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Lone Star

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
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Reviewed yesterday

12 of us gathered for a family birthday. Food was okay and staff friendly. If you are looking for a decent pub meal this will tick the boxes

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maggie G
Reviewed yesterday

Just had dessert which I thought it was free didn't read the small print about needing have a main meal as well

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sting1606
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed in a Christchurch hotel and we were looking for a place to eat. The owner of the Lone Star came and picked up in his courtesy bus. Food was brilliant, service great. The owner even dropped us back to our hotel.Would definitely recommend you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fagat2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and attentive. Lots of diners so very noisy atmosphere. Three families dining together for a birthday. One of the families have eaten at this restaurant before and they made the comment that some food options they had ordered before were not as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maggiegrant60
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

After the movie's arrived at 8,25pm and seated for dinner. Drinks order taken and received. The food waitress explained the dinner menu including specials and then said sorry the kitchen is now closed, bar snacks only. Very very poor, very disappointing. Went to the Vietnamese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrianP4146
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Brian, I'm very sorry to hear that happened when you came in, that is certainly not on and it's very disappointing to hear. If you could, could you please email me the date this happened so I can look further into it? Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a few times now and we have always found the staff friendly and attentive. They also have an app that is very generous. We received a free desert when we signed up and my husband got a $20 voucher...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DeeM1995
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review Dee, we are stoked to hear you've enjoyed your experiences with us at Papanui. We are glad you've downloaded the app so you can reap all the rewards! Next time you're in ask the staff about our great Margarita special...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Busy and noisy but we were able to converse and get to know one another without a problem. Struggled to decide what to order, went with the prawns (in a steak restaurant you say) but they were very good. Dessert was the pavlova, also very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank taipagirl
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Aren't the prawns just delicious? We're famous for our steaks but the chicken and seafood dishes, not the mention the ribs are stand out also! Thank you for dining with us and we...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Food is great, always. Service is great, the owner is genuinely nice and cares about your experience. Many friends favourite joint

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HaleyO28
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review Haley, I will pass your lovely feedback on to our owner, James, he'll be stoked! We hope to see you and your friends again soon

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to go to. Nice meal out. Very good service. Great background music. Waited awhile for meals to come but worth the wait

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank deedeehammy
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

last minute decided to have a meal before movie, Lone Star - perfect table in 1/2 hour great. I had the steak - omg delish best I have had in ages, hubby had the fish, delish . Signed up for loyalty got a free dessert...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vicki H
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your review Vicki, it's great to hear you and your husband enjoyed your date night! Our apologies if your were charged incorrectly in our bar, I hope it was corrected quickly for you. We hope to see you both again soon, thanks...More

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