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Pandanus Restaurant

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Italian, Vegetarian, Fusion, Australian
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Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island, Australia
02 6563 2400
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Good food, freindly service, nice atmosphere

We had a nice evening meal at Pandanas, with local fish on the menu. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. It was nice to dine a bit out of the main center of the island. We sat outside looking out on the trees which had a good atmosphere. They even gave us a lift home at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ellyshort
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice evening meal at Pandanas, with local fish on the menu. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. It was nice to dine a bit out of the main center of the island. We sat outside looking out on the trees which had a good atmosphere. They even gave us a lift home at... More 

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Thank ellyshort
Harrington, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My husband and I went to Pandanus restaurant while staying on Lord Howe Island recently. We had an amazing dinner at Pandanus. My husbands steak was cooked beautifully and my duck was one of the best meals I've had. Superb!

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Thank VICKI H
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Went here based on reviews, however I think for the food you get it is exceptionally over priced. Meals were nice but compared to what you paid in other restaurants, this was significantly dearer.

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Thank Deborah W
Sydney
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Pandanus gave us one of the best meals on the island. We had divine kingfish sashimi there. I had confit duck and my daughter had the sea food pasta. ( huge kind prawns) Finished off with the crime brûlée. The tables are nicely set with candles and the waitstaff were very good. You can sit outside in a covered marquee... More 

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Thank JubesSydney
New South Wales, Australia
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We ate here several times during our week on the island as it was a lovely evening walk not far from our accommodation at The Treehouse and the food was always excellent. The staff are lovely, great wine, always beautiful kingfish on the menu, pizzas and antipasto superb even as takeaway. Highly recommended.

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Thank meercat05
United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Must eat here if you are visiting the island. The pasta is amazing and the staff really go out of there way to ensure you have a great experience. The tip was well-deserved :)

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Thank MelissaFellin
Tweed Heads, Australia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I had heard good reports about Pandanus but was disappointed with our main meal (kingfish). It certainly was fresh but the fish was salty and somewhat dry. For me there was also a lack of choice of mains. If you like pizzas, then this is the place for you. Count on an expensive dinning experience. The dessert, on the other... More 

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Thank Simsam64
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Had dinner here one night with 4 adults. Staff friendly, food average which disappointed us a bit given it is rated the number one on the island at the moment. We liked The Anchorage better, having said that can't say that it was particularly bad.

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Thank Marianne C
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287 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Must book here to ensure seating - it can get very busy. The meals were delicious and one of the best experiences I had on the island, with a variety of choice, romantic atmosphere. The staff were helpful and conducted themselves well, shuttle service available. Only down point was the tables were too close to other tables.

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Thank Alice R
Perth
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Enjoyed a fantastic meal at Pandanus with friends. Perfect night out. Great Service Great Food Great Atmosphere

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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, Fusion, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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