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Governors Museum Themed Restaurant

46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 337 5050
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
“cheesecake” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another delicious lunch at Governor's of Fried Nuqa, Ota with Miti, Moca and Cassava Chips. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, fresh produce and friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank Sumaijoce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is somewhere i would never stop taking my business partners to evrrytime i visit. Just with the most loving service and amazing Food. Just Great and a highly recommended Brunch spotMore

Thank Jotega42
Kenneth M, Owner at Governors Museum Themed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your complimentary comments about our brunch, however the two star rating (poor) you gave us does match the content of your comments and is a big dampener for the team who make a huge effort to service our guests well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick, reasonably priced and enjoyable lunch with a colleague. I heeded a friend's recommendation, and we only ordered from the specials menu. Both meals were large and delicious, with service as expected in a busy restaurant.

Thank kcpac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 300 gm steak was no bigger then 200 gm and with sauce costs $42 AUD rip off. Entrees came out with or after main meal, there were 6 of us and 1 didn't even get his main meal. Very difficult to recommend this restaurant.

Thank lauradc13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food quality, fresh seafood. Friendly staff and good house wine. Strongly recommend for those seafood lovers and western lovers!

Thank LiJuan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our party of 15 had read a TA review so we set off with high expectations, not realising of course that a large group looking for a luncheon at 1.30pm might prove difficult for most restaurants in Suva. However they quickly accommodated us,...More

Thank Redheaded2
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I was visiting from overseas and a friend of mine took me for lunch at Governors. I loved the look of the old styled colonial building when we drove in and once I walked in, it just got better. The way the restaurant is decorated...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The management got greedy on Mothers Day weekend and increased the sitting capacity of the restaurant by 2 times. Neither kitchen nor staff could handle such high number of guests. We waited about 45 min for coffee (they only have 1 coffee machine) and as...More

Thank olechka216
Kenneth M, Owner at Governors Museum Themed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Apologies for your bad experience on Mother's Day. Our Team constantly strives to meet all guests expectations. With the owners being away overseas, the supervising staff in charge on the day did not use their discretion to turn people away on a busy morning where...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Dinner at Governors. The themed decoration is interesting and creates a pleasant ambience Our waiter was excellent from greetings through the meal to farewell at the taxi. As tired Friday night patrons we really appreciated that. There is an extensive menu but the item that...More

1  Thank Jan F
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Attended a family lunch there over Easter weekend. The East Room accommodated more than 100 people comfortably, with room to mingle. The seafood and Fijian buffet was superb - as good as the Fijian lunch at the Old Mill Cottage at its peak. This is...More

1  Thank NRLMSuva
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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