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Greenback Eatery

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2208
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Manly, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really surprised on the upside. Limited menu but amazing seafood. Wished it was open again so we could have gone back. Best meal of the four dinners we had on Lord Howe

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Thank Gumby73
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday night to the buffet. The restaurant is set on a lovely verandah. It was a set seafood menu starting with sashimi and followed by Red Emperor caught the day before. The main course was kingfish and a selection of salads. Dessert was optional. There was a very good selection of wines and these were reasonably... More 

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Thank Elizabeth G
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal we enjoyed at Greenback was one of our best on the island and we dined almost everywhere!. The food was incredibly fresh and was all local produce. It was casual and quaint and great value. We would have returned for another meal there but it is not open each night so we ran out of time. The red... More 

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Thank Christine N
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMGOOoooooodness, we would have eaten here every night if we could have. Delicious fish in a range of unexpected ways we have never had before and can't wait to have again, and then the dessert, OMG. We were then lucky enough to happen upon the sushi platter the next day for lunch which was also a beautiful healthy perfect treat.... More 

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3 Thank Liz W
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I'm sorry I can't comment on the actual restaurant as it was closed during our time on the island. However, we did order a fish pack from there. Rang up to order using the courtesy phone at the information bay by the post office. Several beautiful fresh kingfish fillets cost us only $15. And the fish was delivered to the... More 

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1 Thank Tony E
Sylvania, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

On Lord Howe Island, we enjoyed many meals of fish; however, The Greenback Eatery's tempura king fish was exceptional!

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Thank w00dy30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was our fourth meal on the island, and a pattern is developing ; grilled fish, and a buffet of salad and fries. The only thing separating this meal from the one at the bowling club is the entree and dessert option. There was no vegetarian option, ( even though we called several hours earlier, and were assured there would... More 

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Thank OldhamNinja
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We booked at Greenback at the recommendation of the staff at our accommodation. What a little gem! The experience was like eating at a someone's home, but the food quality was top-notch. Even the non-fish dishes were outstanding. The fish fry was the best we had on the island, if not ever (saying a lot because I think we ate... More 

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Thank Kristin B
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a dining experience open a couple of times a week -book. The fish was excellent especially the sashimi starter. The salads were a disappointment

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1 Thank TripMember07112016
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a tourist needs to know is that this dining 'experience' is open only on Thursday evening from 6.30pm. Bookings are essential and need to be made immediately after arrival on the island. This 'experience' is not really a restaurant. It is the home of a Lord Howe Island local family who have been gracious enough to open up their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6563 2208

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