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Governors Museum Themed Restaurant

46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 337 5050
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - historic feel to the building with interesting photos etc. With a party of 8 - the curry dishes were a little disappointing but the menu offered lots of choices. Next time shall try something else!

Thank bonitar68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food to share with Family and Friends yet Pricey but delicious. A must visit again soon real soon

Thank I1074ZOlaura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here on multiple occasions whenever I am in Fiji and I find it to be one of the best restaurants in Suva. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner (on Friday or Saturday) the food is always on point as well as the friendly...More

Thank Erna T
Kenneth M, Owner at Governors Museum Themed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your kind comments are very much appreciated by Team Governors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten often at Governors for lunch and dinner and always enjoyed it. Lots of choice on the menu and like that they also have specials incorporating 'local' cuisine and flavours. Staff very friendly

Thank Roz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family lunch while visiting Fiji- was not disappointed with food or service in a lovely old historic house - well worth a visit

Thank MrsDock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for dinner on Friday 17th August. My husband ordered a special, Octopus cooked in coconut cream and I had the Ciao Italy (risotto). They were one of the best meals we have eaten. Our waiter (I cant remember his name)...More

1  Thank wally04
Kenneth M, Owner at Governors Museum Themed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Vinaka vakalevu for your excellent positive comments. Team Governors.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the venue, it is a beautiful house with lots of quirky displays around. I didnt get a chance to see the museum. Service was friendly. I had the mahi mahi special which was delicious. Well marinated and the lolo sauce was amzaing....More

Thank anotherjason
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am definitely coming back again, to lunch like a King at the Governors on my next Suva visit. I was blown away with the beautifully presented and varied seafood dishes, especially the Kokoda, (it rivals my Mum's) so fresh and the miti (fresh seasoned...More

1  Thank cliffben
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

On our second day in Suva we met up with our son and his partner to have a quick lunch time experience. The lunch special creamy seafood hot pot went over a treat and the shared “good ole” fish and chips of mahi mahi was...More

1  Thank Garry G
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Thanks to tripadvisor we found this little gem in Suva, Tupou our waitress was extremely efficient and as friendly as all Fijians are, definitely make your way to Governors :)

1  Thank KerryW1175
Kenneth M, Owner at Governors Museum Themed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018
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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
Russell M
5 October 2016|
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Response from dubaideb | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't. Bit more dressy.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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