Although my experience at Lone Star is universally good, every single time, I will be glad when they have their old/new premises back on the Strand as their Devonport Road location is much smaller and less atmospheric, not to mention the outdoor seating is very limited and doesn't have nearly as attractive an outlook. The staff do their best but the new lay-out isn't as effective or easy and there seem to be a number of less than ideal tables in the middle of the thoroughfare between kitchen and restaurant. Not to mention the space feels much smaller (and is I think) so it can feel a bit claustrophobic and the waiters/waitresses seem to be rushing around a lot. In saying that, the service is, as always, impeccable. The staff are very friendly and polite and our meals came out quickly. If you're eating at Lone Star expect large portions but they are more than happy for you to take leftovers home if you want to. Our meals were excellent, perfectly cooked and very tasty.
Awesome restaurant with really good quality meals, which Lone Star is known for. I made the mistake of ordering one of the larger meals, which really was LARGE, so for those with a smaller appetite - be sure to stick to a smaller meal as they are very generous portions. The atmosphere of Lone Star makes the experience of dining out that much better. Their staff are friendly, well organised and professional.
41 The Strand Tauranga
Restaurant Association of NZ