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“Fun in Suva!”

Governors Museum Themed Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in Suva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Suva, Fiji
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun in Suva!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a wonderful Saturday night in Suva - the Themed Dinners are a blast! The atmosphere was amazing. Can't wait for the rest!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Kansas City, USA
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Excellent food in good surroundings”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Located in a large colonial era house with walls decorated with photos and paintings of that era, the restaurant is one of a kind in Suva. Food was well prepared and service excellent. Most of the menu is European based though there are some local dishes such as Kakoda (pronounced Ka-kon-da) which is a raw white fish marinated in lemon or lime juice and added to coconut cream with chills and onions. Very nice as an appetizer or side dish. A little ways out of the center of Suva but taxi drivers seem to know it.

Visited February 2014
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Suva, Central, Fiji
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A dining pleasure!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

An excellent addition to Suva restaurant options. Memorabilia and decor adds to the experience. The "magiti" dish is highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2014
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Suva, Fiji
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The service on arrival was too good! The deco was so well done and reflected the name itself, a beautiful combination of the old fijian colonial era and the new fiji.... food was excellent as well and well presented.

  • Visited February 2014
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Suva, Fiji
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great place to chill out and relax for dinner in Suva - the ambience, unique decor, food presentation and service makes for a great dinner setting - located 2 mins from Suva CBD with convenient parking - loved the "kokoda" and their signature "magiti" dish!

  • Visited February 2014
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