George’s Paragon Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove

Gold Coast Restaurants April 19th, 2009

After reading about some great reviews on the GC Food Guide review page we decided to try out George’s for lunch and take advantage of the half price special menu which apparently is available every day.

This restaurant is located right on the water overlooking multi million dollar boats at the marina and with large boats cruising past or zippier jet ski’s buzzing around in front of you to provide plenty of conversation starters such as ‘one day when I can afford a boat like that….’

We were greeted by the owner (his picture was on the menu outside) who seated us in the middle of their large dining room. We though it would be quieter as we’d arrived at 1:30pm but the restaurant was packed and buzzing with large family lunches and kids vying for attention. The restaurant is large and there is an inside area and an outside area on the boardwalk which is nice on a sunny day. Throughout it is decorated in Greek style - blue table cloths and painted walls with scenes of the Greek islands. Even some of the staff have heavy accents.

We ordered taramasalata with pita bread for entree $8.75 and for mains the Kanoni - grilled snapper, half a Moreton bay bug and a BBQ king prawn with chips and vegetables $20.45 and fettuccine prawns in a pesto creamy sauce $14.45.

The taramasalata was fantastic however we had to order another serve of pita bread (a little steep at $6) as the dip was a large serving. The pita bread was brushed with oil and served hot.

The Kanoni was grilled snapper, half a bug and a BBQ king prawn. The snapper was beautiful, cooked in a buttery sauce, the Moreton Bay bug was tender and the prawn delicious. Even the vegetables were tender and were cooked in a flavoured stock. The portion size of the seafood was fantastic value for $20.45.

The other main was fettuccine prawn. For a meal that only cost $14.45 I was very impressed to count 8 king prawns. Again this was a huge sized meal and the creamy pesto sauce was given some kick with chili and a bit of crunch with some toasted pine nuts throughout. Unfortunately I couldn’t eat it all not even all the prawns but it was not without trying.

Overall I was very impressed and will definitely be back with a group of friends. The quality of service in this restaurant was brought up a few notches with extra effort such as when I noticed each customer being served their piece of garlic bread rather than dumping the bread basket in the centre of the table, waiters fussing over and talking to children at the tables, regularly walking around tables to top up beers etc. Service at this level is rare to find unless you go to a fine dining restaurant on the Gold Coast so it was nice to find a more casual restaurant going to this level of effort.

George’s Paragon Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

The Promenade Marine Village
Sanctuary Cove, 4212

Phone: 07 5577 8420


The taramasalata dip with warm pita bread


The view from inside looking to the boardwalk dining area


Kanoni - grilled snapper, half a Moreton bay bug and a BBQ king prawn with chips and vegetables $20.45


Painted scenes of the Greek islands


Fettuccine prawn pasta for $14.45

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6 Responses to “George’s Paragon Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove”

  1. Robert Says:



  2. Tracy Says:

    We are frequent diners at Southport Georges and occasionally at the Sanctuary Cove Restaurant. I agree with the above comments, the food is always of high standard and the service you can not fault, however I must say after dining at Sanctuary Cove on Sunday we were disappointed. not with the food or the service, this was the first time I have had to visit the bathrooms, the entry door was absolutely disgustingly filthy, and inside not much better, I felt ill having to even touch the door to exit,This was the ladies door, my husband and friends had informed that the mens was also unclean. We actually thought it was not part of the same building. Very disappointing after such a lovely meal.

  3. Steve. Cicekdag Says:

    Will be dining on 23/5/2012. For my wife’s 50th birthday I will be so greath full if we can have window seat and you’re best table thank you so much

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  5. Cooking Classes Sydney Says:

    Kanoni is my favorite dish in this restaurant. BBQ king prawn with chips is an awesome combination. When I see prawn I remember this dish. Fettuccine prawn pasta is another tasty dish of this restaurant.

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