Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review

Saturday Seafood Buffet, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

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.

Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Balmain Bugs

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.

Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Crab

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 Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Prawns
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Mussels
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Salad Bar
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Thai Pumpkin Soup
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Lamb Stew
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Noodles
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Carrots
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Cheese Platter
Saturday Seafood Buffet, Cove Cafe Review
Dessert Table

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.

The Cove Cafe
The Cove Cafe, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove

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.

The Cove
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove
QLD, 4212, Australia
+61 7 5530 1234
1800 781 066
www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com

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4 Comments

  1. The seafood buffet you had looks way better than the one I had recently….and at half the price (if we overlook the conversion) but twice as good (but certainly no balmain bugs or crabs in mine). These balmain bugs look really ugly and creepy in real……much like our “lai liu har” (aka mantis prawns).

  2. What a glorious place! It certainly looks like a sanctuary, and the offerings look delectable! The lamb stew, the crab and the cheese platter are very intriguing to me! Believe it or not, I have never tried crab other than in a salad made by a few Montreal grocery stores here. It is very good! However, this is what they call imitation crab, but I am willing to bet that I would like crab.

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