Editor’s note: This is the third of three posts on the Hilton Bora Bora. Check out our other posts here:
Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora has a rich food tradition with heavy French and Chinese influences. Unfortunately, the Hilton maintains the brand’s tradition of serving very average food at marked up prices – so what’s a hapless foodie supposed to do?
Eating at the Hilton Bora Bora – The Bad
The Hilton Bora Bora has three restaurants:
- Tamure Grill – serves breakfast and casual meals
- Iratai Restaurant – serves Polynesian cuisine or Mediterranean food (i.e. French)
- Upa Upa Restaurant – located at the Spa. Serves some sort of mystery cuisine.
After reading flyertalk posts, I figured the hotel food would be mediocre and over-priced. As it turns out, the prices were fairly reasonable (at least by hotel standards).
EATING AT THE TAMUR GRILL
Mrs. Selfish and I ended up eating a few meals at the Tamur Grill before we got wise. Since the menu is the same for lunch and dinner, I’ll post ‘em all here.
The Fish of the Day (2900 XPF – about $31) – a firm white fish served on top of a bed of vegetables with a side of fries and a vanilla sauce. Mrs. Selfish was excited to try the vanilla sauce, which was supposed to be a specialty of the region. Unfortunately, the hotel’s version was simply too sweet – the fish itself was decent, but at $30+ this was pretty disappointing.