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$15 - $50
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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

We made a last minute decision to have dinner here. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount and quality of the food we had. The lamb special was delicious. Very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. We actually went back 2 nights in a row. Service was spot on! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great restaurant. Brilliant atmosphere. Fabulous music. Great service. Perfect food for a family of teenagers!! We had a really fun dinner.

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot has a nice atmosphere. Food is good, but ladies ribs are a man thing. They should not serve to a wife unless it is a busdriver. A too high stack of food! The margaritas are great, especially when you order a jug. We...had the passionfruit version The second night, however the bar was in a disarray … orders took over 40 minutes to delivery, but no compensation eg a second glassMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

This was our third visit to Queenstown (first in three years) and we definitely had to come back to the Lonestar. We were very impressed with their meals, drinks and service last time and were thrilled to find out nothing had changed. The food is...still top notch and the service great. We visited twice on this stay in Queenstown and the second night they were understaffed but while the staff rostered on were under the pump, they were still attentive and courteous. Highly recommend a dinner here.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

thanks so much to the two awesome staff on tonight. we had a beautiful meal and the service was wonderful, such welcoming and friendly. it was the best end to our holiday!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

It was a pleasant surprise after we dropped in for dinner …not knowing what to except! Besides great food the management and staff was super . We had the fish sandwich and the fish and chips ! Presentation 10 taste and seasoning 10 . Being...chefs the of us … we could only go to the kitchen and high five to the chefs …. Great evening ..we will be back ….More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

It was my 9 year old sons birthday and Baz the waiter was very entertaining and lead the happy birthday song.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely, welcoming and efficient staff and really nice food. You could sit outside or in, we opted to sit inside. Busy restaurant so made for a nice atmosphere. We had the Savanah Lamb which was delicious!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Staff was super friendly and the food was better!! I had the Sirloin cooked to perfection med rare as I like it. My wife had the lamb which was tender and super tasty. Loved the food would definitely recommend.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Value for money, Basil was an excellent waiter, very entertaining. Meals were of large portion size and very good quality. Have activities for the kids to do while waiting. Atmosphere was nice. Highly recommend A+

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

We were there as a couple. First of all, the food was good and the service was ok until when the waitress took the plate of the first finisher away while the slower eater was still eating. Most annoying was that shortly after that the...bill - decorated with some jelly beans - was put on the table with instruction to pay at the counter, and this whilst the second meal still had not been finished. The floppy remark that the eater should take her time could under these circumstances not be taken seriously. Btw, the Restaurant was absolutely not crowded… On paying, what we got was an apology and the information, that the task would be discussed with the staff. We paid full amount and left slightly pissed…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Our group of 3 were walking around Queenstown after weather had cancelled our planned activities for that day - in the evening we went looking for somewhere to eat. We got the only table left inside, so got lucky I guess. We were told that...burgers weren't available that evening so ordered steak, chicken and ribs respectively and all the meals, while expensive, were hearty and tasty. The wait staff were efficient and friendly. Just odd that we couldn't order a burger, when we saw others getting them? Nonetheless, our meals were a success and if we lived in Queenstown, Lone Star would see us again. We shared garlic loaf to begin and it was super. My husband declared the ribs some of the best he's eaten. Our daughter's steak was cooked just as she asked, and my chicken was also lovely (not overcooked). I'm not a coleslaw fan usually, but even that was tasty. Not cheap, but dining out in NZ is a costly exercise wherever you go.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

We had extremely low expectations for this, our group's final dinner together in Queenstown (and NZ), but due to one person (Marketa or Marketta) everything was awesome! My wife and I arrived early, grabbed an outdoor table to enjoy a pre-dinner drink while we awaited...the other 12 people in our National Geographic group. Marketa told us that she was expecting us, handled the gradual arrival of various members of our group with professionalism and amazing humor, and assured us that our indoor table of choice would soon be ready. By the time all of us had assembled, everyone was smiling, enjoying a beverage, and could have easily stayed outside for the duration of the evening...but Marketa had "her Plan". She marshaled her staff to handle the movement inside including additonal drinks, took care of all the (pre-ordered) entrees, and in general orchestrated an amazing evening! The food was tasty and fine, but my main memory of that evening is of the wonderful sense of happiness that we all had, mainly due to Marketa's unique and endearing manner of handling us. Thank you so very much!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

Hi Tim, thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience at our restaurant in Queenstown! I am thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed my service as much as I enjoyed taking care of your group and I am glad I made...More

Reviewed 15 October 2023

Really enjoyed our family meal at the Lone Star Queenstown, ribs and vegetarian burrito were both delicious and the kids meals were very generous and both well enjoyed. By far the highlight of the experience was the lovely Basil, who went over and above to...make sure we were satisfied with our meal and entertained in equal measure. He is definitely passionate about his work and the people he serves and it shows!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Hi Krysandshan, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal at Lone Star Queenstown. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Basil, he truly goes above and beyond to make our...More

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LONE STAR CAFE & BAR, Queenstown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5