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“Great takeaway option” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Greenback Eatery

Greenback Eatery
Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island, Australia
+61 2 6563 2208
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great takeaway option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

My Dad got a takeaway fish and chips from Greenback one night and said it was a cut above your normal fish and chip takeaway. I tried a bit off the side of his plate and have to agree.
If you're looking for a night off but don't want to go to a restaurant, this comes highly recommended.

Visited January 2012
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“unpretentious and very pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Greenbacks seems to be a restaurant that's been setup on someone's balcony, so it is quite casual but very pleasant. We didn't have entree and both had kingfish for main (with added calimari for my partner). The kingfish had a somewhat strange squishy texture that I've since been told results from defrosting the fish too quickly. Despite that the flavour was the best of 3 kingfish meals I had on the island - including one at Arajilla. Dessert was a vanilla panacotta with rosewater. The rosewater was initially quite strong and overpowering but after a couple of mouthfuls I really enjoyed it. Nice place for a casual meal.

Visited December 2011
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Taree, Australia
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“Beautifully cooked fresh fish.........and more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

The owners of Greenback Eatery also own a fishing boat and the fish on your plate was probably still swimming earlier that day. And what fish! The first night was Sunday and we both had an entrée of thinly sliced raw fish marinated in chili, olive oil and herbs. Absolutely delicious! Then we had the “Fish and three salads” for $25.00. It was the nicest kingfish we have ever tasted, coated in such a light batter, with serve yourself homemade salads. Including a chilled sauvignon blanc, the total bill came to $113.00. We went back on Tuesday for the curry night, which consisted of a fish, a chicken and a beef curry all made from scratch and accompanied by rice and crisp pappadums. Second helpings were encouraged! With two icey cold beers each the total came to only $76.00! We backed up for a third time on Thursday for the “Best fish, chips and salad” and once again were served a mound of fresh, perfectly cooked kingfish and calamari, chips, and a salad served separately in a bowl. I succumbed to the berry crumble for dessert and, with a bottle of white, the bill came to $105.00. If you want fresh, beautifully cooked seafood you won’t do better on Lord Howe than the Greenback Eatery.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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