Eat & Drink

Where to Eat and Drink in Taveuni and Around

There are plenty of places to eat in Taveuni, most of which are family run with farm to table kitchens. Not only is this great for our visitors but also it is fantastic for supporting our local communities and families. You will find every restaurant or café on Taveuni to have a relaxed and informal vibe.

Coconut Grove

Fijian, Asian and yummy homemade pastas.

We lean towards fresh fish and seafood, organically grown vegetables from our garden and homemade pastas. We love to prepare curries and Fijian food as well, and we also serve organic grass fed aged Taveuni eye fillet and burgers!

You can enjoy your meal in the restaurant, on your private veranda or down on the beach by candlelight.

Reservations essential for Dinner.

The Dive Café

Welcome to The Dive Café located on the beach in Matei
We provide a warm inviting environment where you will feel at home. You can sit back and relax with friends and enjoy a great view, listen to some great music, drinking the best island coffee and eating the most delicious island food. 
We also cater for special events (7 days a week) such as parties, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. 

The Drift

Welcome to The Drift, a place to chill out and enjoy, brought to you by Taveuni Ocean Sports.
Affordable, healthy, local breakfast & lunch.
Ocean sports such as diving, snorkeling, surf & SUP.
Massage, mani & pedicure
Live music and kava bar

Kai Time Restaurant

Kai Time Restaurant is located at Aroha Taveuni Beachfront Bures, on the shores of Somosomo Strait. 

We have an extensive all day blackboard menu and a la carte evening menu available, and of course our famous wood fired pizza oven delivering great pizzas.

Paradise Cafe

Cafe style food offering breakfast and lunch dishes as well as breads, cakes and great coffee.

Paradise Cafe is located at the top of Naqara town and is perfect for a take out coffee or a sit down lunch. Paradise Cafe offers friendly service, popular local dishes as well as healthy alternatives, iced cold drinks, delicious cakes and snacks. Vegetarian options are available as well as kids meals. We welcome locals and international travellers.

Rosie's Restaurant

Fine dining in an intimate setting overlooking the sea, gorgeous sunsets are included. 

Locally owned and operated by Isoa and Rosie on the premises of Makaira Resort. Isoa’s knowledge was obtained from  working as a chef in a very exclusive 5 star resort for 5 years, specializing in all types of culinary and ethnic dishes. He uses only the freshest local ingredients to create his nightly 3 course dinners that are sure to satisfy the most discerning taste buds. His wife Rosie has 13 years of restaurant experience.  

Reservations taken before 2.00pm to assure quality and preparation for your dining experience. Contact numbers below.

The Salty Fox Bar & Grill

The Salty Fox is the open air restaurant at Taveuni Dive Resort. It’s spacious, right next to an incredible infinity pool with a nice view of the Somosomo Strait. 

We built a place that felt just right – whether you are hanging by the pool after a day of diving, or having a formal occasion like a wedding.

Full Breakfast Cooked to Order

All Day Bar Menu:  Pizzas, Wings, Burgers, Wraps, Salads, Fries

Nightly Local and International Specials

Tramonto Restaurant

Tramonto Restaurant is a renowned family-owned restaurant in the heart of Matei nestled on a bluff at the point which has the most stunning sunset views. Locals and visitors love its vibe for the lovely home cooked meals in an open-air setting overlooking the ocean.

The Madden family have lived in Matei since the early 1920’s owning land and having ties to the local villages. Parents Peter and Gina Madden have taught their children well so in turn every sibling has a few consecutive years of operating and running Tramonto. 

The restaurant of choice for the best pizza, fish & chips and fresh local cuisine. Come and enjoy the most awesome hospitality only 5 minutes from Matei Airport.

Viani Bay Restaurant

Contemporary Fijian cuisine – garden/ocean to table – freshly prepared with handcrafted Fiji Sea Salt

Bored of pizza, pasta, burger? Our chefs create authentic Fijian menus with a modern twist. All meals are freshly prepared from scratch with local ingredients. 

Vegetarian, vegan, lactose-and gluten-free options available. Breakfast options include homemade sourdough bread and jams, coconut buns, eggs at choice. Main courses feature fresh fish cooked in coconut milk, kovu (beef, pork, lamb) in banana leaves, curries and homemade chutneys, crabs and prawns. Enjoy fresh salads with our secret dressings and various seasonal vegetable dishes. Fancy something sweet? Taste our homemade ice creams based on coconut milk, seasonal fruits and cakes. BBQ and Lovo upon request. 

Viani Bay is the home of the original Fiji Sea Salt – a tasting menu is offered with every meal. We are only accessibly by private boat, 15 minutes across from Wairiki/Taveuni. 

Secure your table with a minimum 24hours pre-booking.