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Lone Star

50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
3 443 6901
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Ranked #40 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: American, Grill, Family Fare
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very easy and relaxed night out at Lone Star Wanaka for two travel weary families with tired children. From the courtesy van pick up from our accommodation, to the free drinks and deserts for the kids, nothing was a problem. We were served quickly by friendly knowledgable staff who catered to our every need. Whilst not cheap, it is not... More

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Otautau
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Lone Star hosted our daughter's 21st for a crowd of 40 and nothing was a problem, including special meals, last minute additions to the party (like 10 minutes before the meals were scheduled to arrive), provision of our own music for both bar and dining room and our own cake and display area for presents. The orders were 100% accurate... More

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Maitland, NSW
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

At $35 a meal we expected a bit better quality. The girls had steaks whilst I selected a house speciality, Lassoo the Hog. Some good flavours but dominated by the chips (baked potatoes) and the lack of a gravy/sauce. An interesting venue with the opportunity to watch people rock climb and being surrounded by a wide selection of historic photographs.

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Waimate, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great meal at Lone Star Wanaka. The waitress was helpful and friendly. The place wasn't noisy and tables were well laid out to give people privacy. The food was yummy and fresh.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food at Lone Star is really good (if the white chocolate Creme Brulee is on, it's not be missed!). The staff are great - very friendly and take care of you well. This is why I've been back many times over the last 2 months. Thanks to Juliette who has looked after me most of those times! It's always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Just got spoilt by lone star. Thank you for my 12 rib meal a Pavlova for desert and a T-shirt! You guys are awesome! I should have worn my fat pants.... Thanks Tyron Ian Adams for the jug of beer.I Sure got spoilt. xox

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Been to lone star 3 times in last 6 months - you'd think I'd learn. Poor overall - what happened the Lone Star of old? Where do you get your staff from? Especially the chefs - or are they chefs? Yet again very very disapointing!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to dine at Lone Star for our one night in Wanaka. The staff were friendly, and the food divine!! Not cheap, not cheap at all, but still really enjoyable!! Nice atmosphere. Cant fault it! :)

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Helena R, Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us when you stayed in Wanaka! We really are glad you had a great night and thank you for that great review. Hopefully we see you back again when you have more time to spend in beautiful Wanaka. More

ChCh
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The salmon was ok could have been more succulent, a bit firm for my liking but my husband loved the lamb shanks. The climbing wall visible from the restaurant was a talking point.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not much to dislike here. Lone Star is predictable but that's one of its plusses. Generous servings, well prepared, extensive menu. Excellent staff who made it easy and relaxing. From our table we could see the climbing wall in the business next door - added entertainment!

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Helena R, Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we really do try to provide a great service so it's a great feeling when it's acknowledged. We look forward to having you back again soon. More

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