THE best measure of any fine dining venue is the number of returnee guests. And then combine being treated like a special guest with exemplary personalised service and a creative cuisine that leans heavily towards quality - and voila!
You have arrived at the Cross Restaurant - the signature fine dining venue of one of Denarau Island's most popular up-market holiday destinations - Radisson Blu.
Restaurant manager Marika Namoce refers to the up-market eatery as 'a touch of class in the heart of paradise.' And judging by the accolades in the world's leading tourist monitor Trip Advisor - he could be understating what many regard as the best fine dining venue in Fiji.
"Don't let the austere decor fool you, while the furnishing is simple - we believe in setting the atmosphere with our very creative menu," he said.
Take for example Cross Restaurant's signature dish - fresh green crayfish with lemon crumb calamari or one of the most sought after dessert's in the country - Cross's own kava ice-cream served with a chilled wash down of Pina Colada garnished with kava root candy, mixed berry compote and our homemade grilled marshmallows.
Cross Restaurant's commitment to delivering the best dining experience is best described by the many dining options on offer.
"We can host a minimum of 56 guests and have the ability to increase this to 70 - all without compromising service or quality. We also offer two dining options - guests that prefer air-conditioned comfort will feel at home at Cross but for romantics and lovers of nature - we offer a dining experience like no other.
Guests can take advantage of our private dining room where the ambience of waves washing up on the Denarau shore combined with moonlight sparkling off the sea provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic dining experience."