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Reviewed 9 October 2022

Diamond's grocery store is run by sisters Rahnie and Kylie. It used to be located on Skyline Drive and called Top Shop, and is now in the centre of the settlement as Diamond's. They have the best selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, of the...two grocery shops, and a good range of other dry and refrigerated goods. They also offer a great selection of homemade ready to heat meals (frozen and refrigerated), such as a fish curry with local fish. We used these several times when we didn’t want to eat out and they were excellent - as were the homemade cakes! Like everywhere on the island, we also enjoyed a few laughs and good conversation with both Rahnie and Kylie.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

Only place on the Island to buy your fresh meat and fish. Good selection of home made salads, curries, fruit and vegetables. Good for cold beers and wines and a good selection of cheeses and small goods.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

Diamond is a shop that sells fresh fish, meat, vegetables and a large variety of other options. It was only open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. Expensive like all LHI food is but good quality. It is near the information area opposite...the lagoon beach.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 December 2020

Not sure why the person below reviewed JOYs in this saction. 'Top Shop' is no longer on the "top" road of the island. It is closed. Now relocated to opposite Anchorage Restaurant in the main part of town. Called Diamonds. Great for local meat (snaggers,...go the Chilli ones) also fresh fish if it has been brought in. Nice for those "special" ingreedients for a meal - differernt from Joys. At the moment closed for "Siesta" midday > 3pm so check opening hours. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 27 November 2020

We discovered Joy's on our second day there. It has a good range of pretty much all you need and is well stocked. Prices are higher than the mainland but reasonable for LHI. We shopped there quite a lot as we made our own meals...in out unit at Milky Way Villas.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2019

Technically it's called the Diamond, but that sign is not up. It used to be a co-op, and they have left that sign up, and the owner's boys stuck up 'un' in front so it now says Lord Howe Island Unco-operative. Love it! When we...spoke of it, we only ever referred to it as the uncooperative. Hopefully that name sticks as you don't forget it. The lady who runs it is a character, and friendly. Loved this shop for its gluten free options. Lots of them. Also, you are able to buy things like butter and jam in those little packs like you get at hotel breakfasts, which is great when you don't need much. It's not a big shop, but was probably my favourite shop, all things considered. Would have loved to try the chicken, feta and spinach sausages, but just didn't have the time to cook at the accomodation by the time I found these. Next time 😊.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

Opening days and hours are a bit limited over the winter months. However, when open, the Top Shop has meat and fish packs which make for some tasty meals. They also have some fresh pre made meals as well. A limited but adequate supply of...basic grocery items. Handy for those staying at the northern end of the island.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 June 2019

This shop was handy to our accommodation but we understand next season they may be moving 'down town'. It shared many features of the other two shops. Prices weren't displayed and very little local produce

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

Top Shop (a small fruit & vegetable & meat shop) was suggested to us by a local. The choice is small but the quality of meat, fruit and vegetables is first class. Great for BBQ meals and general good health. A note to TripAdvisor ......this is a shop, not a restaurant. :)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019

This is a small shop that has restricted trading hours. It is their fresh meat that makes it unique to other shops on the island

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

One of the best dining options on Lord Howe are the BBQ packs of meat or seafood with prepared salad plus cut onion rings. $40 for meat pack for 2. $25 for seafood. All around the island there are beach side BBQs with freshly cut...timber. Use dead palm fronds as kindling. Very convenient and inexpensive dining option to restaurants on the island whose prices reflect the high cost of freight to this paradise.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

Joy's is the largest shop on LHI and provides all your daily needs. It has good bread, variety and fresh provisions. It is a combined supermarket /variety store yet still retains the charm of laid-back Lord Howe. Eftpos is now readily available on Lord Howe.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

If you are in need of some fresh fruit and veg, or some delicious savoury biscuits there is no better place than Top Shop

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2019

We got the $40 BBQ pack from here, delivered as it was a big hill to get up otherwise. 2 scotch fillet steaks, 4 sausages, salad and chopped onion. We had the steak and salad for lunch one day with heaps of salad left over,...then the sausages for breakfast 2 mornings so worked out good value and tasty. I think you can also get a fish pack from here but not sure of the priceMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

We ordered a BBQ pack to be delivered to the apartment we are staying in. I also asked for thicker steaks than standard, happy to pay a bit extra. Top Shop delivered (both in terms of providing excellent food, and in literally bringing it to...our door). The beef was outstanding, tender and flavorful. The salad was plentiful and varied, with two types of lettuce, capsicum, mushroom, tomato, cucumber and red onion. Even little packs of dressing, which is a thoughtful inclusion for those on holiday. The bbq pack also included sausages and sliced onion. Lord Howe Island is a lovely spot, with limited choices for fresh produce. But this meal would be welcome even back at home where we have lots of access to shops. The meat was the best we have had in awhile, and it was so good we will order another pack next week.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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