Address: Shop 10 Castle Towers, Old Northern Road, Castle Hill NSW
Tel: (02) 9894 5900
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A reunion with some of my closest high school friends meant a trip to Gourmet Pizza Kitchen in Castle Hill. We all enjoyed the delicious food and had a great time reminiscing about the past and celebrating Niki’s engagement.
The atmosphere at Castle Towers’ Piazza is always very good. The Piazza is filled with plenty of great restaurants, cafes and dessert spots. On a Friday night it was suitably busy and the atmosphere in GPK was one of pre-weekend relaxation and enjoyment!
Service was really good, we had a friendly waiter and out meals were brought out quickly.
We ordered a variety of dishes, to share, as well as beers and soft drinks.
First up we ordered the Geneva which contained pepperoni slices, crispy bacon, semi-dried tomato, mushrooms, capsicum, red onions & cheese served on GPK’s tomato sauce. The pizza base was perfect and there was a good amount of topping on the pizza. A very flavoursome pizza, great for salami lovers!
The Marrakesh pizza had chicken breast fillets marinated with Moroccan spices & char-grilled eggplant served on GPK’s tomato sauce, topped with herbed yoghurt, fresh parsley & a wedge of lemon. The tangy lemon and herbed yoghurt, paired with the chicken and eggplant was a great combination.
The Kathmandu pizza was an Indian-styled pizza with chicken breast fillets marinated with tandoori spices & fresh broccoli served on a curry coconut sauce, topped with a mango chutney, herbed yoghurt & fresh parsley. The mango chutney was so sweet and I really loved that part of the pizza. I wasn’t a big fan of the broccoli on this pizza however, as I thought it was a bit unusual in an Indian pizza.
The Saigon pizza was tasty and sweet, with a delicious soy-based dressing. This was Niki’s favourite pizza, and I thought it was probably one of the better pizzas I tried as well. It contained tiger prawns with a light honey teriyaki sauce served on Asian pesto, and topped with fresh coriander.
The Chilli Prawn Pasta was one of my favourite dishes. It was quite spicy which made it a standout in terms of flavour and impact. There was a good amount of prawns in the dish, and a large serving of pasta. I would have liked to see some more green, perhaps some fresh herbs, and maybe a wedge of lemon on top, but overall this was my favourite dish.
Chilli Prawn Pasta, $18.90
The Basil Pesto Pasta was absolutely delicious. It had plenty of pinenuts, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and crumbly feta. A few rocket leaves added some colour to the dish. This would even be great as a main dish for one.
Basil Pesto Pasta, $17.90
The salad we ordered was just a side to balance out all the pizza. It was quite tasty and included rocket & semi dried tomatoes, tossed in a balsamic & olive oil dressing, topped with roasted pinenuts & shaved parmesan. MC is not a big fan of rocket and so he didn’t touch the salad but I enjoyed the semi-dried tomatoes and roasted pinenuts in this dish.
Rocket and Parmesan Salad, $12.90
The meal came to $30.00 each, which was $180.00 all up. Not bad for such a feast!
Overall I would rate my dining experience (out of 10):
- Service- 7
- Food- 7
- Ambience- 7.5
- Value – 7.5