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Thompsons General Store

Coffee Shop, 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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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
Good simple takeaway food done well

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Lea32_11
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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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: Coffee Shop, Australian

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