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Meals
Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Fast food, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick lunch of burgers and a salad roll. Both were quite tasty with some delicious hot chips to boot. The service was friendly and welcoming which is what you want in a small place like Lord Howe.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

Thompson has great vegetarian burgers and a pleasant place to sit outside and eat your meal. The store has a great selection of gifts, souvenirs and clothes. There are also grocery items - including fruit and vegetables. There are also ice creams at reasonable prices....Wandering around the store is a very pleasant way to spend time on the island.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023

If you run out or in need of something this is the place to shop, it's well stocked, with food items, gifts and nick-nacks. Great staff friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

General small goods, alcohol, souvenirs, T shirts fashion clothing, fishing gear and lunchtime take away. Burgers were delicious, can sit at tables under the trees outside.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Friendliest grocer on island. Wide range of goods and souvenirs. Kids loved going back for ice cream. Good advice. Good burgers.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

The staff here are friendly and helpful. Prices are fair and a good selection. Probably the best general store o the island

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

We primarily used the store for grocery purchases and for a 10 day car rental. In the process we also received a most helpful and unexpected assistance from Damien (one of the store managers) when an important piece of medical equipment developed a fault. GROCERIES...& SNACK FOODS - Thompsons has a good range and whilst we were disappointed as to the absence of a few items we were pleasantly surprised to find other things we would never have expected. CAR RENTAL - I doubt the rental fleet is all that large and all cars were fully booked during December school holidays. My strong advice would be to book very well ahead of any upcoming visit. SERVICE - A very important piece of my wife's medical equipment failed whilst we were on the island. Upon learning of this disaster Manager Damien generously offered to have a shot at fixing it and he actually succeeded. He accomplished this valuable service after hours even though he was under High Season pressure, then refused any payment for this non standard charitable action. I'm quite sure he wouldn't have the time to be so generous very often and I hesitate to mention his kindness for that very reason. However, he helped my wife out of a real jam and I can't fail to record his generosity in this review. PRICES - The prices are competitive in a Lord Howe Island context. However, no one should visit Lord Howe expecting to buy anything at remotely close to Mainland prices. The reasons are many and varied. Just accept that situation and focus on all the good things the island has to offer. You'll go home beaming.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 December 2021

The general store had most of the essential items ranging from amenities to food items, though it's operating hours are on the shorter side.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2021 via mobile

Tommo is so friendly and helpful!! Good for some basic supplies, gifts, burgers and other options for lunches

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

We had amazing burgers at Thompson’s General Store. I had the Vegetarian burger with spinach and feta, my hubby had the Gowa burger, both were large and very tasty. Well priced too. The store is also well stocked with general supplies. The staff are friendly...and helpful.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

Because everything has to come to Lord Howe on a weekly boat delivery - shipping costs make things expensive. The people are delightful and they seek to cater to what a holidayer would need (lots of souvenirs plus fishing kit etc as well as basic...groceries and the like). But necessarily range is limited and prices have to reflect costs to get things to the island - so, for example, a 1.25ltr bottle of Coke which in the mainland might cost $2.50, here costs over $5. Just be ready for the prices and bring what you can from home.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021

We loved going to Thompson’s General Store during our stay. Staff were always happy helpful and friendly. Damo is great - happy, friendly, enjoys interacting with customers and cooks a great lunchtime burger. Damo went out of his way to try to help us find...extra nights accommodation when we were recently stuck on the island due to flooding on the mainland. We were extremely thankful for his help and advice. Burgers we ate here were delicious! Loved them and would highly recommend! General store has a wide variety of food, drinks and gift items. Make sure you visit when on the island. Thanks, Damo!! Woody and Kerry.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021

As not self-catering we didn't need to buy anything more than a packet of crisps, but loved, and bought, a couple of their school children decorated Boomerang bags. Great idea. Lovely store.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021

Enjoyed many a coffee and lunch here and they have some great little souvenirs too. Very friendly staff as well

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 March 2021

We got burgers on a couple of days from here. Very fresh and tasty burgers. We also purchased grocery items and some souvenirs from here.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
Never bought gluten free anything, so can't say vacationer.
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Yes they do car hire. Not sure of the prices though. Lord Howe is a small island and if you can, bike riding is the go
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Yes, Thompsons General Store offers takeaway services.

Thompsons General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3