Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #9 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch

The original outpost of the legendary cafe-come-bar group, Lone Star Manchester Street specialises in mighty meat dishes, killer cocktails, and good vibes.

When Steve Ward and Tim Whelan founded it in 1988 they were on a mission to make restaurants fun and boy did they deliver. Think a classic party soundtrack, quirky menus featuring the likes of Stand By Your Lamb (slow-roasted lamb shoulder) and a hip team.

Enjoy grass-fed sirloin with buffalo chips (gluten-free fries are available) or free-range chicken topped with sweet, tangy cranberry salsa. Vegetarian and seafood lovers are well looked after too with a mouth-watering selection of dishes.

When it comes to drinks, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Choose from the best New Zealand wines & amp; craft beers, and don’t miss the world-famous frozen margaritas!

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Lone Star Manchester St
26 Manchester Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday 11.30am - 10pm

Phone: 03 365 7086
Website: www.lonestar.co.nz/restaurants/manchester-st/

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Ranked: #9 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch 9
Lone Star Manchester St
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Lone Star Manchester St accepts American Express

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Michelle Norman

First time at Lone Star for lunch and it was fantastic. Had enquired about opening hours earlier in the day and the lovely lady who greeted us remembered my name! The attentiveness of both staff serving that day was extraordinary. The service for both drinks and food was excellent! My partner commented that it was the best steak he's had in a very long time, and even though there was minimal items on the plate, there was enough of everything to eat altogether right til the end. My salmon was beautifully cooked and the little salad and dressing complimented the fish without overpowering. The end result, two very full people left the restaurant with a rave review as we were totally impressed with everything! Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning!!

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Lu Regan

With birthday glee plentiful, I was joined by my daughter and a friend at The Lone Star Manchester St. My offspring & I ambitiously attempted to conquer the Redneck Ribs (Tower) and my friend (riding shotgun) the Lassoo of Hog. We yammed down those meaty morsels covered in delcious sauces, chunky chips and freshious salad, but both the Rib Tower & the 450gm roll of Loin Pork proved victorious. It would take a Bronc buster with a mighty appetite to whoof down the lot, but it was a hoot trying! If you like a hearty, finger-licking plate of meat, then these are your dishes. The fine ladies serving, paid every heed & we left full as bulls!

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Andrew Woodhouse

Exceptional dining experience with excellent service. The Paris Texas rib eye steak was simply divine with the onion jam & herb butter. Redneck ribs were delicious and portion sizes for both meals were huge. Will definitely be going back very soon!

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Amazing food and service, you cant go wrong dining here. It was my first time dining at Lonestar Manchester and I've already been back since, on both occasions the food was delicious and the staff helpful and welcoming. If you haven't been here before, definitely give it a go!

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Janelle McNeil

Decided to book a First Table for my birthday lunch. On a midday Friday we had the bar area all to ourselves. My original choice of main was a steak sandwich that had GFO next to it on the menu, but I was told that to make it gluten-free they removed the bread and added additional chips and salad. I felt that would be disappointing so I instead chose the Paris Texas. This was 300g of tender steak (cooked rare for me) covered in onion jam and drowning in a delicious herb butter surrounded by super fluffy buffalo wedges. I added a side of mushrooms, and my drink was a Bounty Hunter (a cocktail made with Malibu, Baileys, Creme de Cacao, and chocolate syrup). Our wonderful waitress Sam gave us excellent service and when she found out it was my birthday she put a candle on top of my pavlova dessert!

My friend had the Prawn Star, and we both came away very full and happy with our meals and the pleasant ambience. The First Table discount meant I was able to pick off the menu without price checking everything and that was a great treat for my birthday. So glad that Lone Star has come on board, and I'm planning to be back again soon with friends. Thanks!

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Chen Shi

Fantastic food, fantastic service

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Justine Young

Excellent service and food. Great portion size. I had never been for lunch before. Was impressed.

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A Nice food and service!!

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Heather Wilson

I love the Dixie chicken here and as usual it was excellent.
Thankyou

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Amazing food as always lovely waitress who took the time to talk to us will be back!!

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Katie Calcroft

Wonderful meal as usual, our family loves going to the Manchester Street Lonestar for lunch or dinner. We'll be back!

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Adrian Ting

Very happy to dine in the place. Great service, great food, nice and cosy.

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Fantastic as always! will be back again.

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Heidi-Anne Hardy

Very enjoyable. Great food and great service.

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Great family food and great service.

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Rosalie Mehlhopt

What a great atmosphere to have lunch in. Extremely good service from our waitress that looked after us really well and made sure the kids were happy to. Left her a lovely tip and message. I look forward to going there again.

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Annabel Catherine

Waitress was so polite & friendly. Our meals were a really generous size & so tasty. Atmosphere was lovely to. Very good value for $$$. Will be back!

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Nice warm and cozy place to dine. Food is great! Staff are very friendly. Thank you!

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Jacqueline Roberts

Great food and great value with First Table. It definitely made it more affordable for us

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Awesome food, service and atmosphere. Always enjoy coming here.

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Carol Humphreys

We were celebrating a friends special birthday with lunch at the Lone Star. We were all thrilled with a mixture of light meals. All tasty & a nice touch our friend was given an individual pav with berry could. Recommended by all 4 of us for a great get together.

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The most beautiful mushrooms

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Amelia Filius

Food was delicious. Staff were attentive. Lonestar did amazing yet again

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DEB MOMO

Always the best, staff were amazing, love the atmosphere and omg that country music at lunchtime on a Saturday is amazing, specially while sitting nxt to a gourgeous fire

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Kelvin Young

As before the luncheon meals were great and plentiful. I had a prawn dish and my wife had salmon . For desserts we had pavlova and fruit and ice cream and Creme brûlée .

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I've wanted to go to Lone Star in Manchester St for some time because of the great things I've heard about it, and finally made it yesterday. Loved the western country decor and music - reminded me of our time in Canada & the USA outside the hustle and bustle of city life. Waitress was real friendly and despite my healthy appetite we took home a doggy bag! Was unexpectedly treated with a free dessert because it was my birthday! Yummy! Thank you Lone Star.

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Great Lone Star experience, food and service were excellent

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Kellie O'Rafferty

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Lone Star, food was amazing, great service friendly staff would definitely go back again.
The only thing is the parking situation other than that everything was great

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EK Regan

This was a family outing and we all loved the food. The waitress was great and the service super.

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My first experience with First Table and I absolutely loved it, already love Lone Star Manchester Street and to get 50% off the food was an excellent way to celebrate a couple of birthdays. Thanks

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Good service, good food thanks

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This place never seems to disappoint. The staff are always amazing yhe food is always delicious. Took my mother there for lunch she enjoyed it also. Thanks guys

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Awesome dinner. It was good as good as I remember from last time. Have a great 18th birthday party. Will be back

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Chanellechanelle Chanelle

Great food great service great evening
Dessert was fantastic we shared pavlova
Highly recommend to everyone

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Food was delicious service was great

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Yummy food
First table enabled us to try something new.

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The perfect lunch. Great food excellent presentation & taste. friendly service. highly recommended

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Rachael Hunter

Left feeling full as always . There meats all so moist and flavoursome. My fave is the mushroom gravey. Daughter loves the Jack Daniels chocolate pudding.

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Alan Leckie

A regular meal with colleagues went down well again. Lone Star has quality food, an excellent lineup of beers including Guinness, great service, and the music suits me. The restaurant was packed as we left which is an indication of the quality. There were similar work-based groups and also family groups showing the range of food choices must be there. Thanks to my mates who twisted my arm to have the dessert.

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Tarsh Simms

2 time we have dined at Lone star manchester st Yet again was very friendly greated to a lovely smiling waitress, food was amazing !! Cant wait to come back again !! Keep it up x

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great

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Rebecca Taylor

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Fantastic meal at the Lonestar as always. You never leave there disappointed or hungry. Very friendly staff. It was great going nice and early and getting 50% off the meal is always a winner. Well done Lonestar!! We will be back!!

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Mel Webley

Nice setting with nice food on offer.

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Jayde Bennett

We had an incredible Mother's Day lunch at Lone Star, the food was perfection as always, and it was the first time I had taken my 15 month old there - we were seated in a quiet corner which was great for my son, he really enjoyed his meal and had a great time colouring in! We will definitely be back.

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Lizanne Docherty

Very relaxing and the staff were friendly and knew what they were doing. Made it a fun nifht for both of us. Food is stunning, never had a bad meal there. Only one problem and that was deciding what to have, so many mouth watering choices.

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Ricky Singh

Great food and service.

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Awesome meal fabulous service highly recommend

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Anthony Danh

Nice place, great waitress

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Beautrice Low

The portion is huge and the food is so good especially the johnny cash stash!
The chicken breast is cooked to perfection!
Love the ambiance of the restaurant and the waiter is helpful.
Definitely will go back!

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Jakob Tveden

Great eating.

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We enjoyed eating our orders, it was a burger and chicken tortilla wrap, happy tummy. I liked that water with ice, its just refreshing. Thank you to staff as well.

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Ann Adams

The staff were very welcoming and friendly, the food was great, would go back and recommend

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Katie Calcroft

It was a fantastic night, our first time using First Table and it was great. Food was amazing and even though the portions were huge we just had to squeeze in a delicious dessert each as well. We will definitely be dining at Lone Star again!

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Bex Rodger

It's been along time since we dined at the Lonestar and the first time we've taken the kids. The service was friendly and faultless and the atmosphere laid back and relaxed. The kids meals seemed the standard fare but exceeded expectations, as the meats were quality and not processed.......great value too as the included drink and dessert. The Dixie Chicken is tender and quite frankly amazing.......the double portion will do you in, so if you want room for dessert- stick to the single! The hubby dined on the Maverick steak and said it was up there as one of the best! We didn't have room for dessert-....their portions are generous........and the first table realised this a family friendly affordable meal. Our waitress was lovely and our experience a highlight of our trip to Christchurch.......thanks team we'll be back!

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