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Thompsons General Store

Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“hamburger” (22 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Fast food, Australian
Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a pleasure to visit Thompsons when the owner was working (all staff were lovely actually) but the owner (and I've forgotten his name) was always super helpful, up for a chat, and gave us loads of tips on things to do and places to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tajyd
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Thompsons soon after arriving on LHI. Bookings for restaurants are best made first thing in the morning. So we missed out there. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon very close to closing time. Thankfully we had a self contained unit and just bought...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NQGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thompson's is quite expensive and doesn't have the variety of Joys but it does have hot takeaway or cafe tables. The staff were very friendly. You can get cash out and hire a car.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LordHoweIsland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thompsons has a bit of everything, burgers etc to eat there or takeaway, icecreams and great coffee, not too mention food, toiletries, gifts, clothing and alcohol.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robyn a
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Good place to stock up on groceries but does not have a lot. Great ice creams. Very nice owners whowere very interestedin your holiday time

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lesley r
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Good selection of food and other essentials. Expect to pay about double that of a mainland large supermarket but remember that your are on a remote island - very reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobMcG60
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Has a range of takeaways at lunchtime and has most things you are likely to need, although Joy’s Shop has a greater range but further from the ‘centre’ of town. Staff are helpful and friendly at Thompson’s.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MoesArt2013
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

More than just a grocery store, has takeaway and covered tables outside , also a range of souvenirs and fishing tackle as well. Did i mention the gourmet icecream cones from 3 dollars a serve. Excellent

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 439nevilles
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Good and consistent coffee on the two occasions we stopped by for bacon rolls. Learnt that recently fitted out with a new expresso machine and trained on how coffee should be made. Grind check-measured to maintain quality. Staff very friendly. Food served as take-away but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AllanAB15
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Surprisingly, this general store has a really nice selection of souvenirs and gifts. Takeaway food also available

Date of visit: September 2018
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Questions & Answers
5 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
Never bought gluten free anything, so can't say vacationer.
Grace R
5 October 2016|
Response from Holiday-Hunter-Aus | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do car hire. Not sure of the prices though. Lord Howe is a small island and if you can, bike riding is the go
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food, Australian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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