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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

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  • 86
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
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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
Best dining on LHI

We first discovered Pandanus while staying nearby at Lorhiti. A fabulous find as the food was stunning. During our stay we ate there a few times and it was consistently good. Reasonably priced (we are from Sydney and used to prices in the city and Eastern Suburbs) and the food was an exceptionally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
artgal44
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Maroubra
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Maroubra
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We first discovered Pandanus while staying nearby at Lorhiti. A fabulous find as the food was stunning. During our stay we ate there a few times and it was consistently good. Reasonably priced (we are from Sydney and used to prices in the city and Eastern Suburbs) and the food was an exceptionally high standard with some innovative combinations. Favourite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Having enjoyed eating here in the past we were looking forward to tasting their food once again. However it was a great disappointment to have a very mediocre meal here. The Gnocchi was hard and bouncy with no flavour to the sauce and the Pork Belly heralded as having less fat suffered from being dry then served without any sauce... More 

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StephenSia, Manager at Pandanus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you are disappointed with your dining experience. We strive to do our best and appreciate every returning customers. Our staff always asked the guests about their food on the night and if there is a problem will always try to address the issues on the spot or provided you with a refund.... More 

Albury, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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: Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?