Summer is officially here, and in the harbour city that means one very important item is the order of the day…seafood.
At George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill we relish the opportunity to serve up some of Sydney’s finest available seafood, enhancing its natural flavour with a distinctly Mediterranean twist.
Here’s an insight into what seafood is currently in season and on the menu at George’s Darling Harbour
The Australian summer is synonymous with a steady supply of prawns and this year promises to be no different. In NSW, prawn season broadly runs from November until March, resulting in a succulent array of fresh, locally caught prawns.
King Prawns Saganaki baked in a clay pot, with tomato and feta. For a mezze option, we serve king prawns wrapped in kataifi pastry, with a tasty dill aioli.
Mussels are available all year-round courtesy of Australia’s thriving aquaculture industry. At the moment they’re also in season in South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland.
At George’s we don’t like to mess too much with perfection, so serve our mussels steamed with a touch of garlic and saffron or accompanied with pasta in a cream and white wine sauce.
Octopus, Squid and Calamari
Octopus, New Zealand Arrow Squid and Southern Calamari are all in season right now and readily available in NSW and beyond, meaning molluscs are definitely on the menu.
We love to showcase octopus, squid and calamari as part of our shared mezze menu, offering deep fried squid with zucchini fritters, aioli and lemon; marinated octopus salad with cucumber, fennel, and radish; or stuffed calamari with spinach, mussels, and saffron rice as just some of the delights on offer.
Throughout the year, the waters off Sydney serve up a sensational array of fresh fish, with snapper among the fish that are in ready supply right now.
We offer market fresh fish that the chef selects as one of our perennially popular mains, served with your choice of house made chips and anchovy mayo, or broccolini and Dutch carrots.
Meanwhile, grilled whole baby snapper is a staple, served with steamed broccolini and lemon.
Seafood by the water
Our Darling Harbour waterfront location means we don’t just serve seafood, we live and breathe it, infusing all our seafood meals with a distinctly Greek influence.
Of all the culture and tradition that unites Australia and Greece, a shared love of seafood is one that truly stands out.
Seafood in Greek culture dates back centuries due to the lengthy coastline this small nation boasts. From sardines to calamari, bass, bream and lobster, seafood has featured heavily in this Mediterranean diet, with a host of traditional recipes derived from Greek culture.
Located on the King Street Wharf amidst the beauty and excitement of Darling Harbour, George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill is renowned as one of Sydney’s premier eateries. Come share the Greek hospitality for which we are renowned as we serve up harbourside dining in simply stunning surrounds.