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“Limited menu, and the best kingfish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Greenback Eatery

Greenback Eatery
Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island, Australia
+61 2 6563 2208
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Limited menu, and the best kingfish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

A group of 16 and Dave and Glenys went out of their way to accommodate us, keeping us informed when a change to our booking had to be made. Be prepared for a limited menu, and delicious food, especially the kingfish. Service could have been a little more efficient, given the limited menu (set entree, set main meal, and two choices for dessert) and small dining room (our entrees were served to us at different times and we waited a long time for dessert), That said, the staff were friendly and happy, and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the company of our friends, and Dave and Glenys when they joined us.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Where fresh is best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Firstly if Dave goes out fishing then restaurant opens, so you know it's fresh. Bad weather, no fishing charters no fish no meal, simple really.
We were fortunate to go fishing, catch fish and then enjoy our fish with some lucky tourists who booked the restaurant that night.
Family run kitchen where the charter boat captain is you chef, thanks Dave and your lovely wife who's name escapes me for the great food and trip.
The four of us will come again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Unfortunately can only give a rating of poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Booked to have a dinner at Greenback. Arrived but not a sole around. Owners decided to not open for the night!!! Shame they didn't tell my husband & I ????? We were NOT impressed. Refused to book another night. Fortunately for us Pandanus welcomed us to have dinner- thank you Steve. I wouldn't recommend going to Greenback- the other restaurants on the island want your company & your money.

Visited November 2013
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“good... but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had been out with Dave on Greenback charters and caught some good fish so we thought we might try the eatery too.
It is a small eatery and therefore has a limited menu, but showcases the fresh lord howe island fish.
Other than the fact out entree came out after our main ... the food was delicious and well prepared.
We were however a little disappointed with the fact you cant get a bread roll ( you need something to soak up the beautiful sauce from the main!) and also coffee/tea is not available either . I think that let it down a little bit.
Our bus driver from Wilson's was there to pick us up very early as well which made us feel a little rushed.

Visited October 2013
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“Sashimi Extraordinaire!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Small Verandah Restaurant, Limited Menu but the food was lovely. The walk home under the huge Banyan Trees at night was magical - a little spooky!

Visited October 2013
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