Plantation Restaurant, Sonaisali Island
Tel: 679 670 6011
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Plantation Restaurant is the fine dining establishment at Sonaisali Resort, located on a private island just a three minute boat ride from the mainland of Viti Levu. One of their beach bures is a lovely place to start or end your Fijian vacation if you need to transit one night near Nadi, but even non-guests can take advantage of the generously portioned four-course European-style dinners or the extravagant 14-course degustation menu. The food is simple, tasty, and ample, as it caters to the Aussie palate. Start with the Caesar salad made fresh at the table. Then move on to hearty main courses like the whole oven-baked fresh coconut filled with scallops, prawns, lobster, fish, and squid morsels in Pernod cream, or the Japanese tea-smoked beef. Pace yourself, as the main course is followed by a dessert like the Belgium chocolate terrine with champagne sabayon and followed up with a plate of creamy New Zealand cheeses. The restaurant, which is really more like a private dining room with ten tables, is not quite as stiff and formal as they seem to want it to be, but then again, neither are the prices. Non-guests must make reservations in advance.
Opens nightly at 6:30 pm.