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Thompsons General Store

Cafe, Fast food, Australian
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Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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New South Wales, Australia
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81 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

plenty of things to buy in this store, the best selection for food on the island and the proprietors are always friendly

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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

There are 3 shops on the island all offering slightly different goods. All are expensive as all goods have to be shipped to the island weekly. We purchased a few grocery items here.

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Thank Chris491952
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Items were expensive, but that's to be expected when you consider everything has to be shipped across once a fortnight from the mainland or flown in by Qantas link. It was last summer that we went here so things might have changed but we remember but considering the pace of life on the island I very much doubt it. We... More 

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Thank ebaysalesnewcastle
Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really friendly service. Got almost everything you would need. If you want to go fishing you can hire gear here. Beware, this is not your local IGA. These people work isolated from the rest of the world and do a great job with limited resources. If shopping is somewhat of a hobby for you, LHI is not your cup of... More 

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

We enjoyed Thompsons Store . There was plenty of fishing gear and information about when and where to fish. Unfortunately the weather was bad the day we wanted to book a fishing trip so we couldn't go that time. Maybe we will time it better with the weather this time.

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Thank Glennis M
Bargara, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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162 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 1 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, Australian
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?