THE ORIGINAL LONE STAR
Lone Star Manchester St opened its doors to the dining public of the wonderful city of Christchurch at its now iconic address of 26 Manchester St on the 13th September 1988. Founding partners Steve Ward and Tim Whelan had a simple philosophy when they opened the very first Lone Star. Make dining out fun, or as they tagged it, Entertainment.
26 Manchester St, quickly became a legendary Christchurch Cafe, that people from all around the country loved to visit and experience the love, care and generosity that made the Lone Star brand famous, and still is nearly 30 years later.
Well over a million meals have been served here in those fun-filled years, just about everything that Cantabrians want to celebrate has been celebrated here, so much so that Lone Star Manchester St has a special place in the hearts of all of them.