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Governors Museum Themed Restaurant

46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 337 5050
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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46-50 Knolly Street, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Interesting decor. A little bit away from town. Mucked up an order but sorted out well. Good range of food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cawja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. we tried the local delicacy Kokoda as a starter - fish marinated in lime juice and served in coconut milk - excellent flavour; as well as the pot dumplings with dipping soy sauce - again...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Miniscots2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As the name suggests, Governors is an old colonial building with a museum theme - lots of fascinating photographs and posters of movies that have been shot on location in Fiji. The menu is varied with Fijian specialities like kokoda and various Asian and European...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nigelmhealey
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Great service - great food- interesting array of Fijian history. Not is Downtown Suva so I was lucky enough to be taken by a local - worth checking out

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

As usual this place has great food and unbelievable ambience. The staffs are very friendly and there is parking available. The only point not given is for time it takes for the food to come.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 775alvins
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Such a nice house! And the food is excellent at a reasonable price. Service is friendly. Best place in Suva for being with your friands as if you invited them at home. A must!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank simonne_13
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Went for our friends farewell dinner and none of us enjoyed the food except for their kokoda was nice and the kids menu. The food was not tasty at all, seemed a little stale and some fo the girls spent above $30 bucks but did...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lisi R
Reviewed 13 October 2018

At the time I write this, Governors is the highest rating restaurant in Suva. Very deservedly. I am trying as many restaurants in Suva as I can - and so far this is my favorite. My waiter was George - and he was charming, attentive...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Graemefr
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Thank you Team Governors for the delicious lunch. We took the advise and enjoy the treat at a relaxed atmosphere. A special thank you to Marama Naita fron Naita for the excellent service. The catch of the day was delicious so as the lamb curry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Salaibulu
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited the Governors Restaurant two weeks ago for breakfast. We were served by the team of Tupou, Leon and Edith, who gave us excellent service and made recommendations on what to eat. We tried their omelets, which were great, I had ham and cheese,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 2WhoLuv2Tvl
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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