Vibrant and bustling, Parramatta has made a name for herself as a thriving foodie hotspot known for her diverse restaurant scene. You can expect locally sourced ingredients and global flavours from this group of unbeatable Parramatta restaurants.
Check out our edit of the best Parramatta restaurants for your next meal.
The Westfield Centre is home to many of the best Parramatta restaurants but our absolute favourite is Chefs Gallery. The restaurant pays tribute to the theatrics of cooking. In a glass-walled kitchen, you can marvel at the beauty of hand-stretched noodles and delicately folded dumplings. Contemporary Chinese and Asian flavours are celebrated on this menu which is packed with nostalgic favourites like hot pots and Chinese roti, as well as indulgent and delicious lobster tail noodles, flash-fried wagyu beef and crispy honey glazed eggplant.
Westfield Parramatta, Church Street, Parramatta
With bohemian romance and beautifully balanced dishes, the Coffee Emporium Restaurant & Bar is serving up delicious dishes from dawn to dusk. Enjoy a Tasmanian salmon poke bowl, Riverina Angus fillet, ceviche and rock oysters beneath the glorious Jacaranda, majestically strung with fairy lights at one of the best loved Parramatta restaurants.
51 Phillip Street, Parramatta
If you’re looking for Middle Eastern cuisine in Parramatta then you simply cannot look past El Phoenician. Against a sleek, modern backdrop you’ll be able to indulge in succulent flavours and a fair bit of fun courtesy of weekend belly dancers. With Lebanese cuisine, more is more. So, we’d suggest going all-in with the banquet menu which is packed to the brim with great flavours. Expect dips, tabouli, shankleesh cheese, kafta, shawarma and shish kebabs.
328 Church Street, Parramatta
Known for their fresh takes on Middle Eastern cuisine, Ibby Moubadder and Jorge Farah, the duo behind Nour and Henrietta have changed tack with Lilymu. The team are putting their best foot forward for their Parramatta restaurant with a menu by Brendan Fong (Mr Wong) that highlights the dynamic flavours of Chinese and South-East Asian cuisines. Their banquet menus are truly spectacular with fresh snapper and coconut ceviche, Kingfish sashimi with toasted rice, chicken larb, wagyu beef and, our personal pick, black garlic Mie Goreng served with leek, bean sprouts and topped with a tantalizing egg yolk. Plus you’ll be able to wash everything down with a cocktail (or two!).
153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta Square, Parramatta
A little over a year ago, Maurice Terzini (Icebergs) opened his osteria CicciaBella in Bondi, and now he’s back, opening a sister spot in Parramatta Square. Like the first Cicciabella this spot is a status supernova with it’s hand-made pasta making it the place for Italian. Celebrating the simplicity of Italian food, the menu was put together by Nic Wong (Cho Cho San, Apollo) and for the drinks you can thank sommelier James Hird for his rich list of Italian varietals and Matt Whiley (Scout) for CicciBella’s bespoke cocktail list.
12 Darcy Street, Parramatta
A chic open plan space, Alex&Co bills itself as ‘the place to be in Parramatta’ and with a menu packed with playful takes on modern classics, it’s clear they are living up to their claims. Locally-loved, this Parramatta restaurant is churning out some truly delicious dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Think grilled Moreton Bay bugs, mushroom truffle gnocchi and braised wagyu strozza. Their list of signature cocktails is more than impressive with the Milky Way cocktail made with ink gin, lemon, mint, butterfly pea and tonic majorly piquing our interest.
330 Church St, Parramatta
There are few things in this world quite as delectable as steak and wine. And for fine dining and even finer wine, you simply can’t go past The Meat & Wine Co., one of Sydney’s best steakhouses. Start with an entree from their exquisite raw bar with wagyu tartare and scallop crudo, before moving onto the main event: the steaks. You can’t go wrong with this Parramatta restaurant.
330 Church Street, Parramatta
This casual but cheap sushi spot is locally renowned as one of the best Parramatta restaurants. Churning out high-quality sushi, Kanzo is legendary to the extent that you’ll often find it with lines stretching around the block. With nigiri, sashimi, bento and Ramen, this Japanese restaurant is like something out of a dream.
6/55 George Street, Parramatta
When it comes to seasonal produce you can’t go past this Parramatta restaurant. Courtney’s Brasserie sources local ingredients from nearby farms. Established in 1984, Chef Paul Kuipers has long championed waste-free, farm-to-table eating. With a great a la carte menu, as well as a 7-course degustation menu, you can expect prosciutto-wrapped pork, Port Stephens rock oysters, ceviche and pan-fried potato gnocchi with baked Jerusalem artichoke.
30 Charles Street, Parramatta
Beautifully situated in the World Heritage-listed Old Government House in the light-dappled and leafy Parramatta Park, Lachlan’s is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Parramatta. On their menu you’ll find high-end classics like Southern NSW grass-fed sirloin, fresh Atlantic salmon fillet, spinach and ricotta ravioli and white chocolate crème brûlée.
Old Government House, Parramatta Park
Milky Lane’s burger menu is nothing short of genius. Expect generous fillings like succulent wagyu beef, slow-roasted brisket, Mac and Cheese patties and crispy maple-smoked bacon. Also, look out for their monthly specials – one month featured an Italian burger topped with a deep-fried mozzarella and spaghetti and meatballs, all packed into a giant garlic bread bun.
Bondi Beach, Cronulla, Crows Nest, and Parramatta
Catering to Western Sydney’s healthy side, Fishbowl has pushed aside the average salad bar by mixing things up a little with the sashimi bar concept (think sushi with more flexibility and customisation). The bowls are a build-your-own style, starting with a rice, salad or noodle base topped with protein, Japanese-style vegetables, a dressing and then a crunchy topping. Teeming with flavour, their delicious bowls are made fresh, right in front of you.
Shop 4.08 4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta
Juicy patties and generous fillings are a consistent plus from the BL joint. A spin-off of Sydney institution Bar Luca, BL serves the same burgers as its inner-city brother, including the acclaimed Blame Canada burger. With a BL beef patty, maple-glazed streaky bacon, American cheddar, poutine and maple aioli on a milk bun, you’ll discover a new depth of love for Justin Trudeau.
Darlinghurst and Parramatta
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