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Lord Howe Island Bowling Club

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Australian
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Lord Howe Island, Australia
+61 2 6563 2171
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Prestatyn, UK
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly the food was excellent, and we knew everywhere in Lord Howe is necessarily expensive, but the venue itself was nothing special. To look at it, you might think this was a "budget" option, but the dishes and drinks were much the same price as anywhere else. If you're concerned about the setting, you can get a meal that's just... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fish fry dinner here provided a good serve of fish that you can supplement with chips and salad from the self-servery. Nice pudding for dessert too. Of course, as is the custom on LHI, our accommodation hosts drove us there and we were driven home at the end of our meal. What a great service and a good way to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Cannot rate the food and service high enough. A humble Bowling Club, with generous souls. The Kitchen is tiny but the food is epic. We all had the Kingfish & all 5 of us said best meal on the Island. We also had the doughnuts for dessert & they were great too. Definitely pop in here for dinner if you... More 

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Thank SKSchroder
Mollymook, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Quite a surprise: fine dining (almost) at a bowling club, but there you are. Wonderful staff, like everywhere on the Island, fresh caught fish, some eaten as sashimi.

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Thank Emile4
Bulli, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped by for dinner one night, friendly staff and great, tasty food. Lamb shanks were awesome. Thanks

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely fresh seafood with a reasonable selection on the menu and daily specials, more conprehensive selection than most of the restaurants. Great friendly service, very popular with the locals. Suitable for families, couples and groups. Unpretentious food at reasonable prices, would definately reccommend unless you are looking for fine dining.

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Thank yzat181
Yorkshire, UK
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Generally we like to eat somewhere different every night but we enjoyed the "bowlo" so much that we ate there on consecutive evenings. The mainly fish-based menu is of excellent quality and the kingfish was particularly memorable. The well stocked bar (with possibly the cheapest prices on the island) is a centre of local social life and a great opportunity... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed on LHI last week. Our evening at the bowls club was a lot of fun and very memorable. The barefoot bowls is really enjoyable and brings out your competitive streak......plus it is a very welcoming place for a beer, wine etc....we did not eat as it does not serve food on Friday nights, but the menu looked tempting.....well... More 

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Thank David T
Swan Reach, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A superb family friendly venue, where you can have a great meal, plus a drink at the bar, & meet some of the locals. You can even have a game of lawn bowls on the well kept green if desired.

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Thank Scotty M
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We experienced the 'Bowlo' on a weekend when a concert was booked. The experience was so good, The meal was fresh seafood that was generous in its portions and reasonably priced. Thos was a club that made you feel like one of the locals (even if it could only be for that night).

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Thank Warren W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lord Howe Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6563 2171

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