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“Very good - how come it's so low on this list ?”

Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson
Ranked #64 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The home of the Nelson Lone Star restaurant is a wonderful building that oozes Art Deco charm on the outside but contemporary luxury on the inside. There is a large bar that flows to the outdoor area. Enjoy Cocktails and beersies after work or later in the evenings. There are spacious dining sections available with our experienced and friendly staff always nearby to help you and your friends enjoy your evening with us. Children are especially welcome and have their own menu to choose from, colouring in & traffic light drinks. Don't forget to tell us if its your Birthday - we're likely to have a treat in store for you. Lone Star Nelson, our aim is to make it a "Great Time, Every Time!!!"
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Very good - how come it's so low on this list ?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is one of the Lone Star chain of which we were lucky enough to sample one other on our trip, by which you can glean that we rate them pretty highly. They are not cheap, but not hugely expensive either and the portion sizes are generous. Non-meat eaters are well catered for but it is primarily a carnivores' place. Here there was special on offer called the Texas Pig which was superb, including both steak and a burger with all the trimmings. The Rocket Fuel sauce was another great discovery. Service was efficient and very friendly and the music was good and appropriate to the setting - rock & country. I wish we had these in the UK.

  • Visited March 2013
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lone Star, nelson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Wow! Brilliant service, brilliant food, wonderful service and defanitly worth what we paid, the meals are huge, service time a wee bit slow but that is to be expected, about a hour is around right when the place is humming :)

Visited November 2012
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Thank Steph S
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very good food, with the flavour of the American southwest. Several Nelson restaurants claim to make authentic Mexican or American southwest dishes; however, they don't taste anything close to the real thing. Lone Star isn't quite right, but comes very close. The servings were substantial and allowed a lot for leftovers.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Robin D
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Decent menu for a chain restaurant, nice food, great service. Eaten here countless times. Unfortunately I got food poisoning on my last trip here and was sick for days. I will eat here again though, im sure its not an ongoing problem.

Visited July 2012
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Noosaville, Australia
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Brilliant service, brilliant Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We arrived and were seated within minutes. The children were occupied with colour sheets and their meal order was taken straight away so their food came out very quickly.
Entrees came out really quickly and we were never left wondering if the waitress was filling our requests. Drink orders were filled really quickly as well.
A party of six plus children, we ordered quite a wide variety of food and not one of us were disappointed. The meals were quite large, came out all together and were hot.
Wish this restaurant was close to my home

  • Visited January 2013
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