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Greenback Eatery

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island, Australia
+61 2 6563 2208
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

1 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 

1 Thank Tony E
Sylvania, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank w00dy30
1 review
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 

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 

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

1 Thank TripMember07112016
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Warren W
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a most delicious meal at Greenbacks. The Kingfish was the best fish I had ever eaten. Lemon tart delicious. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Dellwyn C
Port Macquarie, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Greenback is only open one or two nights per week but provides exquisite food at its fish fry with the nicest range of salads available and melt in the mouth fish served in two styles, one for entree and the other for main. The kingfish served as main was in a very light tempura batter that was amazing to savour.

Thank Bruce L
Rosanna, Australia
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128 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lovely evening shared with 6 others, cheerful helpful staff, definite must do for fish lovers, entree and main with self serve and delecious dessert

Thank HelMelMelbourne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skyline Drive, Lord Howe Island, 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?