Waltzing Matilda Bay - Crawley

This is a post from my work Christmas dinner. Yes, a whole two months ago! I have no excuse of why I'm uploading this post so long after the actual dinner, but it was a memorable dinner so it felt like it was just yesterday! This year (I mean last year) the big boss was very generous and took us all to Matilda Bay Restaurant for our Christmas function. It was indeed memorable because of the food and more so because Santa Claus actually made an appearance! Good things happen in Matilda Bay!

Pumpkin Carpaccio ($24)

To begin what will be a very fulfilling dinner was the pumpkin carpaccio. This dish was light, but packed a lot of flavour. Even though the pumpkin was so thinly sliced, it was aromatic and was still the dominant flavour in the dish. Such a great dish for Summer. 

Prawns ($28)

Mr. T ordered the prawns for his entree. The prawns were delicious, it was sweet and juicy and charred to perfection. The chickpeas was tasty and cooked perfectly.

Marron ($52)

For mains I chose the marron. This was a winner dish! Like the prawns the meat of the marron was juicy and tender and flavourful. The marron was served on a bed of Thai-inspired salad and it was delicious. There was fried dough scattered throughout the salad and that made it even more delicious! Of course the marron was the hero of the dish though. 

Sirlon 350g ($56)

Mr. T, being Mr. T ordered the sirloin steak, which turned out to be a monster of a meal. The meat was huge! It was cooked perfectly and the mushroom sauce was delicious. I still preferred my marron though!

Chocolate Tart ($18)

To close the meal I chose the chocolate tart. This was actually a little bit disappointing. The chocolate ganache filling was really tough to cut through and difficult to chew, so it was like eating a block of very creamy chocolate. The peppermint chocolate mousse was yum though!

Doughnut ($18)

Mr. T's doughnut, on the other hand, was an absolute winner. The texture was actually similar to a cronut, it was crunchy on the inside and there were visible layers of fluffy pastry inside. The doughnut itself wasn't too sweet, and it was warm so it was perfect with  the vanilla ice cream on the side. Scrump-diddly-umptious!!!

Overall, as is obvious by my raving, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals on this night. For me the winners were the marron and doughnut! I have revisited the Matilda Bay restaurant website and their current menu is no longer featuring the marron, so I hope I haven't given anyone false hope!

Ratings: /10
Food: 9
Price: 7
Atmosphere: 9
Service: 9
Overall: 8.5/10

Restaurant information:

Matilda Bay
3 Hackett Drive
Ph: 9423 5000

Matilda Bay Restaurant & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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