Papua New Guinea has long been a crossroads for trade, with its dining scene encapsulating much of the varied influence it has seen over the years. From French to Indian, Asian and Western dining, the nation brings together a wealth of flavours and techniques as part of its emerging restaurant scene.
If you’re looking to explore some of the best restaurants of Papua New Guinea, here are just some of the renowned options available.
The Grand Brasserie – Port Moresby
Featuring a stunning interior and mouth-watering menu, the Grand Brasserie in Port Moresby specialises in seafood and steak, with a distinctly French influence.
Located in the Grand Papua Hotel, the Grand Brasserie is known for its focus on local produce and its commitment to modern flavours, and the menu is accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Grab a cocktail before dinner and settle in for an evening of fine fare in luxurious surrounds.
Nusa Island Retreat – Kavieng
Located on the beachfront, the restaurant is Nusa Island Retreat’s picturesque focal point. Its atmosphere is relaxed, catering to a laid-back island feel, with breakfast, lunch and dinner available.
The focus here is fresh, locally sourced flavours, and the restaurant is renowned for its array of local seafood, with the three-course evening buffet showcasing everything from lobster, oysters, and mud crabs to organically farmed produce.
Dining is accompanied by a well-stocked bar and bookings are required for evening meals.
Haus Win Restaurant – Madang
The newly rebuilt Haus Win Restaurant is located in Madang Resort and features a lively atmosphere in idyllic modern surrounds.
Tables are situated overlooking the water, with views to the islands and sea, while and the ambience is accentuated by large aquariums, live music and a cocktail bar.
The menu is renowned for its varied options, catering to Asian, European and local influences, with everything from pizza to fresh-caught seafood and barbecue buffets available.
The City Café – Lae
Located in the Lae City Hotel, the City Café boasts an extensive menu spanning Western and Asian cuisine, with the signature dish of baby back ribs quickly becoming a local favourite.
From appetisers to desserts, the menu is renowned for its variety, while the ambience offers a casual and relaxed feel.
The Sweet Spot – Mt Hagen
Described as a “hidden treasure” in Mt Hagen, The Sweet Spot is steadily gaining a reputation with the local and ex-pat communities alike. The varied menu encompasses steak, pasta, sandwiches, salads and fresh-caught fish, with the house specialty being the Smoked Trout Salad.
Desserts are also a highlight, ranging from cakes to pastries and sorbets.
By the Bay – Alotau
Featuring Mediterranean, Indian and local flavours, By the Bay Restaurant at Alotau offers breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking Milne Bay.
The restaurant is housed within the Alotau International Hotel and the menu is accompanied by a selection of fine wines.
About Paga Hill Estate
Paga Hill Estate is a world-class, master-planned estate in the heart of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The waterfront site is the first comprehensively planned multi-use development in Papua New Guinea to be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike.
The all-inclusive development will include vibrant public spaces and waterfront promenade, luxury hotels, residential apartments, restaurants, retail, commercial space, a Trade, Exhibition & Cultural Centre, restoration of WWII relics, marina precinct and a nearby international cruise liner terminal.