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Thompsons General Store

Cafe, Australian
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Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
02 6563 2155
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Lunch in $10. We were in Lord Howe Island in June. Few restaurants were closed for winter & couple were closed for refurbishment. So the choice was limited. Thompsons is more of a mini grocery store with bit of souvenirs as well. It's open for lunch with few different types of burgers & hot chips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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English first
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lunch in $10. We were in Lord Howe Island in June. Few restaurants were closed for winter & couple were closed for refurbishment. So the choice was limited. Thompsons is more of a mini grocery store with bit of souvenirs as well. It's open for lunch with few different types of burgers & hot chips. My husband & myself only... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thompson's Store is friendly and helpful, they are also hire cars on a daily basis. Before you travel to L H Island, if you think you would need to hire a car it would be wise to make a booking in advance. This is because presently there are only 8 cars to hire on Lord Howe, and during peak season... More 

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Barwon Heads, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This shop has it all ... good, fresh 'burgers as well as other takeaway food such as pies, hot chips, salad etc. Stocks basic groceries, alcohol, fishing equipment, tourist items such as postcards etc. Well located in the centre of 'town'.

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Norah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Central location for anything you forgot from the mainland and as always (on LHI) friendly, down to earth, helpful Islander staff. Good takeaway

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had lunch at Thompson's on 2 occasions and had hamburgers each time. The hamburgers wer "old style" with no frills and were very tasty. A cheapish meal.

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Geelong Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It was interesting to have a look around this store which is full of all sorts of things and is really one of only three stores for supplies. great to get day old bread for feeding the fish as Ned's Beach.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This wonderful place used to be the heart of this village but you feel it needs an updating some large glass doors would make it just a bit more inviting. Among the many things it has on offer for the locals such as a fishing gear and hardware store out back. This little gem has continued to serve food that... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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

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  • 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: Cafe, Australian

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