Governors is an upscale restaurant in Suva, Fiji with walls that are covered in old photographs of the South Pacific and movie posters of films related to the country/region, along with other paraphernalia. It occupies a house and gives the feel of stepping into a colonial-era home. The restaurant is on a quiet side street near downtown, with a view of mountaintops in the distance. There is a main dining room, a private banquet hall and an outdoor patio dining area overlooking an enclosed garden.
The food is sophisticated, with a few Fijian dishes and a lot of Asian fare. We ordered carrot fritters and kai (local river clams) for appetizers. The carrot fritters are a great idea and well executed–delicious deep-fried balls of veggie goodness. Kai tends to be rubbery, but I liked the stuffing the chef made for it (I tasted coconut milk), served on the shell.
I ordered roast pork belly for my main and was very pleased. The pork was tender and moist, and the skin had a nice crunchy texture. It looked like the chef had blowtorched the skin to achieve that crunch.