Lonestar Whangarei

Lonestar Whangarei

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

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Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Barbecue, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles19 reviews
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ric m
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 business
worst restaurant experience ever drinks order for our 6.30 reservation for 17 bowlers took over 20 minutes to arrive the meals took over 2 hrs to arrive the food waiter had to waste a lot of time asking who ordered what to distribute. i had to wait over 10 minutes for front of house to arrive to settle my bill i was overcharged for an $18 bottle of beer not ordered despite clearly stating what i had recieved to be fair two big birthday groups and our bowls group made for a busy restuarant but we would have all made reservations staff did their best but were undertrained. overworked and understaffed
Written 3 March 2024
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Lone Star Whangarei
Our deepest apologise. Will review with management as 2 hours or eating at 8:30pm is a long wait?
Written 5 March 2024
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jayandali2016
Whangarei7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Calamari for entree was tough, pork belly was overcooked and the crackling wasn't due to probably been reheated in microwave or convention oven. Ordered creme brulee for dessert, the mixture was 'split' and was terrible. Not a pleasant dining experience at all
Written 29 July 2023
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Lone Star Whangarei
Thanks for the feedback - Clear for us to fix. Apologies for this
Written 30 July 2023
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Connector33187231628
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 none
The food was delicious but the seating was very hard and uncomfortable and the service was terrible. We had to wait for long periods between courses and it was hard to get anyone to notice us even though there was plenty of staff standing around talking. The music was also very loud. We expected better for the price we paid and will not be dining in again.
Written 9 May 2023
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Lone Star Whangarei
Hello, thanks for all the reviews. Feedback noted and action. Hope to you see again.
Written 11 May 2023
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marym
New Plymouth25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Good food choices. A special effort was made with my gluten-free meals. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Written 9 February 2023
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Lone Star Whangarei
Thanks for the Review and feedback
Written 30 July 2023
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giggler12345
Auckland178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Had lunch here recently. The meal was fantastic great portions. The waitress was friendly and attentive.
Written 29 January 2023
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback :)
Written 30 January 2023
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Karen
New Zealand9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 solo
Service was pleasant as usual but chef must have been having a bad night - eye fillet steak ordered medium was hard on the outside, bleeding raw inside. This loyal customer is truly disappointed.
Written 16 December 2022
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback. We will get on to it.
Written 18 December 2022
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Xanerin
Alice Springs1506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
What an absolutely fabulous dining experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Service was amazing and boy was the food so good. Possibly the best food we have had in New Zealand. Portions were so large and so tasty - best steak and my wife had pork belly and said it is the best she has ever had (which is a huge compliment). Loved the ambiance and decor and toilets were beautifully clean. Cannot fault this great establishment.
Written 29 October 2022
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Lone Star W
Wow ... Thanks for this great review. Will past this on to the team :)
Written 30 October 2022
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Ian Mosely
Whangarei8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
An excellent restaurant with great food cooked to perfection. The service was very good, and the staff looked after us very well indeed. We found the price of the meal was very fair too.
Written 22 October 2022
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the feedback and review :) - See you back soon
Written 23 October 2022
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mortein
Rolleston210 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
We went early on a Monday night - about 6pm. The whole establishment was almost empty & they required us to wait in the bar for half an hour for a table. After travelling all day & being non drinkers they don’t care!! No service or pleasantness!! We left!! Dreadful way to treat customers!!!!
Written 9 October 2022
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Lone Star W
Hello, thanks for the feedback. Very sorry this happen. Will review it with our team.
Written 11 October 2022
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Amy N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
We went in for a family birthday lunch with a large group and everything was awesome. The food and drinks were delicious and good sized and the staff were really friendly and accommodating. This is the best lone star I have been to!
Written 20 August 2022
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback :) ... We think so too
Written 22 August 2022
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Ash J
Wellington236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 business
Open Monday as many other places are not, so it pays to book. Attentive and friendly service. Good food - they do the classics well
Written 1 August 2022
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the feedback and review Ash :)
Written 3 August 2022
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Tania_Stupar
Whangarei3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Turned up without a booking for dinner on 3 July 2022 but quickly got a table despite it being busy. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Food & drinks were delicious & arrived reasonably quickly. Overall we had an excellent dining experience
Written 16 July 2022
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback :)
Written 18 July 2022
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anne rayner
New Zealand7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
food very nicely prepared.compliments to chef. the flies were walking on our food and we had to constantly shoo them away
Written 30 December 2021
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BeeSting
Mangawhai19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
Absolutely PRIMO experience. Beautiful waitresses & impeccable food. Calamari cooked to perfection & Ribs to due for. Crėme Brülėe - faultless! Thanks so much. We will definitely visit again
Written 24 September 2021
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback billyStingB - See back soon :)
Written 26 September 2021
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GladiatorDelWino
Glenbervie381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Luckily the person at the door to greet us (maitre'd/manager/owner????) was outdone by his staff and by the size of their generous helpings of food; a hello, good evening, how are you would have been a great start. However, the wait-staff were exceptional, in fact possibly the best attention to detail i can remember. Although we were attended by 4 staff, our primary waiter was Bella; she was absolutely engaging. The wine list was good with a number of varied NZ varieties to choose from along with an extensive range of other beverages including cocktails. The ribshack-style menu, which included good seafood choices, was generous in size, well-constructed and thoroughly enjoyable. The place was humming - which may explain the initial reception - would totally reccommend to anyone
Written 31 July 2021
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Lone Star W
Thanks for the review and feedback - Noted about the front, will review as most times we have 2 at the front to greet.
Written 1 August 2021
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