Among a range of award winning restaurants situated on the ionic Eagle Street Pier, George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant stands out for its incredible 1/2 price lunch dishes. In a prominent location for high quality food, this place does not disappoint.
Lunch time at George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant is constantly busy, with a waiting period of approximately 10-15 minutes during peak hour. Since bookings are not available unless you are in a large group, the waiters direct you to a waiting area overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River whilst giving you a chance to sip on a drink and have a look through their menu.
As the dishes here were all 1/2 price, J and I decided to get a variety of entree dishes plus a steak and barbecued bugs dish to share.
The Moreton Bay bug, oysters and the prawns were the highlights of this dish as they were both very fresh. However, the remaining items didn’t really do anything in terms of flavour and taste.
|Clam Chowder Soup|
The clam chowder soup was absolutely amazing. The creaminess of the broth mixed with pieces of clam intertwined into a consistency that was perfect for dipping a roll of bread in. As well as this, the dish was surprisingly larger than anticipated.
|Three in One Oysters|
The three in one oysters contained natural, kilpatrick and mornay oysters. The kilpatrick oysters were drenched in worcestershire sauce with a good helping of bacon, making it flavoursome but still crispy. The creaminess of the mornay oysters were cooked perfectly and the natural oysters were surprisingly fresh, tasty with a squeeze of lemon.
As a seafood restaurant, the steak unsurprisingly, did not come up to standard. It was overcooked and dry. On the other hand, the barbecued bugs on rice was delicious, however the portioning of the bugs was found to be quite small.
George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant is worth visiting during their 1/2 price lunch as the food is reasonably priced. The seafood was fresh and delicious, definitely a stand out from a regular seafood restaurants. If you happen to dine at George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant, the clam chowder is a definite recommendation.
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