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Shop 116 Northlands Mall, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-352 6653
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going to the Papanui branch for years, its cosier and more friendly than the other 2 in Christchurch. The food is always outstanding with the pork ribs being my go to meal and my partner love the Dixie chicken. They always have friendly staff and the owner/manager always stops to say hello, we feel quite at home when... More 

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1 Thank Simon M
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoy dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant two years ago, and returned again this week in the hope it had improved...it hadn't. Meals are very pricey for the quality and once again I was disappointed with my meal. I ordered the Apache fish because I wanted something fresh and it came with a salad. However, the pan fried fish was swimming in butter...so... More 

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Thank Dingenic
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We do apologise that you did not enjoy your meal. The Apache Fish is panned in a lemon herb butter, but it certainly should not be swimming in it. We appreciate your lovely comments about Sarah, she is a star! I do hope we will see you... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited this restaurant twice when staying in Christchurch. Lovely food and plenty of choice from extensive menu. Huge portions! Enough to share. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a visit. One of the staff even gave us a lift back to our guest house.

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Thank Valerie T
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thank you Valerie for your lovely feedback. Great to hear you were able to use our courtesay van! We hope to see you again next time you are back in Christchurch! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had made a booking for earlier in the evening, however, this was not a problem to staff when we told them that we had been at a movie. We were seated promptly with no fuss in the upstairs part of the restaurant. The house wine that I chose was not the best and I should have gone for something that... More 

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Thank Tracey1902
KatherineWall, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Tracey. I have passed your compliments onto our chefs, they do cook a great steak! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Came here for dinner with a friend, place was absolutely packed, we had to wait a bit for our meals but we didn;t mind. Chef came out to let us know there was something he couldn;t provide, therefore could he replace it with something else, was very friendly. All staff very friendly and helpful, food was delicious....and heaps of it;.... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I popped in after doing the last of our Xmas shopping for dinner, was greeted by a lovely young lady, was told there'd be a wee wait for a table, so we left our name & sat in the bar for a drink. 10 minutes later another young lady came to see us to our table upstairs.... More 

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Thank suzys960
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Dined at the Lone Star last night, meal was VERY average for $32 a main. The potatoes and coleslaw made up the meal with one chicken breast. I felt this was certainly not value for money.

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Thank Erin M
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Was impressed with the friendly & welcoming staff. Keep up the good work there. Only minor issue was the blood red sections in the chicken breast & the very slippery floor upstairs! Very dangerous when in heels.

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Thank hullson
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went here on Christmas Eve. Service was super fast and efficient and friendly. The food is great!! Weiss the chicken nachos (more sour cream needed), my mum and partner haste open steak sandwich which looked and tasted amazing!! Kids menu was awesome with free dessert! My baby's meal was huge and awesome and he enjoyed it! Awesome experience, reasonable... More 

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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my partner an his client: aka best friend Charlie. He is in a wheel chair. They are sort of regulars. The attention to detail they give is amazing. Personal merry Xmas An an a chat from management ! Hugs from the waitress- which Charlie loved. They remembered he needs a straw while drinking. The food was... More 

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1 Thank sarah b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Steakhouse, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:30
Monday
11:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 116 Northlands Mall, Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 6653

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?