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Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1441
16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there as disappointed with our choices of restaurants the previous two nights and was confident we would come away satisfied from Lone Star. Great meals, great value and friendly staff.

Thank kjb1967
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived without a booking on a Monday night with my two teens. It was not terribly busy, but we were still asked to wait and buy drinks until a table became free - yet we could actually see several available tables! I guess a ploy to get us to order drinks!! I succumbed & ordered two drinks plus water.... More 

Thank Raewyn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a client in for dinner, was a great night, bar man looked after us well, enjoyed an entree and main, but was unable to eat desert. Typical lone star portions (massive) so no way you can leave hungry

Thank nomadmattm
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the weekend for my friends birthday. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. The table arrangement was a bit of a let down though as they had put two round tables together which made the the conversation a bit awkward as you had your back towards the person next to you! They had also put... More 

1 Thank Meryl G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

was served by the proprietor , was given excellent service ( as usual ) the food was and is always delivered quickly and and to a consistent quality that will keep me coming back when i visit Nelson .

1 Thank 745carl
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Faro District, Portugal
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Waitress was attentive, the food looked good but unfortunately was cold! Not really somewhere that I would revisit in a hurry.

Thank MyBloominEfforts
Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Don't over order, the servings are huge. We shared two lamb shanks on one visit and 6 ribs on another. No problem with the extra plate request. Great range of craft beers. If you're unsure ask for a task test of several of the local brews.

1 Thank Ted4606
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Fancied a burger and ended up here. Not disappointed by the delivery, good for both meat and vegetarian burgers. Good service, broad menu, nice interior, great tasting cocktail list.

1 Thank aceadrian
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say that everything in new Zealand is expensive especially the food but I am an English man & I an tight when it comes to eating out. We traveled from Wellington on the ferry to Picton on to Nelson to take in the sights of the south island. We came across the lone star on a walk... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I dined with my wife and one child. We just walked in and were made to feel very welcome. The atmosphere was excellent and our waitress could not have been more helpful and engaging. My steak was out of this world and the only issue we had was they forgot to deliver our loaf of bread so they fetched one... More 

1 Thank Frank D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1441
The home of the Nelson Lone Star restaurant is a wonderful building that oozes Art Deco charm on the outside but contemporary luxury on the inside. There is a large bar that flows to the outdoor area. Enjoy Cocktails and beersies after work or later in the evenings. There are spacious dining sections available with our experienced and friendly staff always nearby to help you and your friends enjoy your evening with us. Children are especially welcome and have their own menu to choose from, colouring in & traffic light drinks. Don't forget to tell us if its your Birthday - we're likely to have a treat in store for you. Lone Star Nelson, our aim is to make it a "Great Time, Every Time!!!"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?