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Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson

) #62 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , , Steakhouse
90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1441
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“sirloin” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

An hour to wait for salad , seated at 6pm , served at 7pm and the starter never showed up , I can only guess my order was lost .normally great service but very disappointed with the service received .

Thank 745carl
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went there as disappointed with our choices of restaurants the previous two nights and was confident we would come away satisfied from Lone Star. Great meals, great value and friendly staff.

Thank kjb1967
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I arrived without a booking on a Monday night with my two teens. It was not terribly busy, but we were still asked to wait and buy drinks until a table became free - yet we could actually see several available tables! I guess a...More

Thank Raewyn S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Brought a client in for dinner, was a great night, bar man looked after us well, enjoyed an entree and main, but was unable to eat desert. Typical lone star portions (massive) so no way you can leave hungry

Thank nomadmattm
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Glad you had a great time mate!

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on the weekend for my friends birthday. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. The table arrangement was a bit of a let down though as they had put two round tables together which made the the conversation a bit awkward...More

1  Thank Meryl G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 .

1  Thank 745carl
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 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
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...More

1  Thank Ted4606
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
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...More

1  Thank ChrisKim22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
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, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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