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Arajilla Restaurant

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Old Settlement Beach | Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2002
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Again Arajilla Restaurant didn't disappoint. 3 courses for $95.00 per person is worth it. The entrees included Scampi and Kingfish my boyfriend and I had one of each which was so good. The main i had was the beef which was cooked perfectly. My boyfriend had the main of Quail and he said too it was cooked just right. We... More 

Thank 87jayde
Sunshine Coast
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343 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were staying next door at Milky Way and although we had been advised that the restaurant was "expensive", we had the best meal of our whole week here. The service was excellent, the food was imaginative and tasty, the ambience was pleasant. It truly was fine dining. We knew it was going to be expensive but we enjoyed value... More 

Thank Beetrootears
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I loved going to the restaurant for a special meal. The food and wine were memorable. We had great service and loved the decor. I am looking forward to visiting Arajilla again for a special night out.

Thank Glennis M
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed at LHI for a week, and tried a different restaurant each night. Most of the restaurants, this one included, have only a very limited selection each night. At Arajilla, there was a set menu for $95 per person and included were choices from two entrees, two mains and two desserts. To start we had the tamari & mirin... More 

1 Thank Lachlan M
Labrador, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Arajilla accommodation has a high-class restaurant attached to it and, being in celebratory mode, we wanted to dine somewhere special whilst on Lord Howe. We found it at Arajilla. The dining area and adjacent lounge were beautifully lit and attractive. The food and its artistic gourmet presentation was stunning; the food itself was a joy to the taste-buds with added... More 

Thank Greg T
Adelaide Central
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Thoroughly suggest you leave this off your to do list at Lord Howe Island - very over rated, very ordinary food so keep your cash or credit card in your wallet and head somewhere better The staff are very inattentive mostly because they are so young and just drift around like they are on another planet or thinking about which... More 

Thank Celia C
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

For $110 for a 3 course meal, I expected something better. My husband is wheat anaphylactic and even though he was catered for, his food was extremely average. Better meals for half the price can be found at other restaurants. We got warm bread rolls...husband got toasted gluten free bread. We asked for butter...and had to ask again and when... More 

Thank tinrub
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Obviously, the restaurants on lovely Lord Howe have a captive market, so it is no shock that a 4-course dinner at the Island's "nicest" restaurant might set you back at $110 per person. But, for that price, it would want to be good. And although the overall dining experience was pleasant and the service very attentive, the food itself was... More 

Thank CamperVanGrosvenor
New South Wales, Australia
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended for that special night on the island. Three course Set Menu changes regularly as many of the guests are staying 'in house' and there are several choices for each course and a glass of wine is included for the price. While the cost of a meal is not cheap, the food was beautifully prepared and presented in a... More 

Thank meercat05
Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants on the island. The food is amazing quality and should definitely ge visited while you are visiting. The wine list is great also. I absolutely loved my last meal here!!! So good!

1 Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Australian
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Settlement Beach | Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6563 2002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?