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Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1441
16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

was served by the proprietor , was given excellent service ( as usual ) the food was and is always delivered quickly and and to a consistent quality that will keep me coming back when i visit Nelson .

Thank 745carl
Faro District, Portugal
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was attentive, the food looked good but unfortunately was cold! Not really somewhere that I would revisit in a hurry.

Thank MyBloominEfforts
Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Don't over order, the servings are huge. We shared two lamb shanks on one visit and 6 ribs on another. No problem with the extra plate request. Great range of craft beers. If you're unsure ask for a task test of several of the local brews.

Thank Ted4606
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Fancied a burger and ended up here. Not disappointed by the delivery, good for both meat and vegetarian burgers. Good service, broad menu, nice interior, great tasting cocktail list.

1 Thank aceadrian
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say that everything in new Zealand is expensive especially the food but I am an English man & I an tight when it comes to eating out. We traveled from Wellington on the ferry to Picton on to Nelson to take in the sights of the south island. We came across the lone star on a walk... More 

1 Thank ChrisKim22
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I dined with my wife and one child. We just walked in and were made to feel very welcome. The atmosphere was excellent and our waitress could not have been more helpful and engaging. My steak was out of this world and the only issue we had was they forgot to deliver our loaf of bread so they fetched one... More 

1 Thank Frank D
Due West, South Carolina
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

It took over an hour to get food that was overcooked and cold. The bread that was put on our table cost us $10 per loaf. The servers, while very attractive, were incompetent, as was the sarcastic manager who could not be bothered to make the experience better in any way.

Thank elsner2016
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

At 7:20 pm I inquired at the reception of Lone Star Nelson for a table for one person. There were at least four tables for 1 - 2 persons free and clean. I was sent to the bar. At 19:40 the boy came back and asked me what I wanted to eat. I told him the special Lamb Trump, although... More 

Thank Georges A. P
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quick beer on a hot day in Nelson so called into the nearest bar. They had a great range of craft beers and inexpensive bar snacks - the bean dip was great. What made the place above average was the service. The guy behind the bar was chatty and also gave us table service as the bar... More 

Thank Yvonne L
Sydney, Australia
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190 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our family ordered several different items off the menu. They had run out of ciabattia so we had to have the regular garlic bread which was OK. The meals took over 45 minutes to appear. The steak was tough, tasteless and full of sinue dispute being a rare rib eye fillet. The lamb and venison was absolutely amazing. Portion sizes... More 

Thank Megan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1441
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!!!"

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