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Thompsons General Store

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Australian, Cafe, Fast food
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Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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Bargara, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Delicious well priced Burgers & chips. Friendly service. Good size serving of food. Lovely outdoor area to sit & eat.

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Thank Jackie M
Sydney, Australia
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161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A great place for fish and chips and even tastier burgers. Whilst waiting for your lunch, wander around the huge shop packed with great souvenirs.

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Thank Holiday-Hunter-Aus
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Long established so they what is needed by visitors to the island. Easily accessible as centrally located.

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Thank Suzanne818
Greater Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We bought food and were charged $74 We knew the supplies had to be shipped to the island and expected to pay more than on the mainland, but on the walk to our accommodation something started to raise questions. So we totalled the prices when we got "home" and it came to about $36. There were 3 food items without... More 

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Thank ElisaSyd
Ingham, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This little store has everything you could possibly need and somethings you didn't know you'd want. Because of the horrific freight charges to the island food is very expensive so we did take our own snacks. We bought our souvenirs here and we're happy with the price. Be warned. Both you and your luggage is weighed on the way home... More 

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Thank Kaye B
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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

This is a well located general store where you can get most of your general goods. While the prices for some items are significantly more expensive than normal, keep in mind that everything has to be shipped in from the mainland. They also make reasonable hamburgers, etc between 11am and 2pm if you need a quick lunchtime snack, as well... More 

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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great place for supplies but be warned. It's expensive. But you can get cash out on eftpos if you buy $10 minimum. Can get most things you want here.

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Athens, Greece
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I had left something behind, and walked into this little shop, and the service was personable and friendly, and I got what I wanted. they sell everything!

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Thank 24Gillevans07
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Thompsons is one of 2 general stores on LHI (the other one is Joy's store). Where you are staying will determine which is the most convenient. Accept that you will be paying higher price then on the mainland and just enjoy the convenience. I am always amazed at how much they can squeeze in and the variety of their goods:... More 

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Thank Oh-so-relaxed
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Combined fast food and general groceries and souvenirs store. Not the best on island but suitable for emergency items and a limited range of takeaway eats.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6563 2155

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