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Thompsons General Store

Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“hamburger” (19 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
“fishing gear” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good choice of goods. It is amazing what they offer. Nice snacks and drinks. Friendly and easygoing. We bought beautiful shells for our grand children. Don’t miss this shop !

Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This little store has the basics for a self catered visit to Lord Howe, be aware prices are expensive as everything is shipped in . The hightlight is their fabulous hamburgers which one can have with a beer (on a hot day)

Thank TeePodd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our burgers from Thompsons store. Enjoyed relaxing under the umbrellas on the seating provided. Can recommend the Crom Burger!

Thank 888karen864
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much a general store however they make the best Aussie hamburgers! If you remember the old style hamburgers with beetroot etc. then this is what you get. Seating is outside the rather old building and I can remember it being there 50 years ago!

Thank cforcolin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to pick up the few food items you may need, from wine, cheeses, nibble foods. They also do hot foods, and we had the burgers and loved them. If you are on the island this store is a must to visit, you never...More

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little shop with excellent burgers for lunchtime. Though they didn't stock a huge range of grocery items compared to other shops on the island, the service and burgers were always great.

Thank Narelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located in the middle of town, Thompsons is a family-run business that offers a wide range of goods. As it turned out, someone had told me that there were colouring-in books and pencils on sale and I bought a lovely mandala colouring book that...More

1  Thank Odysseyx
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Arriving on the first day we were happy to find this place close to our accommodation to get basic supplies. The prices here seem higher and the range is a bit smaller than Joys but for convenience it is good. You can also but cold...More

Thank themudgeerambler
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The hamburgers here are fantastic - old style and really delicious. Not a great selection of groceries and souvenirs here though, we found that Joys Shop was much better value and had a bigger selection.

Thank Tracyoh
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We got nice burgers here on our way to the airport. We preferred Joy's Shop for groceries & souvenirs but it was nice to get burgers and eat them at the nearby waterfront.

Thank Sandy T
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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

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  • Value
Cafe, Australian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, 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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