Family History

The history of the Omeros Brothers restaurants is based on a few points: They have
had many locations, survived one of Sydney’s worst natural disasters, and operated
as some of the country’s leading seafood restaurants for 40 years.
When Nick and Angelo Omeros came to Australia with their widowed mother, Helen
Omeros, from Greece in 1953, neither could speak a word of English. That did not
stop them working hard however, and even before they had reached their teens,
they had entered the restaurant industry with their three older brothers.
Nick’s career began at Valentine’s (managed by older brother, Michael) then one of
Sydney’s leading restaurants, with a nightly turnover of 700 diners. Nick started his
career in the kitchen, learning tricks of the trade from his brother Costa. He then
moved to Reinould’s Restaurant, where he developed a great interest in the
preparation of seafood. Nick decided to devote the rest of his career to cooking
seafood specialties and the big opportunity came when he teamed up with his
brothers, Michael, Costa, and Comino, to open the Paragon Seafood Restaurant at La
Perouse in Sydney.
Angelo began work at the tender age of 14 as a commie at Valentine’s. Before long
Angelo’s skill as a waiter became apparent and he moved to one of Sydney’s top
hotels of the day, The Menzies.
Rapid promotion followed, taking him to the Hotel Marquee Sheraton, then to the
famous Silver Spade Room at the Chevron Hilton as head waiter. For six years as
maitre d’ and head waiter of considerable fame, Angelo had the honour of table
cooking for the rich and famous such as Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink, Diahan
Carroll, Robert Goulet, Jane Powell, Jerry Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Tiny Tim, The
Carpenters and José Feliciano. Later his friendly nature and catering skills led to a
successful career as restaurant host in the family’s string of dining spots throughout
In November 1968, Michael Omeros’ ambition to have his own restaurant was
fulfilled with the transformation of the Paragon Café and Boat Shed at La Perouse,
Sydney. What was once a café, milkbar and take-away food establishment with boat
hiring facilities became the Paragon Seafood Restaurant, the second restaurant to
specialise in seafood in the State of New South Wales.
Its first years of trading were an indication of the great success the family’s many
restaurants have since experienced. When diners turned up for lunch on the last
Sunday in May 1974, they were horrified at the sight that greeted them. The
collapsed restaurant building was literally slipping into the sea of Botany Bay, a
victim of the previous night’s storm. This was regarded as the worst in twenty years
and caused a great deal of damage in Sydney. The damage to the restaurant was
unbelievable. It was a total write-off, and there was nothing for the restaurant
owners to do but start planning another Paragon. Over the years the Omeros Family
has taken the Sydney and Gold Coast culinary scene by storm with a string of
popular restaurants.
Their restaurants in Sydney won accolades from well known food critic, Leo
Schofield, and among the countless awards that Nick and Angelo have received are
“Best Restaurant of the Year”, “Four Star” status… the top rating from American
magazine “Like” and awards from the world famous Restaurants International, which honours
prestige establishments world-wide. On the Gold Coast, Omeros Brothers
Marina Mirage and Sun City have been the winner of the American Express “Gold
Plate” Award five times in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999.
Also “Best Seafood Restaurant” Gold Coast Restaurants and Caterers Association in
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007. The Omeros Brothers at Marina
Mirage have also won the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Peoples Choice Award for the Gold
Coast’s Best Seafood Restaurant in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
More Recently the Omeros Brothers were awarded the 2005 Supreme Award
(Peoples Choice). State and regional finalists for Best Seafood Restaurant 2006,
2007. And the National Award for Best Family Establishment 2007.
In November 2001, Angelo Omeros, the youngest of the five Omeros Brothers,
passed away of cancer aged 55 years. His legacy continues to serve thousands of
devoted customers at the Omeros Brothers Seafood Restaurant located at Marina
Mirage, now operated by Angelo’s brother Nick and Nick’s son John.
The Omeros Brothers at
Valentines Restaurant 1961
Left to Right:
Michael, Comino, Angelo, Nick & Costa
The Omeros Family in 1949
Left to Right:
Angelo, Michael, Costa, Nick & Comino
with their mother (top right)
and grandmother (center)
The Omeros family doesn’t mind having a bet, they are wealthy enough to own race horses. See story below

Tyson Rules returns in dashing style

Sat, 24th September 2011
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TALENTED five-year-old Tyson Rules added another class record to his resume when he resumed for an impressive win at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
The Alan Bailey-trained gelding established a 900m class record last November when he breezed over the trip in 50.84 to win a Maiden Plate by two lengths.
He handed out similar treatment to his tougher opposition in today’s The Robertson Family Class 3 Hcp (1200m), clocking 1.09.61 to lower Gunner Knox’s previous class record of 1.10.12.
Tyson Rules had throat surgery to correct a wind problem after his last preparation and tuned up for today’s return with a pleasing barrier trial second at the Gold Coast last Tuesday.
Sent out the $2.25 favourite today, Tyson Rules jumped straight to the lead for jockey Don Barron and was never in any danger from that point, dashing home a 2-1/2 length winner over The Cranberries ($4.20) with a short neck to Karanja ($5) in third.
“He can run time, as he did last time in with his first couple of runs, then the wind problem just got worse and worse until we had to operate on him,’’ said Bailey.
Bailey believes Tyson Rules will win more races providing the throat surgery proves a long-term success.
“Some of them can be successful and go on forever or they can have one or two runs and fold up again,’’ he said.
Tyson Rules, by Tycoon Ruler out of Senorita Peta, has now won three of his seven starts for his 10 owners, including former GCTC committeeman Geoff Kerrison and prominent Gold Coast restaureteur Nick Omeros.
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd

Dobros sets up double for Barron

Sat, 2nd July 2011
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JOCKEY Don Barron secured the first leg of winning double when Dobros made the most of an improved barrier draw at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Dobros drew gate three in the Airstep Underlays QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate (1400m) after being stuck with wide gates at his most recent outings.
Barron was able to give Dobros ($4.20 eq fav) the run of the race in third spot and he drew away to win by three lengths. Canberra visitor Knucklemanna, well backed from $3.60 to run the $2.40 favourite, finished second with Grand Bandito ($15) three-quarters of a length away third.
Dobros’s owners include former GCTC committeeman Geoff Kerrison and his wife Ethel, Gold Coast bookmaker Peter Laird and restaurateurs John and Nick Omeros.
“He’s been racing well enough but has had no luck at all from wide barriers,’’ said Geoff Kerrison. “A good alley makes all the difference and he had the perfect run today”
Barron sealed his double in the next race when he partnered the Mike Moroney-trained My Dream Catcher to victory in the MJS Floorcovering Class 2 Hcp (1800m).
My Dream Catcher ($4.60) came from midfield to score by a length from Onetimeatbandcamp ($2.50 fav) with Flying Touchdown ($21) a short half head away third.
My Dream Catcher set up a good afternoon for the Melbourne-based Moroney stable with Shenzou Steeds winning the Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) a short time later.
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd

  • #1 written by webmaster
    about 7 years ago

    How can someone who comes from such a hard working family turn out to be so rotten and lazy. I feel for all Omeros family members.

  • #2 written by mike Lane
    about 6 years ago

    Steve Obrian alias Steve Omeros is running Market Trading Australia from level 1 /64 Ferny Avenue Surfers Paradise right next to the Police Head Quarters ( What a Joke )

    He is scamming innocent people wanting to improve their their lifestyle

    However his days are coming to an end. The boys have decided to act and teach him a lesson he’s never learned in life.

    Good luck Steve Obrian or Omeros Numero Uno tough Guy or whatever you call yourself — Don’t leave town we wnat to see

    Before we get our money back that’s been deposited in your St George accounts.

    Give our regards to your relations and Harry Omeros The Scamming Family..

    Oh!!!! By the way his Black Commodore registration is 033 KJB BAD LUCK STEVE

  • #3 written by Rick Swain
    about 6 years ago

    Who is surprised at the antics of Nick and his son Harry
    Just look at the way Nick treated his brother’s wife and children after Angelos death with regard to looking after them.
    Nick left Angelo’s family with next to nothing and ruined the family,
    Nick and Harry are Just a bunch of bastards………
    The sooner they in the slammer the better, enjoy it while you can guys, time is on our side, you are going to be someone bum buddy in jail sunshine

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