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Published November 15th 2014
feel like a princess or a prince for a night
Curzon Hall is located in Marsfield on the northern side of Sydney, and is available for functions throughout the year with lots of promotions here and there available on their website.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a formal there. The payments were circa $100 per head for a 3 course catered meal with a DJ, a dance floor and securities. Having driven past the place a few times to view its exterior, I got myself into one of their many function rooms at the castle-looking building of Curzon Hall. My friend and I, however, had to wait for almost 20 minutes for a picture in front of the fountain, because there was another function on on that night.
The entree was a vegetarian dish. However, the lighting in the room made it hard to see what vegetables were actually on the plate. Personally, I enjoy eating vegetables, so I finished the dish after a seemingly long while, but I seemed to be the only person on my table who had finished it. Everyone else said: "It's simply too much for an entree."
I got the chicken dish, which I similarly could not finish due to the amount of potatoes hidden beneath the chicken. The chicken was cooked perfectly, but was very ordinary. The sauce was the hero of this dish. I had no idea what I was eating, but it had a zesty favour that added a foreign yet exciting punch to the ordinary chicken.
The dessert was the best part. We had a plate to share for each table. However, by the time the desserts arrived, we were all too full from the previous dishes, so each of us only had one or two things from the appealing dish. Again, we had absolutely no idea what we were putting in our mouths, but every guest on my table said what they had was was magnificent.
The waiters and waitresses were more than helpful the whole time. Despite a guest on my table consistently dropping their cutlery onto the ground, they kept their professionalism and appeased our pleads quickly.
When the music got too loud, I went out the backdoor for a breather. The back garden was yet another charming place with another fountain.
Curzon Hall seems to be a popular place for school formals, wedding receptions and other functions, which is probably due to the elegant and attractive exterior and the flavoursome food they provide. Check out their website for more information.