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“Service could do with a little improvement”
Review of Lone Star

Lone Star
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service could do with a little improvement”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Huge portion sizes which were very much appreciated by my husband. I thought my meal was a bit so so, but he really enjoyed his. The only negative thing was that the service was a bit hit and miss. We were asked by a waitress how we were enjoying our food after we literally 2 mouthfuls, and then we were asked again by a different waitress about 3 mouthfuls later. Also we had to ask twice for our drinks. The place just seems a little bit unorganized, otherwise, it was a great choice for (huge) dinner

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank KSQwinters
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Timaru, New Zealand
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Always an honest feed at the Lone Star”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Palmerston North Lone Star has a great atmosphere, and on Tuesday night we received really good, friendly service and as always a very honest feed. Recommended

Visited July 2014
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Thank Ross W
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, food ok”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

As the only American to rate this restaurant, that I can find, I feel it is my duty to fellow trip advisors to report that the vegetarian nachos have a large amount of what I believe must have been canned tomato. Possibly this is a New Zealand vegetable? Adding zucchini, yams, and cheese onto the chips with that, and I couldn't do much with it as a meal. My fiancé enjoyed his steak, however, and the atmosphere was nice- all the waitresses who came to our table were very pleasant and efficient as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank SanDiegoKiwi
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Considering it was two adults and 7girls... Fantastic service”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We go here often with work friends, this time our girls had a sleepover and we decided to go out and it seemed every one had something they liked on the menu. We booked the night before and managed to get one of those free cob loafs from their website...food and drinks came out fast...much needed with loud girls... I love the Dixie chicken always tender and perfect match with the coleslaw and potatoes. Husband had the pork which was just as moist. The girls loved watching their sundaes being made and it gave us couple of minutes peace and quiet. Thanks lonestar you entertained the girls from crayons through to food. I enjoy lone star whether it's for a drink with friends or taking the kids. Great staff, very attentive. Cheers

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ajplus3
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Overall a good night out”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We enjoyed a meal out here recently and the food was great. Huge portion sizes and good value for money. There was a group of us so we made a booking and unfortunately no-one seemed to know about that when we arrived. There wasn't a table big enough so we had to sit in the bar and wait but it wasn't too long before we were able to be seated. Come payment they took off the starters from the bill by way of compensation which was a nice gesture. Service at the table was friendly. Overall a pleasant evening.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Dannel
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