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Thompsons General Store

Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
02 6563 2155
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Cuisines: Australian, Café
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thompsons store had great selection of goods to keep you ready replenished for the day ahead. Great range of foods and essentials. You can also hire rods and reels and all the fishing and snorkeling essentials.

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Rathmines, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

But it is expensive. We only bought few things on arrival, and it cost a LOT. There was a wide variety of items for sale, but nothing was at normal prices. I do respect the cost of getting stuff there but...

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Rathmines, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Interesting combination of cooked food, groceries, clothes, home decorations, gifts, ice creams. Enjoyed hamburgers on one day, and several coffee stops.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

There are two main places for shopping for supplies, the other place is called Joys Store - well we fell about laughing at the misnomer of the name. The two elderly staff were sour pusses and really made you fell unwelcome, should be called Joyless! Thompsons is the contrast, friendly staff and a great selection pies, fresh bread and pretty... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Thompsons store is perfect. The people are so lovely and are very polite! Lord Howe is expensive, of course! They get their food sent over on a boat and have to pay for the shipping, the shipping isn't free!? They also have great burgers and are very convenient.

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gold coast
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We found this to be the best shop on the island, is well stocked with a huge variety of goods including food and staff friendly. Open 7 days. Has freshly baked bread - Viv"s Health Mix is delicious but you will need to pre-order as it goes like hot cakes! Have take-away food, burgers etc till 2pm. Shame they don't... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great choice of snacks, drinks, basic groceries, gifts & many other items for sale. Very friendly and helpful staff at the Thompsons General Store.

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Perth, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Whilst you can get snacks here, I would regard it more as a general store. If you want to go back 40 years to the way it was .. this is the place. It is also pricey.. but that's Lord Howe ! You can get almost every thing here and it is convenient. The competition is a 1 km walk... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As I'd read other reviews I knew what to expect - high prices and a real absence of warmth or politeness which is really quite sad. The other general store Joys whilst a bit further away is much cleaner and polite

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a great lunch at Thompson's. Very casual - order at the counter, wait for your food, grab some drinks from the cooler, eat outside on picnic tables. My husband had the fish sandwich and my daughter and I each had a burger. All was fresh and wonderful - especially the buns. Reasonably priced for Lord Howe. Carry away... More

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