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Pandanus Restaurant

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Italian, Vegetarian, Australian, Asian fusion
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Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island, Australia
02 6563 2400
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Staff, Great Service

Wow, last time we were on the Island there were not the restaurants around as there were this time. This has been the biggest change since our last visit and we were happily surprised and the quality and detail of our meals. We even went back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Fiona S
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Albury, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albury, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Wow, last time we were on the Island there were not the restaurants around as there were this time. This has been the biggest change since our last visit and we were happily surprised and the quality and detail of our meals. We even went back again!

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Sydney
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

a hidden away gem, The meal was lovely - with friendly/knowledgable staff We had the fresh fish and then yummy desserts with an extensive wine list

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New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a three course meal at Pandanus and each course was incredibly nice. We had heard the restaurants on LHI had good food and I'm happy to say that the hearsay is true.

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ate here at the beginning and end of our holiday. Impressive menu and nice wine list. The staff were attentive and professional. The food was very good. Will definitely recommend to all.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

One of the few places open every night of the week, it has great food (entrees, mains and desserts). It is hard to fault the service or the meals and wine we had here. Like all the other restaurants they offer a drop off service back to your lodgings after dinner.

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North Manly Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our first dining experience on the island and one of the best, so good we returned. Understood gluten free and provided many options. Delicious food, the scallop entree was so good I had it both nights. Delightful staff who managed without fuss even with a blackout! We chose to walk home but there was always a lift on offer. I... More 

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Lithgow, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I recommend the entree pizzas. I thoroughly enjoyed the pork belly dish and my husband enjoyed the steak dish. Everything was served as ordered and the meals were served promptly (even though the restaurant was full and very busy) and by friendly wait staff. The meal portions were generous and were also very reasonably priced.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Easily our favourite restaurant during our recent 10 night stay on Lord Howe island. Visited twice and it would be my first call if I returned to the island! We particularly loved the steak dinner on a rosti type potato with a divine beetroot puree that melted in your mouth. Lovely friendly staff in a easygoing lightly elegant surrounding. Happy... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I ate at Pandanus two nights ago after reading fantastic reviews and having high expectations. We were not disappointed. We have eaten at many restaurants at LHI and this was the best experience. The sashimi for entree and kingfish for main are both highly recommended. Staff were so accommodating and friendly. Dietary needs were met without a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice during our stay and couldnt help but order the same meal each time. The food here is fantasic and we felt the prices were reasonable for the quality and portion sizes. Their chips (as an extra side dish) were unbelievable as well. I would go back again and again next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: 02 6563 2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Australian, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?