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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
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have you been to a remote country town general store? Thompson's Store is one of these. It stocks one brand of almost everything you would need. It is has wine, clothing, fishing gear, limited fruit and veggies, groceries and you can even buy a hamburger freshly cooked. Very reliant on supply ships to bring fresh produce. Some items are frozen.... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We went to the store just after 2:30 and asked for a sandwich, the woman behind the counter didn't even look up just grunted everything had been put away and if we wanted we could just go to the fridge and buy a block of cheese and a packet of ham a huge price to pay for a a lunch... More

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Sydney, Australia
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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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Address: Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6563 2155
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
Cuisine: Australian, Café

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