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Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson

€€ - €€€, , Steakhouse
90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1441
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wednesday 11/10/17 Lone Star Nelson NZ Got into lone star about 6.40 pm seated by approx 7 pm meal arrived at 8.10 pm steak was not what I asked (med rear) for sent it back, next one turned up within 5 mins better but still...More

Thank darrenlavender75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we have been to the Nelson Lone Star. The first two times we loved it, but unfortunately this time we were very disappointed. The service was very poor. The waiter even forgot he had taken our order. The meal was...More

Thank erinandjo
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there. Sorry that your experience with us wasn't the same as your previous times. I hope you will come back some day soon and we can show you how we are meant to create great service and food. Sincerely Steve G

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy Saturday night and our group of 6 had a show to get to. Once that was explained to the hostess we had a table in short order. Service was good and all meals were generous and tasty. the acoustics aren't good...More

Thank graeme638
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your meals. We hope the show was a great finish to your evening. Many thanks Steve G

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nothing particular, just average restaurant manu, but perhaps might need another go to fully judge it. Overall positive.

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Dear Lone Star Nelson... preplanned for weeks ahead, we went with such high hopes for a great night out, the babysitters for booked and in place for all 3 couples, we had prebooked with you and based our dinner booking time on your staff's advice...More

Thank Sandra W
Brooke H, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Sandra. Thank you for your feedback. I apologise that I have not responded as I was of the understanding we had sorted this matter on the night. Yes your group booking was made for 6.30pm on advice from my staff, having acknowledged you were...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Was very busy on the night we ate here. Pay to Book ahead. Food good value for money. Nice location in town.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great simple western fare in generous servings that test the ability to order the great desserts on offer. Great place for birthday parties as the menu caters to everyone, including vegetarians, plus the birthday boy or girl eats free... Aw inning formula that sees the...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night for my son's 21st. We told them on arrival we were celebrating and asked for a candle in his dessert. The service from start to finish was terrible, very young staff with no idea how to properly look after...More

Thank Paulrproctor
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi there. Sorry your experience wasn't as it should have been. As I explained at the counter your sons birthday should not have been missed. It was a mix up with the tables. There is no excuse and our error and I am sorry for...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here for a 40th celebration. Our group had 11 children(2-16yrs) and 12 adults. Our meals took 80mins for the first main to 95mins for the last main .... it was a all blacks vs lions Saturday so it was busy but we still...More

Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We popped into Lone Star on our way to another event. We were in hurry and let them know that as we arrived. I ordered fish and my husband ordered their burger. Our meals arrived in a timely fashion. They were both delicious. I would...More

Thank TirelessWorker
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks. Glad you had a good time :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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