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Contemporary, Healthy, Australian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this recommended cafe for lunch and door was locked well before closing time. A staff member opened the door and was quiet rude to our small group. Consequently we did not go back again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

We had low expectations and they were met with an artless egg cheese mix that was over herbed that was a souffle in the way a bread pudding is. That is not at all. Had as much air in it as a house brick. Served...with sweet guava jelly and pickles, and the worst toast I have had in 30 years , I was dreading the main course. Staff were young and correspondingly professional to their ages. The wine by the glass was very good and the sweetlip with lemon beurre blanc was really very good. So could have been worse, and worth it for the fish- although vegetables were pretty limited. Did not try other places as they all look so depressing and grim. So who knows, there maybe some gems there ? It must be hard operating a restaurant here, so hats off for the sweetlip, staff and wines by the glass. We enjoyed the short evening.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Amongst several very good restaurants on Norfolk Island, Hilli was excellent. We enjoyed a delicious meal in great surroundings, with friendly and helpful staff. Located close to town, it specialises in local produce and is very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Food good, service good. BUT when it came time to pay, 2 dinners and drink added at cost of $88.00. Queried and received refund of $45.00. Asked for copy of bill and were told no printout available. Not good enough. We left Island next day...and could not return to complain.. If you go there Check you Bill.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

We are regular visitors to Norfolk Island and during our recent six day stay we ate here twice. Dinner for our wedding anniversary and lunch with a friend. The food is locally sourced and of very high quality especially for a remote island location. Service...is friendly and all the staff are very obliging. Prices are reasonable and overall I would recommend it as the best quality and value restaurant on the island.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Casual atmosphere, beautiful gardens, excellent service! The best seafood crepe! Well presented fresh food moderately priced with a reasonable

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Great area with garden views. The fish I ordered was swamped by a very acidic sauce that actually killed the flavour of the protein. Unpleasant. We asked for dessert menus but after 20 minutes gave up and paid the bill . Will I go back...? NO.. Disappointing! Out of 10 rate it a 5.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting- worth a visit for the ambience alone. The lunch prices were very good (especially for Norfolk Island) and I had a tasty, well presented seafood crepe.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal here New Years Eve, what a wonderful way to bring in the New Year, our little group were so grateful you were able to give us a table during our short visit to your lovely island 😊 Wonderful food and...service to share with great friends. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

A very special restaurant with exceptional food and a beautiful atmosphere! The moment you enter Hillis you feel welcome! The ambience, the warmth from the staff and then the food! Fabulous on every level! We were staying on Norfolk for 7 days and we ended...up eating at Hillis for 3 of those!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

What a lovely quirky place to visit, the decor is really eclectic. We could not get in for an evening meal as it was always booked a couple of days ahead, so I strongly suggest booking a table as soon as you get to Norfolk.We...did hear a lot of good things about Hilli's from people who had gone there for dinner. On our last day we had a really nice morning tea and after went for a wander in Queen Victoria's garden and the and art gallery that are beside the Restuarant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food, great surroundings, and immaculate service. What more do you want? After visiting a few of the restaurants in Burnt Pine, we found this the best.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Four of us had a very enjoyable experience with high quality service and food. Thanks for 50th Anniversary table setting.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

We called in here for lunch twice during our week's stay on the island. Service was prompt and friendly, the food very tasty and nicely presented and the ambience good. We were only sorry we hadn't booked ahead to try out the dinner service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

We dined here twice during our visit to beautiful Norfolk Island. Our first visit was excellent even though the restaurant was extremely busy with several large groups. We only ordered one meal each. We both had the fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was efficient...considering how busy it was and we had an enjoyable evening. Unfortunately our second experience was not quite up the same standard. Our entrees arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. I had the seafood crepe which really was just a fish mornay dish as no other seafood was obvious. The crepe was too thick for my liking. My husband had the salt and pepper calamari which he thought was too salty. As soon as we had finished our entrees the main meals arrived. We both had ordered the Fillet Mignon cooked medium rare. Mine was perfectly cooked and tender but my husband’s was tough. The biggest disappointment was that our two course meal was over within 40 minutes of being seated. We were looking forward to a leisurely dinner. I would advise that you order entrees first and wait until finished to order your main meal if you don’t want a rushed meal. The young service staff on both evenings were lovely and have obviously been well trained.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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HILLI RESTAURANT & CAFE, Norfolk Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Hilli Restaurant & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5