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Thompsons General Store

Café, Australian
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Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
02 6563 2155
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Convenient and yummy take-aways

This shop has so much in it! Some of the food items are rather pricey but that's how it is on LHI. Their take-away food is yummy to stroll down to the lagoon and eat with magnificent views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Desiré
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New South Wales, Australia
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Hobart, Australia
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244 reviews 244 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really, Is it necessary to be rude to customers? I purchased very little here apart from Newspapers, sun lotion and water. The food was mainly 'junk food' . One lady was very nice and friendly but the others just shouldn't be working in a place which caters for tourists. Actually, the shop is not attractive either, looks like it's very... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Be aware that it would be a good idea to take some items with you to the island. I know all goods have to be brought in by ship, but the mark up is huge. To make thins worse there are 3 stores on the island. The only person that is friendly and nice to deal with is the lady... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This shop has so much in it! Some of the food items are rather pricey but that's how it is on LHI. Their take-away food is yummy to stroll down to the lagoon and eat with magnificent views.

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

Has most of the essentials and is situated in the centre of town. Has hot and cold foods available for lunch, limited groceries and alcohol. Has hot cooked chickens 2 days a week and it is advisable to pre order one to ensure you get one. Grab the chicken and go and sit on the beach and watch the world... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Thompsons general store is in the Main Street of LHI, so is in a very convenient location. We went here a couple times for dinner/lunch - a tasty hamburger and hot chips was our favourite. It allowed us to have an easy and inexpensive dinner between nights of fine dining. It is close to the lagoon, so easy to grab... More 

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

good for grabbing stuff for a picnic or dinner. Handy location. Range of goods including simple touristy stuff, gifts

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Adelaide Central
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

One has to be desperate to support this business despite it's excellent location. Everything is a bother to the owner and the staff who really obviously do not want to be there. Example was whilst they advertise on the board outside 'burgers from 11.20am - 2.00pm' we went in to order at 11.25am to be told very sharply she would... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Located close to the general centre of shops caring a wide selection of goods, it is certainly handy, but if you are staying for a while & want an array of food items, I would opt for Joy's store, a cheaper option.

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Sydney, Australia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Best burgers ever!. They have an outside area where you can sit comfortably at a table under cover. Beautiful burgers and reasonably priced. We had brunch there several times during our 8 days. The store is a mix of general food stuff, fresh fish & salads, chickens by order, gifts, clothing, magazines, etc. A great, no frills shop.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We bought a VegeBurger and a Fishburger for lunch, they were fantastic, a must do, and not expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: 02 6563 2155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Australian

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