Lone Star Cafe & Bar
North Shore, Auckland 09-488 0291
- Mon – Thur 5.30pm – late
- Fri – Sun 5pm – late
- Mon – Sun 4.30pm – late
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 120
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: No
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Dinner, Dessert
Lone Star in Takapuna is well-known as the ‘big old beach house’ due in no small part to the breath-taking view from the restaurant, of the Hauraki Gulf.
This stunning vista renders imbibing in our upstairs bar a most relaxing and pleasurable experience. ‘Hauraki’ means “Wind from the North’, but even on the deck you are well sheltered from any draughty squall or gentle zephyr. We’ve luxurious booths for that seductive drink away from prying eyes. We also offer a function facility, where you can celebrate that special occasion and tucked away on the first level.
We have a great team here at Lone Star North Shore and we would love for you to come join us! Children are always welcome.
15 Reviews for Lone Star Cafe & Bar
My sisters dinner was forgotten and everyone had pretty much finished before a waiter could tell us it was forgotten.. useless
Plus found glass in my margarita which has now got me paranoid with checking my drinks everywhere
Visited January 2014
Visited April 2014
Our party of 12 were told a table would be ready at 19:00. We arrived a few minutes early and were asked to wait upstairs table not ready. The table was vacated at 19:45. 20:00 still waiting and when management approached were told the party had only just left and she was not lying. Finally seated at table and orders placed. 21:15 first 2 meals arrived. 25 minutes later last meals arrived first meals had now been finished. Maybe when we arrived we should have been told there was a 2 hour wait before we eat. I am pleased we did not have young children with us at this family restaurant as they would have been very bored having to wait 2 hours+ for a meal. I wish I had read these reviews before we went. Apart from the horrendous wait the meals were over priced for what they were and there appeared to be a lack of organization. None of our party will be back to any lone star café. Unless the service and organizing skills improve you will always be a LONE STAR
My girlfriend and I arrived at 8pm, they were far from busy and it still took the staff a few minutes for someone to realise we were standing at the counter. Not a good start. After seating down we ordered and received drinks then our menus came. We decided what we wanted, stacked the menus and waited. 25 minutes later after many attempts at getting the waiters attention, I ordered our food at the bar. Almost an hour later we got our food. During this time we contemplated leaving but after eating there a few year before we were hopeful the food would save the evening.
It didn’t, it was boring and basic. For the price you pay you would expect the food to be of high standard.
As we went to pay, the staff member at the counter asked how our meal was, after commenting on the poor service, we received a weak smile and a “sorry”. She happily took our money and we left shaking our heads in disappointment.
Lonestar Lake Road has lost yet another customer. I hope that the owners can sort it out and return Lonestar to its former glory.
When we arrived the restaurant was near empty and there was a lot of staff on – apparently new wait staff on trial. I had to go and ask for menus, then after 15 minutes get up and ask if we could please get drinks and someone take our order.
It shouldn’t take over an hour to make a childs meal and 2 adults meal when a restaurant is empty but it did, we had to chase the wait staff and also our drinks sat empty for a long time until we nagged again. Brunette girl working there was rolling her eyes at us instead of serving.
We’ve eaten at lone star many times but after this experience we won’t be going back, very disappointing. The meals were not as good as they usually are, my cajun chicken was dry and overcooked with hardly any sauce.
Dessert for the kids meal also took a long time.
Probably would get better service and food at Mcdonalds. When we paid unfortunately I did not get the chance to express my unhappiness as at no point did the girl at the counter ask me how my meal was, just took the money and put it through.
There are much better eateries in Takapuna with amazing service, lone star used to be one of the best with its enthusiastic staff but sadly this is one of the worst experiences I’ve had on the shore in a long time.
I have to say that I was so disappointed in the service and food.
It took over 15 mins after we where seated before our waitress came to run thru the menu, our drinks came out after our entree. Our mains came out well over an hour after we finished our entrees. And when it did it seemed to me that it had been sitting around for a long time as it was cold. We decided not to have dessert as we were well and truly over the night. The part that topped the evening was the manager. She was rude and unapologetic about how our evening turned out. I felt like she was was trying to turn it around on us. There was no reason for why the night went so badly as it didn’t seem too busy. Very very unhappy.
This experience confirmed my belief that franchise’s work for fast food outlets but not restaurants. Not recommended at all.
Visited December 2012
Visited June 2012