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Thompsons General Store

Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“hamburger” (22 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
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Fast food, Australian
Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We got some breakfast there and they are trying. However, there is an overwhelming feeling of inadequate facilities, and while the food was good, it was kind of slapped together. The coffee was okay when they had someone that knew how to run the machine....More

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 15 November 2012

This is the place to go for Quick fast food if you dont feel like going out to a resturant. Its not cheep but you must remember you are on a Island..

Thank granttoni
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We had chips and hamburgers cooked fresh at this store and we also purchased fresh pies and heated them up in the microwave at our accommodation. A cheaper alternative to dining in the restuarnat across the road.

Thank Qldgirl1
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Love the fish burgers and chips, friendly staff and very good service, have lunch here almost everyday!

Thank hvc328
Reviewed 22 July 2012

The only convenience store. A good election of international newspapers and magazines.

2  Thank Sbonnerabv
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Dropped in and asked, 'any toilets?' Answer: 'no'. No further explanation just 'no'. Then they yell for you to come and get your coffee or food rather than, when there were only a couple of people, bringing it out to you.

3  Thank Ogslpash
Reviewed 17 May 2012

This is a very well equipped store. We did take some fruit and vegetables with us from home but Thompsons had everything else we needed.

Reviewed 17 May 2012

We were told that their burgers were to die for. Having lined up for 10 minutes to order and then waiting another 10, I was disappointed with the burger. I would only rate it about 6 out of 10 at most.

Thank Chris15570
Reviewed 30 April 2012

If you are staying near the lagoon this is the most accessible general store on Lord Howe Island. The best kept secret is that Thompson's have cars for hire ,ideal for no longer young legs to cop with the hills. reasonable stock of basic groceries...More

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 24 April 2012

The sign on the wall said it all. The hamburger was very filling, tasted great and the names for the burgers was very "Lord Howe". Excellent value for money.

Thank Bronwyn_12
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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
Lunch, Brunch
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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