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Travellers' Choice2023
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Established in 1991, Lone Star Queenstown is genuinely and rightfully considered an institution. The restaurant has a mix of old-town Queenstown and a rustic, cowboy-themed interior as well as a more modern upstairs dining room with comfortable private booths, a large projector screen, and a pool table. The upstairs café and bar often used for functions can host as many as 90 seated guests and just as many again in the bar. A smaller more private and intimate room seats up to 32.
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my 9 year old sons birthday and Baz the waiter was very entertaining and lead the happy birthday song.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, welcoming and efficient staff and really nice food. You could sit outside or in, we opted to sit inside. Busy restaurant so made for a nice atmosphere. We had the Savanah Lamb which was delicious!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was super friendly and the food was better!! I had the Sirloin cooked to perfection med rare as I like it. My wife had the lamb which was tender and super tasty. Loved the food would definitely recommend.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Value for money, Basil was an excellent waiter, very entertaining. Meals were of large portion size and very good quality. Have activities for the kids to do while waiting. Atmosphere was nice. Highly recommend A+

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

We were there as a couple. First of all, the food was good and the service was ok until when the waitress took the plate of the first finisher away while the slower eater was still eating. Most annoying was that shortly after that the...bill - decorated with some jelly beans - was put on the table with instruction to pay at the counter, and this whilst the second meal still had not been finished. The floppy remark that the eater should take her time could under these circumstances not be taken seriously. Btw, the Restaurant was absolutely not crowded… On paying, what we got was an apology and the information, that the task would be discussed with the staff. We paid full amount and left slightly pissed…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Our group of 3 were walking around Queenstown after weather had cancelled our planned activities for that day - in the evening we went looking for somewhere to eat. We got the only table left inside, so got lucky I guess. We were told that...burgers weren't available that evening so ordered steak, chicken and ribs respectively and all the meals, while expensive, were hearty and tasty. The wait staff were efficient and friendly. Just odd that we couldn't order a burger, when we saw others getting them? Nonetheless, our meals were a success and if we lived in Queenstown, Lone Star would see us again. We shared garlic loaf to begin and it was super. My husband declared the ribs some of the best he's eaten. Our daughter's steak was cooked just as she asked, and my chicken was also lovely (not overcooked). I'm not a coleslaw fan usually, but even that was tasty. Not cheap, but dining out in NZ is a costly exercise wherever you go.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

We had extremely low expectations for this, our group's final dinner together in Queenstown (and NZ), but due to one person (Marketa or Marketta) everything was awesome! My wife and I arrived early, grabbed an outdoor table to enjoy a pre-dinner drink while we awaited...the other 12 people in our National Geographic group. Marketa told us that she was expecting us, handled the gradual arrival of various members of our group with professionalism and amazing humor, and assured us that our indoor table of choice would soon be ready. By the time all of us had assembled, everyone was smiling, enjoying a beverage, and could have easily stayed outside for the duration of the evening...but Marketa had "her Plan". She marshaled her staff to handle the movement inside including additonal drinks, took care of all the (pre-ordered) entrees, and in general orchestrated an amazing evening! The food was tasty and fine, but my main memory of that evening is of the wonderful sense of happiness that we all had, mainly due to Marketa's unique and endearing manner of handling us. Thank you so very much!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

Hi Tim, thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience at our restaurant in Queenstown! I am thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed my service as much as I enjoyed taking care of your group and I am glad I made...More

Reviewed 15 October 2023

Really enjoyed our family meal at the Lone Star Queenstown, ribs and vegetarian burrito were both delicious and the kids meals were very generous and both well enjoyed. By far the highlight of the experience was the lovely Basil, who went over and above to...make sure we were satisfied with our meal and entertained in equal measure. He is definitely passionate about his work and the people he serves and it shows!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Hi Krysandshan, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal at Lone Star Queenstown. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Basil, he truly goes above and beyond to make our...More

Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

Great customer service from the moment we walked in. They have a great range of food options. Huge meals, fresh and delicious. Definitely worth a visitMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Hi Bradley, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our customer service and enjoyed our wide range of delicious food options. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Marketa, Lone...More

Reviewed 27 August 2023

The Food at Lone Star Queenstown is always excellent. Basil knows how to really look after the diners and is a real icon

Date of visit: August 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

Hi G., thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food at Lone Star Queenstown. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Basil. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

Service was amazing! Food was great too. Went with friends and was welcomed by great staff. Really helpful, attentive staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2023

Hello Annah. We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. We will share this with the team!

Reviewed 13 July 2023

This is our second time back to Lone Star in Queenstown and it never disappoints. Sofi was our waitress and she was awesome. We will be back again,

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Hi _fionapawlik, thank you so much for the review. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 7 July 2023

We arrived as a family of 5 adults at 6.40pm with no booking. We were warmly greeted and asked to wait in the bar area for about 10 mins. This was no problem and we were indeed seated by 6.50pm. Things went downhill from there....Our server took our order by 7pm and we were told we could not order burgers from the menu as the place was too busy. So, we ordered only a selection of starters to share. An hour later we asked for an update on our food as there’d been no updates - it then finally appeared. Looking around neighbouring tables it would appear they too were experiencing delays. Odd thing was that tables with other servers were able to get burgers included in their orders. Only a single lone star for this review. We were happy with the warm greeting and speedy seating, but this wasn’t matched by the food staff.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Andrew, we’re sorry to hear that we weren’t able to provide you with the best experience possible. We’ll look into this.

Reviewed 1 July 2023

Lone Star has always been one of our “go to” choices in Queenstown. Great atmosphere, great service & great food.

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2023

Hi paddonz, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We are pleased to hear that we are your go to restaurant, awesome! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Marketa and Lone Star Queenstown Team

Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

Amazing experience. Staff were friendly and accomodating. Food serving was big and the value for money, totally worth it. Lots of choices. It was a busy night but our order was served promtly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2023

We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5