When I’m on holidays, the last thing I want to do is eat at the same resort every night. I’d rather try local food, meet local people and see the sights. And besides, quite often in-house dining can be over-priced and rather disappointing. However, as I’ve recently discovered, refusing to eat where you sleep may just result in missing out on the best dining experience of your holiday.

Take The Kitchen@Westin in Denarau, FIji. Formerly The Steahouse by Peter Kuruvita, The Kitchen is beautifully designed to reflect the Fijian culture amid the warm, relaxing ambience of the South Pacific. The Westin is located next door to The Sheraton hotels at Denarau and all guests are welcomed to dine at The Kitchen.

Steak is still the specialty, although if you’re a seafood lover you will not be disappointed. Local fish, crab and lobster, the finest selection of imported salmon, prawns and scallops. There’s also duck and lamb on the menu too.

Next door to The Kitchen is the Westin’s chic wine and cigar bar, with a full range of NZ, Australian, French, Italian and Spanish wines complementing the restaurant. A sommelier is on hand to help choose from the 750+ bottle range. So relax, unwind and indulge.