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manchester, Christchurch 8009, New Zealand
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Ranked #301 of 561 Restaurants in Christchurch
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are looking for a family restaurant, or if you want a large homestyle type of meal, then this is the place for you. If it is too much, they are happy to give you a 'doggy bag' too. They even have free daily specials on their website too - if you are fast enough. We didn't realise quite... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Having eagerly anticipated a return visit to the new old Lonestar, came away disappointed. Ordered the old fav, ribs. These had not been separated as Mother Nature intended(cut along the meat). I'm picking they had been attacked with a meat clever, in a random fashion, creating sharp bones semi shattered. More fat than meat. I dined at the original restaurant... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant. The young woman who showed us to the table was not particularly helpful - no smile or welcome, suggested she would take a drinks order when we had hardly sat down and hadn't even had a chance to look at the drinks menu. When we asked for more time she went away and never returned.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited Lonestar Riccarton with family. We had debated where we would go beforehand and settled on the Lonestar because we wanted something casual. Lonestar is certainly not a place where you would have a candlelit dinner for 2! We were seated in the "West Wing". It was a squash and the people next to us had to suck in... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The design of this new building is quite poor for diners, as there is no internal door, so when the door opens, you get a cold blast of air and it makes it a very uncomfortable dining experience. We had to ask in the end to be moved as we were freezing!! The waitress we had was not very good... More

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Omarama, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lonestar is always a great restaurant. Sometimes the wait is alittle long, but 9 times out of 10 the food makes up for it!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went to the new Lonestar on Mancgester Street last night as I had family over from the UK. Was told we would have to wait an hour at most for a table which was no problem. 1hr and a half later we got seated after asking various times was our table ready. We asked for a gluten free menu and... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The original Lone star at 26 Manchester street in Christchurch recently reopened after the earthquakes and is now better than ever. I have been there 5 times since it opened again and each time i have been extremely impressed by the service. The waiters and waitresses were very nice and helpful, the bar staff never let me stay there for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lonestar Upper Riccarton would have to be one of my all time favourite places to go for a family dinner. Food is delicious and meals a large. Children get pencils and paper to keep them entertained while waiting. The only downside is that this place is very popular and there can be long waits for tables on busy nights which... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We went here for our last night in the South Island. Was really busy but the staff still served us promptly and came and asked how the meal was, more drinks, etc. Kids got colouring pencils and paper to keep them occupied while waiting. Food was beautiful. My father in-law ordered the ribs, he ordered 12 which was huge and... More

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Address: manchester, Christchurch 8009, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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