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Thompsons General Store

Cafe, Australian
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Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2155
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Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought supplies there, some were frozen, but they are not so good, Fresh food was Ok. Service indifferent.

Thank David B
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thompson's do a great burger. If you are visiting Lord Howe Is make sure you grab a burger or two from Thompson's. A great value lunch option on the island!

Thank Darren L
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thompson's store is in a handy location , however if you have a bike it is better to go to Joy's store or Top Shop where the range is more extensive and the produce fresher.

1 Thank Lou M
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very desorganized store with poor service provided. Staff are too busy chatting between them and left costumers waiting to order a burger and when you finally get the chance to eat,the burger taste pretty bad and has uncooked bacon which is awful.

Thank Adriana G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well as retailers they didnt learn much in 90 years. Might be great for bait and tackle, the burgers might be ok too - but the place needs a good clean & the grocery range sorting out . Joys shop was a paradise by comparison. Liquor store very good too

Thank elestoban
Prestatyn, UK
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tthis a convenience store. Not sure why it's listed under restaurants. It does sell burgers, but then so does 7-eleven, and that's not a restaurant.

Thank ollyf
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

On a par with Joy's store (middle beach road) except this also sells burgers and chips. Joys probably has a better clothing line and slightly better range of general groceries and veggies

Thank turnerlibelle
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is a true general store with a little bit of everything. The food is very basic. Interesting to visit but would go to Top Shop for any fine products and fresh vegetables.

Thank Elisabeth E
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

With little to do we wandered into the Thompson's General store and were amazed at the stock pilled high up on shelves reaching (almost) to the roof. After chatting to the manager we discovered that the store had everything one could even think of to buy from the odd screw to the Huggies nappies. It was explained that the supple... More 

1 Thank moire b
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

For a little shop on a tiny island, this has most of what you could ever want, from ice cream to baked beans, plasters to swimming costumes...

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ned's Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6563 2155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?