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“The Perfect Country Store” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“The Perfect Country Store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

You want it Thompson's will sell it to you -- food, coffee, meat, clothing and lots more.
If Thompson's don't stock it, then it must not worth buying.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Convenient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This place is a bit expensive. But you pay for convenience. The wine we purchased we could have got for half the price at the liquor store but that is what you pay for having this place in central location. We didn't sit down to eat here but did order take away salad rolls which we fine. I would also question the cleanliness of the kitchen. there is so much stuff in this place you can hardly move. it has just about everything you need. Food, Snacks, Cheese, Fruit, Souvenirs, Drinks, Pills, clothes, alcohol, shoes, beach gear/stuff, etc etc. There is outdoor seating available. They also do bbq chickens but you need to pre order these. anyway check it out for yourself when you get here.

Visited February 2013
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“rudest place ever, and dirty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had been warned, but OMG this place is so terrible it should be closed down. It is filthy and the 'we hate tourists" attitude is loud and clear. Its a revolting experience........do not be confused by the name, as the Thompsons are lovely people who are longtime residents who own Blue Lagoon but they sold the shop and the new owners are the ones who have ruined it and hate all tourists...ironic isn't it??? The lhi Board should close this place down.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Handy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very very handy! Nice for some snacks and drinks for the hotel!

Very easy to find and cheap prices - closed at "lunch time" though so pick your timing well

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great breakfasts all groceries you need great hamburgers and good selection of fishing gear and souvenirs.

Visited January 2013
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