Northwest of Christchurch city, Papanui is a busy suburban area and main corridor between the North and the city. As a route from the airport to the city, there’s always a mixture of locals and travellers from all walks of life enjoying the many beautiful gardens, tree-lined streets, retail delights and, of course, tasty treats.
Our team, led by manager and long-timer Kat (she’s part of the furniture now), are the reason we get such great feedback. A genuine desire for good service means you have our full attention and receive the true Lone Star experience—everyone who chooses us feels the same love and care that our team prides itself on.
We’re conveniently located just outside Northlands Mall, right under the Hoyts complex—so ‘dinner and a movie’ is the easiest date night going around. We’re the only licensed dine-in option in the complex that offers full table service, Fran and the team can’t wait to host you soon! We love to make your experience one you’ll never forget— great value meals with generous servings of freshly prepared, local ingredients.
Our restaurant upstairs can easily seat 110 people, with downstairs seating another 25. We also have a fully enclosed and heated outdoor area—perfect for celebrating without worries over the weather! In this area, we can seat 50 comfortably and 40 standing but if you fancy just nibbles or platters, invite up to 100 friends! Just ask us for more information, we’d be more than happy to give you the full run down.
We have an extensive lunch menu but if you want a real party atmosphere, plan your visit for a Saturday night! We see plenty of birthdays, family dinners, work do’s and parties. And we do whatever we can to make your night perfect, including offering free WiFi so you can post to your socials throughout the night.
Dixie Chicken and Johnny Cash Stash are two of our all-time customer favourites - ribs are always popular for Papanui locals. All of our kid’s meals come with a complimentary drink and dessert which keeps our ‘little legends’ happy!
Give us a call or book your table now online – Fran, Kat and the Lone Star Papanui team can’t wait to see you soon.