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“Lone Star or No Star?” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lone Star Rotorua

Lone Star Rotorua
Ranked #18 of 219 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rotorua
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lone Star or No Star?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went because someone recommended. Started ok, bread and drinks came out quickly. Mains came out later, my steak was cooked to medium correctly but was cold, and potatoes dry, wife's chicken was ok, but dry potatoes. They forgot our sons kids meal, so he was not happy. Overall a poor effort.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank kkbb4501
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“vegetarian choices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Went to Lone Star with a big group after the Tough Guy & Gal Event.
Everyone are big meat eaters except for myself and my partner so was a bit worried on whether there'd be anything more substantial than the token 'garden salad'.
Didn't need to worry though, I had the Burrito, Sarah had the nachos and you can add in sides of fries and mushrooms and eggs etc but we were more than happy with the size and quality of our meal.
The place gets busy so turn up early. Very pleasant sitting next to the fire with a Corona while waiting for our table.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kiwiguy39
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Went to this one and then the one in Manakau. Definitely rate this one as the better of the 2 due to the atmosphere, roaring fire, great service, beautiful food. Steak was perfect. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Adrian A
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Okay so we're vegetarian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

But they had a veggie menu so kudos to them. Great decode but REALLY DARK. wait staff good, food average. Wouldn't go again but the place was packed and all the punters seemed happy.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mean_Mummy
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A fantastic night with great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a preferential booking, but due to a extremely busy weekend in town we had to wait for 40 minutes. We didn't mind as it gave us a chance to simply sit back & relax.
They put us in a booth so it was lovely & quiet and slightly private, which was great as we don't get a lot of chances to go out.
The food was great. The meals were delivered in good timings and the staff were fantastic. The service & food was top notch!
We had a totally lovely evening and we have recommended this to others. We look forward to our next dining experience. :-D

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank silverwitch
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