discover

world-class fishing, diving, snorkelling, surfing and walking

reconnect

with each other and escape the stress of everyday life

experience

world heritage wilderness at your doorstep

swim

all year round at secluded beaches

explore

subtropical forests, pristine beaches and dramatic mountains

relax

and enjoy the sunset with family and friends

rest

in simple subtropical elegance

sit

and enjoy the moment

food and wine

chef profile

Alasdair Nicholson at New Years Eve on Lord Howe IslandPinetrees has one of the oldest restaurants in Australia, and our family has hosted and fed six generations of visitors to Lord Howe Island. The restaurant has been run by a long line of fine chefs.

Our Executive Chef, Alasdair Nicolson, started in December 2013. Al worked for 8 years at Sydney's iconic Grand National, which was a 'One Hat' restaurant for 5 years before simplifying to a 'Two Schooner' gastro pub. Al's knowledge of Modern Australian, British and European cuisine is exceptional, and his blending of flavours and textures creates dishes that are relaxed, light and clean. Al wrote the recipes for The Lord Howe Island Cookbook

Al is assisted in the kitchen by Simon Dermody, Kevin Davis, Lara Bisoni and Dennis Tierney who have worked at some of Australia's best restaurants.

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"Pinetrees is centrally located to all places of interest, if not a short bike ride away."

Neil, Penshurst, NSW