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Thompsons General Store

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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Bulli, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we had tried a burger for lunch, we found it quite dificult to go past again, so in a week we managed about 4 lunches there. Good variety and tasty burgers. Friendly staff and great service. Close to where we stayed at Oceanview and handy for food supplies.

Thank Tordis B
Swan Reach, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great hamburgers & snacks. Have a coffee or a drink under the outdoor sails, & just spend a quiet hour or 2. Plenty of souvenirs & clothes to choose from. You can even book a fishing excursion on the lagoon with Crom who is an excellent guide.

Thank Scotty M
Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Thompson is one of the original families who settled on the island and they can trace their ancestry back for several generations. The store provides all the basic needs although at a price. What must be remembered is that everything is either brought by ship or air and the cost of freight makes everything a lot more expensive. It's a... More 

Thank Hendrik F
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This store can certainly provide for most of your needs. We used it to pick up some food and alcohol supplies and purchase souvenirs. There was a good range of souvenirs (albeit your usual wares). The Visitor Information Centre has a small range of more upmarket souvenirs and at Jenny's Place you can find some lovely hand made items which... More 

Thank felicityc60
New South Wales, Australia
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75 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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

Thank AuzziOne
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.

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 

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 

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.

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.

Thank Jackie M

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Australian, Cafe, Fast food
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  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?