spot on. Not much can beat the Dixie Chicken meal either. Absolutely delicious

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to Lone Star on a Friday lunchtime. There were only a few people dining and one waitress. My wife had the chicken and I had the steak sandwich. Both were really good and the service was also good. A reasonably...More

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

Thankyou for dining with us. We have been open for lunch for a short time and we are keen to continue with Lone Star lunch menu. Please call again soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Service at reception and from waitress was appalling and that's being nice. So rude and when we told them nicely that the service was poor they couldn't have cared less.Maybe good hospitality staff are hard to come by in Chch, but we eat out often...More

Thank 44NZTraveller44
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Sorry to hear this . We will talk to the staff concerned. Apologies this is not what we like to hear and is not what we expect from our staff. Lone Star is well known for great service and it is out of character to...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

After just flying in for a 2 day Horse sale business trip we were looking to go for good meal. I am happy to say Lone star on Manchester delivered it and service was excellent. We were greeted by the friendly and smiling staff and...More

Thank Michelle L
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us and we would love to hear about your horses 🐎

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Eat with 5 other friends. 3 of us had steaks. They were tough and full of gristle. At $36 to $38 per steak we expected far better.

Thank William R
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi William Can you please contact us at christchurch@lonestar.co.nz We will replace any steaks that you wern't happy with the quality.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We needed just an easy place we could get some good dinner and we stopped by here. Found out it was a chain but it worked for what we needed and the service was fabulous! We both loved our meals the veggies were super fresh.

Thank Meira E
Lone Star M, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Great to have you dine with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Called in for drinks and food - and were not disappointed. Great service and very satisfied with the wagon wheel platter. Pleasant atmosphere and value for money in every respect. Will definitely come again - highly recommended.

Thank Grant B
Lone Star M, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Great to have you in and we look forward to your return again soon.

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The food was faultless only issue is the staff. Not very attentive, they forgot to order starter, brought chips instead of mash. All sorted but surely it isn’t difficult in a quiet restaurant.

Thank James M
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Some new staff need further training which is on going. Glad it was sorted and you received all the meals you ordered

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Turned up without a booking and only had waIt a very short time before we were seated.the place was full and really busy. The wait staff were truly impressive. Clearing tables, taking and delivering orders - all were flat out but always polite and attentive....More

Thank Darryl-Jo
Lone Star M, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thankyou for dining with us and we look forward to your return soon.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

We decided on the spur of the moment to come in for dinner on a Thursday evening, early. After being seated with menus and told of the specials we were left to our own devices for 15 mins before being asked about drinks. Our drinks...More

Thank Dutch215
trevor c, Owner at Lone Star Manchester St, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thankyou for your review. We will look into your concerns and pick up our service. Thankyou for dining at Lone Star

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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