We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson

) #58 of 125 Restaurants in Nelson ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Steakhouse
90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1441
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
“sirloin” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
90 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (159)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

Thanks. Glad you had a good time :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think I could have not taken the time to wright a review. The service was great from the moment we walked in to the time we left we felt welcome, valued,respected and happy to be there.I can't think of a restaurant I enjoyed...More

Thank NewMember011
Steve G, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks, we are glad you had a great time!

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
Google Translation


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
Google Translation


Nearby Restaurants
992 reviews
.22 km away
East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar
230 reviews
.15 km away
Paasha Turkish Restaurant
96 reviews
.16 km away
Cafe Max
155 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Christ Church Cathedral
219 reviews
.28 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
108 reviews
.21 km away
Nelson Farmers' Market
22 reviews
.37 km away
South Street Gallery
11 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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!!!"
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing