Words and photos: Monica Tindall
Weekends see the leisure crowd hit Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, and as such Saturday night has been made into something well suited to a luxurious weekend escape. Themed buffets are regular occurrences at the resort, but the most popular is the Saturday Seafood Dinner Buffet.
Voted as one of the Top 10 buffets on the Gold Coast, The Cove Café proposes a compact selection of hot items, taco station, soup, salad bar, fresh seafood, cheeses and an extensive dessert table. Specific recipes change depending on seasonal ingredients, but the general sections are consistent.
My sister is particularly taken by the freshness of the seafood with favourites being the oysters and Balmain bugs. My teenage niece (a very fussy eater) is happy with the sushi and fresh passion fruit, and my nephew heads directly to dessert and finds a bowl of lollies and chocolate fondue before his mother steps in and insists on dinner before sweets. I enjoy the range of vegetarian dishes including an a well stocked salad bar and a number of hot items.
Saturday’s seafood buffet dinner is priced at $65 per adult with an additional $29 for a free flow of house wine. Children aged 6 – 12 years are charged at $30 per person, and children under six eat for free. The buffet is available from 6pm every Saturday evening. Reservations are highly recommended.
Reasons to visit: generous array of fresh seafood that is consistently topped up over the evening; taco station with beef brisket; good range of salads and vegetarian choices; chocolate fountain and lolly bowls were highlights for the kids.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove
QLD, 4212, Australia
+61 7 5530 1234
1800 781 066