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AU$5 - AU$36
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Contemporary, Healthy, Australian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual atmosphere, beautiful gardens, excellent service! The best seafood crepe! Well presented fresh food moderately priced with a reasonable

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Great area with garden views. The fish I ordered was swamped by a very acidic sauce that actually killed the flavour of the protein. Unpleasant. We asked for dessert menus but after 20 minutes gave up and paid the bill . Will I go back...? NO.. Disappointing! Out of 10 rate it a 5.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting- worth a visit for the ambience alone. The lunch prices were very good (especially for Norfolk Island) and I had a tasty, well presented seafood crepe.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal here New Years Eve, what a wonderful way to bring in the New Year, our little group were so grateful you were able to give us a table during our short visit to your lovely island 😊 Wonderful food and...service to share with great friends. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

A very special restaurant with exceptional food and a beautiful atmosphere! The moment you enter Hillis you feel welcome! The ambience, the warmth from the staff and then the food! Fabulous on every level! We were staying on Norfolk for 7 days and we ended...up eating at Hillis for 3 of those!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

What a lovely quirky place to visit, the decor is really eclectic. We could not get in for an evening meal as it was always booked a couple of days ahead, so I strongly suggest booking a table as soon as you get to Norfolk.We...did hear a lot of good things about Hilli's from people who had gone there for dinner. On our last day we had a really nice morning tea and after went for a wander in Queen Victoria's garden and the and art gallery that are beside the Restuarant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food, great surroundings, and immaculate service. What more do you want? After visiting a few of the restaurants in Burnt Pine, we found this the best.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Four of us had a very enjoyable experience with high quality service and food. Thanks for 50th Anniversary table setting.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

We called in here for lunch twice during our week's stay on the island. Service was prompt and friendly, the food very tasty and nicely presented and the ambience good. We were only sorry we hadn't booked ahead to try out the dinner service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

We dined here twice during our visit to beautiful Norfolk Island. Our first visit was excellent even though the restaurant was extremely busy with several large groups. We only ordered one meal each. We both had the fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was efficient...considering how busy it was and we had an enjoyable evening. Unfortunately our second experience was not quite up the same standard. Our entrees arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. I had the seafood crepe which really was just a fish mornay dish as no other seafood was obvious. The crepe was too thick for my liking. My husband had the salt and pepper calamari which he thought was too salty. As soon as we had finished our entrees the main meals arrived. We both had ordered the Fillet Mignon cooked medium rare. Mine was perfectly cooked and tender but my husband’s was tough. The biggest disappointment was that our two course meal was over within 40 minutes of being seated. We were looking forward to a leisurely dinner. I would advise that you order entrees first and wait until finished to order your main meal if you don’t want a rushed meal. The young service staff on both evenings were lovely and have obviously been well trained.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

One of the resturaunts visited during our stay on Norfolk. Food was great, staff attentive but not over the top and loved the decor.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

We had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My daughter is gluten and lactose intolerant. The staff and chef bent over backwards to accommodate her. The meal was wonderful, delicious and varied.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We had many recommendations to try Hilli’s, and were quite excited to get a booking. However my meal was a bit disappointing, and wonder if the regular chef was not there last night. The entree seafood crepe sauce was nice, but not a lot of...seafood. The pate was good and quite large. My main fish dish was sadly a bit overcooked, but the sauce was good, and the pork belly dish was very nice and tender. The service was quick, and the staff were lovely and engaging. A real delight to meet young locals and learn more about their lives here. My cocktails came out promptly and were really delicious. We declined dessert as the meals had been quite large and filling. Definitely nowhere near as expensive as I had been expecting, and pretty good value for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

This is an excellent restaurant across the road from Governor's Lodge. The food was first class and the service excellent.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

The staff at Hilli's made our 25th Wedding Anniversary so very special with rose petals sprinkled on our table, a sign wishing us a Happy Anniversary as well as " Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate around our desert. I had the Seafood Crepe for lunch...which was to die for ..it was one of the loveliest tasting meals I had ever had !! The Margarita was pretty tasty too ! In fact we enjoyed ourselves so much we came back for dinner the night before we left so hubby could try the Crepe too ..he totally agreed with me !!! We highly recommend Hilli's for any meal!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hilli Restaurant & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5