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Governors Museum Themed Restaurant

46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 337 5050
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being originally from Fiji, finding a place like this which is like a museum where you can see a lot of Fiji's colonial past in pictures is fantastic. I often will take a walk around to look at the pictures before I sit down! They...More

Thank champneta
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped for lunch having heard about this wonderful restaurant from many local friends. Wow! They have an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We ordered the lasagna and a large salad with grilled fish. The lasagna was the BEST I've ever eaten and...More

Thank TropicSplendor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any time I read 'themed' restaurant, I avoid it, but this place is different. There is nothing 'themed' about it, though it has got lots of museum-y pieces on display. Service was lovely and the food yummy. This restaurant has a more 'fine dining' feel...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us for a teenager's dinner..... 2 adults, 2 teenagers. We all ordered something different. Every dish was delicious! The singer/guitarist set the relaxed ambiance..... just the right volume to not be intrusive. Service was very good. The atmosphere is great.... a blast from...More

Thank Diane d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Governor's is a wonderful gathering place for families and business people or some alone time sipping on splendid coffee or fruit drinks with a lovely slice of Berry Cheesecake. Once inside it is very hard to sit down with the impressive wall hangings from photos...More

1  Thank Naomi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting venue with great photos and memorabilia of Fiji so give yourself time to look around. Great food too and friendly service.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a lovely building with good food and friendly staff. We took a taxi to get here, so it was easy to find.

Thank ssoll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real must for any visitor / traveler to Suva. I personally haven't been to a museum themed restaurant before, but what a fantastic idea. The restaurant itself is the refurbished house of Rata Sikuna, a highly decorated war veteran and hero of...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a casual lunch catchup with work colleagues and there was a great selection to choose from on the menus. Food was great with friendly staff and quick service. The restaurant has a cozy setup displaying some history from the olden days. I also attended...More

Thank Natasha W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals with tan brown are ignored, not only service attendance, but also in terms of quality of food delivered to your table in comparison to what you see on fairer skin customers, if by chance you walk in when its crowded, certainly you are grantee...More

Thank Kissaan
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msputer1
Bula! I am looking to bring a group of scuba divers from the US to your establishment in Jan of 2018. There will be about 30 of us. Do you have the room to host this many? Could we establish a dinner for a Wednesday evening which would be all inclusive for a set price- taxes and tips included with non alcoholic drinks to make it an easy package for people and easy for the chef. A choice of 3 or 4 meals?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Kenneth M | Property representative |
Bula, thank you for your query regarding a group of 30 scuba divers for dinner in Jan 2018. No problem at all. We can easily accommodate a group of this size and have various buffet menu options available as well as a hourly... More
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Russell M
Is it ok to wear shorts to the restaurant?
5 October 2016|
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Response from dubaideb | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't. Bit more dressy.
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Chillclouds
Hello there, I plan to visit your restaurant this August and have questions: - Do we need to make reservations first? - Are you able to recommend any resorts located at Suva area? As this is our first time in Fiji. Cheers!
2 June 2016|
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Response from FijiLivin | Reviewed this property |
We've always gone to Governor's early - around 12:30pm as lunch starts around 1pm in Fiji. Never had a problem getting a table. But it could have changed. No resorts in Suva - just hotels with pools - Holiday Inn, Novotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
09:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Fiji  >  Viti Levu  >  Suva
  • Phone Number: +679 337 5050
  • E-mail
Description
Only 5 minutes by taxi from the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 21st century downtown Suva, is a place that offers a step back in time, to when the South Pacific was more than a destination for a little fun in the sun. Heritage Mall revisits the mystique of the South Seas that first drew explorers, adventures and traders to the exotic islands. The building which houses Heritage Mall itself is a testimony to the history of Fiji and the Pacific. Once the residence of Fijian High Chief and Pacific statesman, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, the restored colonial estate now houses Karalina's Fiji Boutique & Gift Store and Heritage Framing and Art shop. The crowning glory is Governors Museum Themed Restaurant. To enter Governors is to walk through the mists of time. As you cross the threshold, you cross from the post-modern, internet connected world of the 21st century to a time when even the most mundane of activities carried with them a sense of adventure and every experience had the potential to be history in the making. The walls are adorned with photographs and paraphernalia, each capturing the essence of the romantic South Seas. Every picture is post-card perfect, offering a snapshot of island life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Given that the most common form of transport that era was the sailing ship, it is not surprising that Governor's carries a maritime motif. From a tribute to the old King's Wharf in Suva, to images of sailing ships and stylised private dining and meeting rooms - Captain's Table, Explorer's Room, Bosun's Quarters, and Norm's Bula Talei Bar - Governors easily transports the visitor to the "old world" charm of the South Pacific. In fact in 2014 The Sydney Morning Herald choose Governors as one of it's 50 Best travel finds from around the globe, winning Category 34...Best Old-World Charm !! Huge kudos for our little establishment considering other winners were as far flung as Sicily, Japan, NY, Dubai, Borabora and a host of other exotic destinations.. PLS NOTE: As of March 2016, we have introduced a new, highly experienced Australian Chef, Jason Allport whose passion is Asian Fusion and Seafood...Chef Jason will be introducing some excellent new local fusion/flavors to our menus as well as signature International cuisine. Dinners are now open 5 nights a week, Wednesdays to Sundays (inclusive) from 6pm to last order at 9pm. Cocktails and Happy Hour from 6 pm. Regular, quality live background music. Dress is smart casual/island. New cocktail / tapas bar and relaxed lounge area in a heritage Asian theme due to open in mid 2016. Planning a family reunion, birthday party, product launch, wedding, private meeting ?? We have the perfect venue and can cater for over 100 persons comfortably in our air conditioned dining rooms, garden balcony and private dining rooms. WHATEVER THE OCCASION.....CELEBRATE AT GOVERNORS
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