Lord Howe offers the best of both home-style and contemporary cuisine – from home-baked roast dinners and ‘fish fries’ to sophisticated menus featuring internationally inspired cuisine and the finest dining.
The local freshly-caught kingfish is – by popular demand – a fixture on almost every menu!
If you’re in a self-catering apartment, you can have fresh fish delivered to your door or you can pack a picnic and take advantage of one of the communal BBQs, set in some of the most scenic spots around the island.
The Lord Howe Island Board ensures that cut firewood is neatly stacked at the BBQ, ready for use.
Lord Howe’s 11 beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbequing outdoors, with their golden sand and spectacular views of the island. If you’re in a self-catering apartment, you can have fresh fish delivered to your door, or you can pack a picnic and take advantage of one of the communal beach BBQs, set in some of the most scenic spots around the island. Cut firewood is neatly stacked at each BBQ, where delicious seafood like local Kingfish is enjoyed by families, friends and romantics alike.
Set amongst the forest, surrounded by timber decks, the Arajilla Restaurant is elegant yet casual. Here international-style cuisine, with a seafood emphasis, is complemented by a wide choice of Australian and New Zealand wines.
For guests the room tariff includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine in the restaurant, in the comfort of your suite or in one of the many spectacular locations with a picnic hamper or barbeque pack in hand. Each evening the retreat offers ‘Happy Hour’, with Arajilla guests offered complimentary selected pre-dinner drinks.
The restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 8am to 10am, and for a light lunch from midday to 2pm (for in-house guests only). For dinner the restaurant opens at 6.30pm for in-house guests as well as outside diners (by reservation).
Phone: 1800 063 928
Beachcomber Lodge invites you to enjoy their onsite boutique-style restaurant set within tropical gardens and nestled underneath a beautiful Jacaranda tree. Beachcomber is fully licensed and offers guests an opportunity to dine out at a low cost.
Our restaurant is open 5 nights a week during peak season (October until the end of April). During the week our restaurant opens for a three-course traditional island fish fry buffet, complete with entrée, buffet mains with a variety of salads made with local produce, battered local fish and chips, and finished with mouth-watering buffet desserts, tea, and coffee -an experience that has been a tradition at Beachcomber for decades.
We are conscious of sustainable living, which is why we grow as much produce as we can to use in our restaurant. These include pumpkin, potato, eggplant, spinach, rhubarb, herbs, bananas, pawpaw, oranges, limes, lemons, and have chooks that supply us with fresh organic eggs.
For our houseguests, breakfast can be included in the tariff, served between 8 – 9.30am daily in peak season.
Phone: +61 2 6563 2032
Located at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Visitor’s Centre, the Coral Cafe is a top spot to rest your feet after exploring some of Lord Howe’s history.
Pop in and start your day off with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs served with all the sides, or perhaps raisin toast is more your style? The Coral Cafe’s friendly staff will make you a fresh healthy lunch, including tasty beef or vegetarian burgers, sandwiches and wraps – or focaccia with roast veg, chicken, and local avocado, and garden salad with smoked salmon. Everything you need to refuel for your next island adventure. The Coral Cafe is fully licensed so you can enjoy a glass or wine or an ale with your meal, all served in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.
Coral Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch six days a week 10am-2pm. No bookings necessary. Closed Saturday.
The Coral Cafe is open for dinner three nights a week from 6pm. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Bookings are essential and transport home is provided.
Phone: + 61 2 6563 2488
Sunset Bar & Grill
The Sunset Bar & Grill at the Lord Howe Island Golf Club is open for dinner on Friday and Sunday nights from 6pm – 8pm. Functions can be catered for. Licensed bar opens @ 4:30pm.
Phone: +61 26563 2179
Beach House on the Moon
Milky Way’s licensed Beach House on the Moon Restaurant is open two nights a week; offering the restaurant’s famous fish fry buffet, fresh seafood and a la carte menu on Mondays and Fridays.
Phone: +61 2 6563 2012
Thompson’s Store is a great place to grab a quick bite. Thompson’s tasty takeaway menu includes a variety of burgers, fish and chips, gourmet rolls, and salads, pies, pastries, coffee and sweet treats.
The store is open 7 days a week for takeaway lunch. Burger Bar opens from 11.30am to 2.00pm. Roast Chickens are available on a Monday.
Phone: +61 2 6563 2155