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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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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My partner and l had a fantastic meal at the Bowling club, it was one of the best meals that we had eating out during our stay. It has a great relaxed atmosphere and you definately need to book. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank Jennifer A
Bundeena, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Be it fresh kingfish with chips and better than average salads or shashimi I couldn't expect better. Drinks from the bar to accompany and afterwards well satisfied. Like other establishments they will transport you back to your digs.

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Thank Graham B
Wollongong, Australia
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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Two of us had the grilled fish and one the steak and chips...and although we enjoyed the night felt the meal was ordinary...fish was a little dry.

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Thank Rosemarie G
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Lord Howe Island Bowling Club has a Fish, Chips & Salad Buffet on Saturday Evenings. Freshly fried or grilled fish is ordered at the kitchen and potato chips together with a variety of salads are laid out as a buffet.

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Thank James G
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We didn't have high expectations on entering but had one of our best meals on the Island. It served as the Island's local pub but is still very quiet in the dinning room. Good place to catch up with the locals. Need to pay with cash but there is also an ATM on site.

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Thank JulieAnne32
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

It's a bowlo so you expect it to be a little RSL-ish. The food was wonderful and I'd rate it amongst the best we had on island. The entree on our visit was delicious buffalo wings with a sticky Asian sauce and the main was fried local fish and chips which were delicious. Good place to meet the locals, as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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262 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

It was incredibly busy the evening we were there and so very noisy but the food and service were excellent with good sized servings. There are vegetarians meals if you ask (they weren't on the board). I can recommend the chicken burger and for dessert: Italian donuts and gelato.

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Thank NettyA
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Ate here again on my return visit to LHI. Had the Kingfish and as this is served everywhere on the island it is pretty easy to make a comparison. Agreed it was the best Kingfish, beautifully cooked, very tasty. The skinny french fries are delicious and I don't even care for chips normally! Great 'pub style' meal, nice staff, friendly... More 

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Thank Oh-so-relaxed
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Extremely good food, freshly cooked. Staff more than accommodating and made one feel very welcome, even though not a member. Like most club eating venues, it does suffer from a noisy atmosphere, but this has to be expected

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Thank Brian P
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a great place for a drink at the end of the day. The meals are very good value, we had a really good salt n pepper squid meal for less than we pay in Brisbane. The portion size was good too (unlike some of the other restaurants where we left still hungry).

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?