A Sunday birthday lunch at George’s Paragon in Brisbane city

We recently visited George’s Paragon on Eagle Street in Brisbane city to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday.

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

George’s Paragon is a Brisbane institution, so it shouldn’t be a surprise the dreary wet weather and grey skies didn’t deter the Sunday lunch crowd from the restaurant. They seemed especially popular for those celebrating birthdays, if the number of times staff came out bearing cakes and birthday choruses were any indication. In fact, the tables were packed in tight, wait staff were often holding plates of food over the heads of seated customers as they walked by.

While I could momentarily ignore the dinner plates whizzing over Bubby’s head (the wait staff seemed very experienced and never once kicked his high chair in their swift efforts to feed the masses) and the deafening chatter echoing around us making conversation almost impossible, the overpowering smell of parmesan cheese (and not the good kind) was much harder to put out of mind.

A pity, as the food we had ordered was delicious and servings generous. Perhaps we should visit them on a week day, as they offer a half price lunch menu which was reasonably priced.

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Barbequed baby octopus. AUD$12

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Sunday lunch at George's Paragon

Whole sole with chips. AUD$19

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