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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant. The view, the food, the staff, all perfect. Every morning we had the buffet breakfast here. Main reason was firstly due to being adults only (16 & older) & kept going back as there was no need to go elsewhere. We...basically filled up in the morning & were set for a day of exploring. No need for lunch, just dinner later on in the day. Plenty of choices: cereals, pastries, juices, egg station - cooked to order, sausages, bacon, hash browns, baked beans & fresh fruit. The hot food section varied each day. Staff are super attentive & friendly, they always welcomed us each morning with a big smile. On our last morning they sung their farewell song (Isa lei?) which was just beautiful. We had dinner there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A little pricier than other options but the food was spot on. I had the lamb shank & my husband had the risotto. Both perfectly seasoned & lamb shank was so tender. Dessert was also delicious, husband had creme brulee & I had the hazelnut chocolate mousse tart with strawberry sorbet. The tart was a little hard to break through but was still delicious. Creme brulee was apparently really good, I wouldn't know, he ate every little bit so I didn't get to try 😂 Definitely book in advance for dinner!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Good chill vibe for dinner. Staff was attentive and the food was incredible. We have ordered Carpaccio and Antipasto Italiano for entree, Trenette Neri ai Frutti de Mare and Bombolotti for main. The latter being one of the best pastas I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

The food was delicious and the service very good. Child free restaurant Ideal to book for a dinner

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

We went to this restaurant for both breakfast and dinner and both were excellent. The breakfast was adults only which enabled a bit of quieter environment and an upgrade on the cutlery/cups etc. It also enabled champagne and some other one off treats from time...to time. The dinner we had there was some of the best italian Ive eaten. Great food and value with a great view of the ocean/reef etc. The staff were very attentive and friendly and sung often to guests that were celebrating a special event.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

The food at the Golden Cowrie is amazing. I ordered the homemade fettuccine and my husband ordered the rib eye. Both were cooked to perfection. Great location and atmosphere. Staff were great too - very friendly and accommodating. Cannot fault their hospitality. More staff would...make things flow a bit better and this is the only reason why I didn’t give this a rating of 5.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

The venue and staff were alright The meals were ok I guess anyone can cook Italian especially in the islands. So yeah she be pretty average compared to a proper Italian restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

Breathtaking views at breakfast and gorgeous sunsets at dinner. Such warm & friendly waiters. Very genuine. By far our favourite resturant at Shrangri-La.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022

Great food, fantastic views, lovely people, very helpful staff, even better if a couple more staff were put in to help with that breakfast/dinner rush...very slow wait for things, better to do yourself...but no real complaints. Genuine caring service.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

What a lovely restaurant that is open for breakfast and dinner. Offers both inside and outside dining. The restaurant is for adults only which makes for some nice quiet dining. Breakfast is great and you can start your day with a glass of Bubbly for...breakfast. For dinner the food is lovely, recommend the Spaghetti all' Aragosta which comes with a full Lobster tail, or the reef fish. Just lovely dinning as you watch the sun go down.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Staff so so kind and helpful! Lovely ambiance and stunning view of water. Food was great and service was quite fast. Loved this place so much highly recommend!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

We ate twice and both times ordered the Carpaccio wich was amazing! Brilliant service and a good wine list.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

We thought that the breakfasts and dinners were pretty good here. Views are nice and the music is ok too.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

Had a great meal last night retired to the Lounge area to listen to a great little band but highlight of the night was the awesome service from our porter @Viliame Qoro thanks mate for making it a great night #Viliameisthebest

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022

What a wonderful time we all had at the Golden Cowrie Restaurant & Bar. Villiame was the most professional and attentive bar staff member we ever had the pleasure of meeting. All the waitstaff were lovely and we were made to feel extremely welcome. We...ate there breakfast or dinner everyday, we loved it so much. Mila our waitress also went above and beyond to look after us. As with everywhere in Fiji there are times when you have to remember you're on 'Fiji time', but with staff so friendly it's no problem. As well as the food and staff, the view from the verandah at the Golden Cowrie is second to none. Watching the sky change colour over the water throughout breakfast and dinner each day was spectacular.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights out of 5 on the island. First night we all enjoyed the entree and deserts and didn’t enjoy the main. We gave it a second chance because we honestly felt they just had a bad night! They did…… Second night...was fantastic. Ok- ya not in Melbourne or Sydney. It’s not a 5 star hotel in the Whitsundays………. It’s Fiji and the staff do their best they can. I can only imagine that some ingredients may be a challenge to source- especially in a covid world. You can’t fault the staff at all. The chef was happy to change things up for us when asked. The only thing I’d say- it’s smaller on the portion side but again that’s part of travel in a covid world. Our 2 family’s are currently deciding where we eat- and I’m tipping it will be here again. It’s great……More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Golden Cowrie Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5