Valentine’s Day at Sanctuary Cove

10th February, 2020

It’s one of those days that always seems to roll around quickly – Christmas festivities and the summer holidays are over, then suddenly February is upon us and its Valentine’s day! Whether you’re looking to wine and dine your loved one, or pick up a special gift, The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove has you covered.

When it comes to dining destinations on offer, you are spoilt for choice at Sanctuary Cove. Looking for a leisurely lunch? These dining destinations have you covered.

Pier B Cafe

Lavish lifestyle meets wholefood goodness at Pier B -Sanctuary Cove’s answer to the Gold Coast’s health food craze. Colourful acai bowls and delicious coffee are Pier B’s bread and butter but you won’t regret indulging in a sweet treat either.

Quay Street Cafe and Bar

If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy dishes, you’ll find them at Quay Street. Luckily, it’s open for breakfast and lunch, so you can come back time and time again – if not for a coffee catch-up, then for a full-blown feast.

Bistro Nineteen

Formerly Cafe Nineteen, the newly-revamped Bistro Nineteen has big shoes to fill – but, with a superb menu spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner, we’re certain it will live up to its beloved predecessor.

Anchor Buoy

Recline and dine waterside at this iconic Sanctuary Cove venue. Open from 7am until 3pm, Anchor Buoy has your casual bite, big breakfast or long lunch sorted. They even do events.

George’s Paragon

This Sanctuary Cove staple comes in many forms – a classic seafood restaurant, George’s Paragon Pizza & Wine Bar and, just across the way, Café Bravo. Enjoy a waterfront breakfast, then return for lunch at the pizza bar. Bliss.

Sushi Break

Authentic, fresh and totally moreish, this isn’t your average sushi train. With a menu covering classic sushi styles and other Japanese dishes, Sushi Break is a go-to for a quick pit stop or a filling lunch, night and day.


If a romantic dinner for two is more your style, then check out these perfect after-dark dining destinations.

Thai House

Dealing in sizzling skewers and hearty noodles, Thai House is a must-try dinner (or lunch) spot for those in search of an authentic Thai dining experience. Perfectly positioned near the picturesque marina, you can enjoy a post-dinner walk with a view.


Modern Italian and Mediterranean combine at Ioesco, one of Sanctuary Cove’s must-visit lunch and dinner destinations. With an extensive menu of authentic delights, you can practically taste the tradition.

Dragon Cove

Indulgence and authenticity define Dragon Cove, Sanctuary Cove’s premier Chinese restaurant. From dumplings to Peking duck, cooked fresh and carved at your table, your lunch or dinner here won’t disappoint.

Jonez on Food

Jonez on Food serves up the finest seasonal ingredients in contemporary combinations – the culmination of more than 45 years’ experience. Enjoy a long lunch or an intimate dinner waterside.

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar

A round of freshly shucked oysters, a spot of chargrilled octopus followed up with crab tortellini in a tomato cream bouillon – all washed down with a glass of fine wine. Positioned on the marina, Artichoke Restaurant & Bar is a favourite for yacht spotters and seafood lovers, catering to both in equal measure. Not one for playing by the rules, executive chef Grant Madgwick puts his unique spin on fresh seafood dishes, serving up a modern Australia, Italian, French and Asian fusion that delights the senses and leaves you wanting more. The best part? They’re open for lunch and dinner.

George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

George’s name is familiar around Sanctuary Cove – you’ll find his cafe across the road from this seafood restaurant, and a more casual pizza bar next door. But if it’s fresh seafood dishes with a Mediterranean twist that you’re after, this is the place to go. Lunch and dinner, George’s serves up an extensive menu of fish, crustaceans and mussels, alongside pasta, prime meats and poultry. Diners return time and time again, craving not only the food but the stunning waterfront view.



If you’re looking for gifts for your significant other, it’s a good time to get started. Now trust us, you don’t want to wait until February 13, since it’s easy to tell when a gift is a last-minute or an afterthought!

If you’re looking for timeless and elegant jewellery, look no further than Amore Fine Jewellery. As well as creating custom designs, they have a number of unique ready-to-wear pieces in store – perfect for that extra special, luxurious gift.

Sanctuary Antiques has been trading as an antique gallery for 25 years and has an ever-changing collecting of vintage and classic jewellery. Pick up your loved one something truly unique and special one-off piece.

If you’re stuck on what to buy, a Sanctuary Cove Gift Card is a great solution as it gives the recipient the flexibility of choice across The Marine Village retailers including fashion, food, homewares, art and more.

If a small and thoughtful gesture is what you’re after than the IGA is your go-to with their daily range of fresh flowers, cards and sweet chocolate treats. Sometimes a small token of appreciation is the best.

However you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove is your one-stop shop for the perfect gifting, shopping and dining experience.