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Lone Star Cafe & Bar
792 Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
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Br
Review №1

Big portion sizes, good food choices, lovely dessert. Definitely a place for family get together and for any celebratory occasions.

An
Review №2

Delicious meal. For what I ordered perfectly. 6hrs later im still not hungry. Well worth the cost. Waiter was awesome too. Kids felts n colouring pencils werent so run down she couldnt really colour. They could do with new ones. very warm inside. Doors could be opened but no dramas otherwise.

Ma
Review №3

The ambiance is a little on the dark side, customer service is a little slow, very over crowded, and the polished floors are very unsafe for the wooden chairs they use for guest. While we were dining a number of children and adults from diffrent groups kept toppling off their chairs due to the chairs sliding out all of the time.Other than that some of the rest of the families meals were nice. But they shouldnt be priding themselves of bulk reheats of their dishes the mash potato was very dry and bland, the ribs and meat dishes were dry. Service took a long time to be served, however this was my first time in seven years going to Lone Star so it could have been a very busy night.

E
Review №4

Super busy but our food came out pretty quickly and so did our drinks. Our waitress was lovely. The BB King Ribs were divine! We were all very happy with our food and drinks. Finished off with tea and dessert which also came out pretty quickly.

Dr
Review №5

Good atmosphere, yummy food, reasonably priced, good location and friendly staff.

Li
Review №6

Excellent quality and huge portion foods. Staff were great, friendly and hospitable. Great atmosphere and food didnt take long to come out.

Ar
Review №7

Superb. We had rock the boat for 5 pax and kumara chips. Delicious.

Oa
Review №8

Very busy on Saturday night but the food was amazing, the Ribs were divine

Do
Review №9

My friend who has never been to her local Lonestar was very impressed this evening. We enjoyed our generous portions of Running Bear Salmon and Rockin Ribeye Steak accompanied by a nicely chilled Main Divide riesling. Rashil was a pleasant and attentive waiter. A definite recommendation!

An
Review №10

Great place nice food was charged for extra beer that i didnt get they where happy to change bill to match what I had purchased.

An
Review №11

Great food, good atmosphere and service. The place was packed and the staff did a great job, they even hooked up a coloring sheet & felts for my 4yo nephew. Only gripe is that one of my drinks tasted like it was 90% ice and 10% mixer. Good restaurant, would visit again.

Al
Review №12

Amazing place to visit, always have great food there. We ended up getting a steak option, medium rare, and it was possibly one of the nicest meals Ive had in a long time. The atmosphere was light and homey, and the staff made sure we were served well.We were served by a very nice guy here who stopped in the middle of his work to serve us. Very polite and super nice, loved the nails too lolThe only this I would note is that you should really book ahead of time before coming as it does get quite crowded in the weekend. Other than that, I would definitely recommend going here😊

El
Review №13

Disappointing service. Nobody at the desk to assign a table. When they finally arrived they made me wait 15 minutes to order food and a drink. Waited half an hour for a simple drink to arrive. Had to call a staff member to get the drink. Staff don’t seem very interested in a serving. Didn’t get cutlery with my meal and had to ask again. Meal was nice but not worth the price. Recommend giving this one a miss.

Tr
Review №14

Meals were generous and the staff accommodating. Good to be able to speak with people at your table without having to shout or strain to hear.

Ca
Review №15

Seated us very quickly. We had no booking on a Saturday night and they were pumping, but still fit us in, thank you so much! Staff great, food great as always. Carpark is a bit of a mare on a Saturday night but its the same everywhere! Thanks for great night after 2 local restaurants couldnt pull it off and get us a table. ❤

Wi
Review №16

Love this place, we had our nephew 21st here... And I knew where to bring my boo for his 43rd birthday on 26th July and we had the ribeye meal with lonestar banana split with apple juice and I had stand by your lamb meal with creme brulee and demolished that... Washed it down with pineapple juice and will return with our daughters...

Je
Review №17

Wonderful meal. Happy genuine staff. Down right delicious food. Came twice in October 2020 and again May 2021.still the same exceptional service and taste.Our go to for our family treat!

Lo
Review №18

Went there for dinner last night, the food and service was so good. Thanks Monique and the staff for your amazing service.

Te
Review №19

We had a table of five on a busy Saturday night. Entrees arrived long before the drinks, which was weird. Our table had one empty salt shaker and no pepper shaker. We had to ask twice for salt and pepper, which arrived after we finished our mains. We were served by four different people throughout the night, which took away from the experience and made us feel a bit forgotten about. Lady was in a rush to take our dessert orders, she walked away before the last person got a chance to order, so we ordered it with the (different) person who brought the first desserts out. All the desserts came with no cutlery, I guess we were supposed to use the one fork and five knives we had left in our cutlery container? Although the food was excellent, the service was disappointing. Had we received better service, it may have been worth the $300 bill.

Ti
Review №20

Staff were fantastic. Went with my aged parents who have some significant difficulties in dining out. The staff accommodated everything including changing menu choices, special options, changing tables etc. Nothing was too difficult.The food was amazing. Both parents loved their salmon and honky tonk chicken choices and my ribs entre was huge. A meal on its own. Nice wine selection also.

So
Review №21

Really enjoyed our meal here, and the service we received was very good. I recommend this place.

Ro
Review №22

Welcoming greeting on arrival, prompt service. Staff checked on how the meal was. Entree of chicken, shame it wasnt cooked to order, otherwise delicious seasoned sauce, arrived nice and hot. However, I understand the need to pre-prepare some of the food. Main of roast duck a little dry, thankfully accompanied with a yum sauce to provide moisture. Overall enjoyed the atmosphere, great service, and good food.

Kr
Review №23

It was my first time visiting any lone star and i cant believe i have eatten here before.The food was delicious and huge portions. The service was great, the waitress made us feel very welcome and so did the manager.I highly recommend the dixie chicken if your coming here.

gu
Review №24

Fantastic meal with great service. We had the lamb rack and it was beautifully prepared with tasty vegetables.

ce
Review №25

Having dined at many Lone Star restaurants around the country... I was not impressed with tonights experience at Lone Star Manukau.There was a definite lack in customer service, the restaurant was overcrowded and the food was average. I had diners with me, where this was their first time experiencing Lone Star and because of tonights let down I dont think they will be recommending this place to anyone and neither would I.

Ge
Review №26

Was dissatisfied with my visit the waiter didnt take our order correctly and never read it back to us.I was looking forward to a nice steak and ordered the Branded Filet and it was small in size and quite tough.I wont go there again.

Ka
Review №27

The service was rather slow considering there werent too many people when my party of three ordered. Once more people had entered the restaurant, it was very loud. The food was nice however.

He
Review №28

It was very busy and took a while to get orders and drinks but the food was amazing. Definitely worth the wait.

Sh
Review №29

Great ambience & the ribs meal I had was delicious...will be back soon!

Ha
Review №30

Veggie burger was yummy and awesome kids menu options..

os
Review №31

Lovely customer service and Wonderful Food..celebrate grandson b.day dinner, Cheers to our waiter well be back.

Sl
Review №32

Very quickly. Good portions, sad they dont have the same bread anymore

Sa
Review №33

Food portions are big tasted delicious and staff are very friendly

Ma
Review №34

We were about to ignore lone star due to some others experience of it, but after our beautiful night we spent there to celebrate our 2 years anniversary we were over the moon, and were delighted with the service from staff especially the food. Wow!! Only if i knew that they have those large plates of food i wouldnt have spent that much for 3 plates. But overall everything was just perfect. Thank you all for the beautiful night. Keep up the good work n amazing service.Mr n mrs precious

B
Review №35

1st time here. Food was delicious, restaurant is nice and good service. Thanks 😊

Sh
Review №36

Yummy dinner takeout during covid-19. Excellent service over phone order and also upon non-contactless pickup.

Ni
Review №37

There werent enough forks and napkins on the table,Our meal was on the table, asked water twice about forks and napkins ,I only got forks no napkins.Unfortunately, I dont have enough napkins after I finish my meal. Because the waiter didnt give it to usSo, my husband and I shared a napkin until we finished our meal.And another thing is the waiter or the store manager didnt apologize for “eating a piece of plastic in the BB King Ribs salad”!!!Well never come back for dinner in Long Star Manukau!!!

Ja
Review №38

Had our mums 70th surprise bday there on a Friday evening,good seating area we were placed at.The waitresses were very accommodating and polite with smiles,tended to all our request and needs.Servings were good portions for price,just way to much coleslaw on the dixie chicken meal which i had.Deserts were ok, not alot of selections .On the sweet side with not many accompaniments to break sweetness down with main desert like cheese cake.A dollop of cream doesnt cut it but ok to eat because you cant waste food or money paying for the meal.

Ky
Review №39

Nice atmosphere lovely food has sports channel to watch while eating dinner friendly attentive staff. Food took a while to come to the table but was worth the wait

Je
Review №40

Fabulous evening. Excellent service we could not have asked for more. Smiles and happy staff we were treated so well. My partner got a delicious birthday desert and my son 5years old wants to marry your lovely waitress chloe. The food was fresh and tasty compliments to the chefs and kitchen staff. Best FOOD and restaurant with amazing service in South Auckland. We cant wait to come back. So Happy. We wish we had come here ages ago

Ca
Review №41

Beautiful ambiance, great service, and delicious food

Ko
Review №42

Expensive but worth it. Awesome place for dinner

Ri
Review №43

Delicious food, good atmosphere

Ma
Review №44

We really enjoyed the good music and fantastic food. Keep it up👍👍👍

Ed
Review №45

Ive been here many times and more recently Ive been trying all their chicken dishes which have all been amazing. Today I went back to the Lasso of Hogg, a meal that always used to beat me but today it seemed easier to finish. 400g of roast pork with crackling but it didnt seem that big and the crackling wasnt very noticeable, still a good size meal and the ladies serving were friendly and helpful.Id still highly recommend going here and Ill definitely go back again. Overall a great place and pretty fair prices.

A
Review №46

Love this place as allways , nothing wrong with a lone star.Happy dayz

H
Review №47

Manukau let us down. Found a the plastic bag end of a piping bag in my sons mushroom sauce for the steak. Asked not to have coleslaw on one of the dishes which returned with the coleslaw. And it looked old ugh. (Coleslaw looked brown) we were offered half price on the steak meal. Wish we didnt pay for it but whatever. Staff was okay, problems are in the kitchen. Our family of 7 did not finish any of our meals. Even the water was warm! So sad

Di
Review №48

Lovely staff, waitress and bar. Unfortunately the place was very busy we were still waiting on drinks well over 25 mins later. Waiting on food was worse, way over an hour. When it finally arrived the food was cold and one meal the steak was slightly raw. Very first Lonestar experience. Overall will never eat at any of these franchises again.

Le
Review №49

Drinks took a while but food and staff were awesome & honestly...get the lamb rack, youll thank me later

Li
Review №50

Excellent friendly service and the food was sooo good👌❤️

Me
Review №51

Food was delicious, we will definitely go back again. A+

Ra
Review №52

Awesome all round foodie experience, awesome customer service.

Pe
Review №53

Thank you for a good night at your complex. It had a great atmosphere and the wait staff were fabulous.My son ordered rare ribeye steak. The steak came out blue and had to be sent back.I ordered ribeye steak done medium rare but it came out with blood still dripping when I cut it.My daughter ordered fresh salad but was given coleslaw. The only person who did not complain about her meal was my wife.I do know that the kitchen staff are busy but surely they can follow instructions. Luckily they did not give me any dairy products as I am lactose intolerant.When the meal was corrected it was delicious and I thank you all for a good evening.

Ua
Review №54

Love the ribs and the steak meals

Ch
Review №55

Lone Star Manukau - I love coming here for the desserts! These are my fave creme brulee and the milky bar pud. Yum! We used to come for the squid but they changed how they make them and they dont taste the same. Regular meals are ok bit pricey bit large meals. Service is good.

Su
Review №56

Went to take mum out for dinner with family at Lone star Manukau. Waited over 30 mins to be served and it wasnt until I approached the counter. Once served 3 starters, mains, drinks and desserts were ordered to all come out at once as we were over waiting. Drinks and Desserts were served first, 15 mins later only 1 of the starters was served and 30 mins later mains were finally served. I cancelled the other 2 starters we had ordered because what was the point? We had recieved our mains. Overall very unoragnised with timing of meals and timing altogether. During all of the waiting not once did staff check in or inform us of wait times. Due to the wait our desserts were not added to the bill however, still very disappointing service. I hope this feedback provides insight for areas of improvement.

Yv
Review №57

Delish kai (Maverick Steak meal), and mocktails (A Boy Named Sue). Staff were friendly. Left feeling as full as a bull 🤗

Gr
Review №58

Most enjoyable, with well presented meals.

Lu
Review №59

Love this place n menu. Good Food bt dnt like mash potatoes and mushroom sauce. Its the powder mash and sauce frm can. Lol

Vi
Review №60

Hard working waiters and waitress, but not enough of them to keep up with the fast pace. Didnt check to see if we needed extra things like tomato sauce, took ages to flag them down. Very kind and friendly staff.Food was average with soggy chips

Ol
Review №61

We had really bad experience in this Lone Star. My stake was not fully cooked (and I asked for a well done), it tasted really bad too and the quality of meat was bad. It’s not what you expect when you are paying $35 for one meal... then we were waiting 15 minutes to pay for our food.

Ro
Review №62

Second time I have been to a lone star in the last month so it must be good. Recommend the Johnny Cash Stash, very tasty and filling

Go
Review №63

It’s been really long since we have had such a great service at any restaurant on a Friday evening! Special kudos to Angus for making my son super happy! Great food and amazing place for family dinners!!!

Su
Review №64

Food was ok. Ribs tonight wasnt as tender but lucky the sauce that saved it for us.Atmosphere definitely wasnt the best as a group came in and drowned all conversations inside the restaurant.All in all, no rush to go back anytime soon.

Kr
Review №65

Always a fan of lone star lovely food and service food tasty as always 👌👌

Da
Review №66

Well what can I say about this establishment excellent friendly service with a smile. And the food Yummiest well done chef now when asked how would you like your steak cooked well RARE please and YES it was exactly what I order. Now I know where Im having my steak meals from now onwards....

Jo
Review №67

Prices were a bit steep but meals were still a great size

Jo
Review №68

Came for a work function for group of 8 on Saturday night. Was very good I had the ribs and garlic bread to start with which was awesome, ribs were amazing highly recommend and entree is the size of a main then had the lamb with mashed potatoes which was great with awesome flavour and side greens followed by banoffee pie. Friendly, quick attentive service staff and all meals came out at the right time and together. Restaurant was busy but not to loud and was nice and warm with fireplace on a cold winters day. Clean bathrooms and plenty of off street parking.Only one thing to work on and that was having enough cutulury and napkins so you dont have to ask but apart from that can see why so popular, yes prices may be on the high side for some but portions are big and good value and quality meat. Thanks again to the chef and friendly waitresses!

Ne
Review №69

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Manukau Lone Star is my absolute most favourite restaurant to go to not only for the amazing food but the staff are just absolutely friendly caring and go out of their way to make your night everything that it could be even when they are super busy they always have space and time to greet you with a beautiful smile I always feel welcome too when we come for dinner and always feel fulfilled when I leave with the food being delicious no matter what you choose and the portions beyond immeasurable size always taking something home in a doggy bag Always looking forward to the next time we go out for dinner to lone star And I must say it’s very very kid friendly ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ta
Review №70

Went in for Fathers Day probably the best restaurant I’ve come across in years. Well respected customer service and the food was done well in time were also offered a seat table for all of us to fit. Best staff I’ve come across made the week a huge highlight not only for me but for my family. Cheers

Di
Review №71

As always. Big delicious meals and helpful staff.

Pa
Review №72

Lovley food friendly staff enjoyed

Ca
Review №73

Awesome friendly team, Ribs are the best! 😊

Ma
Review №74

Awesome quick friendly service will be back

Sh
Review №75

Love the Ribs. Must order every time

br
Review №76

Good meals. Great service

V
Review №77

Food was good, service was very poor.Staff would take half of our orders and not come back, we had to ask to get more drinks, our table was not cleared when we were eating desert!. This happened a few weeks back and thought we would give them a second chance but nothing has changed.We will not be going back there!Thanks!

Au
Review №78

Friendly staff and the food was amazing..maybe a bit pricey but worth it.

Ch
Review №79

Food was very good. Waitress was extremely helpful. Good portion size meals.

NA
Review №80

Nice staff, my wife and I ordered three starters, a salad and had drinks for about $100.

Za
Review №81

Service was not good, at one point there were no staff in the restaurant (3pm on a Sunday afternoon) besides the chefs in the kitchen of course.... food was good tho but very hard to order anything if there is no1 to serve you 🤦‍♂️, will not be returning

Ev
Review №82

Nice and clean restaurant, had a naked burger suits for keto diet, was very delicious

ge
Review №83

Worth it.... And enjoyed .... 😀😀😀😀✌✌

Ni
Review №84

Nice food. Plenty of room. Great venue for a catch up with friends.

JU
Review №85

Great dinner. Excellent service. Good size meals. Kiddies menu.

E
Review №86

Enjoyed the meal and atmosphere.

Ph
Review №87

Delicious meal much appreciated

An
Review №88

The pork was dry and the crackle wasnt crunchy. The place looks like it could do with renovating, the state of the table we were allocated wasnt great.

Ia
Review №89

Good food, good atmosphere, great staff

Ni
Review №90

Catered to our last minute changes really well. Great food served and didnt need to wait long at all. Service was good, although i had a drink spilled on me, it was an accident and the waitress was very apologetic. Would dine here again in a heart beat.

Sc
Review №91

You always know what youre going to get at Lone Star. Good quality food and plenty of it. Attentive service and acceptable wait times for food and drink to arrive.Its important to note that Lone Star runs on a purely walk-in system and you cant book in advance. Having said that theyre usually fairly well patronised and Ive never had to wait more than 20 minutes to get a table.

Ni
Review №92

Awesome food and staff

Li
Review №93

Great menu, great service

Mi
Review №94

Really enjoyed our time here, wait staff were all very helpful, though it was evident they were very busy. I ordered a Salmon dish and I, along with the others who ordered the same were very pleased with our meals, in all cases, the plate was fully consumed. I couldnt help but notice that most people in our group who ordered a steak meal did not eat their salad. I had a plate with a half eaten steak packed into a doggie bag which turned out to be a nice carton and tried it the following night. Its OK, I saw the person who ordered it cut it in half and put it to the side, so it was not goobered up and like the others, most all of the salad was untouched.When I tasted it the next day, I found the salad to have an overpowering flavour of radish through it and most people I know dont include radish in their salads. The steak was what I would call supermarket quality, too much gristle and stringy tissue through it, though cooked well.One last issue, I found the recessed lights in the place where we sat to have a nasty stroboscopic effect that was so evident that when someone moved their hand to pass the salt, I saw about 30 stop movements in a single action. This is something that needs to be addressed because there is a form of epilepsy that can be triggered by lights that have a stroboscopic flashing. It was so intense, I couldnt wait to get out of there and it gave me a headache that lasted the best part of the 20 or so hours.We sat in the bay with windows facing the Manukau Heights across the Southern Motorway.I originally gave it 5 stars, but that was in a moving car so it was a slip of the finger. I was at a point where I couldnt bear to look at a screen for the sake of the rapidly intensifying headache caused by the lighting, so I had to let it slide till I could correct it.

MA
Review №95

Everything was great just the bar waitress needs to smile more . She was moody thru out the night when making our drinks. Bad day stay home . Blonde girl that took our orders on the other hand . Love your customer service girl . Made us feel welcomed thru out the night . You ROCK🙌🏽

Tr
Review №96

Johnny Cash Stash its the best!

Da
Review №97

Great meal. Friendly staff

Ar
Review №98

Service was great!! But I ordered the meaty ribs, i mean what can i say they were meaty but not fall off the bone, soft, melt in ur mouth ribs like what im used to with other lonestars I’ve been too in Sydney, AU, and other restaurants here in Auckland. The honey chicken wings were quite nice though but Sorry guys missed the mark on the ribs for me.

He
Review №99

Good service/friendly staff, highly recommend the Dixie Chicken meal! Left very full and 100% satisfied. I will definitely be back!

ha
Review №100

Went there for my first time tonightAbsolutely wonderfulThe food the service the ambianceEverything just so nice I certainly will be returning there were five in our group we all loved the meals we orderedThank you to the chefThe waitressesAnd the managerI highly recommend it if you are looking for somewhere nice to go but not sure where to go then I’m sure you won’t be disappointed

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  • Address:792 Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
  • Site:https://www.lonestar.co.nz/restaurants/manukau/
  • Phone:+64 9-985 0590
Categories
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • New Zealand restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:12–9PM
  • Tuesday:12–9PM
  • Wednesday:4–9PM
  • Thursday:4–9PM
  • Friday:4–9PM
  • Saturday:4–9PM
  • Sunday:4–9PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
Highlights
  • Great cocktails:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
Offerings
  • Beer:Yes
  • Halal food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
Amenities
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
Crowd
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
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