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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lone Star Rotorua

Lone Star Rotorua
Ranked #19 of 219 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Masterton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

My husband and I ate at Lone Star for my birthday dinner during our stay in Rotorua. It was not my original choice (which was too busy, so we left), but I am glad we ended up there. The atmosphere was great, although a bit noisy (referring to other people, not the background music, which I enjoyed). We had drinks, an appetizer and a main course - it was all spaced out perfectly. The menu had a great selection, the food was excellent (the garlic butter is yummy), prices average and the staff was very friendly and did a good job with the service. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Stephanie D
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LoneStarRotorua, Owner at Lone Star Rotorua, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Thank you Stephanie D.

We're really glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope we contributed to a great birthday getaway here in Rotorua.
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Rotorua
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

The team first off Were amazing and greeted us as soon as we walked in the door
Food was massive! Had to half a main meal. Pricing is average. You definately pay for what you get though. Great service and atmosphere was good. There is a lot of noise though and you can't heard yourself think.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank xtina43r
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LoneStarRotorua, Owner at Lone Star Rotorua, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Hi xtina43r,

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service when you came in to dine with us. We really do aim to go the extra mile to make sure all of our guests enjoy themselves.

We look forward to having you back in again next time.
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Soooooo Loooooong waiting.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had seen the menu for this in our motel and thought it looked nice.
We had to wait a while to get a table but were eventually shown to a nice booth.
Waitress soon took the order and after about five minutes arrived with the cutlery and she advised us "It's on its way" by which I had assumed that she meant the food. Quick I thought.
Alas the food took over an hour to arrive with no apology in all that time as to why we had been kept waiting so loooong.
The food was very nice and it was only when the waitress asked us how it was she apologised for the wait we were told that they had had some big parties in beforehand, As far as I am concerned that was not my problem. WE should have been told at the outset that we would have to wait an hour for our food and then we could have decided if we wanted to wait.
Although the food was nice I wouldn't eat here again purely because of their incompetence.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank AlecB2011
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
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“Good, hearty meals with sharp service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Nice location, with better parking than some of the other restaurants in downtown Rotorua. Upon entering, wasn't really clear where or how to get attention to get seated etc. Eventually got taken to a nice booth which was honestly very comfortable, with a decent sized table.
Extensive menu with options to suit any taste or style. Vegetarians also catered for. Pricing wasn't over the top and very reasonable given the size of the meals. Your not going to leave hungry thats for sure. Meat was cooked just the way I like it and the garlic sauce was excellent. Drinks that were ordered were promptly brought to the table. Staff very friendly and gave excellent service. Would happily go back, especially now that I know where the front desk is. Only down side to the experience was a large group of people that didn't appear to be dining and instead just drinking and while not excessively noisy, did make it hard to hear anything else. They may have been eating but not completely sure.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Robert H
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Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Huge Meals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

we love lone star in auckland so had to visit the rotorua one. It is a great family option, we went early 6.30pm and it was very busy I would recommend you book if you dont want to wait at the bar.

Only downside is we ordered the bread which never arrived even after we asked twice. We gave up as our meals arrived so didnt ask again!

If you look in the local tourist guides they have free bread vouchers our motel also offered them not that it was any use to us perhaps that is why as they give away so much they conveniently forget it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Shoppadownunder1
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